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Delfin III

Tailor-made for cruising the Amazon, the Delfin III can accommodate 44 cruise ship guests in four different styles of suites featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Cruise along the Amazon on this stylish luxury ship, and enjoy views of this vast, atmospheric rainforest from the comfort of your air-conditioned suite. Perfectly sized for an intimate cruise, the Delfin III provides an extremely comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge, outdoor plunge pool, exercise room, spa, dining room and sleeping accommodation.

Launched
2015
Tonnage
12
Total Crew
29
Occupancy
44

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Owner's Suite

  • King size bed
  • European-style duvets
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Internal communication system
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise)
  • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hairdryer
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Seating area
  • Pillow menu
  • One complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest
  • Scented bath upon request
    Upper Suite

    • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
    • Choice of bed configuration
    • Bedside tables with reading lamps
    • Premium bath amenities
    • Internal communication system
    • Individual climate control
    • Large mirror in bathroom
    • Daily maid service
    • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
    • European-style duvets
    • Nightly turn-down service
    • Hairdryer
    • Easy under-bed luggage storage
    • In-room safe
    • Elegant, contemporary design
    • Seating area
    • Pillow menu

      Corner Suite

      • King size bed
      • European-style duvets
      • Bedside tables with reading lamps
      • Premium bath amenities
      • Internal communication system
      • Individual climate control
      • Large mirror in bathroom
      • Daily maid service
      • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
      • Stocked mini-bar
      • Complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise)
      • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
      • Nightly turn-down service
      • Hairdryer
      • Easy under-bed luggage storage
      • In-room safe
      • Elegant, contemporary design
      • Seating area
      • Pillow menu
      • One complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest
      • Scented bath upon request
        Suite

        • Deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens
        • Choice of bed configuration
        • Bedside tables with reading lamps
        • Premium bath amenities
        • Internal communication system
        • Individual climate control
        • Large mirror in bathroom
        • Daily maid service
        • Luxury honeycomb spa robes and slippers
        • European-style duvets
        • Nightly turn-down service
        • Hairdryer
        • Easy under-bed luggage storage
        • In-room safe
        • Elegant, contemporary design
        • Seating area
        • Pillow menu

          Experience famed Peruvian cuisine—a combination of tastes from the Incas, Spanish, Chinese, Africans, Italians, and Japanese. Each meal is locally sourced and designed by an expert culinary team with a selection of Peruvian dishes as well as Western favorites. As you take in the passing scenery, indulge in the innovative menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine.

          Main Dining Room

          Experience:

          Food:

          Spacious, open seating restaurant serving regionally-inspired food. 

            Onboard Delfin III guests will find:  Multimedia natural history lectures, nightly entertainment, deluxe excursion skiffs with cold towel service, fresh fruit and refreshments, multilingual naturalists, open-air deck with shade system and premium lounge chairs and a series of cultural performances, educational talks and cooking class.

            Delfin III, a ship so perfectly suited to its environment, even mother nature would be proud. While cruising the Amazon River, guests will explore one of the largest expanses of tropical rainforest in the world, and immerse themselves in the most biologically diverse region on earth.

            Wildlife Watching Excursions

            Each of the Naturalists onboard lead guests of Delfin III on daily expeditions aboard comfortable skiffs deep into the Amazon’s tributaries and on foot into the sultry Amazon rainforest. True ribereños, or “river dwellers”, the English speaking Amazon experts onboard grew up on the banks of the Amazon, and know every bird and mammal call as well as they do the sound of their mother’s voice. They possess a local native’s ability to spot a brown-throated three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, an anaconda slithering along the shoreline and even the elusive capybara hiding in the high grass after nightfall.

            The black waters of the Yana Yacu Pucate River (a protected area within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve) will allow guests the chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, hawks, and “laughing” falcons. Spot pink and grey dolphins swimming below and red howler monkeys in the canopy above. Zoom-in on exotic spiders, dragonflies, butterflies, and tarantulas. Perhaps even catch glimpses of the endangered charapa turtle, spider monkey, giant river otter, or red macaw.

            The largest wildlife preserve in Peru, Pacaya Samiria boasts more than five million acres of rich biodiversity. Throughout the day, expert naturalist guides will assist you in identifying flora and fauna from more than 527 species of birds, 102 mammals, 69 reptiles, 58 amphibians, nearly 300 varieties of fish, 1024 species of wild and cultivated plants, and innumerable classes of insects.

              Onboard Experiences

              Special onboard experiences are presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

                Native Village Visits

                Cruise up another tributary and visit the local community of Santa Ana Village. Here, guests will be treated to an enchanting dance performance by the children, with music provided by the parents. After the show, guests will have a chance to shop their arts and crafts market.

                The Momon tributary leads to the village of the Bora people who maintain many of their original beliefs and customs. After coming ashore, guests will meet members of the Bora community, visit their ceremonial lodge (maloca), and witness an exhilarating, stick-thumping, traditional dance performance.

                  Iquitos City Tour

                  Upon arrival in Iquitos, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Amazon Discovery team. A short, air-conditioned, motor coach ride takes you through bustling streets where much of the city’s historical flavour can be seen in rickshaws, colourful tuk-tuks, and 19th century mansions financed by the rubber boom.

                  Originally inhabited by Amerindian hunter-gatherers, Iquitos was established as a port city during the Spanish Colonial era. In the late 19th century, an increase in demand for rubber drew large numbers of European immigrants to the area. While this “rubber boom” brought great wealth and commercial development, it also had a devastating effect on the native populations.

                  Upon arrival at Itaya River port, you’ll board the Amazon Discovery, then gather for cocktails and a celebratory welcome dinner as you make your way out of port and into the Amazon River.

                    For those seeking a little more strenuous activity, an air-conditioned exercise room is available.

                    Avalon allow travellers from the ages of 8 and over although there are no children’s facilities on-board.

                    Disabled Facilities

                    Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs, and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting, or walking—sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets. Avalon is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant's inability to participate with the group.

                    Most transportation services, including the touring coaches and river ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Motorised scooters and motorised wheelchairs are not permitted on Avalon cruises. Collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board but for safety reasons, the number is limited and wheelchair maximum size must not exceed 1200mm/47.24 in length x 720mm/28.3 in wide.

                    You must notify Avalon of your intention to bring a wheelchair at time of booking to ensure Avalon can accommodate within safety regulations. There is no separate storage for wheelchairs; they must be kept in your stateroom. Additionally stateroom doors and restrooms are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor.

                    Special Dietary Requirements

                    Avalon Waterways ask that all special dietary requirements are mentioned at the time of booking so that they can do their best to accommodate these requests. 

                    Dress Code

                    Dress aboard and on shore is casual. Please bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. Dinner attire is casual—open-neck shirts, slacks, dresses. The Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners are dressy, but not formal- please note that ties for gentlemen are not recommended due to the warm humid climate.

                    Age Restrictions

                    In their many years of cruising experience, they have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, they do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on the ships.

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