IMAGE Aqua Blu Boutique luxury cruise line Aqua

first_imgIMAGE: Aqua BluBoutique luxury cruise line, Aqua Expeditions, has announced two new fleet additions: Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera. Aqua Blu is the cruise line’s 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; and Aqua Nera is a new-build river cruise boat that will sail to the Peruvian Amazon.Aqua BluFeaturing technologically-advanced stabilizers for ultimate guest comfort while navigating or at res, the high-performance vessel is also RINA- and SOLAS-certified. With 15 individually-designed sea-facing suites in 3 cabin categories, Aqua Blu will welcome guests with on-board certified dive guides and a range of best-in-class cruise amenities including a sun deck, indoor lounge and bar, outdoor jacuzzi, spa and top-of-the-line non-motorised watersports equipment such as diving and snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Aqua Blu is also equipped with two high-powered tenders for sea excursions. Multiple excursions on land and water are planned to run concurrently on the Aqua Blu. Water-based excursions will cater to both certified divers as well as leisure snorkellers.Partnering with internationally-renowned yacht designer Cor D. Rover, the completely refurbished Aqua Blu is endowed with a rich heritage as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle. To begin service on 16 November 2019, Aqua Blu will primarily serve three destinations on 7-night coastal cruise itineraries:Raja Ampat (Round-trip; December through to February; 10 departures/year)Bali-Komodo National Park (Bi-directional; April to September; 23 departures/year)Ambon & Spice Islands (Round-trip; October to November; 7 departures/year)Aqua Blu will also offer highly-limited 12-night journeys – Limited Cross-Destination Voyages – with a maximum of four departures a year, each sailing a different route. Rates for 7- and 12-night Aqua Blu itineraries range from USD7$,525 to USD$16,475 per person in double occupancy.Aqua Nera LoungeAqua NeraAqua Nera’s 20 spacious, river-facing suites will convey a welcoming and stylish sense of Amazonian tranquillity. The design philosophy manifests across the vessel’s social spaces including the restaurant, lounge and spa. Aqua Nera will also feature a river-facing plunge pool and gym.On Aqua Nera, Aqua Expeditions’ partnership with award-winning Peruvian culinarian Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will continue. Known for using Amazonian ingredients in his Modern Peruvian cuisine, Chef Schiaffino’s menu will reaffirm the cruise line’s steadfast commitment to sustainability and supporting local producers.Featuring a high-concept interior by renowned architect Noor Design, the vessel will sail to the Peruvian Amazon, where it will begin operations on 1 August 2020. Aqua Nera will offer 3-, 4- and 7-night river cruise itineraries with rates ranging from USD$4,125 to USD$10,325 per person in double occupancy. Aqua BluAqua ExpeditionsAqua Neraboutique cruisecruiseluxurylast_img read more