Amazon River Cruises

Sail down the iconic Amazon River, meandering through the rainforest paradise

Amazon River

A river cruise down the Amazon is the perfect way to explore South America in all its mysterious beauty. You will have the opportunity to experience enchanting cultures and eclectic landscapes firsthand as you travel the colossal continent – Ecuador and Chile to the west, Argentina to the south and Brazil to the east. Journey through the untouched jungle landscape of the rainforest, explore spectacular coastlines and study the wild varieties of flora and fauna that flourish within.


On a river cruise through the Amazon, you will have the opportunity to explore these exciting South American countries, cultures and landscapes with adventurous shore excursions. Discover Iquitos in Peru or Leticia in Colombia; explore the iconic Amazon River and seize the chance to witness the pristine beauty of Brazil.


Amazon River cruises offer you a wide range of routes and itineraries in order to help you experience South America in all its beauty. Many culminate in the Atlantic estuary before continuing onward to Miami, Florida or the Caribbean – your chance to prolong the South American cruise holiday of your dreams.

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  Luxury Sailing
26 day expedition on board the Seven Seas Navigator from Miami
26 day expedition on board the Seven Seas Navigator from Miami
25 Nights with the Seven Seas Navigator
 15.11.2020
p.p.from $12,570
69 day journey from Los Angeles
69 day journey from Los Angeles
68 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 29.10.2020
p.p.from $51,935
Sailing from Miami with the Seven Seas Mariner
Sailing from Miami with the Seven Seas Mariner
66 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 01.11.2019
p.p.from $49,830
31 day cruise with the Seven Seas Mariner to Miami
31 day cruise with the Seven Seas Mariner to Miami
30 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 07.12.2019
p.p.from $20,210
Sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
Sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
20 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 17.12.2019
p.p.from $13,710
  30+ Night Cruises
Voyage from Buenos Aires with the ms Prinsendam
Voyage from Buenos Aires with the ms Prinsendam
35 Nights with the ms Prinsendam
 18.02.2019
p.p.from $13,599
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Manaus
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Manaus
30 Nights with the ms Volendam
 20.11.2019
p.p.from $9,099
Magnificent journey from Buenos Aires with Holland America Line
Magnificent journey from Buenos Aires with Holland America Line
36 Nights with the ms Volendam
 15.02.2020
p.p.from $11,099
Sailing from Miami with the Insignia
Sailing from Miami with the Insignia
25 Nights with the Insignia
 23.11.2019
p.p.from $8,350
Memorable Miami to vibrant Rio de Janeiro
Memorable Miami to vibrant Rio de Janeiro
21 Nights with the Marina
 22.01.2020
p.p.from $9,200
  Amazon & Antarctica
Cruising from Southampton with the Aurora
Cruising from Southampton with the Aurora
55 Nights with the Aurora
 03.01.2019
p.p.from $9,049
Wonderful journey from Fort Lauderdale with Holland America Line
Wonderful journey from Fort Lauderdale with Holland America Line
80 Nights with the ms Prinsendam
 04.01.2019
p.p.from $27,299
Cruise from Fort Lauderdale with the ms Volendam
Cruise from Fort Lauderdale with the ms Volendam
77 Nights with the ms Volendam
 05.01.2020
p.p.from $20,899
51 day cruise with the ms Veendam to Fort Lauderdale
51 day cruise with the ms Veendam to Fort Lauderdale
50 Nights with the ms Veendam
 04.02.2019
p.p.from $9,199
Travelling from Miami via Buenos Aires
Travelling from Miami via Buenos Aires
53 Nights with the Marina
 22.01.2020
p.p.from $22,820
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Kerryn
Sailing from San Juan with the Viking Sea
Enjoy a 21 night expedition in the Caribbean Sea sailing down to the Amazon River. This Viking Ocean cruise will take you to the likes of Barbados, Puerto Rico and, of course, the Brazilian inland - Manaus, Belem and the beautiful shores of the Amazon.
Our advice:
Sailing along the Amazon, you will be able to witness the beautiful confluence between Rio Negro and the Amazon River - don't miss it.

  • San Juan - San Juan
  • Amazon River,Caribbean,South America
  • November 2018 - March 2020

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Kelly
22 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Manaus
This Seabourn Quest luxury South America cruise will see you exploring Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. You will spend the last few days sailing along the spectacular Amazon River to disembark in Manaus - the capital of the Amazonas.
Our advice:
When in Santarem, Brazil do visit the Centro Cultural Joao Fona, you will see ancient indigenous Tapajos artefacts.

