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

River Cruise Reviews

  • 07/16
    Our Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest was fantastic in every way. I had been reluctant to go on any form of cruise previously and had finally agreed to try this one. I would go on another one in a heartbeat! We chose this cruise both ... Read more
  • 07/16
    We were looking for a cruise departing near our home, and were also interested in American Cruise Line since we thought we should see some of the USA now, having cruised in the Caribbean and Europe, and we wanted to experience small ship cruising. ... Read more
  • 07/16
    This was our very first cruise, and I had always wanted to visit Budapest, the birthplace of both sets of my grandparents. Everything about the cruise was wonderful- delicious food, informative tours, excellent staff, comfortable amenities, easy ... Read more
  • Excellent Family Cruise Experience   afsalmon@nc.rr.com
    07/16
    We just returned from an amazing trip on the River Empress on one of its designated family cruises. It was beyond any of our expectations. There were 13 people in our party of extended family members (including 5 children ranging from 3-17). ... Read more
  • 07/16
    My wife and I chose a river cruise from Amsterdam to basle with emerald a first river cruise for us and I would highly recommend it guests were a mixture of people from uk Australia and Canada in the main and everybody we talked to were really ... Read more
  • 07/16
    Booked this cruise with my daughter as a college graduation present and it was a gift to us both. This was our first cruise and, although I don't have another experience to compare it to, it was a wonderful experience. This cruise line really ... Read more
  • 07/16
    We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked the bird poop and other dirt to have ... Read more
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