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Aqua Expeditions launched the first luxury boutique expedition vessel offering Amazon River cruises. Today, Aria Amazon operates year-round on three-, four- and seven-night itineraries from the port city of Iquitos, as well as on Mekong River, between Vietnam and Cambodia, aboard the Aqua Mekong.

The boutique ship Aria Amazon offers just 16 spacious and air-conditioned Design Suites. All suites are 250 square feet with large outward-facing panoramic picture windows and en-suite sitting areas. Each suite has a California king bed or twin beds, plus a sofa which can accommodate a third guest. Children seven years or older are welcome onboard.

Fine dining aboard Aqua Expeditions includes buffet breakfasts and lunches, while dinners are a la carte culinary feasts under the direction of one of Lima's well-known restauranteurs. Beer and the best South American wines are included. A bar, boutique, observation deck, and outdoor and indoor lounge lift this experience far above other Amazon River tours. A crew of 27 includes a cruise director, a paramedic, and four English-speaking naturalist guides.

There’s a lot more to cruising the Amazon than meets the eye. Especially with the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve’s many different habitat types and microclimates, no two wildlife excursions are the same. Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are also part of the quintessential Amazon experience, along with local village and market visits.

The 40-passenger Aqua Mekong operates Mekong River cruises and features an outdoor infinity-edge plunge pool, spa, library, and screening room. The timeless flavors of Southeast Asian cuisines will be enhance your voyage, under the guidance of Michelin-starred Chef David Thompson, ranked as the #1 chef in Asia, and who serves as Executive Chef of Aqua Mekong

The Aqua Mekong staterooms are spacious at over 300 square feet, and feature floor to ceiling windows looking over the Mekong River, as well as complimentary wi-fi.

Cultural experiences will include Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese, from visiting with Buddhist monks in remote villages, discovering backwater canals in Vietnam, or the amazing temples of Angkor Wat. Four ten-passenger skiffs onboard enable guests to get ashore and navigate Mekong tributaries. Onboard enjoy daily briefings and talks on culture and history.

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 seven- and 12-night itineraries. The five-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu, presents a brass-and-ivory interior theme with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a sun deck.

Whether you choose a three-, four- or seven-night Aqua Expeditions river cruise adventure on the Amazon or Mekong, our travel consultants can tailor your amazing experience with pre- and post-cruise arrangements.