Aqua Expeditions building third Amazon ship

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The new Aqua Amazon will resemble the Aqua Mekong, pictured.
The new Aqua Amazon will resemble the Aqua Mekong, pictured.

Luxury river cruise line Aqua Expeditions will start construction in December of a third vessel to sail on Peru’s Amazon River, the company’s founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro announced on Tuesday. 

The all-suite vessel, scheduled to launch in early December 2017, will resemble the company’s newest boat, the Aqua Mekong, which launched in 2014. The new vessel will be called the Aqua Amazon, and the company’s existing Aqua Amazon will be renamed Aqualina, available solely for charters.

The forthcoming Aqua Amazon will feature twenty 320-square-foot suites, a spa, a gym, a pool and a fleet of four tender boats for daily exploration. The ship is being designed in collaboration with Noor Designs of Vietnam and architect Jordi Puig of Peru.

Aqua Expeditions, which launched in 2007, said it is building the vessel in response to growing demand for luxury cruising experiences on the Peruvian Amazon. 

Zugaro said the company also has “some exciting new destinations we will be announcing this summer to complement our current destination offering.”

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