My sisters and I took our mom on the Aqua Nera as a surprise for her 80th birthday. We came home incredibly impressed and agreed it was indeed the trip of a lifetime. The boat is 6 star!! Huge, luxurious cabins with beautiful bathrooms and furnished like a modern, luxury hotel. 3 times a day housekeeping - including all laundry (back same day, folded). The staff on the boat were so positive, helpful and always went over and above. The wine and cocktails were fantastic - but the food was indescribable. Creative, fresh dishes using local ingredients and a chef that loved sharing the art of his craft. The spaces within the boat - especially the living room/bar were wonderful. Privacy when you needed it - but otherwise a social atmosphere with endless views. The outdoor spaces are well thought out and again offer something for everyone. The naturalists are fountains of knowledge and make the trip! They know where to take you, at what precise time and then bring the Amazon to life day after day. The staff also surprised us with cocktail and appetizers on a sand bar to watch the sunset our last night. What you are expecting - double it!
We are already planning our next Aqua adventure!
p.s. we never saw a single mosquito.