Exploring the Amazon
With floor-to-ceiling windows in your cabin, you won’t miss a thing as you cruise down the Amazon on a Delfin River Cruise. Its Delfin II is a river cruise that’s perfect for families thanks to its 14 large guest suites, four of which can be interconnected to accommodate multigenerational travel. (Children seven-years-old and up are welcome on the ship.) The three or four-night itineraries take you deep into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the world’s largest protected flooded forests. Experienced naturalist guides teach passengers about the immense biodiversity of the area via excursions and activities that include swimming with pink river dolphins, fishing for piranhas, bird watching, rainforest hikes, feeding manatees, and more. For a truly unique adventure, take a night-time safari to experience the intense sounds of the jungle at night and watch beautiful star patterns stretching across the sky.
A river safari in Africa
Float down Botswana’s Chobe River on AmaWaterways Zambezi Queen for a river safari. This intimate ship – there are only 28 passengers – is designed specifically for wildlife viewing and passengers may spot lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, elephants, giraffes, and more. Sit on your balcony while sipping a glass of wine as the giant sherbet-coloured African sun sets and the animals come to life at dusk. There’s a plunge pool aboard the ship, where you can relax while enjoying unobstructed views of the bush. Before embarking on the four-night Chobe River wildlife cruise, you’ll spend two nights in Capetown, South Africa and after you’ll head to Victoria Falls in Zambia for another two.
The romance of the Danube River
Hop aboard Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz itinerary for a leisurely river cruise from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. You’ll make stops along the Wachu Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site, including Vienna, Austria, while also getting a glimpse into the lesser-known Central European cities, including Krems, Austria, and Bratislava, Slovakia. Cruising at a leisurely speed of just under 30 kilometres per hour, the longship passes through vineyards, villages, monasteries, and castles during the eight-day tour. Excursions include the thermal baths in Budapest, a visit to Gottweig Abbey in Krems, and a Mozart and Strauss Concert in Vienna.