The Aria Amazon, Aqua Expeditions’ second luxury river-cruiser on the Peruvian Amazon, set sail this past Friday in May 2011 on its maiden voyage with 21 passengers aboard. The brand-new addition to the Aqua Expeditions fleet features 16 specially designed cabins with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, a fully air-conditioned top deck with observation lounge as well as the Aqua Expeditions’ signature Amazon Grill with menu designed by award-winning Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
In addition to these amenities, the Aria Amazon has an exercise room and an outdoor Jacuzzi with sun deck, a unique addition to accommodate the discerning and fitness-conscious traveler.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s second five-star luxury vessel to sail the Peruvian Amazon,” says Galli-Zugaro. “The Aria will provide the ever-growing number of travelers who wish to explore one of the world’s last great wilderness areas with a one-of-a-kind travel experience.”
The boat’s itineraries vary slightly to complement those of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon, but also explore remote areas of the Amazon River. The 24-crew-member of the Aria is staffed with four world-class nature guides and will also include an Amazon wildlife reference library and air-conditioned multimedia room.