Once again I returned to Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil for 3 days in port for Carnivale.  Two years ago, Paul and I traveled to Buenos Aires first, and ended up at the Sambadrome (see Atlantis Rio Cruise 2006 pix).  That cruise was sold out and on a small boutique Oceania ship.  This time, we sailed on Celebrity's Infinity and started in Rio.

I debated about spending the $850 per night for Sambadrome Tix.  Afterall, I had already seen it.  It was fabulous and incredible.  But would it be worth it the second time around?  I opted for the unreserved section (still not cheap at $350 per night).  I'm glad I went, because it reminded me how spectacular Sambadrome really is.  Here's some of what I saw: