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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Cruise Lines for Amazon River Cruises

  • Aqua Expeditions specializes in eco-conscious Amazon exploration with a small, luxurious ship with enormous picture windows.

  • Local naturalists are a mainstay on SeaDream's Amazon voyages; excursions include visits with Amazonian tribes.

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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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  • Manaus
    Manaus is the largest urban area on the Amazon. It is also the most ...

River Cruise Reviews

  • Go for it   Judesterrev
    Such a relaxing, layed back atmosphere. The crew are so pleasant and ready to help or assist in any way possible. There was an issue with one of the premium excursions and they were quick to listen and respond to feedback. The food is fantastic, the ... Read more
  • Well run boat; lots to do   Nora Charles
    Columbia River Clarkston to Portland We don't want to repeat other reviews so just some additional information some may find helpful. Cabin:- All cabins seem to be the same size. Some have a double bed; some have 2 single beds. Ample storage ... Read more
  • 08/16
    Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking process, great ... Read more
  • Not Great   MJBloom
    This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could probably have ... Read more
  • 08/16
    I can not say enough about how amazing our experience was. The crew alone made our trip unforgettable, they were absolutely outstanding. The ship was beautiful, the food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant every day. The dining room menu always ... Read more
  • 08/16
    We did not want an ocean cruise on a big ship which is why we chose a river cruise Amsterdam to Basel. The ship was only a year old and everything was immaculate and new. The food was plentiful and freshly prepared with a good choice and as we had ... Read more
  • 08/16
    We were excited to try this Cruise Line as it is relatively new and the timing and destination worked perfect for us. We loved the sleek, modern design of the ship in both the Emerald Waterways tour book we received, and the virtual tour we took on ... Read more
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