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Amazon River Adventure

17th Jan 2019 28 nights Sails from Bridgetown Braemar M190203
FROM ONLY £3,699 per person *
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FROM ONLY £3,699 per person *

While exploring one of the world’s most fascinating regions in depth, you’ll capture the remarkable diversity and breathtaking beauty of the Amazon on this unforgettable cruise aboard Braemar. Tropical rainforest rich with endemic flora, incredible natural phenomena, amazing destinations and much more, it all awaits your discovery.

An epic Amazonian adventure, your journey will include chances to experience hours of memorable scenic cruising along the magnificent Amazon River; witness the magical ‘meeting’ of the different coloured waters of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers; and seek out authentic experiences galore during time ashore. Deep within the Amazonas state, you’ll spend almost a week in Manaus to indulge in the ultimate exploration. You can use your time to seek-out endemic pink dolphins by day and elusive caiman by night; trek into the jungle; and even spend a memorable evening in a stilted lodge in the heart of the rainforest. Along the Rio Negro, Braemar will also divert long the Rio Negro to the gorgeous Anavilhanas National Park. Take the day to explore this UNESCO-listed wonderland on boat tours or treks; go in search of enchanting river dolphins once again; or simply relax on the beautiful beaches and make the most of the warm, tropical climate. [ReadMore]

For a unique cultural experience, a call at Parintins will present you with an opportunity to sample the Boi Bumba, Brazil’s second largest festival after the Rio Carnival. Although the annual festival actually takes places in June, a special private performance of the Boi Bumba show will be put on for you and your fellow guests to sample the explosion of colour, costume, culture and music. There’s also visits to Santarem, where the Alter do Chao beach and bustling Mercado Market are among the highlights, and Belem, capital of the Pará state. Belem is your gateway to Mangal das Garças ecological park and the river island of Marajó, and an ideal starting point for parrot spotting excursions. And, as if immersing yourself in Amazonian life wasn’t enough, you’ll enjoy a taste of the Caribbean too, hopping between idyllic sun-kissed islands. Explore the volcanic interior of Grenada, home to the natural paradise of Grand Etang National Park; marvel at St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and stunning botanical gardens; and discover Dominica’s breathtaking waterfalls and pools.

Refurbished in 2017, elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities.

Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.