Amazon Cruise Ships

Amazon Cruises

The Amazon, and its many major tributaries, flows through Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.  Despite the majority of the mighty Amazon’s 6,400 km being found within Brazil the best options for Amazon river cruising are found in Peru and Ecuador.

Notwithstanding their remote Amazon locations there are several luxury amazon river cruise ships.  They offer a excellent guides, gourmet cuisine and very comfortable accommodation.  Ships like the Delfin I, II & III,  MV Aria & MV Anakonda.  Or the new to market in 2020 the Aqua Nera a beautiful new-build 20 cabin luxury boat.

These small expedition ships really are floating wilderness lodges from which you explore the Amazon and several of its major tributaries.  Smaller ‘skiffs’ (dinghies) are often used either to go ashore or to explore smaller channels in search of the rich and varied wildlife of the Amazon.

Depending on water levels, most operators offer a high water and low water itinerary, you ‘ll not only make excursion by boat you’ll also take walks in the rainforest and visit canopy towers: offering access into the canopy of the rainforest where you’ll often observe monkeys and some of the amazon’s most spectacular birdlife.

An Amazon cruise is not only about the flora and fauna.  Most operators have developed strong ties with the indigenous communities and you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of these wonderful people on your journey.


Luxury & Expedition Cruises is part Tailor-Made Journeys an Australian owned business (since 1995).  We started off as a South America specialist and have a dedicated South America web site which is the best place to research any Amazon cruise: we can help with all your arrangements in South America and have team of consultants with many years of experience in South America.

If you click on the logo below you will be taken to the Amazon Cruise page on our South America web site.

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Cruises operate all-year round.

They will usually offer high water and low water itineraries

For details please visit our specialist South America Tailor-Made Travel web site.

Peruvian Amazon River Cruises

To help you understand the options, and there a many, we have a specialist and dedicated South America Tailor-Made Travel web site featuring several luxury and first-class Amazon River Boats.  Click here and you’ll be taken to this site.

The other option is to call us 1300 784 794 and we will share our first hand knowledge (we have been fortunate to visit the regions on several different ships – and suggest ships and itineraries we think will best suit you.

Launching in 2020 the 20 suite Aqua Nera sets a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, she draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

Aqua Nera operates alongside the 16 suite Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury and featuring cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs, known for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Expert naturalist guides conduct small group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

Delfin I takes you one step beyond in terms of service, intimacy and personal attention. This classic river cruise features 4 oversized suites, all with private panoramic terraces, 2 of which offer a private whirlpool for the ultimate treat. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow nature to be part of the natural suite décor.

The 14 cabins of Delfin II include 4 Master Suites with 180° panoramic windows and 10 Suites, including 2 sets of Suites that can be interconnected to accommodate families. With movie screen sized windows and first-rate design, they offer both elegance and comfort while sailing through the Amazon region.

The Delfin III offers 22 suites with the highest levels of comfort for up to 43 passengers, making it the largest cruise

Luxury And Expedition Cruises

The Zafiro has some remarkable standout features, almost too many to name, but include a fully-accessible suite for those with mobility issues, both exercise and massage rooms, and an outdoor Jacuzzi on her rangy Observation Deck, itself equipped with sun-loungers and bar lounge. The cruise is ideal for families as her First Deck Suites can fit a roll-away bed suitable for children younger than 12, four of them also interconnect, and the remarkable Zafiro Suite also has a sofa bed big enough for an adult.

Equadorian Amazon River Cruises

Yasuní National Park and the diverse Limoncocha Biological Reserve. Napo, Pañayacu River and Indillama River.

Ecuador’s only luxury, boutique riverboat exploring the Yasuni National Park, in supreme comfort

Winner of the 2016 World Travel Award as South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise, the 40-passenger Anakonda riverboat is the only luxury boutique Amazon cruise winding its way through Ecuador’s Amazon, operating in the upper basins of the Napo and Aguarico Rivers, around Limoncocha Wildlife Reserve and Yasuni National Park – Ecuador’s largest protected animal reserve.

The Anakonda offers itineraries of 4, 5 and 8 days (a combination of the 4 and 5 day). With such devoted and highly-knowledgeable guides, and so much to see in the Ecuadorean Amazon on board a vessel whose suites are so comfortable and facilities so excellent, even an 8 day journey will seem too short.

Brazilian Amazon River Cruises

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