River cruise operator Aqua Expeditions said it will
offer five new hosted voyages in 2017, two on the Mekong River and three on the
Founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro will lead four-night
cruises on the Mekong departing May 26 and Aug. 25, as well as one on the
Amazon departing Nov. 6.
On the Peruvian Amazon, consulting chef Pedro Miguel
Schiaffino will host departures Oct. 9 and Nov. 20.
During those cruises, guests will take cooking classes with Schiaffino
and travel together to the local markets to learn about locally grown and
harvested ingredients that are essential to creating his signature dishes on
board, such as coconut tapioca with mango sorbet and causa (a potato terrine)
with shrimp escabeche.
On the founder-hosted cruises, guests can join Zugaro on a
biking adventure through the local streets along the Mekong or kayak with him
on the gentle flows of the Amazon to spot indigenous wildlife. Over cocktails,
Zugaro will discuss topics from conceptualization and design to the
construction and launch of each Aqua Expeditions vessel.
Prices start at $4,860 for the Amazon cruises and $5,140 for
the Mekong voyages.