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Anakonda

Explore the wonders of the Amazon from aboard the MV Anakonda, the only first class ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Experience the Amazon in a most unique way aboard this 148 foot-long floating boutique hotel. Built in 2013, the MV Anakonda’s 18 spacious, deluxe and exclusive suites provide capacity for up to 40 passengers.

 
  • AnaKonda
  • On Deck
  • Sun Deck
  • Standard Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Observation Deck
  • Stairs Onboard
  • Your Cabin/Suite

    Your Cabin The MV Anakonda offers 18 air-conditioned suites, which all have outside facing views. The four Deluxe Suites feature a fully accessible balcony and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and measure 24sq metres. The fourteen Standard Suites have a French style balcony and en-suite bathroom (none have baths) and measure 20sq metres. All beds are twins but can be converted into queen-size beds. All cabins have hairdryers and toiletries.   

  • Your Space

    The vessel’s wall-to-wall panoramic windows will allow you to observe the wilderness from almost every point in the vessel. The Amazonian rainforest will pass by like in a National Geographic documentary on the silver screen – but this is a movie you can take part in as your guides invite you to participate in rowing or walking expeditions at least twice a day. The observation deck with its alfresco lounge and two outdoor Jacuzzis is an ideal place for enjoying a cocktail, relaxing with a good book or simply taking in the spectacular views. Other facilities onboard include, indoor bar, lounge, dining room and boutique.

     

  • Your Dining

    Onboard you will enjoy a wide variety of national and international fusion cuisine. The chefs utilise traditional and well-known cuisine from all over the world and adapt it using fresh, local products. Individual tastes can be catered for and guests can enjoy unique fare such as Quinoa Risotto or fish prepared in fresh coconut sauce.

  • Life Onboard

    The friendly onboard crew of 25 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey. The crew includes a purser, paramedic, four expert English speaking naturalist guides, four local guides and a concierge. The atmosphere onboard is relaxed and informal and the dress code is casual, with the emphasis on comfort for exploration during the day and smart/casual clothing is ideal for the evenings. There will be a range of onboard activities including briefings and talks from the onboard naturalists and cooking demonstrations.

    The Anakonda operates all year round and each trip is unique based on the changing seasons. During the high water season, when the water levels of rivers and inlets grow, launch boats are able to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the low water season, the river recedes to form beautiful sandy river beaches.

  • For your comfort

    The vessel is fitted with GPS tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy, radio communication with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each suite and there is an automatic defibrillator on board. The three fibreglass ecologic canoes are equipped with four-stroke low emission engines, constant radio communications with the main vessel. Each canoe has a capacity of 30 passengers.

  • Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MV Anakonda, which we have chartered from our associates at Advantage Travel, for your exploration of the Amazon. Built specifically for this region, she is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and carries just 33 guests. The 18 suites feature ample sitting areas, with large and comfortable beds and the public spaces include an expansive observation deck, outdoor Jacuzzi and an al fresco lounge, ideal for cocktails, reading or simply enjoying the spectacular view. The vessel also features three canoes and 10 kayaks as well as hammocks and naturalist guides who will share their knowledge with you and make sure that your cruise is an unforgettable and rewarding experience.

    We hope that this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air-conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout your journey must be settled at the end of your journey.

    BEAUTY SALON

    No salon is available on board.

    CABINS/SUITES

    The all-suite MV Anakonda features 18 outside-facing cabins with private facilities, ranging from 215 to 258 square feet. There are four Deluxe Suites, each with their own Jacuzzi and private balcony and 14 Standard Suites, four of which can be interconnected. Each suite features large panoramic windows, a sitting area, air conditioning and private bathrooms with a shower/WC, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and toiletries. Hot water is available 24 hours a day.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A local Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager.

    CURRENCY

    The currency onboard is the US Dollar.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There is no lift or chair lift on board. Visitor sites are accessible by small, motorized boats and will possibly require wet landings. Some of the excursions involve a good deal of walking on rocky trails and sometimes on uneven, muddy and slippery terrain. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, step on and off small boats and carry their own luggage at a minimum. The ship reserves the right to deny passage to passengers whose physical limitations could disrupt group operations or make it unfeasible for them to accompany the group.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code is informal at all times. You may wish to bring some smart casual clothes e.g. shirt and trousers or skirt and blouse for the evenings.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage is 110V/60Hz (American standard). This is only suitable for low voltage electrical appliances, e.g. a mobile phone or camera charger. We recommend that you bring a two-pin American adaptor (or universal adaptor) for the 110V sockets. If you intend to use any UK electrical appliances you may also need a voltage converter.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    FACILITIES

    • Bar-Lounge • Indoor Dining Room • Outside Lounge with “al fresco” dining facilities • Spacious Sun Deck with outdoor Jacuzzi and lounge chairs • Boutique • Spa

    FOOD & DRINK

    You will enjoy a wide variety of delicious tropical cuisine on board from adventurous Ecuadorian dishes with ingredients borne from diverse plants and trees to the classic international dishes. Individual tastes can be catered for and guests can enjoy unique dishes such as fish prepared in fresh coconut sauce - Encocado de pescado. Coffee and tea are available during the day free of charge on a self-serve basis and are also served with meals. All other drinks with meals can be purchased and paid for the night before disembarkation. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol should be made with Noble Caledonia in advance. However, we recommend that you contact the Hotel Manager once on board to reconfirm such requests. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you bring some with you.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID/MEDICAL

    There is no doctor on board the ship. A number of the onboard staff are trained in First Aid and in case of an emergency there are Medical Centres located along the cruise route. Please ensure that you bring a good supply of any medications you will need throughout your trip.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is no fitness room on board.

    GRATUITIES

    All gratuities are included in your holiday price.

    GIFT SHOP

    There is a gift shop on board. Items available include toiletries, chocolates, and souvenirs such as jewellery, t-shirts, caps etc.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own electronic key, each with its own private code. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    ITINERARY

    You will already have seen a provisional itinerary listing the main stops on the cruise. However, much depends on river conditions and other local factors. Guests are asked to remain patient and flexible, should a change in schedule be necessary.

    LAUNDRY

    There is a laundry service on board (no dry cleaning). Prices are shown on the laundry list in your cabin.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A small selection of books, games and magazines are available for use on board.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    MONEY MATTERS

    The official on board currency is the US Dollar. Throughout your cruise you will be signing for all purchases, and you will then be presented with your final bill at the end of the cruise. Your final bill can be settled on board by cash or credit card (Visa, American Express, Diners and MasterCard only). Personal cheques and Travellers’ Cheques are not accepted.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew along with the Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    POST

    The vessel’s crew will be happy to send any post you may have on your behalf (although please note that as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed during peak hours. You will always be able to contact a member of the crew 24 hours a day.

    SAFE

    All cabins have a safety deposit box.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions and a safety video are available on board and the Safety Drill will take place on the day of embarkation.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is only permitted in the al fresco dining area or on the Sun Deck. Cigarettes are not available for purchase on board.

    TELEPHONE

    Cabins/Suites do not have telephones.

    VALUABLES

    Suites do not have safes so we urge you to leave any valuable jewellery at home. Neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia is responsible for any valuables left in the suites. A ship safe is available at reception.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water is available within your cabin and a number of the ship’s lounges during the day.

    WI-FI

    The ship is fitted with a Satellite, and Wi-Fi is charged at 20 US Dollars per person, per cruise, however because of the remote location the connection may be sporadic and cannot be guaranteed.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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