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We bet you haven’t seen a river cruiser like the Aqua Aria Amazon before. This cruiser has a soul. A lot of it. First of all, there is the cruiser’s appearance which makes you think back to Mississippi, circa mid-19th century, and the steam ships rolling down the river. The Aqua Aria Amazon is American indeed, albeit South American, custom built for Aqua Expeditions by a renowned Peruvian architect Jordi Puig.

Designed to explore the Amazon River in wonderful luxury, the ship set sail five years ago. The Aqua Aria Amazon measures 40 metres (130 feet) in length, and has everything for both aspiring and seasoned adventurers, with sheer comfort to boot. Everything about the cruiser feels indulgent – from her 12 deluxe suites (with four of them being Master Suites), and the bathrooms spanning up to 22 square metres or 240 square feet, to spacious and entertaining dining and lounging areas. The bathrooms, by the way, come with rain showers and organic bath amenities.

View from a room on an Amazon Luxury Cruises by Aqua Expeditions

The cruiser has huge panoramic windows for the first hand experience of the Amazon River. You can soak in the atmosphere of this grand river by lying on your king size bed and 100% Peruvian cotton bed linen. You can also watch pink river dolphins swim by from the cruiser’s Observation deck or sip a cocktail ordered from a fully stocked bar while soaking up in an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Luxury ship hotel on the Amazon

The five-star dishes, like an Amazon bass Tiradito and the hearts of palm soufflé, served in the cruiser’s dining room, are made by the globally renowned Amazonian cuisine chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Deck chairs on an Amazon cruise ship

If you’re wondering who is steering the ship and whether you are in good hands, don’t! The Aqua Aria Amazon is managed by a very experienced crew from Aqua Expedition who are following strict cruise ship standards.

Bedroom on an Amazon Luxury Cruise

The Aqua Aria Amazon will take you deep into the Peruvian Amazon to see the animals of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, while you learn about fascinating Amazonian culture. You can also go on one of the off-vessel excursions in motorized boats (also called skiffs) in search of red bellied piranhas, caimans, catfish or snakes. watch video below

Deck of a cruise ship on the amazon

Side deck of a ship sailing through the Amazon in Peru

Dining on an Amazon Luxury Cruise by Aqua Expeditions

Lounge and bar on an Amazon Luxury Cruise

Amazon Luxury Cruises by Aqua Expeditions

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