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Aqua Nera

Ship Overview

Operated by: Aqua Expeditions

Launches Mid 2020

Raising the bar for luxury river cruising on the Peruvian Amazon River, Aqua Nera draws her design inspiration from the river's mystical blackwater lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

Aboard the Aqua Nera, award-winning architects Noor Design crafts every space to perfection. The vessel’s 20 spacious Design Suites convey a sense of Amazon tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colourful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru.

Aqua Nera operates alongside the Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury and featuring cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs, known for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Expert naturalist guides conduct small group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

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Key Facts

Crew
40
Officers
Peruvian
Guests
40
Length
205 Feet / 62 Metres
Width
38 Feet
Speed
12 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2020
Registry
Peru
Room Grades

Second Deck Design Suite

SIZE:30m2 / 322sqftSLEEPS:2

Aqua Nera's 20 Design Suites offer perhaps the most luxurious suites on 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, you will also enjoy a deluxe ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower. There's also a king size bed (can be configured as two singles), a sofa, music docking station and ample cupboards.

Second Deck Design Suite

First Deck Design Suite

SIZE:30m2 / 322sqftSLEEPS:2

Aqua Nera's 20 Design Suites offer perhaps the most luxurious suites on 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, you will also enjoy a deluxe ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower. There's also a king size bed (can be configured as two singles), a sofa, music docking station and ample cupboards.

First Deck Design Suite
Dining

Offering an world-class dining experience on perhaps the Amazon’s most luxurious cruise ship, when you cruise aboard Aqua Nera you can expect sumptuous and refined Peruvian cuisine orchestrated with native Amazonian ingredients that impart a multi-sensory dimension to your journey unlike any other cruise.

A born and bred Peruvian, chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is known for being one of the first culinarians in his country to put local cuisine on the international map by bringing out the best of Peru’s regional flavors. Since 2007, he has partnered with Aqua Expeditions as Consulting Chef, overseeing the onboard menu and dining experience.

Since 2001, chef Schiaffino has been studying the food and cooking traditions of Amazonia, working beyond the kitchen with anthropologists and environmental scientists. Calling the rainforest his 'natural habitat', chef Schiaffino has cultivated a knack for skillfully incorporating sustainable produce and ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon into this cuisine. In fact, 70% of all ingredients used in chef Pedro’s dishes on board are sourced locally.

Chef Schiaffino’s commitment to excellence lets him transform uncommon ingredients into captivating, authentic dishes that deserve their place alongside well-known Peruvian favorites such as ceviche. On board the Aqua Nera guests savor dishes such as hearts of palm soufflé, scallops with wild almonds and umari fruit, plantain, and yucca gnocchi, escolar fish in aji panka chili adobo, grilled paiche with Amazon huatia potatoes - the delicious results of chef Schiaffino’s culinary mind.

 

Aqua Nera chef Schiaffino

Features

With a distinctive design philosophy and a spacious layout, Aqua Nera is built for ultimate enjoyment and relaxation on the Amazon river, with amenities that are second-to-none.

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.

Outdoor Lounge and 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.

Indoor Lounge and 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.

Dining Room

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.

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.

Outdoor 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.

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.

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.

Library and 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.

 

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Aqua Nera Expeditions

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7-Night Peruvian Amazon Expedition

From USD $9625.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:Aqua Nera

Aboard the new Aqua Nera experience perhaps the most luxurious Amazon journey among the Amazon River’s two powerful tributaries: the Maranon and the Ucayali, as well as several hidden black water lakes.

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