The 6 Best Luxury Amazon River Cruise Vessels in Peru

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Measuring 4,000 miles in length and holding the title of the largest drainage system in the world is the Amazon River. The Amazon basin expands mostly across Brazil and Peru, but also in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. It is home to a large diversity of fauna and flora, not to mention the remaining species that have yet to be identified. A naturalist’s favorite and must-see location is the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, boasting itself as one of Peru’s largest protected areas. The Reserve is home to over one-third of the species found in the entire Amazon rainforest. To truly experience the biodiversity of the region, we recommend voyaging through the Upper Amazon Region of Peru via an Amazon River Cruise. Explore the river in one of these comfortable yet luxurious vessels and get an up-close look at the amazing wildlife and encounter sloths, howler monkeys, pink dolphins, and so much more!

Delfin I – 8-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

The new and refurbished Delfin I takes you one step beyond luxury, where comfort and grace combine effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon to create the most unique and personalize vessel to ever sail in the Peruvian Amazon region. In a setting of understated elegance and world-class hospitality, this classic river vessel features 4 oversized suites, all with private panoramic terraces; 2 offer a private whirlpool for the ultimate treat. Travelers will be spoiled by the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow nature to be part of the natural suite décor. Cabin service 3 times a day will ensure you the most optimal personalized service possible.

Delfin II – 30-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

Delfin II has 14 large guest suites including 4 Master Suites with 180° panoramic windows, and 10 Suites, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. Each with movie screen sized windows and natural elements, they offer all the comforts provided by world-class lodging yet with the spirit of casual and refined elegance while you sail in the Peruvian Pacaya Samiria National Reserve with us. The dining room, observation deck and lounge, bar, entertainment center, and library are the ideal gathering places for all our guests. New to the Delfin II are the additions of an exercise space, spa, and lecture/presentation room.

Delfin III – 43-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

Few things have the power to put us in our place like a total immersion in nature. And few places have the staggering breadth of natural diversity that exists along the Amazon. An expedition into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon jungle aboard the Delfin III is a unique opportunity to explore and gain a deep understanding of one of the most biologically diverse regions on Earth. Showcasing finely appointed interiors with hardwoods sustainably harvested from the rainforest, colorful, handcrafted Peruvian fabrics and local artwork, onboard the Delfin III, the rainforest is never far away yet five-star comforts and conveniences abound. At 170 feet long, the intimate yet spacious river-ship is uniquely capable of providing an unforgettable Amazon River experience. The ship features indoor and outdoor lounge areas, an outdoor plunge pool, an exercise room, a spa offering signature treatments, and a dining room where guests can enjoy hands-on Peruvian cooking demonstrations. Accommodation is in 22 spacious, well-appointed and air-conditioned suites (including 1 single), offering your choice of 4 different styles, each with floor-to-ceiling panoramic picture-windows. You will enjoy daily excursions into the forests and up black water tributaries to hidden lagoons, magical lakes, and native villages, being guided by local, English-speaking naturalists every step of the way who will entertain you with the history of the region, enlighten you with facts about the flora and fauna, and point out wildlife hiding in the jungle canopy, lazing on the riverbanks, or swimming in the water below.

Aria Amazon – 32-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

The 148-foot-long Aria Amazon is spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates extremely generous dining and lounging areas including an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Amazon’s river views. The striking matte black-hulled ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests plus 24 crew including the paramedic and 4 English speaking naturalist guides. Aqua Expeditions highly experienced cruise ship captain and crew and the Aqua Expedition’s rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon. Floor to ceiling windows facing the Amazon River (with blackout windows for maximum privacy) in each of the Aria Amazon’s 16 Design Suites, 4 of which can interconnect for families. Handsomely decorated with natural fibers and neutral hues these air-conditioned accommodations with en suite sitting areas and bathrooms each measure 248 square feet.

Amazon Star – 31-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

The Amazon Star is a shining star in the Peruvian Amazon cruise fleet. On board, the dedicated cruise director will make sure your cruise runs as smoothly as possible, always there to answer any questions and alleviate any concerns you may have. The vessel itself has all the modern facilities you’d expect from a modern boat, including private balconies, en-suite facilities and lecture and fitness rooms. It also features connectable cabins and suites, ideal for families. It also has the Amazon’s largest bar/observation deck at 1000 sq ft, and a state-of-the-art spotting scope ideal for wildlife spotting. Despite the modern facilities, it still retains its expedition charm, having been classically designed and built using locally-sourced, sustainable woods, and furnished to a high standard.

Zafiro – 40-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

The Zafiro is a floating five-star hotel that will take you to the world of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Admire the beauty of the National Reserve and relax in the circular Jacuzzi; let fly your imagination with the sunset over the river and the forest, rest on the private balcony of your suite or on a soft bed listening to the bustle of the jungle; lie down in the massage room or exercise in the gym. This idyllic journey through the wonders of the Amazon rainforest is complemented by the outdoor lounge bar, the indoor reading lounge, the observation deck, a boutique on board and a special elevator for disabled passengers. Passengers on the Zafiro will be amazed and joined in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open-hearted people of the Amazon and the great variety of flora and fauna that the Amazon has for us.

Let us help you plan your next Amazon adventure! Contact our Alluring Americas Destination Specialists at 800-701-4278 or email us!

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