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Amazon, shore excursions and (possibly) Covid


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Got a question for those who have done the Amazon cruise:

 

We are booked on the February 25 San Juan to Manaus cruise, and the potential shore excursions listed today are pretty much the same ones when we booked in spring of 2020.  On the first three days of the cruise, you hit the Caribbean islands and there are plenty of shore excursions.  Once you hit Brazil the number of daily shore excursions drops a lot - in some cases, just 1 a day.  As I was contemplating Brazil's situation with Covid I looked at those shore excursions and noted that pretty much (and remember these are from pre-pandemic days) that you go to an isolated area with a guide and don't really mingle with the locals.  Example, hikes in the rainforest, boat rides on the river, etc.  What there is not are walking tours of the towns (except at the end in Manaus).  For those who have done this before - is this a fair reading of what is being offered?  I think this might play a large role in whether the cruise is canceled or stays on track.

 

Thanks!

 

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I’m sure that Viking is taking a hard look at Brazil relative to Covid. It’s probably too far out for them to commit to excursions right now. It’s at least 4 or 5 months until reservations are allowed to be made, and by then I’d bet there will be a lot more to choose from. 
We were on the last Amazon cruise in 2020 ending March 12 when everything hit the fan. 
 

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