By Nahrain John @karryontravel09 Apr 2019After nearly a dozen years of perfecting the river cruise experience in the Amazon & the Mekong, Aqua Expeditions is expanding its product & sailing towards fresher waters.Aqua Expeditions revealed plans this week to move into coastal cruising with its first long-range explorer yacht launching later this year.Owner and Chief Executive of the boutique cruise line, Francesco Galli Zugaro, said the line finalised the purchase of its first coastal ship in March, and is now waitin for it to undergo a complete makeoer into a modern luxury expedition vessel.Targeting affluent explorers, the interior of the yet-to-be-named vessel will be designed by a renowned designer, while a critically acclaimed chef will create a world-class dining menu.Initially, the ship will sail in three destinations new to Aqua Expeditions. The cruise line has yet to reveal the locations, however, according to a sneak peek video, they’ll be popular for water activities, wildlife spotting, history and unique culture.Check out the teaser below.Francesco, who takes a very hands-on approach in the business, said he’ll remain deeply involved in the development of the new vessel as well as its itineraries.Further details on the ship’s sailings will be released on 8 May 2019.The arrival of the new yacht along with the line’s new state-of-the-art luxury river cruise vessel will see Aqua Expeditions double its fleet from two to four vessels by mid-2020. READ: Elizabeth Gilbert christens Avalon Envision in BudapestREAD: Carnival launches pizza delivery app so guests can eat anywhereREAD: Wheelchair-friendly lines & how they accommodate travellersHave you cruised with Aqua Expeditions? Tell us about your experience below. Other stories you may likeWEST HOLLYWOOD: New hotels & restaurants raising the bar in Cali’s trendy cityFLIGHTS GROUNDED: Jet Airways suspends flights as it seeks financial aidEUROPERKS: How to score a $50 gift card when you book a Europe cruise!