Top Aqua Expeditions Ships
The two ships feature suites that could be found on much larger sea-going vessels. Staterooms average 250 to 320 square feet and include ample storage, sitting areas and ensuite baths with rain head showers. The boats are fully air-conditioned, but only the Aqua Mekong offers internet access. (There is a satellite phone on both ships for emergencies, and you may get intermittent cellphone service on Aria Amazon when the ship passes a local community.)
Public rooms include an indoor bar and lounge, an observation deck, an outdoor lounge, a spa, a boutique and a dining room. Meals feature local ingredients and flavors, and select wines and beers are included with supper. Naturalists onboard speak English; daily excursions are included.
Aqua Expeditions attracts well-heeled, seasoned travelers looking for unique experiences. Most are retirees. Oddly, for a cruise company that emphasizes luxury and adventure, the line is relatively welcoming to families (the minimum age to sail is 7). Each ship has several connecting staterooms for larger family groups, and guides take care to engage children during daily excursions. Of course, there are no facilities specifically for children, but families interested in the remarkable ecosystem and culture of the Amazon or the Mekong will be welcomed and accommodated.