Aqua Expeditions in the Press

Aqua Expeditions is regularly featured by top travel journalists in the travel, culinary and news media. Read below the latest press and news media coverage about Aqua Expeditions – leading guests on luxury voyages on the world’s greatest rivers.

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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.”



Virtuoso Traveler – US

“Next year, Cousteau will return to join select four-, five-, and eight-day Aqua Expeditions sailings from Iquitos to lead talks and excursions, offer videography tips, and screen documentaries on some of the same stretches he filmed with his own children in Return to the Amazon, decades after his first trip.”

 



The Sun Herald Traveller – Australia

“You are now spoilt for choice if you want to cruise in or around every one of our planet’s seven amazlingly diverse continents.”

 



MiNDFOOD – Australia & NZ

“Whether you’re a seasoned passenger or thinking of taking your very first cruise, your choices are enticing and spectacular. There are now more ships travelling around New Zealand and the Pacific than ever before. Further afield, the lure to escape to the Med with a range of different offerings and price ranges makes cruising the perfect holiday option.”

 



El Comercio – Peru

“Set sail from Iquitos and navigate to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve aboard luxury cruises with a capacity of up to 32 passengers. On the way, at the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, enjoy the views from the deck and stay tuned to see the pink dolphin.”

 



GG – Japan

“Never die without exploring the Earth” picks up a romantic trip via Aqua Mekong for the matured couple. The trip is blessed with relaxing views of Asian villages from the luxury ship offering superb cuisine.”

 

 



Precious – Japan

“Aria Amazon is recommended as one of “20 blissful destinations for the matured”. Five star luxury 3 night-cruise offers an expedition to the last hidden destination in the Amazons.”

 



FRaU – Japan

“A fully prepared hospitality and facility offering “camping for the grown-ups” – Ms. Yoshiko Webb reports about cruise experience on board Aqua Mekong with her daughter. Made comments of the cruise as offering numerous unique activities with detailed but friendly hospitality and with all the cost for beverages, cleaning and internet included, she believes that the Aqua Mekong price is quite reasonable, really value for money.”

 



Sea Dream – Japan

“Enjoying Cambodia on board five star river cruise Aqua Mekong. Cruise offers a luxury experience touring the longest river in Asia with cultural and historical aspects.”

 



Metro Society – Philippines

“Peru is many things to many people, and for good reason— it has mountains, beaches, culture, gastronomy, adventure, wildlife, and of course, Machu Pichu and the Amazon. In fact, we are hard-pressed to think of the one thing Peru doesn’t have. Maybe skyscrapers?”

 



Porthole Cruise – USA

Aqua Expeditions has set a high bar for the river cruise segment of the area’s burgeoning tourism industry. The 40-passenger, 205-foot Aqua Mekong integrates authentic regional design with a sparkling veneer of modernistic chic.”

 



Epicure – Asia

“Interestingly, Francesco Galli-Zugaro (founder of Aqua Expeditions), was one of the first to leverage the power of the palate to create travel memories and to enhance guest experiences.”



Kensington Chelsea Magazine – UK

‘The daily itinerary includes morning and afternoon excursions for three hours down the river on motorised skiffs in small groups. The guides really set the trip apart from other tours of the region. Having all grown up here, they are brimming with such a wealth of knowledge that they would even put David Attenborough to shame, and have an inexhaustible passion for their homeland’.



Virtuoso Life – USA

“Next year, Cousteau will return to join select four-, five-, and eight-day Aqua Expeditions sailings from Iquitos to lead talks and excursions, offer videography tips, and screen documentaries on some of the same stretches he filmed with his own children in Return to the Amazon, decades after his first trip.”

 



Let’s Travel – New Zealand

“Celebrating a decade of success in 2017, Aqua Expeditions is globally recognised as a leader in small ship river cruising. The first luxury cruise on the Amazon River in Peru, quickly earned accolades for professional guided nature-based adventures combined with sophisticated, architect-designed 5-star boutique hotel accommodations and gourmet cuisine.”



National Geographic Traveler – USA

“Pelicans and painted storks flap past temples that are clad in gold and scarlet. The farmers’ markets smell of lotus of blossoms, catfish, and sandalwood. The banks of the Mekong are a showcase for the senses, and a river cruise between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, delivers Indochina in all its fabled, fabulous variety. Consider this line, Aqua Mekong.”



AFAR – USA

In 2017 and 2018, the conservationist cruises led by oceanographer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau are as close as one can get to an adventure with Jacques, Jean-Michel’s late father.”





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