A Video Story: The Construction of the Aqua Mekong

A Video Story: The Construction of the Aqua Mekong

With just six weeks to go until the Aqua Mekong’s inaugural sailing on September 30th 2014, we bring you this time-lapse video about the construction of our newest luxury cruiseship sailing the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia. Witness this 9-month project – from the welding of the ship in the Triyards Shipyard in Vietnam – to the painstakingly, delicate process of transporting the structure to the water’s edge for its completion – to the first moments the ship takes to the waters of the mighty Mekong River in Ho...

Australian Shane Crawford Discovers the Amazon

Australian Shane Crawford Discovers the Amazon

Read all about it! Aqua Expeditions continues to make headlines around the globe in recent press covering our luxury cruises in the Amazon and in Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Australian footballer, Shane Crawford is featured by Getaway and Scenic Tours on this first episode of his journey into the Amazon with Aqua Expeditions.

On a four night journey on board the 5-star luxury charter cruise, the Aria Amazon, Shane travels through the World Heritage listed wilderness of the Amazon jungle. This majestic journey takes him to the remote Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru, where Shane visits residents of local villages, successfully indulges in a spot of piranha fishing and gets up close and personal with the wealth of native birds and wildlife on board motorised skiffs. Whilst on board this luxury vessel, Shane enjoys the Amazonian inspired menu that uses locally grown ingredients including traditional Peruvian ceviche and the potent Pisco punch.

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CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro at Cruise3Sixty Australasia Conference in Sydney

CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro at Cruise3Sixty Australasia Conference in Sydney

Listen to a fascinating discussion about the travel trends fueling the tremendous growth of the Australian cruise market in this video featuring Aqua Expedition’s CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro. Travel Daily/Cruise Weekly and TravelTrends hosted the inaugural Cruise3Sixty Australasia conference in Sydney on Friday 7th February 2014 and this President’s Panel included Francesco, Carnival Australia ceo Ann Sherry, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines md Gavin Smith and APT founder Geoff McGeary moderated by Travel Daily/Cruise Weekly publisher Bruce...

TravelPulse Interviews Francesco Galli Zugaro

TravelPulse Interviews Francesco Galli Zugaro

Aqua Expedition’s Founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro is interviewed by James Shillinglaw from TravelPulse about Aqua Expedition’s expansion into Vietnam and Cambodia, offering luxury cruises on the Mekong River beginning in September...

Wildlife Conservation: Pacaya Samiria Reserve

Wildlife Conservation: Pacaya Samiria Reserve

Aqua Expeditions’ is committed to supporting the sustainable management of natural resources in the Amazon. As part of this, we have begun working with the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to assist them with the conservation and management of the Taricaya turtle population. Working to the Reserve’s guidelines, we have built an artificial beach at Aqua Expeditions’ embarkation lounge in Nauta that incubates Taricaya eggs donated by the Reserve to help with wildlife conservation of this rare species. We regularly involve our guests as much as possible in this initiative...

Welcome Aboard the Aria Amazon

Welcome Aboard the Aria Amazon

Enjoy a video describing the creation of Aqua Expedition’s Amazon River luxury cruise ship, the M/V ARIA, taking travelers deep into the Peruvian Amazon to see wildlife and learn about local Amazonian...

Michaela Guzy's "Peruvian's Giving Back" Featuring Aqua Expeditions

Michaela Guzy’s “Peruvian’s Giving Back” Featuring Aqua Expeditions

Michaela Guzy showcases Aqua Expedition’s community philanthropic ventures in Peru. Learn about a women’s co-operative preserving local crafts in the Sacred Valley, a school on Lake Titicaca in Peru which serves 11 impoverished communities, a manatee orphan rescue center in The Amazon and Peru’s first hippotherapy project which works with disabled children in...

Introducing the Aqua Mekong

Introducing the Aqua Mekong

Aqua Expeditions is pleased to announce the arrival of The Aqua Mekong Journey with departures beginning in late September 2014 on the Mekong River in Cambodia and...