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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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.”



Stylist – UK

“This boat offers an altogether different experience. One that includes piranha fishing, kayaking, wild swimming, tropical bird spotting, giant lilly pads, pink dolphins, the world’s smallest monkey, jungle trekking, impromptu lunchtime deck dance parties, visiting communities in remote villages and sunsets. Oh my, the sunsets.”



Spear’s Travel Guide 2017 – UK

“Aqua Expeditions sails the two great rivers of the world: the Amazon and the Mekong in Southeast Asia.”



Hemispheres – USA

“Pisco possesses a special bouquet that goes with almost every ingredient,’ says chef Pedo Miguel Schiaffino, who uses pisco to macerate wild Anean blueberries and tart aguaymantos for the cream cheese trifle on the Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon cruises.”



Singapore Tatler Dining – UK

“With acclaimed Australian chef David Thompson as its executive chef, featuring Khmer and Vietnamese-influence meals using sustainable Mekong ingredients, the 20-suite luxury riverboat Aqua Mekong has become renowned for its high-end food.”



Travel Agent – USA

“Aqua Expeditions is offering special FAM rate for travel agents on select Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong departures in 2017.”



Elle – UK

“We trek through the jungle, meet kids at a village school, fish for piranhas, squeal at anacondas and pink dolphins, hold a boa constrictor and get too close to a tarantula. By the time we disembark, we’d gone ‘full Attenborough’ and would need something pretty special to top it.”



Travel by City AM – UK

“A cruise for the truly adventurous, this trek into the Amazon isn’t without a touch of luxury…”



Robb Report – US

“Make the mighty Amazon your starting point, with a 4-night cruise aboard Aqua Expeditions’ newly refurbished Aria Amazon.”



Outside –  US

Its 20-suite Aqua Mekong is more like a floating boutique hotel. Don’t be fooled by the plush amenities, though. Aqua’s team of local guides have encyclopedic knowledge of the region’s history and wildlife, and you can join them on three-, four-, or seven-night excursions on the ship, including daytime jaunts in a skiff or kayak.”



Mercedes Benz Magazine – Canada

“In the ship’s dining room, with its impressive wraparound windows, we sink into plush club chairs to enjoy a light lunch of crispy yam rolls, caramelized ribs in young coconut juice and grilled river lobster satay, before joining a cooking class with Chef Thompson.”



Campden FB – UK

The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, and the way to see it is on Aqua Expeditions’ luxurious 16-suite Aria Amazon, with floor-to-ceiling windows in every cabin.”



Quest: Ker & Downey – USA

“On the river, there are moments that make my heart stop-when the students of a school near the riverbank sing to us”



Jax Fax Magazine – USA

Hop on Aria’s luxury riverboat featuring sixteen 250-square foot suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, perfect for taking in the wilds.



Conde Nast – Spain

“Francesco Galli Zugaro: One of the most Travel influencer”



Hashtag Legend – Hong Kong

“The service is impeccable. The crew are always ready to lend a hand. They greet you by name and remember each of your preferences.”



Revolution – Hong Kong

“Indeed, life aboard the Aqua Mekong is the stuff of dreams and I already look forward to when I can return “home” again.”



Robb Report – USA

“Start your adventure in style aboard Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon, a newly renovated 16-suite cruiser that piles the fabled river and its black-water tributaries.”



Town & Country – USA

“And there is nothing like returning after sunset in a skiff from an on-shore exploration and seeing the boutique ship waiting for you, invitingly aglow against the mighty river’s darkening waters.”





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