Mobility Aboard The Delfin Amazon Cruises
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Travelling to the Amazon rainforest is a remarkable experience that's best seen through an Amazon river cruise. It's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that should not be limited by your mobility. There are a number of ways that you can safely enjoy the Amazon without worrying too much about the difficulty of trekking through the jungle. Below we've outlined the mobility experience aboard the Delfin Amazon Cruises in Peru.
Mobility Aboard an Amazon River Cruise
1. Passengers are transferred from Iquitos to Nauta by a spacious, air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van. The transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. When passengers first arrive to the embarkation port, they will need to walk up a few steps. The entrance is built in this way to avoid the muddy road during rainy season.
2. After being greeted with a welcome drink at the Embarkation Port, passengers will have a few minutes to relax and sit down. Afterwards, passengers will have to go down a ramp to hop on the speedboats that will take them to their Amazon cruise.
3. The speedboat will get passengers to the vessel from the embarkation port. The speedboat is situated at a walk-in level so no climbing is needed. The transfer time from the embarkation port to the amazon cruise vessel is only about a minute.
4. You will be assisted by the crew to hop on the amazon cruise vessel, there is about a 1 ft height difference between the speedboat and the vessel, it varies depending on water level. The water is very calm and stable in this area, so the speedboat does not move much when stepping out.
5. Passengers will go through the same process every time they go out on an excursion. Staff will always be there to assist passengers with stepping in and out of the cruise vessel.
6. If passengers have low mobility and are unable to join other travellers on trekking excursions, they may choose to stay aboard the speedboat and experience the Amazon jungle in that way. During high-water season, speedboats have the ability to cruise through small creeks and tributaries, allowing passengers to go deeper into the jungle.
7. Keep in mind that most land excursions take place on uneven terrain. You might have to walk over a tree, go up a few steps, or walk through muddy areas. It may also rain, causing the terrain to be slightly slippery. If passengers are unable to move through the jungle by land, staff will arrange speedboat excursions.
Another point to keep in mind is that the Delfin Amazon Cruises (Delfin I, Delfin II and Delfin III) are rather small for the cruising world. It is easy to move around considering there is no elevator on board and passengers will have to take stairs to move from deck to deck. Passengers can also rest assured that the ship's guides and crew are always ready to assist travellers with any needs they may have. The crew is hand-picked for their knowledge, amiability, hard work and customer service, which enrich the whole cruise experience. Their presence complements the first-class surroundings perfectly.