Aqua Expeditions’ houseboat Aqua Nera to offer new sailings in Peru (February 2024)

   August 14, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Aqua Expeditions announced they were "extremely pleased to see a return in demand for travel to Peru and the incredible Amazon rainforest.”

“Having sailed this region for almost fifteen years, we now have two expedition ships exploring its wonders all-year-round. Since 2021, the state-of-the-art Aqua Nera has been sailing alongside her sister ship Aria Amazon and this year, we’re honored to be named the World’s Best River Cruise Line by Travel+Leisure.

“Going into 2024, we strive to keep up with this demand, as a result of which, Aqua Nera’s maintenance dates have been pushed from February to May.”

In Peru, the month of February has always held a captivating allure, characterized by vibrant festivities like the Candeleria Festival and the Carnival of Cajamarca. This presents a wonderful complement to an extraordinary experience aboard the Aqua Nera, where travelers have the chance to partake in two daily excursions – spotting rare wildlife, embarking on jungle treks, and uncovering concealed lakes and lagoons – before returning to their opulent floating residence.

Elevating the concept of deluxe river journeys on the Amazon, the Aqua Nera, spanning 205 feet, takes inspiration from the enigmatic black water lagoons of the Peruvian Amazon, embodying the distinctive style for which Aqua Expedition ships are renowned.

The riverboat's 20 exquisitely designed suites emanate an atmosphere of serenity, while the communal spaces exude refined sophistication with an element of theatrical flair. Guests are immersed in bespoke luxury as they venture into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon and relish rainforest-inspired cuisine crafted by the esteemed chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Guided by expert naturalists, small group outings offer an opportunity for close encounters with the remarkable wildlife of the planet's most biodiverse rainforest. Adding to the experience, the Aqua Nera now features high-speed Starlink satellite internet, ensuring seamless connectivity even in Amazon's depths.

Four new 7-night journeys will be available in February 2024, alongside options for 3- and 4-night sailings, presenting an enticing array of choices for exploration.

The houseboat Aqua Nera's homeport (of embarkation/debarkation) is Iquitos Peru.