Delfin Amazon Cruises announces new special interest voyages for 2024

ByAndrea Thompson

July 4, 2024

The first Relais & Châteaux Cruise in the world and upscale river cruise operator in the Upper Peruvian Amazon is pleased to announce three special interest departures to set sail from July 2024 onboard its Delfin III.

Furthering their commitment to the conservation and preservation of the Amazon Rainforest, Delfin has invited four renowned experts in the fields of rainforest biodiversity and wildlife species, tropical ecology, and climate change to lead these voyages.

Passengers will gain enlightening insights as they cruise the Amazon River with two National Geographic Explorers, Carmen Chavez and Dr. Kenneth Feeley, award-winning wildlife photographer Walter Wust, and pink river dolphin and conservation specialist Dr. Joanna Alfaro.

July 09, 2024 | 4-Nights

The Enchanting Amazon, a Wildlife Photography Adventure with Photographer Walter Wust

July 27, 2024 | 3-Nights

Explore the Amazon’s Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Tropical Ecology with National Geographic
Explorers Carmen Chavez and Dr. Kenneth Feeley

November 19, 2024 |4-Nights

Pink River Dolphin Research Voyage with Dr. Joanna Alfaro

“In launching these three special interest departures with renowned experts who share our passion for protecting this vital ecosystem, our aim at Delfin Amazon Cruises is to not only provide our guests with unforgettable experiences but to inspire a greater appreciation for its beauty and significance,” shares Aldo Macchiavello, CEO of Delfin Amazon Cruises.

The Delfin III offers 22 suites with the highest comfort levels for up to 44 passengers, making it the largest cruise in its fleet. While on board, guests can enjoy several amenities from the top observation deck, including spacious indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with a plunge pool, a spa and gym, and a bar. Located on the upper deck, guests will experience five-star, farm-to-table dining services from Delfin’s local garden, blending Peruvian history with contemporary dishes.

In addition to the unique programming of these special departures, guests will experience Delfin’s daily excursions to explore deeper into the Amazon rainforest, led by their talented and experienced team of naturalists and interpretive Amazon River guides. By land, guests can join trail walks and community visits or explore the river’s small creeks, tributaries, and lagoons by skiff, kayak, or paddleboard.

Delfin Amazon Cruises was launched in early 2006 by its founder and CEO, Aldo Macchiavello. The company is the culmination of a dream shared with his wife, Lissy Urteaga – to run a boutique travel business that should showcase the natural beauty of their country, Peru. Delfin Amazon Cruises sets the highest standards for impeccable 5-star hospitality, authentic Peruvian design, and superb local cuisine.

The Delfin I, II, and III effortlessly combine comfort and grace with the breath taking wilderness setting of the Amazon. Each vessel thrives in harmony with nature and their panoramic suites and terraces offer guests a special “non-cruise” atmosphere with the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most pristine environments. Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, the boutique luxury vessels take guests on three and four-night itineraries into one of the world’s largest protected flooded forests, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Experienced naturalist guides and experts showcase the immense biodiversity of the area with excursions and activities that include visits to local villages, kayaking, swimming near pink river dolphins, fishing, daytime hiking, and night safaris.