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Amazon River Cruises

Amazon River Cruises

Welcome to the jungle. An Amazon River cruise will take you through some of the most astonishingly biodiverse landscapes in the world. Monkeys, sloths and tropical birds inhabit the trees, jaguars prowl the forest and manatees, dolphins and otters float through the river's murky waters. Most of the river ships that operate on the Amazon hold about 30 passengers, so you certainly won't feel crowded.
Amazon River Cruise Tips
Cruising on the Amazon River is a bucket list experience. Find out why and what to expect here.
Best Amazon River Shore Excursions
Taking an Amazon River cruise? Here's our list of the best shore excursions on the Amazon River.
Photos from an Amazon River Cruise
A cruise on the Peruvian Amazon offers some amazing wildlife spotting opportunities. Check out our photos.

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  • The second-longest river in the world, the Amazon runs through Brazil, Columbia and Peru; the portion running through Peru is especially popular with riverboats.

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River Cruise Reviews

  • 09/15
    This was our second Viking River Cruise and we were excited at the beginning because our first cruise had been such a delight. We took the Portraits of Southern France cruise in late September/early October 2015. We were warmly welcomed when we ... Read more
  • FANTASTIC TRIP!!!   dotdik
    We just got back from 7 GLORIOUS DAYS on the S. S. Legacy. Leaving from Portland, we journey through the locks of the Columbia River . . .to the Willamette River, and finally to the Snake River. There we boarded jet boats for 50 miles each way ... Read more
  • Wonderful vacation   Susanhamel
    We cruised on AmaSerena on the Dnaube during September and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship was new and well laid out. Our Crusie Director, Dejan Stancic was outstanding....professional, pleasant, helpful and a delight to deal with. Our cabin on ... Read more
  • Hats off to Viking!!!!!   Pictontraveller
    This was our second Viking cruise (first one was to Egypt two years ago), so we were aware of their standards of "care/service". They continued to impress on this Viking Grand European Cruise. We took advantage of the transfer process at ... Read more
  • 08/15
    We like wine and we like history, so the wine-themed cruise "Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History" aboard the SS Legacy seemed a perfect choice for us, especially because we'd never taken a river cruise so knew it would be ... Read more
  • Fantastic Journey   Rondrit
    We sailed the four rivers of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. The newly christened ship was gorgeous and the staff was fantastic. Kane, the cruise director was phenomenal with a wealth of information and extremely hospitable. We had a balcony ... Read more
  • 08/15
    I sailed on the first Mark Twain theme cruise on the American Queen August 23rd. I suffer from vertigo which becomes massively worse if I lie down and turn my head. This means that I must sleep sitting up, usually in a recliner. I had requested ... Read more
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