Members of the Cryptococcus gattii species complex are notorious causes of cryptococcosis as they often cause severe, life-threatening infections. Here we describe a case of a severe disseminated C. deuterogattii infection in a previously healthy patient who was initially treated with amphotericin B, 5-fluorocytosine and fluconazole, which led to a good neurological response, but the infection in the lungs remained unaltered and was not completely resolved until switching the antifungal therapy to isavuconazole. The infection was likely acquired during a one-month stay at the Azores Islands, Portugal. Environmental sampling did not yield any cryptococcal isolate; therefore, the source of this apparent autochthonous case could not be determined. Molecular typing showed that the cultured C. deuterogattii isolates were closely related to the Vancouver Island outbreak-genotype.