Aqua Expeditions caters to high-end adventurers who have a thirst for active exploration by providing immersive expeditions to incredible destinations that can only be truly experienced on a bespoke river cruise vessel.
Highly experiential in nature, every Aqua Expeditions journey includes tailored activities with expert-guided small-group excursions, exceptional service with a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio and a focus on sustainability, conservation and attention to detail.
The Aqua Expeditions fleet of four luxury cruise vessels; Aqua Mekong, Aria Amazon, Aqua Nera, and Aqua Blu, elevate a five-star experience with contemporary design, a world-class cuisine experience created by critically acclaimed chefs and heartfelt personal service that caters to every guest’s needs and desires.
Each voyage promises to forge lifelong memories and leave you with unique stories to share as you discover the culture, history, wildlife and scenery of the world’s most ecologically and culturally significant locales including:
- Amazon River, Peru
- Komodo National Park, Spice Islands & Raja Ampat, Indonesia
- Mekong river, Cambodia & Vietnam
Read on to discover what makes Aqua Expeditions ships so perfectly suited to these little explored and remote regions, and find out why its river cruises provide guests with an experience unlike any other.
AMAZON RIVER, PERU:
With both the Aria Amazon and Aqua Nera sailing Peru’s breathtaking and staggeringly biodiverse stretch of Amazon River, Aqua Expeditions gives guests even more opportunity to explore this remote and fascinating destination. On both ships you will travel in absolute comfort and luxury, safe in the knowledge that you are causing minimal impact to the delicate Amazonian environment.
Together, these ships set a new standard for Amazonian river cruising, with a 1:1 staff to guest ratio representing the most exclusive on the Amazon river. Guests aboard the Aria Amazon and Aqua Nera are also treated to an authentic taste of Peru, with a comprehensive dining menu comprising of native Amazonian flavours and produce, created by one of Peru’s most renowned and accomplished chefs, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
The spacious interiors aboard Aria Amazon and Aqua Nera have a stylish design featuring contemporary elements that have been influenced by the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical blackwater lagoons. Each of the suites aboard both vessels are well appointed with luxury amenities and are curated to bring the beauty of the Amazon into focus, either through innovative design elements or floor-to-ceiling windows that give guests a full view of the majestic ecosystem.
On board both vessels, expert naturalist guides conduct eye-opening small group excursions with no more than 8-10 guests at a time. Promising up-close wildlife encounters and complete immersion in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest, these unique encounters are highly rewarding and awe-inspiring.
Cruise down the Amazon in Peru
KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, SPICE ISLANDS & RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA:
Aqua Expeditions showcase the stunning scenery and cultural diversity of Indonesia aboard Aqua Blu, a luxury, best-in-class expedition yacht. As the first ever long-range explorer yacht with year-round departures that is permanently based in East Indonesia, Aqua Blu is a new cruising experience unlike anything seen in these waters before.
Aqua Blu’s heritage as a celebrated former British Naval Explorer sets the stage for epic, unforgettable adventures in one of the most strikingly beautiful parts of the world. The RINA-classed, SOLAS-certified steel-hull vessel offers the highest international classifications for safety and comfort, as well as a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio that assures a personalised, luxurious experience. What’s more, incredible amenities are accompanied by top-of-the-line watersports equipment including diving and snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
As always with Aqua Expeditions, guests aboard Aqua Blu are invited to discover the true depth and personality of every destination through a series of incredible excursions and immersive activities. Led by a highly qualified and experienced team of guides you will encounter stunning nature and breathtaking wildlife at Komodo National Park, the Spice Islands and Raja Ampat, as well as having the opportunity to hike active volcanoes, see rare birds and encounter local cultures.
Aboard Aqua Blu you will continue into the heart of Indonesian living through a traditional five-star dining experience curated by world-renowned Consulting Chef Benjamin Cross. Th on-board dining will take you on a culinary expedition as diverse, surprising and rewarding as the destinations that you are arriving at.
Enjoy a cocktail out on the Sun Deck
MEKONG RIVER, CAMBODIA & VIETNAM:
Making an epic cultural journey across Cambodia and Vietnam, following the eye-opening and little travelled path of the Mekong River, the magnificent Aqua Mekong offers unparalleled luxury on the Mekong. Guests are surrounded by award-winning modern design, comprehensive amenities such as a spa, gym and river-facing plunge pool, and a 1:1 staff to guest ration that cannot be beaten by any other vessel on this fascinating river.
The 20 well-appointed suites aboard Aqua Blu even feature floor-to-ceiling windows as a part of their state-of-the-art design, allowing guests unobstructed views of the ever-changing Mekong scenery. With a series of incredible on- and off-shore excursions including kayaking and biking expeditions, all limited to a maximum of 8-10 guests and led by industry-leading experts, guests will get to know their idyllic surroundings and be able to tailor their experiences to their personal preferences.
On board Aqua Blu, guests will find that the journey into fascinating and engaging Cambodian and Vietnamese culture continues. A locally-inspired culinary experience has been crafted by Michelin-starred consulting chef David Thompson and designed to harness the unique flavour of the region.
Aqua Expeditions also owns and operates the only fleet of private tenders on the Mekong River, ready and waiting to whisk guests away on personalized day trips. Enjoy bespoke ventures to breathtaking landmarks, temples and villages where the history, tradition and culture of Cambodia and Vietnam will reveal themselves.
Discover the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam
Have you been inspired to explore one of the world’s most breathtaking and undiscovered rivers with Aqua Expeditions. Contact our Travel Specialists today to tailor-make your next luxury river cruise.