Cunard Line’s 90,049 gross tonne Queen Victoria has become the largest cruise ship to sail 900 miles up the Amazon River, before docking at Manaus.
The 2,014-passenger cruise ship is currently on a 120-night World Voyage round-trip from Southampton. Queen Victoria will visit 23 ports of call in 17 countries.
Passengers on board Queen Victoria disembarked for shore excursions at the Brazilian port, which included a city tour to the Teatro Amazonas opera house and the municipal market. Other passengers took boat trips on the Amazon River to the ‘meeting of the waters’, where the dark water of the Rio Negro joins the pale sandy-coloured Amazon River.
Queen Victoria embarked on the 120-night World Voyage from Southampton on 03 January 2017 and will return on 05 May 2017. The ship will visit the Caribbean, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Horn, Easter Island, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, San Francisco and the Panama Canal, amongst others.