Pandaw River Cruises
Amazon Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of Amazon Dream
|Year built||2007 / Age : 12|
|Owner||Amazon Dream Cruises|
|Operator||Pandaw Cruises Amazon|
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||28 m / 92 ft|
|Beam (width)||7 m / 23 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||380 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of Amazon Dream
Amazon Dream is an exclusive, yet traditional Brazilian Amazon riverboat. It allows guests the chance to follow in the footsteps of the great Amazonian explorers while cruising in comfort. Additional flights to/from Santarem are required, from either Belem or Manaus. Santarem has a glamorous "meeting of the waters" whereby Amazon's milky coloured water runs beside the deep-blue coloured river, with no mixing.
The cruise ship's 9 cabins are well-fitted and spacious. Onboard guides are enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable. The boat's chef is a great master at turning out excellent meals based on local recipes and ingredients. The barman knows all cocktails that can be prepared from the rich variety of Amazon fruits.
Cruise itineraries of 5, 6 or 10 days (as well as special 7-day "New Year's" departures) have been refined since the ship's launch in 2007. On each of these voyages is offered a unique "travel vacation" mix of local contact, natural history and relaxation in a Brazilian jungle region that is less often visited around Santarem, but bursting with flora and fauna.
The Burma-based Pandaw River Cruises company (former "Irrawaddy Flotilla Company") operates Amazon Dream as a "partnership", advertising the vessel as providing "a slightly lower standard than Pandaw".
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