  • Buenos Aires - Manaus
  • South America,Amazon River
  • 15.03.2020

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Harvey
Travelling from Manaus with the Braemar
Depart from Manaus in Brazil and spend the first few days cruising the Amazon River. This 14 night sailing will let you explore the Anavilhanas National Park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Santarem and Bridgetown in Barbados.
Our advice:
Enjoy spotting a number of different protected wildlife species at the Anavilhanas National Park - from jaguar to a giant otter.

  • Manaus - Bridgetown
  • Amazon River,Caribbean
  • 31.01.2019

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Amazon River PortsTop Amazon River Ports
Manaus, Brazilfrom
$2,697

Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, Brazil's largest state, which is almost entirely covered by the Amazon rainforest. The surrounding jungle is home to various species of monkeys and birds. As Manaus is situated on the banks of the Rio Negro just a few kilometres from the mouth of the Amazon, the city benefited very well from the Amazon rubber boom, resulting in interesting architecture around town.

Highlights of Manaus
  • Visit the Renaissance Revival-style opera house Teatro Amazonas
  • Watch the waters of the Rio Negro and Solimões River meet without mixing
  • Walk on the wide sand beaches on Praia da Ponta Negra during sunset
Santarém, Brazilfrom
$2,697

The small Brazilian city of Santarém sits at the intersection of the Amazon River and the Rio Tapajós, the perfect place to watch the rivers flow into each other. In one part of Santarém, where the noisy jungle has crept into the city, howler monkeys and parrots perform with enthusiasm. The beach near the Alter do Chao district, on the other hand, offers a place for tourists and locals alike to rest and relax.

Highlights of Santarém
  • Watch the Amazon and Rio Tapajós meet from Mirante do Tapajós Square
  • See ancient indigenous Tapajós artefacts at the Centro Cultural João Fona
  • Study the natural textiles from Brazilian artist Dica Frazão at the Museu Dica Frazão
Parintins, Brazilfrom
$2,697

Parintins is the second largest city in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Sitting on the formal river island of Ilha Tupinambarana, the city is part of the eponymous microregion. Parintins is also the site of Bumba Meu Boi every June, the second biggest folklore festival behind Carnaval. During this event, spectators watch two costumed groups dance, sing and parade around the Bumbódromo stadium to recount a local legend.

Highlights of Parintins
  • Celebrate with the locals during the Parintins Folklore Festival
  • Visit the Square of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the city centre
  • Enjoy regional cuisine, rich in fish
Amazon Riverfrom
$2,697

The Amazon River is the longest river in South America and one of the longest in the world. Although the river primarily flows through Brazil, it also passes through Colombia and Peru. The river is an integral part of the Amazon Rainforest, providing a habitat to the South American flora and fauna. The river was also responsible for the economic boom along its shores, promoting trade through the easy passage of boats.

Highlights of the Amazon River
  • Go on a jungle walk and learn about the wildlife within the Amazon Rainforest
  • Hop on a skiff and fish for red-bellied piranha
  • Witness the amazing confluence between the Rio Negro and the Amazon River
Alter do Chão, Brazilfrom
$8,350

Situated on the right bank of the Rio Tapajos is the district Alter do Chão in the Brazilian city of Santarém. The former village benefited from the Amazon rubber boom but suffered from a recession soon after. Nowadays, the district relies solely on tourism to support itself economically. Alter do Chão is the main tourist spot of Santarém, offering visitors and locals alike a beautiful freshwater beach with white sand.

Highlights of Alter do Chão
  • Sail to the Ilha do Amor (Island of Love) for a picturesque beach
  • Explore the Lago Verde lagoon by canoe or stand-up paddle
  • Go on a boat tour to forest reserves
Boca da Valeria, Brazilfrom
$8,350

Boca da Valeria is a small Indigenous Brazilian village of about 100 inhabitants on the Amazon River. With no major roads around, the village is only accessible by boat. Visitors can catch a glimpse of what everyday life is like in an Amazonian village: greeting indigenous people in traditional garb, observing the local flora and fauna up close and experiencing native customs and traditions.

Highlights of Boca da Valeria
  • Support the village by buying local art and donating school supplies to the children
  • Take photos with traditionally-outfitted indigenous Brazilians
  • Hop on a boat to tour the charming village
Amazon River

Cruising on the Amazon River is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and colourful cultures. Embark on an exciting cruise along the Amazon River and take in the awe-inspiring views that South America has to offer. Between the lush rainforests, snow-capped mountains and towering waterfalls, there is no doubt that you will be consumed by the natural beauty of the region.