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Aria: River cruise adventures on the Amazon (retired)
There’s serenity, romance and a measure of adventure when cruising the Amazon River aboard Aria. Sailing the northern stretch of the river in Peru, Aria brings you up close to the wildlife and natural beauty of one of the world’s great rainforests. Whether your interests favor a day trip exploring ancient Incan archaeological treasures, swimming with pink dolphins or gliding through the tributaries of the Amazon, Aria offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover (or re-discover) this remarkable part of the world.
Aria is fitted with onboard amenities that promise sailing in comfort. Cruisers can wake each morning to the scenery passing by the windows of their air-conditioned suite. In the afternoon, you can soak in the rays and take in the view from the outdoor lounge and outdoor Jacuzzi. Dining options include gourmet Peruvian cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Where Aria sails
Aria sails the northern Amazon River. The 11-day cruise includes guided tours of Lima, the Peruvian capital, and of Machu Picchu, Cusco and other renowned Incan treasures. On the Amazon, cruisers can take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries and visit native communities.
Aria serves lunches and multi-course dinners with complimentary wine in a spacious, open seating restaurant. Dining options include international and award-winning Peruvian cuisine. Meals are prepared by expert chefs with fresh, quality ingredients direct from the market.
- Stargazing program
- Shore excursions with local naturalists
- Multimedia natural history lectures
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Tours of Lima, Machu Picchu and other sites
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Top highlights on this ship
- Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
- Observation lounge
- Outdoor lounge
- Fitness center
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Upscale bar serving premium spirits