Aqua Nera

Why cruise on this ship?

Embrace distinctive Amazon style and luxury aboard our brand-new river cruise ship

Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, Aqua Nera draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical blackwater lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

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Dining

World-Class Dining Program

Experience an innovative Amazonia-influenced cuisine with dishes designed by our Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, globally-recognised for his innovative Amazonia-influenced cuisine and owner of Malabar∘ and amaZ, chosen among Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

70% of all ingredients on board are sourced from the waters and rainforest surrounding your journey.

Dining Room

Choose to dine à deux, or family style among new friends. Whatever dishes you choose among Schiaffino’s fresh, ever-changing modern∘ Amazon jungle influenced menus, perhaps the hearts of palm soufflé followed by an Amazon bass tiradito, do save room for dessert, be it a warm banana tart or classic chocolate fondant.

Pair the Amazon’s stunning scenery with chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s show-stopping cuisine at the refined Dining Room, stylishly adorned with colorful accents from the Peruvian culture. Choose to make dinner date night, or dine family-style as we deliver a five-star dining experience from start to finish.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

More information coming soon.

Observation Deck

Opening up to the vast Amazon sky, the observation deck on both ends of the Aqua Nera is the highest vantage point aboard the cruise ship∘ and the ideal place for guests to observe life on the river and riverbanks. This is also a perfect spot for photography and birdwatching when the ship sails closer to shore.

Features

  • Sun Deck

Outdoor Lounge & Bar

Admire expansive views of the Amazon with a cocktail or two at the outdoor lounge areas, which are located at both the bow∘ and the stern of the cruise ship and outfitted with comfortable loungers. Or sit barside and strike up a conversation with our friendly bartender. Plenty of shade is offered at the bow lounge area, thanks to Aqua Nera’s soaring sun canopy that also provides shelter to the ship’s river-facing plunge pool.

In the evenings, Amazonia’s legendary sunsets draw guests to the open-air decks. Return to the outdoor lounge after dinner for stargazing, outdoor cinema screenings, or endless conversations as the river settles into a soothing peace and quiet.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Indoor Lounge & Bar

With an inviting ambiance tastefully blending modern and classic elements, the Aqua Nera’s indoor lounge is the focal point∘ of the top deck for social activities. Luxurious lounge sofas let guests relax in air-conditioned comfort while sipping on the drink of choice from the bar.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Boutique

Antique and artisanal boutique.

Features

  • Shop

Private Screening Room

Enhance any Amazon river cruise journey with our selection of classic films about this exotic region. Our cruise director will be happy to organize a private screening for up to ten guests here∘ or on the Observation Deck.

The Private Screening Room also sees guests gather for private lecture, videos, and documentaries to learn about the fascinating cultures on their Amazon river journey.

Features

  • Cinema

Outdoor Cinema

Return to the outdoor lounge after dinner for stargazing, outdoor cinema screenings, or endless conversations as the river settles into a soothing peace and quiet.

Features

  • Cinema

Library & Games Room

Immerse in the finest literature about the region or play a game of pool on our exquisite glass and wood table. The library and games room on the Aqua Nera is the ideal place for quiet contemplation.

Features

  • Games Room
  • Library

Enrichment

More information coming soon.

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Excursions

Our expert-led active excursions include kayaking and swimming in the Amazon's warm, pristine waters while embraced by the lush tropical rainforest -- a magical experience.

Features

  • Excursions

Private Speedboats

Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with two four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 10 passengers.

Aqua Expeditions customised aluminium motorised speedboats take up to ten passengers in each on two to three daily excursions deep into Amazonia's snaking tributaries, in search of armoured catfish, red bellied piranhas, and the beady-eyed heads of spectacled caimans in the enigmatic black waters.

Features

  • Zodiacs
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Village Biking

Cycling is a great way of discovering daily life in the riverside community of Nauta in the heart of the Amazon. The Aqua Nera has its own fleet of all-terrain bikes ready for this rewarding excursion (for 3 and 7 night itineraries).

Features

  • Bikes

Health and fitness

Plunge Pool

Let the jacuzzi plunge pool’s cool soothing waters take the edge off Amazonian heat after a jungle or skiff excursion. Located at the bow of the Aqua Nera, the outdoor pool is well shielded from the elements with a canopy and places guests in a commanding position to soak in the majestic panoramic∘ vista of the Peruvian Amazon.

