Aria Amazon

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Embark on rewarding wildlife discoveries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard five-star, eco-friendly luxury and comfort

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Dining

Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s Amazonia-inspired cuisine offers up plenty of reasons to take one’s eyes off the captivating landscapes showcased by the floor-to-ceiling windows which define this elegant space.

Designed to balance the stunning scenery, the refined interior of the Aria Amazon dining room has been stylishly finished with contemporary Peruvian∘ art, fine china and crystal∘ glassware. These aesthetic elements are matched by attentive, personalized service from long serving staff that quickly learn guest names and tastes, from Peruvian coffee in the morning to the evening’s fine South American and European wines.

Restaurant

Choose to dine à deux, or family style among new friends. Whatever dishes you choose among Schiaffino’s fresh, ever-changing modern Amazon jungle influenced menus, perhaps the hearts of palm soufflé followed by an Amazon∘ bass tiradito, do save room for dessert, be it a warm banana tart or classic chocolate fondant.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

Many guests on the Aria Amazon arrive thinking that most of their days will be spent alternating between Amazon River shore excursions and lounging in relaxation in the privacy∘ of their spacious suites. In fact, most of our guests enjoy experiencing the social life of the Aria Amazon’s Observation Deck, observing Amazon River locals and wildlife firsthand, as we glide by the Amazon∘ rainforest and clusters of simple wooden houses on stilts with children playing soccer at the river’s edge.

Observation Deck & Indoor Lounge

Outside of the multiple daily excursions, guests can relax on the ship’s observation deck for leisurely wildlife watching under the vast open Amazon sky.

At dusk and dawn, Amazon sunsets and sunrises in the ‘mirrored forest’ of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve have double the visual impact as they are reflected off the ‘blackwater’ of the Amazon river, and this the observation deck is the ideal place to snap that winning photograph!

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Outdoor Lounge

Nature takes care of the lighting on our generous outdoor deck on the Aria Amazon, with plenty of sunshine for those who wish to soak it up on cushioned loungers during the day to cooler evenings under the star filled sky. Guests seeking fresh Amazon air without being exposed to the sun will find plenty of space and comfortable∘ seating under the expansive awning of the outdoor lounge. While all our Amazon luxury cruises offer a full day of activities and excursions, we also invite our guests to opt out as they wish. Relax in our outdoor lounge while examining all yesterday’s photos of Amazon wildlife living in their natural habitats, deep in the rainforest.

Features

  • Lounge

Boutique

The Aria Amazon’s onboard boutique offers guests the convenience of shopping at their leisure for high quality, thoughtfully selected Peruvian handicrafts, and jewelry and Aqua Expedition souvenirs. Artisanal items featured here include original pieces we source directly from the artisans of Amazonia, who live and work in the communities we visit and actively support.

Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

Off-ship excursions into the Amazon jungle from the Aria Amazon showcase the unique Amazon wildlife, birds and plantlife of this rich habitat. Aqua Expeditions customized aluminum motorized launch boats, or skiffs, take up to eight passengers in each on two to three daily excursions deep into Amazonia’s snaking tributaries, in search of armored catfish, red bellied piranhas, and the beady-eyed heads of spectacled caimans in the enigmatic black waters. Just as captivating is the scene above water where yellow spotted Amazon River∘ turtles meander along the muddy shoreline, sapphire blue beaked Amazon kingfishers streak past and antediluvian prehistoric hoatzin birds alight on high branches near dusky Titi monkeys playing in the tree canopy.

In accordance with Aqua Expeditions safety policies and environmental conservation and responsible travel guidelines, these skiffs are equipped with the latest Mercury 60 HP Marine Outboard engines, which operate at ultra-low emissions levels as certified by the California Air Resources∘ Board. These energy-efficient vessels produce 65 percent lower emissions than required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency∘ standards. Captains on board are constant radio contact with the Aria Amazon to ensure the safety of our guests while they explore Amazonia.

We have also expanded our land-based and water-based activities to include cycling, kayaking, swimming, fishing and more so that our guests can enjoy a more diverse, multidimensional experience while visiting our destination. soon.

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All Terrain Biking

Biking is such a popular way of discovering daily life in a riverside community that we decided we also wanted to offer our guests on our Amazon cruise ships this fun and energizing mode of transport. Guests on our 3, 4 and 7-night cruises will have the opportunity to cycle around the town of Nauta with ten bikes available for guests on each ship. Nauta is a classical Peruvian town in the north-eastern part of Loreto Province. It is located on the north bank of the Marañón River, south of Iquitos and just a few miles from the confluence of the Río Ucayali. Biking through Nauta guests will discover traditional Peruvian houses and schools, shop for unique Peruvian and Amazonia souvenirs and cycle next to a major tributary of the Upper Amazon.

