DESIRE Rio de Janeiro 2023* December 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Samba your way into 2024!

From: $4,225- $18,750 USD per person






December 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024

You and your partner are invited to welcome 2024 on a sensual 9-day/8-night South American voyage on board the intimate Azamara Quest ship, a fantasy quencher to remember forever. The Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise, sailing December 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024, will samba its way out to sea on an incredible voyage that includes everything couples could ever want or need.

This extraordinary itinerary starts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and culminates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with breathtaking stops along the way in Copacabana Beach, where we’ll dock for New Year’s Eve to say farewell to 2023 before sailing on to Parati, Ilhabela, São Paulo, and Montevideo, Uruguay.

On board this conceptual cruise, feel free to indulge and explore your fantasies as wild as they may be. You and your partner are invited to enjoy erotic theme nights, stimulating workshops, wet and wild pool parties, international DJs, and provocative performances throughout the day and night. Additionally, the intimate playrooms and clothing-optional areas are always a highlight. One thing is for sure, this cruise will surely change your lives.

The complimentary Premium Beverage Package, five dining venues, and room service are included on this voyage, all there is to do is enjoy the selected stateroom and all the exclusive amenities offered by Desire outstanding cast and crew.

The Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise is ready to ring in the New Year; a voyage so seductive it’s almost too good to be true.

What’s Included


Theme Nights

We invite you and your partner to indulge and explore your fantasies on board this conceptual cruise. The seductive theme nights, stimulating workshops, pool parties, provocative performances, intimate playroom, and clothing-optional areas will take to experience the sensual way to sail away.
Stay tuned, more information will be released soon!

Azamara Quest

Ship Facts

Occupancy: 702 (Double Occupancy)
Gross registered tons: 30,277
Length: 592 feet (180 meters)
Width: 84 feet (25 meters)
Guest decks: 8
Cruising speed: 18.5 knots
Refurbished: 2016
International staff and crew members: 408
Ship’s Registry: Malta

Ship Highlights

Premium Beverage Package included
Luxurious staterooms & suites
Five inclusive dining options + two specialty restaurants ($)
Numerous bars, lounges & gathering spots
Couples playroom
Provocative daytime & seductive evening entertainment
Spa, salon & fitness center
Onboard shopping

Restaurants & Bars

Fresh ingredients, careful preparation and a variety of menu choices, promise a meal for every mood. This voyage offers six seductive dining venues, including room service. Bon appétit! Buon appetito! ¡Buen provecho!



The Premium Beverage Package is included aboard the Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise. This inclusive feature gives you the freedom to enjoy your favorite cocktail or celebratory drink without having to pay extra.

In all dining rooms, we encourage a “cruise casual” dress code. Good taste and common sense are the key.

Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts, and torn/distressed jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or two specialty restaurants (khakis and other trousers are fine).
When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.
In Prime C, Aqualina and Discoveries Restaurant, many guests enjoy dressing up. Formal evening wear (tuxedos and gowns) is not expected. We recommend that men bring a sport coat or suit; this attire comes in handy for evenings onshore as well. For women, dining attire includes dresses, skirts, blouses with pants and capris.

With advance notice, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our Reservations Department no later than 80 days before sailing.

Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.

Who doesn’t enjoy room service every now and then? Well, we have great news! For your convenience, this voyage offers 24-hour complimentary room service. So, if you’re feeling a bit lazy today, you’re just a phone call away.


For a cruise experience that will fulfill your highest expectations, the following inclusive amenities are available to all Desire Rio de Janeiro Cruise guests:

Gratuities included
Premium Beverage Package included per person
Self-service laundry
Concierge services for personal assistance and reservations
24-hour room service
Luxurious cotton bed linens with duvet
Terry bathrobe and slippers
Fresh-cut flowers
Tote bag
Use of umbrella and binoculars
Shoe-shine service
Turndown treats
Daily news bulletin
Welcome fruit basket at embarkation


Indulge in the sensual luxury of our suites, elegant spaces to enjoy your privacy. In addition to the amenities included to all passengers, Suite guests will enjoy these exclusive perks:

$300 onboard credit per person (applicable to Club Owners’, Club Ocean, and Club Spa suites only)
240 complimentary internet minutes per guest
Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
One free bag of laundry service per suite
Priority embarkation and debarkation
Complimentary in-room spirits
In-suite afternoon tea service
English butler service
Daily fruit basket


