Exploring the Wild Amazon

Prinsendam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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29 Night Amazon Explorer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2016

Ship: Prinsendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 447

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Exploring the Amazon was the best part of this cruise. Becoming familiar with the flora and fauna was truly once in a lifetime experience. Walking through the tropical rain forest, seeing the beautiful flowering trees and experiencing the antics of the manatees and pink dolphins was a never ending source of amazement.To listen to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in the resplendent Manaus Opera house was a truly unique musical experience, one that I will remember for a long time. Meeting the local residents along the river was a revealing moment. The smells and sounds of the great river were totally outstanding and could not have been imagined without being there.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent service and good variety of meals.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Wishing for a larger swimming pool. Lectures were very good.


5 out of 5
Mostly enjoyed the offerings.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very nice size and roomy walk-in closet.

Ship tip

What the vessel lacks in modern bells and whistles, it makes up by the very positive attitude of the whole crew.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Charlestown, Nevis

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Port of Spain

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Devils Island, French Guiana

5 out of 5
Amazing, slightly eerie experience. Well worth the stop.

Macapa, Brazil

3 out of 5

Santarem, Brazil

5 out of 5
Visiting the plantation where tropical fruits and brazil nuts were grown.

Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

5 out of 5
Wonderful experience with local residents.

Manaus, Brazil

5 out of 5
Walked in the rain forest. Enjoyed the beautiful flowering trees and the sounds of the jungle.

Parintins, Brazil

5 out of 5
lovely Carnival like performance by 60 dancers in the community centre.

Alter Do Chao, Brazil

5 out of 5

Cross The Equator

5 out of 5

Scarborough, Tobago

5 out of 5
Beautiful beaches. Quiet relaxed atmosphere amid the history of many European conquests.

Kingstown, St. Vincent

5 out of 5
Fortress and ancient Anglican Cathedral. Terrific Botanical gardens.

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
. Spices - nutmeg and ace. Volcanoes and lakes.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Liqueur factory and Aloe vera. Beautiful Dutch houses on the waterfront, all decked out in Caribbean colours.

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Good shopping, a bit industrial in feel.
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