(Photo: Avalon Waterways)
This is the Aria Amazon, a 5-star luxury cruise ship. It won't make a call at any sunny Caribbean or Mediterranean port because it sails only along the upper Amazon in Peru. The 147-foot ship has 16 guest cabins that offer floor-to-ceiling views of the mysterious river. Nature guides take guests from the Aria on skiffs to nearby sites. You can see more photos of the ship at The Contemporist.
Conventional cruises have little appeal to me, but I do like the idea of taking a small ship to an exotic location, like Antarctica or St. Helena. Where would you like to cruise?