Considered one of the most exotic destinations in the travel industry and one of the most exotic cruises in the world, an Amazon cruise is all about sailing to a part of the world that is remote, pristine, and drop dead gorgeous.
With ports of call such as Manuas, Brazil; Boca Do Valerio, Brazil; Parintins, Brazil; Santarem, Brazil, and Alter Do Chao, Brazil, passengers will experience the Amazon jungle through a variety of jungle treks, eco tours, and river cruises. For less adventurous types, youâ€™ll enjoy a wide variety of city tours, shopping tours, and other sightseeing tours.
The Amazon is a southerly destination, so most Amazon cruises set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico; Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, and Manaus. From the United States you can choose to set sail from Miami, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Depending on a variety of factors such as season, cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, etc., a Amazon cruise can cost as little as $1,000 a week up to several thousand dollars of more.
If you want to save on an Amazon cruise, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If youâ€™re one to procrastinate â€“ no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isnâ€™t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!
Other ways to enjoy additional savings on Amazon cruises include: booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail to the South Americaâ€™s Amazon. Some of the most popular cruise lines that sail the Amazon also happen to be luxury lines such as Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and Holland America.
You can also cruise off-season. The most popular time to take an Amazon cruise is October through March. Other ways to save is to book with a group or the entire family. Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you canâ€™t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
For more discounts and deals on Amazon cruises, visit: Kayak.com, Expedia.com, VacationsToGo.com, Travelocity.com or Orbitz.com. You can also contact a cruise travel specialist. A cruise travel specialist can help you search through specials, and the different pricing options, airfare add-ons, and pre and post-cruise packages. A plus — cruise travel specialists typically do not charge for their services as they are compensated by the cruise line.