Amatista Amazon

Specifications of Amatista Amazon

Year of build1994  /  Age: 30
Speed8 kn / 15 km/h / 9 mph
Length (LOA)38 m / 125 ft
Beam (width)8 m / 26 ft
Gross Tonnage820 gt
Passengers15 - 30
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2013

Amatista Amazon Review

Review of Amatista Amazon

MV Amatista (meaning amethyst), is a classic, wooden riverboat sailing on the Peruvian Amazon River. Amatista Amazon features authentic atmosphere while providing all facilities needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The ship boasts comforts like air-conditioned cabins and individual bathrooms for a maximum of 30 guests. The perfectly sized for navigating river Amazon Amatista provides a comfortable dining room, reading room, bar, sleeping accommodations and modern navigation technology for cruising and water safety.

RV Amatista Amazon cruise ship

Passengers may gather and relax aboard mv Amatista in the exterior bar lounge, interior lounge, lecture room, outdoor observation deck, lateral passageways or choose the covered dining and sundeck with 360-degree panoramic view. The crew of 15 includes a Cruise Director and two naturalists (bilingual tour guides speaking both Spanish and English). The vessel is equipped with 3 lifeboats.

Cabins on RV Amatista Amazon are equally sized (16 m2 / 170 ft2). All staterooms are air-conditioned and each is fitted with an exterior-facing window (mosquito net provided on request), wardrobe, dresser, chest of drawers, hairdryer (on request), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, amenities basket/shampoo, soap).

Travellers must have in mind there is no phone coverage during the Amazon cruise on Amatista. Computer access and internet connection are not available. In case of emergency, the crew contacts the company's office via radio and satellite phone.

Inspired by the tropical flavours of Amazon River, the food and beverages aboard Amatista Amazon are prepared only with fresh local ingredients. All meals include various salads and fruits as well as a selection of bread. Vegetarian dishes and kids' menu are offered upon request made in advance. The cruise price is not inclusive of alcoholic beverages (including wine by the glass and cocktails). Bottled water and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.