Two new ships will be joining Aqua Expeditions. Aqua Blu (Aqua Expeditions’ first coastal ship) and Aqua Nera. The two luxury vessels will join the fleet in November 2019 and August 2020.
Coastal ship Aqua Blu debuts as line’s first-ever long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the East Indonesian Archipelago with year-round departures.
She will primarily serve three destinations on seven-night coastal itineraries: Raja Ampat, Bali-Komodo National Park, and the Ambon and Spice Islands.
There will also be a limited number of 12-night extended voyages on offer.
The refurbished ship with 15 sea-facing suites in three cabin categories has a rich heritage (once having sailed as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle).
Guests will have access to certified dive guides, a sun deck, indoor lounge and bar, outdoor jacuzzi, spa and non-motorised watersports equipment such as diving and snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
Aqua Blu is also equipped with two high-powered tenders for sea excursions.
Aqua Nera, on the other hand, will be based in the Peruvian Amazon and offer three, four, and seven-night cruises.
Her design is inspired by the blackwater lagoons and tributaries of the river and Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, with 20 river-facing suites plus a lounge and spa, plunge pool and gym.
There will also be a restaurant where Amazonian ingredients will be used in Modern Peruvian cuisine.
Cruises on both ships are open for booking.
- READ: FROM THE RIVERS TO THE COAST: Aqua Expeditions moves into coastal cruising
- READ: FIRST LOOK at Aqua Expeditions’ upgraded ships
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