Aqua Nera readies for inaugural departure

Brand new 20-suite ship firms up Amazon arrival

Aqua Expeditions has earmarked a revised June 2021 launch of its newest luxury river vessel, the highly-anticipated Aqua Nera.

The intimate-sized 20-suite ship will operate round-trip from Nauta, accessed via Iquitos, Peru. Voyage durations include 3-, 4- and 7-days.

Guests will sail the Ucayali and Yanallpa Rivers and will explore the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where there are opportunities to spot parrots, macaws, monk saki monkeys and other wildlife, birds, and primates.

Aqua Nera suite design

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Aqua Nera‘s maiden sailing on the Peruvian Amazon is scheduled for 12 June 2021 and follows the resumption of international travel into Peru in April.

The first sailing will be accompanied by Peruvian award-winning chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Aqua Expeditions founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro, will also host the 3 July 2021 departure, with prices for the week-long sailing priced from US$7,700 per person.

Aqua Nera restaurant

Aqua Nera had initially been slated to debut in August 2020 however the onset of the pandemic, along with border closures in Peru in March saw the ship’s delay postponed.

The cruise line is currently offering a ‘Book with Flexibility‘ peace of mind policy, enabling guests to change their travel date anytime within 18 months of the original departure date at no charge.

Additionally, Aqua Expeditions is offering a 20% early bird bonus of 20% off published rates across 2021/2022 across its four ships, when booking before 30 June 2021.

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