Queen Violeta 9-Day Amazon Cruise
| Queen Violeta
"My husband and I just returned from a wonderful, active amazon cruise on the Queen Violeta [9-day]. We were on the river for 6 days and had as many as 4 or 5 activities each day, including: river rides in a skiff; jungle walks to spot birds and animals; piranha fishing; lunch at the home of indigenous people; rowing a dug-out canoe.
Although the rooms on the ship were basic, they were very clean and very large, with an enormous ensuite. I cannot say enough positive things about the wonderful crew!! From the captain, to the skiff driver, to the waiters and bartender, to the cabin stewards, each was pleasant, friendly, engaging, and very well trained in the service trade.
Several crew members formed their own band and entertained us and danced with us nightly. The food was absolutely delicious, with a nice variety, and prepared in a completely safe manner for any tender stomachs. Our guide, Victor, was very attentive and helped us identify more than 75 bird species, monkeys, sloths, snakes and plants.
The booking done through Rainforest Cruises was a breeze - Matt Hitcham helped me every step of the way, was very patient with my hundreds of questions and always was immediately responsive! I couldn't have asked for a smoother, more enjoyable trip!! Many thanks to all."