Cunard’s Queen Victoria just made its first voyage on the Amazon, becoming the largest passenger ship to ever sail the river.
The ship sailed between the Rio Negro and the Amazon River in Manaus, Brazil, marking the sixth out of 32 ports on Queen Victoria's 41,000 nautical mile, 120-night World Voyage.
Queen Victoria recently underwent a 20-day refurbishment that added nine new single staterooms and refreshed all interiors and outside spaces. Eight Internet stations were also installed in the library. Additionally, contractors replaced all of the carpet in the passenger areas and brought 3,167 new mattresses onboard. Queen Victoria also got paint touch ups and almost four miles of piping installed.
Looking ahead to 2018, the line will add 20 new maiden calls for its entire fleet, which also includes the Queen Elizabeth and the recently-renovated Queen Mary 2. The new ports include Rockland, United States; Sept Iles, Canada; Visby, Sweden; Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Bodo, Norway; Narvik, Norway; Hvar, Croatia; Puerto del Rosario, Spain; La Rochelle, France; Gijon, Spain; Taormina, Italy; Portree, United Kingdom; Donegal, Ireland; Haugesund, Norway; Propriano, Corsica; Portoroz, Slovenia; and Rijeka, Croatia.