Luxury Amazon Cruises
Rainforest Cruises has a small range of itineraries aboard vessels that we truly consider luxurious. See below how we define this, and what makes certain cruiseboats so special.
While all the Amazon cruises featured on our webpage offer comfortable accommodation, good food, interesting itineraries and knowledgeable guides, the four boats in our Luxury category really stand out for their amenities, service and attention to detail. Here's why:
First-rate Accommodation: the cabins are spacious, the beds are large (California king size available), the linen, toiletries and towels are of the best quality, and overall, the atmosphere is extremely inviting. All cabins are climate-controlled and enclosed, ensuring critter-free, restful sleep. Hot water is always available in your spacious, private bathroom.
Gourmet Cuisine: the menus on board are a real source of pride and care, designed by world-class chefs to make the best use of the national recipes and locally-sourced ingredients. Meal times are a truly special experience, as guests await expectantly for the next dish, with the real possibility of new flavors. Even the table decor changes with every meal!
Well-appointed Public Areas: the Amazon cruise itineraries contain plenty of down time, especially during the hottest part of the day, and these luxury ships provide a selection of welcoming, comfortable areas - such as the bar, library, lounge or sun deck - to relax, chat to your fellow travelers or crew members, read a book and watch the Amazon jungle glide gently past.
Outstanding Staff & Crew: for many, the most memorable aspect of an Amazon jungle tour are the people one meets along the way. Key among these are the guides and ship's crew, who are hand-picked for their knowledge, amiability and hard work. Their presence complements the first-class surroundings perfectly.
First-class Transport: not only are the Amazon cruiseships themselves luxurious, but the transfers to and from the airport are in luxury vehicles. And while waiting to board the cruise boats, there are very comfortable embarkation lounges at the port, to enjoy a welcome fruit juice and get a first taste of life on the river.
The Delfins are luxury, first-class Amazonian cruise boats that depart from Iquitos in Peru. They combine traditional design and craftsmanship, with all modern comforts, and pride themselves on their cuisine and service.
Not only are the accommodations luxurious, but their four and five-day itineraries offer clients the chance to be one of a select group to visit the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - the largest protected wetland reserve in the world and one of the areas of highest bio-diversity.
A world of flora and fauna awaits you ... if you can force yourself to leave the comfortable surroundings of the Delfins!
There are only four suites on board this boutique riverboat, and so your journey will be personalized and intimate.
The suites are found on two decks and are all supremely spacious and well-furnished. Those on the lower deck boast their own terrace with plunge pool from which to enjoy the passing Amazon scenery in the most relaxing way possible!
The top deck has a wonderfully relaxed covered bar and lounge area, which is another great place to enjoy the jungle atmosphere and chat to your fellow passengers or guides; while the dining room changes its decor for every meal, in celebration of the culinary masterpieces that emanate from the kitchen.
There are fourteen cabins on board, all carefully designed to be of the utmost comfort; and like the Delfin I, she has beautifully-appointed public areas - including the bar/lounge, hammock deck, and dining room - to which passengers naturally gravitate, tempted by the promise of a cold beverage, delicious meal, great views or good company.
NB. The Delfin II is chartered by a luxury tour operator for most of 2013, but please ask us about the remaining, discounted dates.
The Grand Amazon is a luxury vessel that specializes in unforgettable journeys in Brazil's Amazon region, with the five-star comfort and excellence of the best ocean-going cruise ships.
The adventure begins in the Brazilian city of Manaus, and explores an area with the greatest natural exuberance on the planet – Amazonia. Along the way, the Grand Amazon makes stops at various spots in the Amazon Rainforest, offering trips on small boats for guests who want to explore the jungle’s dense, untouched vegetation to marvel at tropical trees, plants and exotic animal species.
Despite the remoteness of the destination, passengers can enjoy all the modern conveniences on a luxury cruise ship, including 72 fully-equipped cabins, exclusive bars and restaurants, a wide range of entertainment activities, a conference room for conventions, shops, swimming pools, Jacuzzis and a disco.
Experience the tropical rainforest and the fascinating environs of the Amazon River on this trip deep into the jungle while you luxuriate in the comfort of a five-star cruise ship.
The 130-foot-long, M/V Aqua is a true luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru and was custom built to cruise the Amazon, offering an extraordinary level of comfort for its guests.
The M/V Aqua can accommodate a maximum of 24 cruise ship guests plus crew. This luxury Amazon cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing extremely comfortable lounge, dining and sleeping accommodations and modern navigation technologies and standards for cruise ship travel and safety on the water.
The 147-foot-long, M/V Aria is the sister ship of the M/V Aqua, and was custom-built by renowned Peruvian architect Jordi Puig to cruise the Amazon as another true luxury cruise ship operating on the northern Amazon River in Peru, offering an extraordinary level of comfort for its guests.
The M/V Aria can accommodate a maximum of 32 cruise ship guests plus crew. This luxury cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing extremely comfortable lounge, outdoor jacuzzi, exercise room, dining and sleeping accommodations and modern navigation technologies and standards for cruise ship travel and safety on the water.
The Zenith Yacht represents the absolute height of sophisticated luxury on the Amazon River.
Operating out of the city of Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazon, the Zenith was built exclusively to offer ecological adventure river cruise charters for up to 12 discerning clients, in unrivalled five-star luxury.
The destination - Brazil's Amazon Rainforest - speaks for itself. Home to 30% of the world’s biodiversity, it is of untold value to the planet's future, with its genetic and medicinal potential, as well as it's importance in absorbing greenhouse gases. It is endlessly fascinating ... and jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Every single feature of the Zenith - from high-tech navigation and communication systems to spectacular cabins and a highly-accomplished crew - is designed to make your voyage as secure, comfortable and interesting as possible.