The First Relais & Chateaux Cruise

Delfin Amazon Cruises, the pioneer of upscale river cruising in the Upper Peruvian Amazon, becomes the first cruise company to join Relais & Chateaux.

About Relais & Chateaux

Known for its strict admission standards, Relais & Chateaux members must fill the excellent criteria of the Association and encompass the following core values: local focus, humanity, sharing and commitment. Even more, Relais & Chateaux represents a voyage of discovery. The goal is that travelers to enjoy a unique experience that is beautiful and fulfilling.

Delfin Amazon Cruises joins the prestigious collection having set the highest standards for impeccable service, stylish design and superb authentic cuisine, in one of the world’s most fascinating and remote locations, the Amazon Basin. Relais & Châteaux members include over 550 world-class hotels and restaurants spanning the globe, each with a distinct setting, atmosphere and flavor.

Relais and Chateaux Cruise

“It is a true privilege and honor to become a member of Relais & Châteaux, a brand that is synonymous with quality and that champions the finest hospitality in unique places around the world,” said Aldo Macchiavello, Founder and CEO of Delfin Amazon Cruises. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to upholding the delicate balance at play in our pristine Amazon. This is done through our local community projects and sustainability efforts.”

About Delfin Amazon Cruises

Husband and wife team, Aldo Macchiavello and Lissy Urteaga founded the company in early 2006. Delfin Amazon Cruises fulfilled a lifelong passion of theirs to run a boutique travel business in their inspiring country, Peru. The company was the first to bring upscale river cruising to the Upper Peruvian Amazon. Furthermore, the cruise itineraries travel to remote and spectacular tributaries only accessible by river cruise. Vessels include, the exclusive four-suite Delfin I and the Delfin II and most recent the Delfin III.

Aligned to Relais & Châteaux’s mission to promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality, Delfin prides itself on its world-class hospitality, combining authentic Peruvian gastronomy and understated luxury aboard uniquely designed vessels that allow guests to explore the Amazon in true style and comfort. Delfin has a strong commitment to preserving the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest and works closely with its non-profit partner. The Kuyapa Foundation supports local communities and strives to protect Amazonia’s fragile ecosystem for generations to come.

Delfin Amazon Cruises thrives in harmony with nature as guests get to explore one of the world’s most intriguing environments. Whether it’s from their adventure skiff or from simply relaxing in their suite, guests feel immersed into the jungle. Every element onboard is full of authenticity, thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

For more information about booking a Relais & Chateaux Delfin Amazon Cruise, please contact us.