Aqua Expeditions' Aqua Nera Sets Maiden Voyage for October 2020

Aqua Expeditions' Aqua Nera Sets Maiden Voyage for October 2020

Following the launch of Aqua Blu in November 2019, Aqua Expeditions will unveil the highly anticipated Aqua Nera in October 2020, setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Peruvian Amazon.

The vessel will operate on three-, four- and seven-night itineraries to ensure complete flexibility and the ability to adapt to guests' travel plans. Aqua Nera's itineraries will depart from the Peruvian port of Iquitos before meandering through the various tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, visiting diverse Amazonian towns and villages along the way. Expert naturalist guides will be on board to offer bespoke experiences, such as intimate wildlife encounters in the world's most biodiverse rainforest; from morning birdwatching to spotting the legendary pink river dolphins.

The sleek silhouette and nature-inspired design of this newly built luxury boat was masterminded by Noor Design, the renowned studio behind the Aqua Mekong vessel. Aqua Nera's elegant interiors take inspiration from the black water lagoons and tributaries of the Amazon River region. The design incorporates intricate accents from the Amazon rubber boom and the colorful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru alongside sustainably sourced dark-lacquered hardwood. With the twenty spacious river-facing suites conveying a welcoming and stylish sense of Amazonian tranquility, the design philosophy continues to manifest across the vessel's social spaces, including the restaurant, lounge and spa, along with a river-facing plunge pool and gym.

The award-winning Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will continue his role as consulting chef on Aqua Nera. Known for using local Amazonian ingredients in his innovative Peruvian cuisine, Chef Schiaffino's menu will be a wonderful addition to his already highly acclaimed Aria Amazon menu. It will also echo Aqua Expeditions' steadfast commitment to sustainability and supporting local producers, without compromising the world-class dining experience that Aqua Expeditions' guests have come to expect.

Voyages on Aqua Nera start from $4,125 per person for a 3-night itinerary (4- and 7-night itineraries are also available).

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