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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

  • Wonderful Cruise   WFM_mars
    09/15
    Our first cruise. Was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to go from US to Europe. The transfers went smoothly. The cruise itself was fun, fun, fun. Cruise was above expectations. A small ship rather than a large one (190 guests) made the trip ... Read more
  • Chilly on the Rhine   silverlakelady
    10/15
    We chose to cruise in October to celebrate my birthday. We had hoped for good weather but Mother Nature did not co-operate. All the days but one were cold, rainy and overcast. Of course Viking had no control over the weather. We chose the 2 day ... Read more
  • River Cruise by Bus   Nikki Stein
    10/15
    Our trip had a lot going against it--we couldn't cruise due to low water and had cold, rainy weather. Even so, everyone worked hard to make it a memorable trip and ensure that we visited the scheduled sites and had a positive trip. We weren't ... Read more
  • Budapest Introduction   Townsends
    04/15
    Fabulous from Day 1! Supported by Viking at all times but left to our own devices if we wished. Thoroughly dislike being organised but Viking seem to strike the correct balance. Most of the trips had been clearly devised by experts; perhaps the ... Read more
  • 09/15
    This was our first trip to Europe so we decided to try a river cruise. The PBS advertisements were so enticing for Viking we contacted them. We also contacted other river cruise lines and compared. Viking had everything we wanted and more. The ... Read more
  • 06/15
    We stayed in London as part of our pre-cruise package. Viking reps were consistently present and were available for all our queries.We have taken five ocean cruises before this cruise. the Viking Star is a beautiful well deigned ship with ... Read more
  • 10/15
    We went cruising to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Some of the things we experienced are: Very good food with the chef giving some demonstrations of special treats Very social environment. We were encouraged to meet with other ... Read more
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