Features

  • Pool
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Spa

Indulge in therapeutic relaxation with a body massage at our onboard spa designed with privacy and tranquility in mind. Let our experienced therapists∘ work wonders to rejuvenate your mind and soul, or simply to relax your muscles after a day out on the Amazon. Both single and couple spa suites are available.

Features

  • Spa

Gym

Love your next cruise ship workout at a gym that faces out to the Amazon river with full-height windows. The gym is also comprehensively equipped with essential machines and free weights.

Features

  • Gym

Kids and teens

Accommodation

Experience exquisite luxury comfort styled in Amazonian tranquility

Award-winning architect Noor Design draws inspiration from the peaceful blackwater lagoons and tributaries of the Mirrored Forest of the Peruvian Amazon to craft an aesthetic for Aqua Nera’s suites that are impeccably stylish and inviting.

Presenting 20 Design Suites (including 4 interconnecting suites), your accommodation on the most luxurious ship in the Amazon features premium fittings and bedding, as well as full air-conditioning and full-length windows to gaze at the endlessly enthralling panorama of the Amazon river and rainforest.

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First Deck Design Suite

Besides being incredibly spacious, our suite’s layouts are designed to maximize space, optimize movement and enhance natural light. Passengers who need walking assistance can navigate our rooms and bathrooms with ease.

Our suites can each accommodate a maximum∘ of three guests (interior sofas can be combined to form a bed), with a maximum cap of 44 guests on board the vessel.

All individual suites measure 322 square feet (30 sq m), inclusive of ensuite bathroom and closet space.

  • 20 spacious and luxuriously-appointed 322 square feet (30 sq m) Design Suites, four 644 sq ft (60 sq m) interconnecting suites
  • Deluxe ensuite bathrooms with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower
  • Pampering natural organic hair and bath amenities
  • Premium California King∘ size beds, twin bed configuration available
  • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic view for all suites
  • Interior sofa for all suites
  • Large double closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe
  • Full air-conditioning in all-suites
  • Music docking station
  • Professional hairdryer

Interconnecting Suites

Be it for larger families or to attain an ultimate experience of luxury, our interconnecting suites are the best choice for guests who desire more private space on the Aqua Nera.

Eight out of our 20 individual Design Suites∘ on board the Aqua Nera can be combined into four interconnecting suites via a sliding door. Each interconnecting suite can accommodate up to six guests.

For the ultimate romantic cruise, our interconnecting suites offer the luxury of having one suite configured as a living room, while the other as the master bedroom with our sumptuous California King∘ bed. Enjoy his-and-hers baths and the magnificent grandeur of a 640 square foot (60 sq m) residence on the Amazon.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Second Deck Design Suites

Besides being incredibly spacious, our suite’s layouts are designed to maximize space, optimize movement and enhance natural light. Passengers who need walking assistance can navigate our rooms and bathrooms with ease.

Our suites can each accommodate a maximum∘ of three guests (interior sofas can be combined to form a bed), with a maximum cap of 44 guests on board the vessel.

All individual suites measure 322 square feet (30 sq m), inclusive of ensuite bathroom and closet space.

20 spacious and luxuriously-appointed 322 square feet (30 sq m) Design Suites, four 644 sq ft (60 sq m) interconnecting suites

Deluxe ensuite bathrooms with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower

  • Pampering natural organic hair and bath amenities
  • Premium California King∘ size beds, twin bed configuration available
  • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic view for all suites
  • Interior sofa for all suites
  • Large double closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe
  • Full air-conditioning in all-suites
  • Music docking station
  • Professional hairdryer
  • Interconnecting Suites

Be it for larger families or to attain an ultimate experience of luxury, our interconnecting suites are the best choice for guests who desire more private space on the Aqua Nera.

Eight out of our 20 individual Design Suites∘ on board the Aqua Nera can be combined into four interconnecting suites via a sliding door. Each interconnecting suite can accommodate up to six guests.

For the ultimate romantic cruise, our interconnecting suites offer the luxury of having one suite configured as a living room, while the other as the master bedroom with our sumptuous California King∘ bed. Enjoy his-and-hers baths and the magnificent grandeur of a 640 square foot (60 sq m) residence on the Amazon.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

Observation Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • Gym
  • Screening Room
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Lounge & Bar
  • Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Plunge Pool

Second Deck

  • Boutique
  • Galley
  • Dining Room

First Deck

  • Private Skiffs
  • Spa
  • Infirmary

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Ship facts
Passengers
40
Crew
40
Launched
2020
Last refit
Tonnage
700t
Length
62m
Width
11.5
Speed
12kts
Decks
3
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD