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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

Latest News and Stories

Aqua Mare sets sail in the Galapagos Islands

Aqua Expeditions is pleased to announce the launch of our fifth vessel, the Aqua Mare, on June 2022. As the first true superyacht in the Galapagos Islands, the 50m Aqua Mare takes an iconic once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the next level.

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Resumption of entire fleet with Aqua Mekong

Aqua Mekong sets sail through Cambodia and Vietnam starting September 2022. This follows Aqua Blu’s return in April, and Aqua Nera and Aria Amazon which are already sailing the Peruvian Amazon.

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More than ever, health and safety remain our number one priority for guests and crew alike.
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Recent Press

Aug 3rd, 2022

Time Magazine August 2022

“One of the most biodiverse destinations on the planet has recently secured even more stringent environmental protection. Late last year, the leaders of Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Panama ratified the more than 20,000-sq.-mi. Hermandad Marine Reserve.”

Jul 13th, 2022

FT How To Spend It July 2022

“Francesco Galli Zugaro first visited the Galapagos in 1991 and, like Darwin, fell for its unearthly wonders. With his new Aqua Expedition, however, he’s nurturing another species: Homo affluentes rimor. Simon Usborne is the first aboard” 

Jul 11th, 2022

Gourmet Traveller July 2022

“Twisting my tongue around a cocktail straw, I enjoy a hit of Negroni designed by Singapore mixologists, Proof & Company. There’s a book butterflied on my king-sized day bed, and I can hear anchor chains rumbling out into turquoise waters. Luxury cruise vessel Aqua Blu has moored off an active volcano looming out of the Banda Sea.” 

May 30th, 2022

World Cruise Industry Review Spring 2022

“Prior to the pandemic, more and more cruisers were being drawn to the Mekong’s fascinating network of waterways, offering entry to its stounding natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage. Elly Earls talks to AmaWaterways president Rudi Schreiner and Aqua Expeditions CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro, to found out about the evolution of river cruising in the region, and why the Mekong continues to entice adventurous travellers through a diverse array of itineraries.”