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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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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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River Cruise Reviews

  • Viking - never again!   cpamom55
    I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as wonderful as the experience on the ship ... Read more
  • 10/15
    The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old German cities along the way and too many castles to count was stimulating and beautiful. The ship was new, extremely comfortable, food healthy and light ( although one could eat more calories ... Read more
  • A great wine-themed cruise   seattleGTfan
    We took the Avalon Affinity for a late October/early November sailing along the Moselle and Rhine rivers, and had a great time. It was a special wine-themed cruise with several included wine tasting events that were a lot of fun. The trip ... Read more
  • 10/15
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip along the Seine up to Normandy--at least until the Norovirus started hitting the passengers. I estimate that 10-25% of the passengers got sick at some point and their was NOTHING on board to alleviate any ... Read more
  • Castles on the Rhine   fjgoodman
    Well organized cruise with pre-extension in Basel and post-extension in Amsterdam. Uniworld personnel were attentive, well organized, and all aspects of the cruise with airport transfers were without a hitch. The no extra tipping policy was well ... Read more
  • Perfect Cruise   DebraWatkins
    My husband booked this river cruise from Lyon to Arles in honor of my birthday, so I was expecting the best and was not disappointed! The S.S.Catherine is an elegant ship with Venetian glass fixtures, original artwork on all of the walls, ... Read more
  • 10/15
    This was our 8th Viking River Cruises river experience. If the "Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine" itinerary had been our first Viking river experience we might have come away unimpressed, disappointed, and perhaps not excited about taking other ... Read more
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