Manaus is an Amazon River cruise port in Brazil and the capital city of the country's Amazonas state. The port is located on Negro River (close to the confluence with Amazon).
Manaus marks the boudary between Lower Amazon River downstream to the east and Central Amazon River upstream for another 1000 miles to the west. Though located 1,000 miles from the sea, Manaus is accessible by oceangoing ships and one of the chief ports for developing Amazon River Basin. Among the exports of the city are Brazil nuts, rubber, timber, and other products of the rain forest.
Manaus was established by the Portuguese in 1669. It became one of the wealthiest cities in the world at the height of rubber boom of late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nowadays it retains a certain style though its former glory lingers just in some of the grand buildings dotted about the town, including a great cathedral on the hill and ornate Teatro Amazonas opera house (the latter was completed in 1896 and restored several times). Nearby is famous 'Wedding of the Waters', where dark Rio Negro and light Rio Solimoes join and form the Amazon, at first flowing without merging, side-by-side.
In the morning of January 25, 2017, the Cunard cruise liner Queen Victoria made its maiden visit in Manaus. The vessel, sailing on an 18-night/19-day itinerary from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Rio de Janeiro Brazil, became the biggest ever cruise ship to navigate on Amazon River. Manaus was also the 6th (out of 32 ports of call) scheduled on Queen Victoria's 120-night long World Cruise (2017 Jan 5 thru May 5) roundtrip from Southampton England UK.
In June 2021, the Finnish company Konecranes (manufacturer of large-capacity cranes and lifting equipment) was contracted to deliver 3x "MHC Generation 6" Konecranes Gottwald cranes to Port Manaus' operator Super Terminais.
- The order made Super Terminais the first Konecranes' customer for the new generation mobile harbor cranes that run on electric and battery power.
- Konecranes ESP-10 are connected to an external/electric power supply to increase their efficiency and fully comply with emission standards.
- Model ESP-10 Konecranes Gottwald are currently the company's largest in the new "MHC 6" series.
For the electric gantry cranes, Port Manaus built a new floating pier with capacity to handle larger container ships and cargo carriers coming down the Amazon River.
Manaus cruise terminal
Next photo shows the pier where most cruise ships to Manaus dock.
Port Manaus cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Manaus, Brazil Amazon. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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