Abercrombie & Kent has announced they will run small-journey river cruises to adventurous locations. Now travelers can visit India with a cruise down the Ganges River, Peru sailing the Amazon or Southeast Asia cruising the Mekong.
“We’ve seen the appeal of river cruising expand well beyond Europe, which led us to incorporate the same experience in more exotic destinations on our luxury journeys,” said Phil Otterson, president of Abercrombie & Kent USA. “Travel along historic rivers affords a comfortable way to explore remote regions and glimpse the daily lives of their people.”
Passengers spend six or seven nights on the ship along with several nights on land. Here’s a breakdown of each cruise.
On this trip travelers board the Ganges Voyage and will visit the Taj Mahal before sailing deeper into India. There will also be an exclusive visit to Mother Teresa’s home and orphanage. The cruise will then sail into Nepal, where Mount Everest will be visible. This cruise starts at $8,595 and lasts 16 days.
This trip is an adventure focused around the Amazon. Local experts and guides will show travelers indigenous flora and fauna, including howler monkeys, massive trees and, possibly, pink river dolphins. Cruisers will meet the Bora tribe and visit a neighborhood in Lima. The cruise starts at $6,295. This cruise is limited to 18 people and lasts for nine days.
The cruise to Southeast Asia passes through Siam, Saigon and Angkor Wat. Passengers will tour the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, participate in on-board cooking classes and stay in the regions best hotels. This is a 12-day cruise and prices start at $7,995. This cruise is limited to 24 guests.