Aqua Expeditions is adding a second riverboat on the
Peruvian Amazon and a refurbished coastal ship that it said will be the first
long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the east
The Aqua Blu will be the company’s first coastal ship. The
superyacht was once a British Royal Navy coastal survey vessel before being
converted to a cruise ship in the 2000s. Aqua partnered with yacht designer Cor
D. Rover to refurbish the ship formerly known as the Titan.
The Aqua Blu will begin service on Nov. 16, offering year-round
departures. The company said it will primarily serve three destinations – the Raja
Ampat Islands, Bali-Komodo National Park and Ambon and the Spice Islands) -- on
seven-night itineraries. It will also offer a limited number of special
12-night itineraries to different destinations.
The Aqua Nera is a newbuild, 15-suite luxury boat scheduled
to begin service on Aug. 1, 2020.
currently operates the river cruise ships Aria Amazon on the Peruvian Amazon
and Aqua Mekong on the Mekong river in Cambodia and Vietnam.