International Expeditions new riverboat, the La Estrella Amazonica, is set to sail the Amazon River starting this summer. The 31-passenger riverboat is replacing the more rustic, wood-hulled La Amatista, which has been retired.
The La Estrella Amazonica offers a range of amenities new to the region, including private balconies for every cabin, a multimedia lecture room, fitness center, kayaks, a nightly reception with complimentary Peruvian cocktails, wine and beer, and the Amazon’s largest observation deck.
The new riverboat will offer 15 outward-facing cabins measuring approximately 220 square feet and featuring furniture hand-crafted 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, providing a comfortable retreat where travelers can unwind while surveying the passing jungle.
Until July, visitors will explore the region aboard the Aquamarina, a comfortable 24-bed ship with panoramic picture windows for unobstructed viewing.
Prices for 10-day Amazon expedition cruises aboard International Expeditions’ new riverboat starts at $4,398, and includes daily naturalist-guided excursions, complimentary laundry service while onboard boat, nightly receptions with complimentary wine and beer, most meals, transfers, pre-cruise accommodations at Lima’s Swissôtel, post-tour dayroom, tours of Colonial Lima and Iquitos, and services of an experienced expedition leader and two local naturalist guides.
For more information or to reserve your Amazon River voyage of a lifetime, contact Sunstone Tours & Cruises toll-free at 1-888-815-5428.
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