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Amazon River Adventure

31st Jan 2019 14 nights Sails from Manaus Braemar M1903
FROM ONLY £2,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,299 per person
Capture the fascinating diversity and unique beauty of one of the world’s most astonishing regions on this authentic Amazonian voyage aboard Braemar. Tropical jungle and rainforests are yours to explore; native fauna and flora await your discovery; and remarkable natural phenomena can be seen in all its glory on an unforgettable 14 night cruise.

The adventure begins deep within the Amazonas state, where you’ll have two full days in bustling Manaus to indulge in the ultimate exploration. Within reach of the state’s proud capital are an abundance of once-in-a-lifetime experiences: you could cruise the Rio Negro on the look-out for endemic pink dolphins; trek into the jungle to see stunning flora up-close; or even take a boat tour into the flooded forest after dark in search of elusive Caiman. There’s a chance to spend a memorable evening in a stilted lodge in the heart of the rainforest too. Before heading along the Amazon Braemar will then divert to the gorgeous Anavilhanas National Park via the Rio Negro. Made up of around 400 lush-green islands, this wonderful, UNESCO-listed archipelago is one of the finest examples of the Amazon’s unspoilt landscapes. Take the day here to immerse yourself in the natural beauty on boat tours and treks; perhaps seek-out enchanting river dolphins once again; or simply relax on the beautiful beaches and make the most of the warm, tropical climate. [ReadMore]

It’s then on to Parintins for the chance to experience the carnival atmosphere of 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. Alternatively you could take in the city’s architectural delights and bustling markets before sailing to Santarém. As well as the inviting beaches of Alter do Chao and the Mercado Market, the unique ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is not to be missed. Here, the different coloured waters of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers flow side-by-side without mixing – a sight that has to be seen to be believed. After scenic cruising along the Amazon, your journey will continue on to the Caribbean where idyllic sun-kissed islands await you. There are opportunities to 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, all before disembarking in Barbados. 

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.