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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Starboard – UK

“Seeking to explore remote and culturally important destinations on the world’s greatest rivers, the inaugural vessel, Aria Amazon, entered service in 2011… targeting adventurers who want an authentic experience without sacrificing creature comforts.”

Hello! Fashion Monthly – UK

“A riverboat holiday is this generation’s answer to the traditional cruise (with not a purple-rinsed roller in sight), and the newly-refreshed Aria is pure luxury.”

Virtuoso Traveler – USA

“Aqua Expeditions; consulting chef takes over the galley on the 32-passanger Aria Amazon during a five-day round–trip Iquitos voyage. Departures: March 18 and November 18, 2019; from $5,400.”

Bergdorf Goodman – USA

“Elsewhere in Peru, but consistent with the new eco-mindfulness, Aqua Expeditions—which runs a rainforest river cruise up the Amazon—is working with a group of local fisherman to ensure the native Paiche fish are farmed responsibly as part of a growing “rainforest to table” movement.”

TTG Luxury – UK

‘Aqua Expeditions has launched a Honeymoon & Anniversary Experience, featuring romantic touches and offering guests an immersive river safari experience – all for the same price as a standard Aqua Expeditions trip. These sleek ‘floating boutique hotels’ sail on the Peruvian stretch of the Amazon and on the Mekong in south-east Asia.’

TTG Luxury – UK

“There is a misconception that summer (May to September) is not a good time to come, but we are changing that mindset – it’s one of my favorite times, with daily water-based excursions and biking, it’s perfect to explore on the water and on shore.

Virtuoso Life – USA

“Trek through the jungle by day, dig into award-winning Peruvian cuisine by night on Aqua Expeditions’ five-day, Iquitos-to-Nauta Amazon River cruise on the 32-passenger Aria Amazon.”

Selling Travel – UK

“Our Aria Amazon Cruise  feature in Selling Travel Magazine as an ‘itinerary inspiration’.”

Travel+Leisure – USA

“Aqua Expeditions has been placed fourth in the world on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best River Cruises.”

Porthole Cruise – USA

“Aesthetically, the 32-passenger Aria Amazon reveals an image of a chic floating retreat serving as a base for daily incursions into the remote Amazonian jungle.”

New Orleans Bride Magazine – USA

“Board Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon, an intimate, five-star cruise ship which whisks discriminating adventure seekers down through the lesser traveled portals of the Amazon and it verges and tributaries.”

Elite Traveler – UK

“For travellers already familiar with Southeast Asia, and first-timers looking for an authentic experience, Aqua Expeditions has a luxury cruise that offers a deeper insight into the diverse history of the region by those who know it best.”

ABTA Magazine – UK

“We are not only looking at river cruising, but coastal cruising, too.”

Luxury Magazine – USA

“This 16-suite river vessel snakes through dense jungle to reach untouched forests where pink river dolphins and toucans rule. Try your hand at piranha fishing and feast on rainforest delicacies such as giant river snails and camu camu berries.”

Winestate – Australia & New Zealand

“Highlights will include travelling with Thompson to local markets to learn about locally grown and harvested ingredients, cooking classes or kitchen tour hosted by Thompson and interactive Q&A with the chef.”


Waterfront Magazine – UK

“What better way to start married life than a once-in-a-lifetime experience together … Expeditions are led by expert local guides, where couples can travel into the depths of the dense rainforests and kayak, canoe and swim in unspoiled waters. For honeymooners wishing to drench themselves in local culture, activities include visits to local markets and remote villages.”

Delicious Magazine – Australia

“Acclaimed chef David Thompson has long consulted for Aqua Mekong, the opulent 20-suite cruise ship that explores Vietnam and Cambodia, and soon he will be hosting two forays.”

MiNDFOOD – Australia & New Zealand

“Floating like a beacon on one of the most powerful rivers in the world aboard the Aqua Mekong, the sights and tastes of Vietnam and Cambodia are revealed in all their glory.”

Silkwinds Magazine – Asia

“Designed as a floating five-star hotel, the 205ft-long Aqua Mekong features cabins with king-size beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and rainforest showers. There’s even an on-site spa, gym and a top-deck plunge pool with private cabanas.”

Rhapsody – USA

“The Aria Amazon river boat brings unimaginable luxury to the wilds of the Peruvian jungle.”

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