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Aqua Expeditions

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Protravel International Beverly Hills
Africa, Europe, USA, France, French Polynesia
Book now to take advantage of up to 30% off savings on 2023, 2024 and 2025 departures, plus discounts for children 12 and under, and a special Global Travel Collection exclusive amenity.
  • Savings are applicable on all 2023, 2024 and 2025 departures for Aqua Mekong, Aria Amazon, Aqua Nera and Aqua Blu.
  • Booking must be made by June 30, 2023.
  • Booking policies are applicable to all bookings until further notice.
  • This offer cannot be combined with other additional promotions, offers, or discounts.
  • Aqua Expeditions reserves the right to withdraw special offers at any time and without notice
  • Only applicable for a 7-night trip on Aqua Blu.


A recognized global leader in luxury small-ship expeditions, Aqua Expeditions explores the world’s most biodiverse and culturally significant destinations aboard best-in-class vessels of stylish contemporary design. Expect tailored five-star itineraries, a highly exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, cuisine by award-winning chefs, and small group expert-guided activities and excursions.

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Why Aqua Expeditions?

  • LUXURY SMALL SHIP EXPEDITIONS IN REMOTE DESTINATIONS: Operates River explorations on the Amazon (Peru), the Mekong (Cambodia and Vietnam), and coastal yacht voyages to Komodo National Park, Ambon and the Spice Islands, as well as Raja Ampat (East Indonesia), and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador).
  • Personalized luxury travel experiences centered around
  • SERVICE: Personalized luxury travel experiences with a highly exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio

  • DESIGN: State-of-the-art designed vessels World-class dining.
  • WILDLIFE, ADVENTURE AND CULTURE: Explores the world’s most biodiverse and culturally significant destinations living authentic tailor-made soft adventures in five-star itineraries. Small group expert-guided activities and excursions.
  • CUISINE: World-renowned chefs’ departures
  • RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL: Wildlife conservation programs and local community support
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Surpassing required international safety standards

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Cambodia and Vietnam: Mekong River

Immerse yourself in history and culture as you discover the rich heritage and traditions of the Mekong River and its storied past. Board the stylish Aqua Mekong and navigate the picturesque lower river basin with our expert local guides in groups no larger than 10. The life-giving waters of Southeast Asia’s longest river await you on the Aqua Mekong.

Peru: Amazon River

Journey into Earth’s largest rainforest with our award-winning river expedition vessels Aqua Nera and Aria Amazon. The mystical river has never been more accessible; navigate your way through its many waterways and explore the biodiverse rainforest, which houses the world’s largest collection of plant and animal life.

Indonesia: Komodo, Raja Ampat, and Spice Islands

With over 18,000 tropical islands straddling two mighty oceans, Indonesia is one of the best locations to voyage by expedition vessel. Aqua Blu sails across the pristine seas of East Indonesia, striking an impeccable symmetry between luxurious travel, historical adventure, and untouched culture.

Galapagos Islands

Reward yourself with an adventure of a lifetime expedition to islands born of fire, the Archipelago of Galapagos. Witness one of history’s greatest scientific discoveries by experiencing the extraordinary power of nature to adapt to its environment: evolution.

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with your family while sailing on Aqua Expeditions’ small-ship luxury voyages. Visit remote and uncharted destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, Peruvian Amazon, Mekong Delta, and the islands of East Indonesia in ultimate comfort and luxury. Take advantage of of Aqua Expeditions’ exclusive offers including the 20-30% off early bird promotion (subject to availability); the special discount for children under 12 years old; and the Loyalty Program discount. Our all-inclusive rates cover all meals and offer a special menu just for kids. Our Interconnecting suites are perfect for families and each vessel features ample personal and social spaces including plunge pools, games rooms, cinemas, and entertainment service amenities. The excursions are led by expert guides in private tenders, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. We have a 1:1 guest-crew ratio across our vessels which allows for an immersive and rewarding voyage.

Cruise highlights:

Aria Amazon:

The award-winning Aria Amazon – sister ship to our state-of-the-art Aqua Nera. Designed by innovative architect Jordi Puig, Aria Amazon is a river cruise ship that is custom-built to explore the Peruvian Amazon and the famed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in absolute comfort and luxury — with minimal impact to the delicate Amazon river and rainforest environment.

