I'm reposting this from my post on Azamara cruise lines:
With 93 days until my Brasil cruise it's time to get the pictures taken and send in the documentation for our Brasil visas.
Brasil has one of the "more" expensive and interrogating visa applications I've seen. It is even more extensive than China. I have already filled it out and today is photo day and then it's off to the visa service to get it processed.
I decided to use a service rather than going through the consulate. The nearest consulate is Chicago.
The Brasilian visa fee is $100 plus $10 processing fee. The visa service is $50 so the total for two visas will be $320.
It is worth it in the long run.