By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: May 1, 2019 at 4:07 pm
The Caribbean, Alaska and New Zealand – these might be popular cruising destinations, but it’s time to broaden your horizons. We reveal the 4 surprising places you can set sail on your next water adventure.
1. Amazon River
You’ve probably heard of river cruises down Europe’s Rhine or Danube rivers, but how does floating along the world’s largest river sound?
On an Amazon River cruise, you can peer over the railing to see giant floating water lilies, watch spider monkeys roaming lush rainforests and, if you’re game, swim with the river’s unique pink dolphins.
While dare-devil cruisers have the option to jump into the murky waters with these endangered mammals, if you’re after a tamer experience, it’s best to stay dry and admire from the deck. Why? Pink dolphins share the river with piranhas and the world’s largest snake, the anaconda.
To take in as much of the 6400km river as possible, it’s best to board a smaller ship. Larger vessels can sail only as far as Manaus – the Amazon’s largest city.
Cruise with: Avalon Waterways