Delfin II is the larger of the two Delfin cruise boats on the Upper Amazon, with 14 guest suites. She cuts an elegant figure on the river with her large picture windows and polished wood exterior. Inside the accommodation is spacious, with lots of social areas including a gym and a spa.
All suites have full size windows, king size bed most of which can be configured as 2 twin beds if desired, easy chairs, safe and air conditioning. Each has a private bathroom with hot water showers, bathrobes and toiletries. 4 of the suites are interconnecting, making ideal family accommodation, while the 4 master suites are located at the bow and have wide-ranging 90 degree views.
Sitting at your table in the large, triple aspect dining room you'll be treated to fine Peruvian fare made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Hand-made table decorations and musical performances by the crew make mealtimes all the more memorable.
The open air lounge is on the third deck and has ample seating. It is flanked by the bar which stocks a wide selection of drinks. There's a separate lecture room cum lounge where naturalist guides conduct presentations and has a collection of reference material for you to read. Also on this deck are the gym and spa.
Each day you'll be exploring the Amazon with your guide, by motor launch, kayak and on foot, learning about the flora and fauna and the region's history and culture.
In 2018 Delfin Amazon Cruises became the first Relais & Chateaux cruise company in the world.
Operates: All year.
Vessel Information: Delfin II is a river vessel, built in 2009. Length: 41 metres, beam: 10 metres, average cruising speed: 8.2 knots. She carries 4 aluminium 10-passenger skiffs (motor launches), equipped with radios and life jackets. The dress code is casual for all excursions and meals.
Location: Delfin II is based at Nauta port on the Peruvian Amazon River. The nearest airport is at Iquitos.
Rooms: There are 10 suites (19.5 square metres) and 4 master suites (21 square metres) plus 1 bunk bed cabin for 2 children or 1 adult, arranged over the lower and main decks. 4 of the suites are interconnecting, ideal for families. All are air conditioned, have an indoor sitting area with a safe and en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, basin and flush toilet. Toiletries and a hair dryer are supplied. There is a yoga mat for exercise. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer excellent views. The master suites are located in the bow and have 90-degree wrap-around windows. The usual passenger compliment is 28–30.
Activities: Exploring the rainforest in motor launches and on foot with expert naturalist guides, kayaking in smaller waterways, swimming in the river, visiting a local market and the Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre of Sea Mammals. Pre-breakfast bird watching excursions are available. There are usually 2 activities per day, all of which are optional.
Facilities: The dining room is on the 2nd deck at the stern of the vessel with individual dining tables. On the top (3rd) deck there is a bar offering hot and cold drinks, and a large open air lounge. There’s an indoor lecture room with a full set of media equipment for wildlife presentations. This room can also be used as a lounge. Delfin II has a gym with a range of exercise machines and a spa for rejuvenating treatments. Throughout the vessel there are artworks and handicrafts by women of the Puerto Miguel community which are available to buy. All indoor areas are air conditioned.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables. Breakfast is a buffet while lunch and dinner are 3-course meals. Free tea and coffee, water and soft drinks are available all day. Beer is also offered on a complimentary basis.
Crew: Delfin II has a crew of 20 including 3 expert naturalist guides.
Children: Children aged 7 years and over are welcome.
Health: Malaria prophylactics are recommended for the Amazon.
Communication: There is a satellite phone on board for emergency use.