MEDIA CONTACT: Patty Disken‐Cahill Lindblad Expeditions 212‐261‐9081 [email protected]

NEW YORK, NY, August 2012 – Lindblad Expeditions‐National Geographic will continue to be the exclusive U.S. Tour Operator in 2013 of the Delfin II with 38 departures aboard the elegant 28‐passenger riverboat that voyages the Peruvian‐Amazon. Lindblad Expeditions controls all sales and marketing of the vessel in the United States, and is responsible for all bookings for Lindblad’s 10‐day expeditions exploring Peru’s Pacaya‐Samiria Reserve.

Lindblad began their relationship with Delfin Amazon Cruises in 2010 and more than doubled inventory in 2012 with an increase to 38 departures. Lindblad will again offer 38 departures in the region in 2013.

Built in 2009, the Delfin ll is a 120 ft. luxury river vessel that features a graceful, modern design with fine Peruvian woods and open, comfortable spaces for relaxing. Guest accommodations include four expansive master suites and ten suites – four of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. All provide panoramic, stunning river views and the luxuries of a world class suite with a casual, yet refined elegance. The dining room, observation deck, bar, reference library, and wooden slat hammock sun deck are lined with silken hardwoods, creating a comfortable, stylish base for exploration, and feature handicrafts by the ribereños who call this Reserve their home. Delfin II is also the only ship on the Peruvian Amazon with a fleet of nimble, comfortable kayaks, allowing guests to safely explore the river in a unique way, and the ship’s acclaimed 5‐star dining is beautifully prepared almost entirely from local ingredients from the rainforest.

Rates for the 10‐day “Upper Amazon: Exploring Peru’s Pacaya‐Samiria Reserve” begin at $5,590 per person based on double occupancy for 2012 departures, and $5,870 for 2013 departures. The voyage can be combined with a pre or post‐voyage expeditions to Galápagos or Machu Picchu, or a post‐voyage extension to Paracas and the Nasca Lines.

For additional information on Lindblad Expeditions‐National Geographic’s Amazon voyages call your travel agent or visit or 1‐800‐EXPEDITION.For group sales and charter sales, contact Karen Kuttner ‐Dimitry at [email protected] or 800‐783‐6656 ext. 1030.