Aqua Expeditions has completed the first stage of a major upgrade of its fleet of Peruvian cruise ships, Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon.

This extensive refurbishment and renovation upgrade is being overseen by the vessels' original designer, renowned Peruvian architect, Jordi Puig.

All public interior and exterior areas have been completed together with 40 per cent of the suites whilst the remainder of work is due for completion in December 2015.

"As the leader and pioneer of small ship luxury cruising on the Amazon and Mekong, we want our boats to always be top-of-the-line and at the forefront of guest comfort and experience," said Aqua Expeditions CEO and Founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro.

“As our travellers' needs and expectations evolve, so must our products. Both vessels have a newly refreshed, elegant look about them that is indicative of our vision to provide a unique world-class experience."

The 12-suite Aqua Amazon and 16-suite Aria Amazon have been revamped throughout with exteriors featuring new woodwork, painting and awnings.

New wood flooring has been installed throughout most common areas; all suites are being redone with new floors, furniture and amenities, and bathrooms with new floors and tiles. Both vessels feature new upholstered furniture, wall coverings and lighting.  New skiffs have also been added on each vessel and seat up to 10 passengers.

With these upgrades, guests of Aqua Expeditions can experience a heightened level of comfort on what are already the most luxurious boats on the Amazon, with Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon to continue to maintain their position as leaders in luxury small ship expeditions cruising.

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In just eight years, Aqua Expeditions has become a recognised leader in luxury small ship cruising on the world's greatest rivers. The realisation of founder Francesco Galli Zugaro's dream, the architect-designed, custom-built 12-suite Aqua Amazon and 16-suite Aria Amazon cruise ships brought luxury cruising to the Amazon River in Peru, offering travellers nature-based, professionally guided adventures combined with sophisticated 5-star boutique hotel accommodation and gourmet cuisine. In October 2014, building on the growing interest among travellers in small-ship cruising, Aqua Expeditions launched the 20-suite Aqua Mekong on the historic Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam.


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