Aqua Expeditions, operator of Amazon and Mekong river cruises, plans to launch coastal cruises this November, having recently purchased a long-range 200-foot explorer yacht originally built for Britain's Royal Navy. 

An extensive refurbishment will transform the ship into a luxury expedition cruise ship, Aqua says. 

Aqua said it would reveal more information about the ship, including its name, and its itineraries on May 8. Aqua provided a sneak preview of destinations in a video. 

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