It’s home to the longest river in the world, not to mention vast rainforest and beautiful wildlife – all this combines to make an Amazon cruise a truly memorable one.
Cruise 1st Australia is offering some great deals on Amazon cruises. Read on to find out what you’ll get to see and do along the way, along with details of all the latest cruises.
Why you should go on an Amazon cruise
The Amazon is almost 7,000km long, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and nearly all the way across the country. The Amazon basin (all connected to the river) spreads over some 40% of the country of Brazil.
On your Amazon cruise, you’ll get to stop at a number of fascinating destinations including the port of Manaus and the Amazonian capital, which is located at the heart of the rainforest.
Popular excursions include forest treks, overnight stays in treetop lodges and courses in jungle survival techniques – something that would have been vital for the country’s ancestors back in the day (and still is important for the many indigenous tribes that still live here).
But that doesn’t mean you’re surrounded by venomous snakes and spiders the size of your hand. Much of the wildlife is very cute and harmless – monkeys, sloths and parrots are just a few examples of the animals you’re likely to see here.
Cruise companies who regularly visit the Amazon region include Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line. The smaller cruise ships can reach ports that the larger ships can’t, although larger ships may offer a wider range of activities and dining options. Either way, you’re sure to have an unforgettable journey.
Other cruise destinations
Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll get the chance to visit many more destinations than just the Amazon region. Many Amazon cruises visit other parts of South America, including Argentina (Buenos Aires, Ushuaia) and Chile (Santiago).
Other cruises visit locations in North America and the Caribbean. Take a look at the latest Amazon cruise deals to see the current list of destinations.
Book your Amazon cruise today
To see all the latest deals, visit our Amazon cruise deals page. We update these deals regularly, so be sure to check back soon. Or if you can’t see anything you like the look of, use the search tool to find out what else is available in your price range.
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