It has been announced that the luxury yacht, SeaDream II, will embark on two 20-day Amazon cruises in 2012.

Departing from Bridgetown, Barbados, on February 13 2012, SeaDream II will cruise to Manaus and Iquitos and back, with prices starting from US$12,919 a person, twin-share inclusive of all onboard meals, drinks from the open bars, nightly cocktail gatherings, wines with lunch and dinner, power and sail watersports (in ports where permitted,) a 50-course golf simulator, onboard gratuities and port charges.

SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto, said: “Our size and maneuverability will allow us to reach tricky spots like Anavilhanas in Brazil and Iquitos in Peru, and an onboard naturalist will give in-depth talks about the great wilderness, optional excursions, and canoe expeditions that will showcase Amazonian tribes, museums, markets and the jungle’s exotic animal and plant-life.”

“Our expression ‘yachting’ is not a sentiment about size. It is a statement about lifestyle aboard our small vessels, with elegant informality, no need for jackets or ties at dinner, and 95-crew for a maximum 112-guests.”

SeaDream’s Amazon Itineraries will showcase the best that the Amazon has to offer. Highlights include:

*  Cuxiu Muni, Brazil, where guests will have the option to take a night canoe trip in search of crocodiles, snakes and other nocturnal creatures.

*  Alter do Chao, Brazil, where SeaDream hosts their Champagne and Caviar “Splash” on one of Brazil’s best beaches, and guests may take a riverboat cruise on Maicá Lake to see the rare pink dolphins.

*  Manaus, Brazil, where guests will have the option to go “flightseeing” in single or twin-engine aircraft, soaring over the Rio Negro, Rio Solimões, the Meeting of the Waters, the Amazon River and the magnificent expanse of jungle below.

*  Tupinambarana Island, Brazil, where guests can enjoy a “Boi-Bumba” celebration – an exotic ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith that’s a feast for the eyes and ears.

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