Saturday, 1 January 2011

AQUA EXPEDITIONS NAMED TO THE PRESTIGIOUS HARPERS' LIST

Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, today announced its 2011 Grand Award Winners, featuring Aqua Expeditions' M/V Aqua in the category of "Best Cruise."

The brainchild of Francesco Galli-Zugaro, Aqua Expeditions is entirely unique to the Peruvian Amazon. Trips cater to discriminating, adventurous travelers and explore the more remote and pristine areas of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the upper Amazon River and its tributaries. M/V Aqua, the flagship vessel, is 140-feet long with 12 spacious and luxurious guest suites. All of the suites are 230 to 240 square feet with large outward-facing picture windows and en-suite sitting areas. Launching Spring 2011, Aqua Expeditions' new vessel, the M/V Aria, will feature 16 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, a gym, sundeck, and the same Pedro Miguel Schiaffino-designed menus. Fore more information on Aqua Expeditions, visit www.aquaexpeditions.com.

All of Mr. Harper's Grand Award winners possess exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Mr. Harper does not make his recommendations by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.

"All in all," says Mr. Harper, "2010 has been a bumper year." And "despite difficult financial times, the quality of these new discoveries is truly remarkable."

ABOUT AQUA EXPEDITIONS
The brainchild of Francesco Galli-Zugaro, Aqua Expeditions is entirely unique to the Peruvian Amazon. Trips cater to discriminating, adventurous travelers and explore the more remote and pristine areas of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the upper Amazon River and its tributaries. M/V Aqua, the flagship vessel, is 140-feet long with 12 spacious and luxurious guest suites. All of the suites are 230 to 240 square feet with large outward-facing picture windows and en-suite sitting areas. Launching Spring 2011, Aqua Expeditions' new vessel, the M/V Aria, will feature 16 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, Jacuzzi, a gym, sundeck, and the same Pedro Miguel Schiaffino-designed menus. Fore more information on Aqua Expeditions, visit www.aquaexpeditions.com.

About Andrew Harper

Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper, Inc. paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write opinionated and unbiased travel reviews for a private membership service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its members. For more information about Andrew Harper, visit www.AndrewHarper.com. Be sure to follow Mr. Harper on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AndrewHarperTravel and Twitter at HarperTravel.