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What Our Guests are Saying

The Aria Amazon is an excellent small cruiser with very professional staff and wonderful guides, the cabins were spacious and well appointed, the recreation area very comfortable and the dining room very good. The food was wonderful and gave a good idea of the scope of peruvian food even including the chinese sector so important to them. The daily excursions were not to be missed and made us understand the importance of keeping the Amazon and it's tributaries in pristine condition. To see the wildlife in it's natural state was wonderful and the view some of the villages and their indigenous inhabitants was charming and meaningful. The guides were terrific in this respect."

Dick and Lale - November 2017

Recent Press

Let’s Travel – NZ

“Celebrating a decade of success in 2017, Aqua Expeditions has achieved global recognition
as a leader in luxury small ship river cruising. Architect-designed, custom-built 16-Suite Aria Amazon, ply’s Peru’s legendary Amazon River, and their newest luxury vessel, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong sails the historic Mekong River between timeless Cambodia and contemporary Vietnam. Launching a series of special-edition departures and collaborations, Aqua Expeditions aim to provide their guests with unique opportunities for interaction and inspiration.”

Virtuoso Life – USA

“Aqua Expeditions founder Francesco Galli Zugaro spoke about his company’s medical services in remote Amazonian villages: When guests set out on guided day excursions to learn about the Peruvian rain forest, the ship’s doctors head off to provide health care to isolated communities.”


Travel + Leisure – USA

“After refurbishing its Aria Amazon ship two years ago, Aqua Expeditions has debuted special-interest departures.”


Condé Nast – US

“Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best cruise lines in the world in our 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey, including large ships (more than 2,500 passengers), medium ships (500 to 2,500 passengers), small ships (fewer than 500 passengers), and river cruises.”

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Live from the River

There’s nothing quite so powerful as a good story. In LIVE FROM THE RIVER, we’ve assembled a visual treasure-trove of some of our favorites – from local lore to guest adventures to insider perspectives about environmental preservation and more – for you to get a glimpse into the fascinating life on two of the world’s greatest rivers.