SINGAPORE, 8 May 2019: Boutique cruise line Aqua Expeditions announced Tuesday two new fleet additions: Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera.
Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions’ first coastal ship and the first-ever long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the East Indonesian Archipelago with year-round departures.
Aqua Blu will serve three destinations on seven-night coastal cruise itineraries from November 2019.
Raja Ampat (Round-trip; December through to January; 10 departures per year).
Bali-Komodo National Park (Bi-directional; April to September; 23 departures per year).
Ambon & Spice Islands (Round-trip; October to November; seven departures per year).
Aqua Blu cruises in the heart of the Coral Triangle and traverses the global spice trade route. Itineraries will cover tropical islands where wildlife, culture and age-old traditions reside in addition to the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites.
Featuring technologically advanced stabilisers for ultimate guest comfort while navigating or at rest, the high-performance vessel is also RINA and SOLAS-certified. Rates start at USD$7,525 for seven-night itineraries.
Aqua Nera will sail to the Peruvian Amazon, where it will begin operations 1 August 2020. Aqua Nera will serve three, four, and seven-night river cruise itineraries with rates ranging from USD$4,125 to USD$10,325 per person in double occupancy.
*The Coral Triangle is a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each Ecoregion (Wikipedia)