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Monday, 24 August 2020

Aqua Expeditions unveils its newest vessel Aqua Nera

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Aqua Expeditions, the global leader of luxury small ship expeditions has added a brand new vessel to their stylish fleet.

Setting a new standard for luxury river expeditions 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 is known for.


Currently docked in District 2 of Hai Minh Shipyard in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Aqua Nera is one-of-a-kind in the world of small ship expeditions. Custom-built following the success of sister vessel Aqua Mekong, this stunning 20-suite luxury river ship has been designed by award-winning architects Noor Design, who have crafted every space to perfection, combining refined elegance with a touch of drama.

The ship’s building contract was signed on August 1, 2019 and was built in the record time of under one year, with workers clocking in eight hours per day, six days a week.

Aqua Nera was ceremonially launched on July 29, 2020 according to an auspicious date according to the Zodiac calendar and in a solemn Buddhist blessing tradition.

The ship will leave Vietnam on August 31, 2020 to make her 35-day journey from Ho Chi Minh via a specially reserved heavy-lift transport vehicle to be delivered in Belém, Brazil, some 9,233 nautical miles away.

Aqua Nera’s ceremonial blessing can be viewed here and downloaded here.

Once her crew takes possession in Brazil, Aqua Nera will start her engines to navigate the entire length of the Amazon; an upriver transfer that will take a total of 15 days and 1,494 nautical miles to her homeport of Iquitos.

Aqua Nera will operate alongside the Aria Amazon following her maiden voyage in late 2020, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury. The expedition will feature 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 will conduct small group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

Voyages on Aqua Nera start from approximately AUD$5,730 / US$4,125 per person for a 3-night itinerary (4- and 7-night itineraries are also available). All prices are based on currency rates of exchange in effect at the time of copywriting and are subject to fluctuation.

For further information, please visit www.aquaexpeditions.com                                                               


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