Abercrombie & Kent is set to launch its first riverboat in Peru, South America offering guests the chance to experience more remote and secluded destinations.

The company’s first riverboat in South America will set sail on its maiden voyage from April 2025 and is yet to be named. However, she promises to be elegantly designed and dedicated to the company’s 25-year history of travel expertise in this region.

With decades of experience in river cruising through The Nile in Egypt, A&K will be also collaborating with its expedition yacht brand in the Galapagos, Ecoventura. The result is expected to be a combination of a luxury expedition vessel, with a strong sensitivity to the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of the Amazon.

Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group CEO, Cristina Levis says “This venture embodies our unwavering commitment to delivering experiences that are not only luxurious but also deeply enriching and sustainable.”

Abercrombie & Kent will launch a new ship in the Amazon
Abercrombie & Kent will launch a new ship in the Amazon

Described as a floating boutique hotel, the new riverboat features a total of just 10 exclusively designed double cabins and two single cabins. The cabins are built with local materials and artistry, promising expansive views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The guest-to-staff ratio is 1:1, including an onboard cruise director.

With a history of expedition travel at the helm, the A&K itineraries for the new Peruvian riverboat will range from 3 – 4  nights with experiences that delve into the rich cultures of the Amazon. Guests will explore the backwaters of landscapes of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, filled with wildlife and indigenous communities. The region is home to the pink river dolphins as well as the three-toed sloths and is known as a bird-lover’s paradise.

Guests can opt to combine the river cruise with an immersive 7-night itinerary, including the Maranon and Ucayali rivers, with journeys starting and ending in the port town of Nauta.

Activities on offer are on the adventurous side also, with fishing, jungle walks, kayaking and canoeing, star-gazing by night, and breakfasts aboard the skiffs.

The cuisine onboard is also designed to embrace the Amazonian heritage, with the riverboat’s restaurant providing dishes that embrace local dishes and produce. The restaurant itself is designed to let the Amazon in, with views to match.

Whilst the surroundings of the Amazon may be wild and untamed, the riverboat is offering more of a luxurious experience, with an outdoor swimming pool, a massage room and a gym. Spa treatments are on offer, as well as a focus on wellness experiences inspired by Amazonian traditions.

Bookings for the new Peruvian riverboat in South America with Abercrombie & Kent are available from June.

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