|Village along the Amazon River|
A new riverboat —already under construction in Peru—will be launched by International Expeditions on the Amazon River in summer this year. This new vessel will offer travelers a range of amenities and “extras” including private balconies for every cabin; multimedia lecture room; fitness center; kayaks; a nightly reception with complimentary Peruvian cocktails, wine and beer; and the Amazon’s largest observation deck—more than 1,000 square feet.
International Expeditions’ new river-boat will offer accommodations for a maximum of 31 guests in 15 outward-facing cabins. Each cabin measures approximately 220 square feet and will come with furniture handcrafted by Peruvian artisans, native handicrafts and textiles from Amazonian tribes, and river villages and private baths. Private balconies for each cabin are equipped with a cushioned chair and ceiling fan.
Pricing for 10-day expedition cruises aboard International Expeditions’ new riverboat starts at $4,398, and includes daily naturalist-guided excursions; complimentary laundry service while onboard; nightly receptions; most meals; transfers; pre-cruise accommodations at Lima’s Swissotel; post-tour dayroom; tours of Colonial Lima and Iquitos; and services of an experienced expedition leader and two local naturalist guides.