On board, 16 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows give guests a full view of the Amazon’s majestic river and rainforests. The top deck features amenities including a jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar, and an outdoor observation deck. In the dining room, guests also savor the best of Peruvian cuisine with a comprehensive dining menu created by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s most accomplished chefs known for using produce and ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.

With small-group excursions of no larger than 12 conducted by highly-experienced naturalist guides, guests can be assured of the most fulfilling, life-enriching wildlife encounters they can get from an Amazon discovery cruise deep in the Amazon rainforest. Our custom-designed ergonomic fleet of private launch boats, manned skillfully by our captain and crew, adds to the comfort of every wild exploration.

Setting a green example for every other Amazon river cruise vessel in the region, Aria Amazon features a water treatment plant and virtually smoke-free, fuel-efficient engines that comply with strict US and international environmental standards.

Aqua Nera:

Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, Aqua Nera draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

Aboard the Aqua Nera, award-winning architects Noor Design crafts every space to perfection. The vessel’s 20 spacious Design Suites convey a sense of Amazon tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colorful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru.

Aqua Nera operates alongside the Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury. The cruise features cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs who is celebrated for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Every day, expert naturalist guides conduct small-group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

Aqua Blu:

Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries.

With a grand legacy as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is a compelling maritime statement. A 2019 refurbishment overseen by Dutch yacht design maestro Cor D. Rover brings the vessel to world-class cruising specifications. Guests can expect to embrace a distinguished sense of history and seafaring evolution when they set foot on this one-of-a-kind cruise ship.

Inside the five-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu, Cor has tastefully paired a brass-and-ivory interior theme with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a sun deck.

Faster, further, greater safety and comfort — Aqua Blu’s naval pedigree makes it the perfect vessel to navigate East Indonesia’s vast seas. Having attained the highest international classifications (RINA, SOLAS, ISM) in safety, the vessel is additionally equipped with Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers for optimal comfort at rest or while sailing.

Aqua Blu’s range stands heads and shoulders above that of its peers in East Indonesia. Able to cover vast distances in a short span of time — and in any sea condition — the vessel enables explorers on board to experience the most varied, enjoyable and rewarding coastal cruise itineraries in this wild and stunningly beautiful region of the world.

Aqua Mekong :

Aqua Mekong showcases modern architecture and interiors by renowned architect Noor Design. The Mekong river cruise ship’s 20 spacious, air-conditioned suites feature full-length windows that offer spectacular panoramas of the ever-changing Mekong scenery. Aqua Mekong also received the coveted Gold Award in the Architecture/New Build category in the 2015 Asia Hotel Design Awards. With its commitment to safety and comfort, Aqua Mekong remains the leader in Cambodia and Vietnam luxury cruises.

As the Aqua Mekong charts a luxurious passage across Cambodia and Vietnam, on-board guests embark on an inspiring journey of local flavors with a dining experience crafted by Michelin-starred consulting chef David Thompson. The ship’s bar menu, created by renowned spirit experts and cocktail designers Proof & Co, echoes a similar locally-minded philosophy.

Aqua Mekong guarantees utmost safety, comfort, and exclusivity for off-shore excursions, as Aqua Expeditions owns and operates the only private fleet of launch boats on the Mekong river. The four ergonomically-designed launch boats bring guests on highly personalized day trips to explore the Mekong delta.

Aqua Mare:

As the first true superyacht in the Galapagos Islands, the 50m Aqua Mare takes an iconic once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the next level. With her expansive size and world-class pedigree, she boasts 30 percent more indoor volume than most yachts her size, making her the perfect respite after active days exploring the remote wildlife and dynamic nature of the Archipelago.

Aboard the Italian CRN Yacht-built Aqua Mare, guests will find seven large Zuretti-designed suites, including an 80 sqm Owner’s Suite, extravagant indoor and outdoor social spaces, elegant finishing, and immaculate attention to detail, making it the first of its kind in the region, and the ultimate retreat while exploring the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos Archipelago. Exclusivity is combined with the most personalized service enabled by two naturalist guides for 16 guests, on top of the islands’ most exclusive one-to-one crew to guest ratio.

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Aqua Expeditions have itineraries from 3 to 14 days.

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