Cunard has just announced that Queen Victoria will make a historic cruise down the Amazon River in 2017, making it the largest ship to ever sail on the South American waterway. The sailing will be part of a 120-day Pacific loop via Australasia, South America and the Panama Canal that features 32 ports in 17 countries.
The voyage will be part of Cunard’s 2017 World Voyages that will see the three queens visit 80 ports in 42 countries, including 12 calls at new ports. A newly refurbished Queen Mary 2 will be sailing a 118-night voyage visiting South Africa, Asia and the Suez Canal. Queen Elizabeth will be sailing a similar route in the opposite direction.
Passengers can sign on for the World Cruises’ full circumnavigation or for smaller sections of between seven and 71 nights duration.