When it comes to escaping the country, a lot of people turn towards fancy cruises with name brand cruise lines, and amenities to match.
Cruises offer a streamlined experience, with itineraries tailored to the adventurous spirit, and then some. With a passenger capacity upwards of three thousand guests, it can, and will, seem a little cramped while trying to enjoy your getaway.How do you remedy this situation you may ask?Why not try downsizing? The Peruvian Amazon cruise ship the Delfin III offers a more intimate experience and fewer passengers. Your time there will be more enriching, encounters with passengers more meaningful, and excursions more adventurous.
The Delfin line of vessels prides themselves on offering an immersive rainforest experience while also treating the passengers to heightened luxury.
[caption id="attachment_142629" align="alignnone" width="624"] (Photo: Delfin Amazon Cruises)[/caption]The newest vessel, the Delfin III, can hold up to 43 passengers. Now, compare that with your average Carnival Cruise. You’ll be getting to know your fellow passengers very well! With this kind of experience comes a very interesting crowd to match the locale. This new ship is lined with hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian artifacts, adding a unique layer of class to an already intense experience.
Itineraries match the adventurous spirit of its passengers, and will likely add to an already unforgettable experience.
Every Delfin offers roomy living areas, spacious lounges, a bar and a dining room with ambiance, as well as an outdoor sundeck for viewing the jungle that encompasses you. There is also a spa on board the ship, where you’ll find yourself receiving Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, and invigorating coffee scrubs. If you find some free time on your hands there's a gym onboard the ship too. What more?For the high culture crown or curious traveler, there is also a boutique on board featuring the work from artists in and around Peru. If you see anything you like, you can have it shipped to your house! Although large cruise lines are packed to the brim with amenities, you won’t find the personal touch, or care that comes along with a more stylized cruise experience down the Amazon. You’ll get to know the passengers and crew, and likely make some good friends during the process.[caption id="attachment_142630" align="alignnone" width="624"] (Photo: Delfin Amazon Cruises)[/caption]
Tip: Explore Iquitos before you head out- you’ll find some nice restaurants and epic scenery during your visit.
Make sure to take advantage of excursions during your trip, otherwise, you won’t get to see any wildlife. When I go at the end of January 2019, I’m looking forward to seeing the pink river dolphins, as well as all of the colorful birds hanging out in the trees.
I’m sure every trip down the river is different than the last, making every trip stand out from the rest, and I just cannot wait!