Queen Victoria Sets Record as Largest Ship to Cruise Amazon River

This week, as part of her 120-night World Voyage, the Queen Victoria crossed the ‘Meeting of Waters,’ where the Atlantic Ocean meets the rushing waters of the Amazon River. The ship is the largest passenger ship to cruise the Amazon River from the Atlantic into the heart of the Amazon jungle to Manaus, Brazil.

It’s an amazing sight at the mouth of the Amazon River as 60 million gallons of water per second pour from this mighty river into the Atlantic Ocean.

Commerce route near Santarem, Brazil.

“Queen Victoria’s maiden call in Manaus represents the type of innovation and uniqueness that guests have come to expect from Cunard,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “Since it pioneered World Cruising in 1922, Cunard has continued to offer guests itineraries that visit exciting destinations and that offer unique ‘firsts’ that can only be experienced on Cunard.”

Port of Manaus, Brazil.

Queen Victoria Photo: Christopher Ison.
All other Amazon photos:  Sherry Kennedy

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