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Delfin II Amazon

Delfin II Amazon Review and Specifications

Specifications of Delfin II Amazon

Year built2009  /  Age : 10
OwnerDelfin Amazon Cruises
OperatorLindblad Expeditions
Length (LOA)37 m / 121 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage1000 gt
Passengers14 - 30
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2014

Review of Delfin II Amazon

The small river cruise ship Delfin II cruises on tributaries leading out of Amazon River Basin in Peru. This riverboat is designed so that passengers are embraced by rain forest views.

History - construction and ownership

The vessel is owned by Delfin Amazon Cruises (Peruvian company established by Aldo Macchiavello and his wife Lissy Urteaga), in 2006. Aldo runs the firm, while Lissy, who is an interior designer, takes responsibility for the elegant decor inside the ship, plans the daily itineraries, and makes long-range meal plans, along with the onboard chef.

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The cruise ship is also operated under charter by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - a US non-profit institution for science and education). The partnership that Nat Geo has with Lindblad Expeditions enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

Another charterer of the riverboat is Abercrombie & Kent (aka A&K Travel) - UK-based luxury travel company.

Delfin 2 Amazon cruise itinerary

The following table shows an exemplary 7 nights / 8 days Upper Amazon River cruise itinerary on Delfin II with round-trip departure from Lima and boarding the ship in Iquitos. Prices start at around USD 7700 per person (double occupancy rates).

Day 1Departing from Lima (flight)
Day 1Departing from Iquitos, Peru Amazon (transfer)
Day 1Departing from Nauta, Peru Amazon
Days 2-3-4-5-6-7Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Peru
Day 8Iquitos, Peru Amazon
Day 8Arriving in Lima (flight)

These Amazon Peru cruise deals are inclusive of two International flights (to and from Lima Peru) and two bus transfers (to and from the boat in Iquitos).


Delfin II boat features contemporary design and fine Peruvian woods. The ship offers 14 large suites, of which 4 Master Suites with 180-degree panoramic windows, and 10 Suites, 4 of which connecting to accommodate families. 

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The top deck of the 30-passenger luxury vessel was installed in 2014 and provides an air-conditioned lecture room with picture windows on three sides along with facilities for films and presentations, massage room, exercise room, boutique, library, and an open-air observation lounge with its own bar and cushioned chairs. Dining aboard features ingredients exclusively from the rain forest. The open-air spaces reveal the scent of the rain forest with the smell of rain, the music of the night creatures and ever-changing scenery.

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While oceangoing ships that travel across Brazilian Amazon feature myriad amenities, the emphasis on Delfin II is on exploring the ecosystem of the 8,000-sq.mile Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Delfin II offers 4- or 5-day cruises that are the time to contemplate scenery and rich array of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds found here. The vessel has no TV, telephone, Internet, nightclub entertainment nor 24-hour drink and food service.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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This Amazon River ship is operated by Lindblad under a charter. Delfin Amazon Cruises is a Peruvian upscale river travel operator, which is also a pioneer in the Upper Amazon region. Lindblad partnered with the company in 2010 and continues to be an exclusive US operator of the boat. itineraries are 10-days in length and explore Peru’s Pacaya-Samiria Reserve.

As the ship operates exclusively in the Upper Peruvian Amazon, no Internet service is available. Cell phones will not work, except a few points along the itinerary. A satellite phone (billed by the minute) is available for incoming and outgoing calls. Rain gear is provided.

Expedition equipment includes 10-person skiffs. Passengers can swim directly from the skiffs by use of the convenient swim ladder. Delfin 2 is the only Peru Amazon cruise ship to boast a fleet of kayaks. All river cruises have a Lindblad-Nat Geo certified photo instructor on board.

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