We're on International Expeditions. It's a new line for Cruise Critic, so am definitely interested in your feedback, both on the trip and the company. Thanks.
Carolyn Spencer Brown
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Are you going to do any extensions in Peru, i.e. Machu Picchu? I was there two years ago and loved it. It's a once in a lifetime experience.
It looks great!
Can't help you with your request for firsthand information, but I imagine that many of us will be interested in your report when you come back! We have looked at similar itineraries with Delfin and with the Aqua Expeditions, two other companies that are considered luxury operators from Iquitos.
Now it looks like there's another line to consider... Better get there before it gets too crowded!
Happy to answer more questions....Hi editor@cruisecritic (aka Carolyn):
Hi cruzsnooze...I admire your parents enthusiasm, but i would strongly suggest getting trip insurance that allows for preexisting conditions and for evacuation.
My family is considering doing this cruise with OAT next July. We would take up the entire boat (Aquamarina). My concern is that my mother has major heart problems and my father has Parkinson's. My mom wants to go so badly (her 2nd time) that she's said she and my dad will "Stay on the boat" while we do our excursions. They will both be 84 in July. I am very apprehensive about taking them on this. I also have 2 teenagers and there will be numerous 20-somethings along. Do you think they'll be bored? Thanks in advance!
the Amazon is also on my bucket list. I just have not gotten any info together to see what options there are. I'm happy with more of a "hostels and backpacks" younger and cost conscience crowd than the typical ocean cruise traveler. I don't even know what OAT means, so when mentioning a tour company or travel agent, please make it a bit clearer.OAT is Overseas Adventure Travels their website is OATTravel.com