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Travel on board the 18-suite M/V Anakonda, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and experience the Amazon River in a most unique way. Visit the remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, with only 40 fellow passengers, and interact with the region’s local communities while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Anakonda’s itineraries have been carefully customized by its company’s CEO, Raul Garcia, who was the Captain of the Flotel Orellana for over 15 years. No one, aside from locals, knows the area better than Raul, which is why the Anakonda is able to offer perfectly balanced itineraries including onboard activities and Amazon excursions during the day and night. Anakonda’s 18 suites, each with an area over 215 square feet, feature sitting areas, large and comfortable beds, and wall-to-wall panoramic windows. The observation deck with two outdoor Jacuzzis and an al fresco lounge are ideal places to enjoy a cocktail, relax with a good book or simply appreciate the spectacular view.

Anakonda Ship Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Anakonda review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Amazon experts have been aboard the Anakonda firsthand. Please read our Anakonda review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Anakonda with other small cruise ships and riverboats offering Amazon cruises, including private charter cruises.

Choose the Anakonda for a luxurious Ecuadorian river cruise experience. This ship was built to make each voyage a unique and comfortable adventure. The spacious suites are fully equipped with modern conveniences. The ship was designed every detail to ensure the comfort and security of the guests. The Anakonda’s suites include panoramic windows that allow every guest extraordinary views of the sunrises and sunsets and every view in between, including the diversity of rain forest sites seen the deeper the ship cruises into the jungle. 

Dining Aboard Anakonda

Dining is offered in the comfortable space with great views and delicious cuisine, as well as al-fresco dining options on deck. Travelers on board the Anakonda enjoy a wide variety of national and international fusion cuisine. Anakonda’s trained chefs take traditional and well-known cuisine from all over the world and adapt it using fresh, local ingredients. It’s not unusual for Anakonda guests to enjoy unique fare such as quinoa risotto or fish prepared in coconut sauce. With advance notice, most special dietary needs may be accommodated.

Common Areas Aboard Anakonda

Anakonda’s three decks offer many social spaces which include a bar-lounge/conference room, indoor dining room, outside lounge with al fresco dining facilities and spacious sundeck with outdoor Jacuzzis and lazy chairs as well as an observation deck. There is also a small boutique where passengers can purchase souvenirs or vanity products.

Activities Aboard Anakonda

Shore excursions are made via three fiberglass ecologic canoes equipped with four-stroke low-emission engines. Each canoe has a capacity of 30 passengers and is in constant radio communications with the main vessel. An onboard concierge can help coordinate special guest requirements or activity alternatives. Adventure activities may include hiking, skiff or canoe rides, birdwatching, indigenous community immersion, canopy observation, kayaking, cooking lessons and swimming opportunities. A crew of 20, including a crew manager, paramedic, 4 English-speaking naturalist guides, 4 native guides, the captain, concierge and friendly crew members attends to guests’ needs.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Anakonda

The all-suite Anakonda features 18 outside-facing cabins with private facilities, ranging from 215 to 258 square feet. The staterooms are well-appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, a large bathroom with massage shower while the suites are even larger with a balcony and Jacuzzi tub. The interior of the ship and each stateroom has individual climate controls to keep things nice and cool. Four Deluxe Suites have balconies, and there are 14 Standard Suites, four of which can be interconnected (great for families). Each suite features a sitting area, 110/220 electricity, full-size beds that can be converted to queen-sized beds and private bathrooms with a shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and basket of toiletries. Hot water is available 24 hours.