After operating only their expedition cruise for many years, a few years ago they decided to add a shorter, 5 day cruise. Though it doesn't get into the remote areas that the longer cruise gets too, it still offers more than the other cruises in the area do - working hard to cover as much territory as possible.
The expedition cruise had always included a visit to the town or Novo Airao, which was a quaint boat-building village in the Anavilhanas Archipelago. But recently the owner told me that the village is not so small and quaint anymore - there is a paved road from Manaus to it now and it has grown quite a bit. So, he decided that it was taking a long time to go out of the way to visit a place that is not so interesting anymore and decided to gradually phase out that visit. This will allow them to make the cruise one day shorter (without eliminating any of the exciting nature elements) and keep the price down.