Features

  • Bikes
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Kayaking, Swimming & Fishing

Guests can also try kayaking the calm waters of the Amazon River while keeping an eye out for Amazon wildlife or even try fishing for piranhas . Whether you’ve never cast a fishing line before or you’re a passionate wrangler, fishing for vibrant red-bellied piranhas in the black waters of the Pacaya River is sure to set hearts racing with anticipation. Our highly-trained guides also bring our guests by skiff to swim in one of the most beautiful natural swimming pools on the earth in the Amazon’s warm, welcoming waters, cosseted by her lush tropical rain forest.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

The Aria Amazon’s signature walls of glass come in especially helpful here in the ship’s dedicated workout space, offering engrossing distraction for guests on the treadmill and stationary bicycle.

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Fitness Centre

The Aria Amazon’s signature walls of glass come in especially helpful here in the ship’s dedicated workout space, offering engrossing distraction for guests on the treadmill and stationary bicycle.

Features

  • Gym
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Jacuzzi

Many days on the Amazon River reach scorching temperatures with high humidity. While our skiffs pick up cooling breezes and all our suites are air conditioned, upon returning from a day out on the water, our guests often make their way up to the Observation Deck’s outdoor Jacuzzi, an ideal way of cooling off∘ while watching pink river dolphins cavort and sipping a cooling pisco punch. Even in low water season, the top third level of the Aria Amazon, known as the Observation Deck, showcases the ship’s most compelling∘ vistas capturing the river’s dark hues, the verdant spectrum of wildlife and local life on shore and the cerulean sky above the tree canopy. Enjoy a jacuzzi to cap off your day spent on a riveting shore excursion photographing spectacled caimans, fishing for piranhas or trekking among soaring kapok trees encircled by strangler figs.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Spa Services

On the waters of the Peruvian Amazon, we launched new spa menus in 2015 featuring an expanded array of massage and spa services. The Aria Amazon offers an exclusive∘ top-deck massage room with internationally-trained∘ therapists offering a range of massages using 100% pure, natural essential oils. Each specially-crafted spa oil is developed from indigenous ingredients such as coconut and vanilla and harvested from either the highlands of Peru or Amazonia before being carefully distilled and conserved, using no additives.

Features

  • Spa

Kids and teens

Please note: This ship does not have facilities onboard to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Accommodation

When it comes to private time on the Aria Amazon, experience the purity of Amazonia in ultimate comfort and style. Our 16 spacious, river-facing Design Suites — including 4 interconnecting suites — are furnished with inviting hardwood interiors along with premium fittings and beddings such smooth-as-silk high thread count Peruvian cotton sheets. In the fully air-conditioned comfort of your river cruise suite, admire the Amazon landscape and spot wildlife from the comfort of your plush daybed right next to the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Without a doubt, our suites are the most luxurious retreat you deserve after a day’s fruitful adventures in the river and rainforest.

Design Suite Specifications

  • 16 luxuriously-appointed 250 square feet (23.2 sq m) Design Suites, two pairs of interconnecting suites at 500 sq ft (46.4 sq m)
  • Deluxe ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk-in shower and round-the-clock hot water
  • Pampering natural organic hair and bath amenities
  • Premium California King size beds, twin bed configuration available
  • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for all suites
  • Lounge area with daybed
  • Large closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe
  • Intercom system
  • Full air-conditioning in all-suites
  • Professional hairdryer

Interconnecting Suites

Be it for larger families or to attain an ultimate experience of luxury, our interconnecting suites are the best choice for guests who desire more private space on the Aria Amazon.

Eight out of our 16 individual Design Suites onboard the Aria Amazon can be combined into two pairs of interconnecting suites via a sliding door. Each interconnecting suite can accommodate up to six guests, subject to cruise ship capacity.

For the ultimate romantic cruise, our interconnecting suites offer the luxury of having one suite configured as a living room, while the other as the master bedroom with our sumptuous California King bed. Enjoy his-and-hers baths and the magnificent grandeur of a 500 square foot (46.4 sq m) residence on the Aria Amazon.

First Deck Design Suites

Soft lighting, natural fibers and neutral hues create a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable enclave where one’s only challenge may be to decide whether to gaze upon the Amazon from atop the California∘ king size bed (which can be separated into two twin beds) made with 100% Peruvian cotton high thread count sheets or while lounging on the cozy window-side day bed, binoculars in hand.

For the ultimate luxury, passengers may select a pair of interconnecting suites, either for families or with one suite configured as a private living room, the other a master bedroom, plus his-and-hers bathrooms.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Hair Dryer

Second Deck Design Suites

Soft lighting, natural fibers and neutral hues create a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable∘ enclave where one’s only challenge may be to decide whether to gaze upon the Amazon from atop the California∘ king size bed (which can be separated into two twin beds) made with 100% Peruvian cotton high thread count sheets or while lounging on the cozy window-side day bed, binoculars in hand.

For the ultimate luxury, passengers may select a pair of interconnecting suites, either for families or with one suite configured as a private living room, the other a master bedroom, plus his-and-hers bathrooms.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Observation Deck

  • Massage Room
  • Indoor Lounge & Bar
  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Exercise Room
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Second Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Boutique
  • Suites 201 - 208
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First Deck

  • Suites 101 - 108

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Ship facts
Passengers
32
Crew
27
Launched
2010
Last refit
2015
Tonnage
500t
Length
45m
Width
9
Speed
12kts
Decks
3
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD