Since the beginning of the year, International Expeditions guests have been hearing and reading about the new custom-designed riverboat, La Estrella Amazonica, we’re launching for our Amazon River cruises . So much care and attention has gone into this new riverboat, that IE’s own Director of Operations Tara even flew to Peru to hand-select fabrics for the interiors.
"I spent most of the day searching through Lima for just the right fabrics to add that authentic Peruvian feel to the La Estrella Amazonica. I found several pieces, but I visited around 14 different shops to do it. I was drawn to these fabrics in part because of the story. In this tribe, they imbibe a ceremonial drink, then design the fabrics around their visions. So each piece of fabric is distinct, telling its own story. I love that no two beds or cabin will have the same fabric. Plus they are colorful and bright which I like. Some even had fingerprints from the artist. I can't wait to see them in the cabins!"