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Aria Amazon Review

4.5 / 5.0
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15 reviews

Decent cruise but lacking a few things.....

Review for Aria Amazon to South America
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marinmodern
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017
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Traveled with children
beautiful boat at night
first sight of boat!
spotting birds
an iguana on the shore (one of only a few things we saw other than tons of
fun in the main living room near bar
teaching how to make ceviche
long hours on the skiff
sunset night skiff ride
fun trip to a local village
bathroom
bathroom
jungle walk
jungle walk getting suck in mud
jungle walk lily pads

We were very excited to go on this 5 day 4 night cruise down the Amazon River. We were VERY disappointed to realize we were not really on the Amazon on this cruise but instead on a river that is an offshoot off of the Amazon. We spent $20,000 for the 5 days for the 4 of us so we had high expectations of luxury.

The boat was so magical looking when we arrived late in the evening from hours of a bus trip from Iquitos. The rooms were nice and we got 2 connecting rooms for our family of 4. They were clean and nice at first glance but when you look closer the whole boat (and rooms) have been caulked and re-caulked near windows and in bathrooms and it is getting a little long in the tooth. The vents in the bathrooms had tons of dust so it was kind of gross to look at each time we went to the bathroom (as well as the grungy caulk). Overall the rooms were nice and clean though, just worn.

The best part of the boat was the common bar and seating area. it was beautiful and cozy. Nobody used the pool/hot tub the entire time so I am not sure if anyone ever does. The drinks were good but the service to get them was slow and not proactive. We had to ask for drinks every time and go up to the bar. There were virtually no snacks so if you were hungry you were out of luck unless you wanted to eat the same nuts and chips EVERY day. Sometimes it is nice to play a game, have a drink, and have some good things to eat. You get 3 meals and nothing in between.

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Cabin design suite

all of the cabins are the same.

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