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4.5 / 5.0
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Amazon, a buzzing river without the mosquitoes.

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

The wonderful people and natural beauty of indigenous animals, birds, fish, plants, well worth the experience. The Regatta and crew come through every time, it is more like family, though we may be the family members requiring intervention. LOL Captain Hansen, Cruise Director Corey, and our Butler Rahman, were very personable, attentive to the guests, and thoroughly kept everyone updated. As always the food was amazing, we especially enjoy the Terrace, for staff, selection, and quantity control. But then again with the awesome upgraded drink package, quantity control was thrown over-board.

Thank you Michael (waves bar) and your staff for always accommodating me with a "skinny" drink.

We had NO idea what to expect, the Amazon river itself is not with in a triple canopy forest, it is actually a flood plain. Suggestions concerning shore excursions: book your own, as they are limited from the ship. We had the MOST amazing, guides!!

St Johns Antigua---Nellie check her out on Trip Advisor

Bridgetown Barbados---Silvermoon Barbados, catamaran

Santarem Brazil---Gil Serique natural history expert

Parintins Brazil---do take in the BoiBumba Folk Festival

Manaus Brazil-- Rodolpho Leite with Amazon Destinations...we spent 1 entire day on the water, the 2nd in town. This is a DO NOT MISS..because of him we would return.

Alter Do Chao Brazil---Gil Serique this is his home

Recife Brazil---Viator private tour by Leonardo Ferreira, be ready for a FULL day and take notes, knowledgeable, personable, reasonable.

These 2 ports I was concerned about::: only to find out the history of Devils Island, and be amazed by the structures still there. Also Boca Da Valeria, this is a cultural immersion that must be experienced.

Last Suggestion:::::DO take something to bless those who have VERY little...


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Always LOVE our Suite!!!!! Please keep the bath tubs.


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We spent 2 days with Rodolpho, and because of him would definitely return!

The 1st day 8hrs was on the Amazon and Negro rivers: swimming with pink dolphins, giant lily pads, meeting of the waters, visit to indigenous tribe, houseboat village, local lunch, so MUCH MORE!!! The 2nd day was a city tour

non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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We spent 2 days with Rodolpho, and because of him would definitely return!

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non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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We spent 2 days with Rodolpho, and because of him would definitely return!

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non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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We spent 2 days with Rodolpho, and because of him would definitely return!

The 1st day 8hrs was on the Amazon and Negro rivers: swimming with pink dolphins, giant lily pads, meeting of the waters, visit to indigenous tribe, houseboat village, local lunch, so MUCH MORE!!! The 2nd day was a city tour

non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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We spent 2 days with Rodolpho, and because of him would definitely return!

The 1st day 8hrs was on the Amazon and Negro rivers: swimming with pink dolphins, giant lily pads, meeting of the waters, visit to indigenous tribe, houseboat village, local lunch, so MUCH MORE!!! The 2nd day was a city tour

non-stop we took in almost every historical site. I should have taken notes of all the history, geography, cultural, and indigenous animal, bird, fish life he share with us. These tours were 1/3 the cost of the ship and we saw and learned 10x more.

Thank you Rodolpho we DO hope to see you again!!!!

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