June 18th, 2020
In an uncertain time, we are offering you certainty and peace of mind. Our number one priority at Aqua Expeditions is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew throughout this challenging period. As a small ship expedition company, that is ISM (International Safety Management) compliant which ensures highest hygiene and safety standards for vessels, we guarantee a maximum of only 30/40 guests aboard offering world-class experiences in exotic destinations.

Considering the evolving situation around the globe, we are adopting special measures to address our guests’ concerns about travelling and booking.

  • We have amended our booking policy in order to offer you flexible conditions allowing you to postpone your trip free of charge to provide you with peace of mind with regards to your travel plans.
  • Suspension of all scheduled departures in accordance with the travel restrictions and border closures placed by the governments in the country of our destinations, with planned departures resuming August 2020.
  • We took early, swift and decisive action to maintain strict anti-viral hygiene standards on all our vessels and are performing health screenings for all passengers prior to embarkation. We have no cases of COVID-19 onboard of any of our vessels. Aqua Expeditions has been following, and will continue to follow, the advice released by the World Health Organisation for coronavirus prevention.
To add reassurance to our customers’ travel plans, we work with Ripcord insurance, offering an option to purchase comprehensive travel insurance for any unforeseen travel modifications of your entire trip.

We continue to monitor the situation, so that we can be responsive and attend to our guests in the highest level of safety and comfort.

Francesco Galli Zugaro
CEO & Founder, Aqua Expeditions
Important note: Our revised flexible booking policies, operational implications and stringent safety measures in regard to COVID-19. Learn more.

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Resuming our voyages
We have good news! Aqua Expeditions will be resuming our scheduled Aqua Blu departures and exclusive local residents private charters following the reopening of Indonesia from August 2020.

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Recent Press

Aug 4th, 2020

FT: How To Spend It – August 2020

“Aqua Expeditions redefined the Amazon ­cruise experience when it launched in 2007. Having proliferated its fleet and expanded into Asia with much success, it has gone back to its origins in South America to elevate its already exceptional offering there. Aqua Nera is the result of those ambitions – a new, 20-cabin river-cruiser that will make its first journey in October.”

Jul 23rd, 2020

Condé Nast Traveler (Spain) March 2020

“Another example of today’s exquisite standard of cruises is Aqua Blu from Aqua Expeditions, the first foray into salty waters – those of Raja Ampat, the Spice Islands and the Komodo National Park, any diver’s dream – from the company that has revolutionized river cruises.”

Jul 14th, 2020

Robb Report Mexico – July/August 2020

“Exploring the cultural and natural wonders of Indonesia is a unique experience−and, above all, private− on board Aqua Expeditions’ splendid yachts.”

Jun 26th, 2020

Robb Report June 2020

“No matter your destination, there is an embarrassment of staff on board, from marine biologists to dive instructors, who can finesse the experience. It’s the latest ship in the burgeoning fleet of ultra-luxury cruises operated by Italian-American entrepreneur Francesco Galli Zugaro.”