Delfin III

43 guests
year built
crew members
29 crew members
168 feet
39 feet
5 feet
cruising speed
10 knots

The 168-foot-long Delfin III (formerly called the Amazon Discovery) is an exquisite ship built in 2015 and re-imagined in 2017 to explore the rainforest and rivers of the Amazon. Accommodations on board the Delfin III provide an extraordinary level of comfort and style with spacious, well-appointed suites that offer floor-to-ceiling panoramic picture windows, individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, the finest bed linens and duvets, all-natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space and much more. This luxury 43-guest river cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River.

Delfin III Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Delfin III review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Amazon experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in the Amazon. Please read our Delfin III review below then contact our experts to compare the Delfin III with other small cruise ships and riverboats offering Amazon cruises.

In 2018, Delfin III became the first ship in the world to join the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association, per her showcase of the unique history and rich cultural heritage of the Peruvian Amazon, as well as her commitment to preserving the environment. Also supporting this honor is Delfin III’s superb cuisine, an expression of culinary arts that blends the culture and terroir of the region she cruises in.

Common Areas Aboard Delfin III

The Delfin III has beautiful details and comfortable spaces that include indoor and outdoor lounges, outdoor plunge pool, large dining room, gym and spa. Exquisite details can be found around every corner with inspiration and touches of nature infused in the decor. The open-air Sun Deck is the hub of activity with cushioned chaise lounges, a sparkling plunge pool and shaded lounge.

The air-conditioned Canopy Lounge keeps you connected to the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows and locally inspired decor. Here, cultural performances, lively discussions with expert naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes and nightly entertainment around the bar enrich and delight as the ship’s staff members cater to your every whim.

Activities Aboard Delfin III

Delfin III is outfitted with deluxe 10-person skiff excursion boats, as well as kayaks for guests to explore the wildlife and rainforest up close. A selection of double kayaks and stand-up paddleboards offers opportunities to paddle while taking in the sights and sounds of one of the largest flooded protected areas in the world. Engaging onboard activities include wildlife lectures, jungle fruit demonstrations, a cooking class, a Pisco Sour class and live music. Also on board, the Rainforest Spa offers the Amazonian tradition of using mystique-filled tinctures and exotic elixirs to cure with indulgent remedies remains, and the boutique features local artisan handicrafts that benefit the communities in which they’re produced.

Safety Aboard Delfin III

Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all passengers aboard the Delfin III. The vessel is equipped with a radio communication system, satellite phone, life jackets, flare signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, and an onboard defibrillator.

Cabins & Deck Plans Aboard Delfin III

There are four main cabins types aboard the Delfin III. All cabins have all-natural spa-quality bath amenities, nightly turndown service, in-room electronic safe, individual climate control, luxury cotton linens with duvet, premium mattresses, purified water replenished daily, multi-configuration plugs 110v/220v, generous closet space and under-bed storage, hair dryer, makeup mirror, iron and ironing board. Additional amenities for Corner and Owner’s Suites include a complimentary 30-minute spa treatment per guest, laundry service (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise), stocked mini-bar and scented bath upon request.