I chose this ship because of the length of the cruise and I am so happy I did. The boat is lovely, the staterooms all have balconies, and the upper deck gave a wonderful view of the river. The guides and the boat operators are all local and really know the area and their ability to spot animals was fantastic. We spent a lot of time on the river, which is the prime reason to take a trip like this and had lots of diverse activities. And the food was fantastic! Lots of fresh fruit, veggies and fish. I will definitely take this trip again. Every thing went just the way they said it would, we never had to worry about a thing, and they always asked for our output. Super people to deal with, from the crew, to the guides, and the support staff. You would never regret it. I made friends for life since they have small groups and you really get the chance to know everyone.
I had a front room so I had the chance to watch all the mooring from the balcony and it was super. Got very close to the bushes and some of the water creatures because of the location but that just made it more of an adventure. Every night the steward presented each room with a different towel animal and we all visited each others room to see what he had done. Small notes and gifts every day - they didn't miss a thing