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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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.”


Kensington & Chelsea – 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.”


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.”

Christie’s International Real Estate  – UK

‘Experience nature through the eyes of a world-leading conservationist with Aqua Expeditions, which has launched a series of trips along the Amazon and Mekong Rivers’.

Cartography – Italy

“Aqua Expeditions launched the first Amazon River cruises on the Peruvian section of this iconic river in 2007. The Aria Amazon skirts the edges of the vast Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, a flooded forest covering five million acres at the headwaters of the Amazon basin.”

Cruise Trade News – UK

‘The seven-night adventure on board Aria Amazon from Iquitos in Peru travels the mighty Amazon River, passing songbirds, hawks and pink river dolphins’

Vacation Agent – USA

“When it comes to Peru, the waterway is the Amazon and the vessel is the elegant 16-suite Aria Amazon of Aqua Expeditions, the first adventure travel company to introduce luxury cruises on the Peruvian sector of the Amazon River.”


G&G Joyeros – Peru

“Aqua Mekong cruises are recommended for long stays, as they take their passengers to know not only the floating markets and the rice plantations, but they allow you to enter in Vietnamese culture by visiting different temples, cities and riverine villages.”

Porthole Cruise – USA

“…we boarded Aqua Expeditions’ 40-passenger Aqua Mekong, which boasts large and luxurious suites with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.”

BA High Life – UK

“Aqua Expeditions is running a series of cruises hosted by oceanographic explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, offering travellers the chance to experience the environmentally diverse Amazon and Mekong rivers from the perspective of a conservationist.”

ABTA Magazine – UK

“Luxury cruise company Aqua Expeditions is collaborating with legendary conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau on a series of exclusive cruises in 2017 and 2018.”

Holidays for Couple – Australia

“They’re all things to look out for on Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon Cruise. Traversing the Amazon’s Peru strech, the cruise encompasses piranha fishing expeditions and guided jungle walks, plus canoe and kayak trips along  the pure waters of the smaller Yanayacu Pucate River.”

Food & Wine – USA

David Thompson, the award-winning guru behind Thai standouts Nahm and Long Chim, oversees the menu on the intimate 40-passenger Mekong ship”

TTG Luxury – UK

“Sleek and elegant, the vessel really cuts a dash when you first see it on the riverbank in Phnom Penh, with the design sensibility of a boutique hotel in Milan, yet the capacity to take you to the most remote places”

First Magazine – UK

“If you want an added expert touch, Aqua Expeditions is collaborating with Jean-Michel Cousteau, champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, on special cruises throughout 2017 and 2018”

National Geographic Traveler – USA

Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon sails through the Peruvian rain forest, with visits to indigenous villages and a chance to fish for piranha. Onboard, menus celebrate local fare with ceviche, river fish, and hearts of palm salad.”

Sommelier – Peru

“Aqua Expeditions next frontier, the 62.4 meter (205 feet) Aqua Mekong designed by Saigon based Noor Design embodies the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel.”

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