It was our first trip on a SeaDream cruise ship... and it was the company's first time (maiden voyage) visiting 'The Amazon.'
First, it must be said, the absolutely BEST part sailing with SeaDream are it's wonderful passengers. They are by far the company's greatest asset, and some of the nicest, most fun-loving folks you will encounter on ANY cruise ship. And SeaDream crew members (on the whole) are as well great fun and very professional.
As for the company... it can and SHOULD be better... there were numerous lapses. NOT a good thing for a line charging TOP dollar for what is touted as a high end cruise product.
Cabin 407... on a centrally located deck... very small... no balcony's on-board... tiny, tiny bathrooms... a/c dial hard to tune in proper temp... bath & closed doors not secured, very annoying when ship is rolling.
Was a worthwhile first visit... but in all probability would not return... the US Virgin Islands further north offer more and are closer to the mainland.
A city with a population of 2.5 million... the Opera House is worth a visit ($3.50 for seniors).
Be careful and do not wear any jewelry onshore (2 passengers were mugged - one at knife-point.. both okay, but did loose jewelry).
Always carry an umbrella... when it rains... IT RAINS !!!