Agents' Choice 2020

New Additions For Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions has unveiled two new additions to its fleet – Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera.

Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions’ first coastal ship, and the first-ever long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the east Indonesian archipelago. The ship will offer year-round departures and will begin service on Nov. 16, 2019.

Aqua Nera will begin service in the Peruvian Amazon on Aug. 1, 2020, and will redefine luxury river cruising in the region.

Partnering with internationally renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover, the completely refurbished Aqua Blu has a rich heritage as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle, which most famously carried naturalist Charles Darwin around the world.

When it begins service on Nov. 16, 2019, Aqua Blu will primarily serve three destinations on seven-night coastal cruise itineraries:

  • Raja Ampat – roundtrip; December through February; 10 departures/year.
  • Bali-Komodo National Park – bi-directional; April to September; 23 departures/year.
  • Ambon & Spice Islands – roundtrip; October to November; 7 departures/year.

Aqua Blu will offer 12-night itineraries. Called Limited Cross-Destination Voyages, there will be a maximum of four departures per year, each sailing a different route. Rates for 7- and 12-night Aqua Blu itineraries range from USD$7,525 to USD$16,475 per person, based on double occupancy.

Aqua Nera, a newly built river cruise boat, features a high-concept interior by renowned architect Noor Design. The vessel will begin service on Aug. 1, 2020 and offer 3-, 4- and 7-night river cruise itineraries with rates ranging from USD$4,125 to USD$10,325 per person, based on double occupancy.

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