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Welcome to Aqua Expeditions

What Our Guests are Saying

We love the design of your ship. Our room was beyond my expectations. The bed was very comfortable, lighting was sufficient, corner chair a must, we used it all the time. And the bathroom was wonderful, nice big shower, plenty of pressure. The common areas are beautifully designed and welcome conversation amongst the passengers.  Everyone on board, Cambodians and Vietnamese were so friendly I just can’t say enough about your crew and the manager of the ship. The guides were full of knowledge and wanted to teach us about their country, we love that. The spa ladies were experts at massage and we love that. The bartender also made me a special drink that I like, every night.  The crew got to know us and we felt that we were taken care of, and we love that. I don’t know what else to say but that you have designed and built and crewed a wonderful ship and made our vacation full of great memories."

Debbie D. - December 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.