Avalon Waterways Debuts Amazon River Cruises

Not too long ago, we told you about some of the more unique river cruises you can take, one of which was a spectacular voyage up the Amazon River. Next year, Avalon Waterways will partner with Aqua Expeditions to offer voyages along the Amazon as part of the line’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Explore the Amazon in futuristic style aboard the MV Aria. Photo courtesy of Aqua Expeditions

In 2014, Avalon Waterways will begin offering voyages along the Amazon aboard the MV Aria in conjunction with Aqua Expeditions. Photo courtesy of Aqua Expeditions

In an announcement made in Sydney, Australia, Avalon said it has entered into an agreement to offer voyages aboard the M/V Aria, one of the newest vessels to enter service along the Amazon.

Launched in April 2011, the Aria will transport 32 guests on a three-day voyage that will be part of a longer 11-day Amazon itinerary departing roundtrip from Lima, Peru.

Beginning in Lima, guests travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley before continuing on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. After extensive guided exploration here, the return train journey whisks guests back to Cusco for time to explore this fascinating locale.

The Lounge aboard the MV Aria is elegantly appointed. Photo courtesy of Aqua Expeditions.

The Lounge aboard the MV Aria is elegantly appointed. Photo courtesy of Aqua Expeditions.

In Iquitos, guests will embark the Aria for a three-day voyage up the Peruvian Amazon. With her sleek, almost space-age brushed black hull, the Aria offers an unparalleled level of luxury and comfort along the Amazon. Wall-to-wall panoramic windows adorn public areas and staterooms, while the ship’s striking décor provides a decidedly upscale atmosphere onboard.

The itinerary ends with time spent in both Paracas and Lima.

Avalon’s Amazon itineraries kick off on February 15, 2014 and are offered through March 28, 2015.

More information on Avalon Waterways, its fleet and destinations can be found by viewing our complete Avalon Waterways profile here on River Cruise Advisor. A full profile of the Aria will be added to the site shortly.

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