1. What is the Desire Concept?
Desire provides an uninhibited and sophisticated clothing-optional concept (in designated areas) for couples (21+) looking to experience sensuality and freedom at sea, while enjoying cutting edge entertainment, provocative theme nights, exclusive workshops, and more…
2. What clothing-optional areas will be offered on board?
For your onboard enjoyment, the pool deck and sun deck are clothing-optional areas. Just a friendly reminder: due to local laws and authorities, our staff will give orders for all guests to be clothed as we approach the different ports of call.
3. Is there a Playroom etiquette?
Desire Cruises is firmly committed to maintaining our unique, couples-only atmosphere. For this reason, only couples will be allowed in the Playroom (no exceptions).
4. Is sex permitted in onboard public areas?
The only onboard public area where sex is permitted is the Playroom. Sex will not be permitted in any other public area.
5. What is the minimum age requirement for Desire Cruises?
Although the average age range of our guests is of 35-50 years of age, the minimum age to sail with us is 21.
6. What type of client profile will we find aboard Desire Cruises?
Heterosexual couples that are looking to enjoy a sensual experience with their partner.
7. What is included with the final price of the cruise?
Cabin pricing includes:
● Selected cabin category
● Five dining options : Discoveries, Windows Café (restaurant), The Patio, and Mosaic Café (specialty coffee shop)
● Room service
● Premium Beverage Package
● Port fees, taxes, document fees, pre-paid gratuities, plus administration and security fees
● All workshops and seminars on board
● All pool parties
● All theme night events
● Playroom access
8. Is Wi-Fi available throughout the cruise?
There are several Wi-Fi packages available, which may be contracted upon boarding.
9. Is smoking allowed on board?
There is one designated smoking area available on board. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas.
10. Is bringing my own alcoholic beverages aboard permitted?
Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages onboard. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of call will be stored by the ship and delivered to passengers’ staterooms on the last day of sailing.
11. What alcoholic beverage packages are offered on board?
The PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE is INCLUDED on the cruise; however, for a minimal fee you can upgrade to the Ultimate Beverage Package. These packages give you preferred spirits at a great value. It’s a win-win situation. By upgrading from the Premium Beverage Package (Included) to the Ultimate Beverage Package (+ $14.95 USD per person/per day) you will receive all liquor brands offered in both packages. Prices are subject to change.
12. Are drinks unlimited?
Yes. Drinks are unlimited within the parameters of the responsible alcohol service guidelines.
13. What beverages are included on board?
14. What specialty restaurants are available on board?
There are two specialty restaurants: Prime C and Aqualina, both of which are complimentary for suite guests (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Spa Suites, Club Ocean Suites, and Club Continent Suites). For all stateroom categories, there is a minimal cover charge per person/per seating.
15. What if I have dietary restrictions?
The ship can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our reservations department (e-mail: no later than 80 days before sailing, so we can communicate this with the cruise line. Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.
16. Do I need to make reservations to dine?
To avoid disappointment, reservations are strongly recommended in Prime C & Aqualina; however, reservations are not required in other dining venues.
17. Is there assigned seating in dining rooms?
No, seating is not assigned; guests can sit where they would like.
18. What is the dress code in the dining rooms?
In all dining rooms, guests should follow a “cruise casual” dress code following good taste and common sense. Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts, and jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or the two specialty restaurants. When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.
19. Are onboard staff members multilingual?
Yes. The staff on board is not only multilingual, they are from all over the world; however, the principal spoken language onboard is English, and most signage will be found in English as well.
20. Is photography allowed onboard?
Due to the nature of this cruise, and the fact that our guests’ privacy is of utmost importance to us, there is no photography allowed in clothing-optional areas, including, but not limited to, cameras, cellphones, video cameras, tablets, etc. We will have official staff that will be taking pictures of onboard events, the experience, and ambiance; however, no guest will be photographed unless the guests gives written permission.

House Rules

So that all guests may fully enjoy the Desire Experience, Desire Cruises is committed to providing safe voyages. We ask you to respect the following guidelines throughout the cruise:
  • For the comfort of all guests, we ask that you use appropriate attire in all restaurants and other public areas that are not clearly marked as clothing optional.
  • Keeping the identity of our guests private is extremely important to us. For this reason, taking photos or videos in any of our ship’s clothing-optional areas (the pool on deck 9 and the tanning areas on decks 10 and 11) or in the Playroom is strictly prohibited. Taking photos is permitted in all other areas, just as long as you respect the other guests.
  • Our playroom has been designed for sexual, erotic pleasure. We ask that you use this couples-only area to fulfill your intimate desires.
  • Please treat all guests with utmost respect and remember the Golden Rule: NO means NO.
  • Balance is important, some like to rest while others party, after midnight your fellow sailors would appreciate it if noise levels are kept to a minimum in our ship’s corridors.
  • We have created an open-minded ambiance aboard our Desire Cruise; however, drug use will not be tolerated.
  • Neither Desire Cruises nor Azamara Club Cruises will be held responsible for items left outside of your safety deposit box. Please be sure to place valuable items in the safe.
  • We are proud to provide you with a safe, open-minded environment in which you may fully enjoy your vacation at Desire Cruises; however, it is a firm company policy that all staff members, Original affiliates, brand representatives, and any person in a commercial relationship with the resort or Original Group, are strictly forbidden from interacting intimately or drinking with guests, doing so will result in the immediate dismissal and/or termination of their contract with the company.
*These conceptual house rules are in addition to all rules and regulations stipulated by Azamara Club Cruises and local port authorities.
*Rates are subject to change and are based on current availability.  Please select your preferred choice above and continue to the booking page to confirm the availability and pricing of the cabin.

Rates are in $USD per Cabin based on Double occupancy.

Rates above include the Premium Beverage Package per cabin (based on double occupancy).

Deposit necessary when booking.
Initial Deposit: Staterooms $500 USD / Suites $1500 USD

Flexible payment calendar available.

All Staterooms will have a one time additional Port charge of $350.00 (USD) p/p, and all Suites $400.00 (USD ) p/p (not included in the above prices). This charge will cover – Port fees, Taxes, Document Fees, Gratuities, Administration & Security Fees.
We strongly encourage to purchase cruise coverage, as well as travel protection insurance.