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

“…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 – Travel Hero- UK

“Most amazing thing discovered on an Aqua journey? The mirrored forest of Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.”

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.”

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.”

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