Aqua Expeditions, the global leader of luxury small ship expeditions specializing in unparalleled adventures in exotic destinations, launches their 2021/2022 expedition season with special local rates. On board Aqua Blu, the first ever long-range explorer ocean explorer with year-round departures permanently based in East Indonesia, guests will be able to navigate the heart of the Coral Triangle and fabled spice trade route in ultimate luxury and exclusivity.
Aqua Blu will kick off its 2021/2022 expedition season with its Bali-Komodo itineraries at a special rate offer for Local Residents (WNI, KITAS and KITAP holders) starting from US$6,221 per person for a seven-night expedition. Aqua Blu is also available for private charter hire, with exclusive rates on all 2021/2022 departures, starting from US$217,500 for a seven-night expedition. This rate includes all meals onboard and beverages (premium wines and national beer), excursions, snorkeling equipment and wet suits, scuba diving (for certified divers only), non-motorized watersports, group transfers to and from vessel on recommended flights, laundry, and internet. Other scheduled itineraries depart to the Spice Islands (November to December) and Raja Ampat (December to February), while cross destination 12-night itineraries may be booked at regular rates.
Aqua Expeditions also continues its partnership with iconic eco-luxury hospitality brand NIHI Sumba for a breathtaking adventure combining a four-night private charter navigating the famed Komodo National Park together with three nights at the remote hideaway of NIHI Sumba, to offer a socially distant yet wildly connected experience like never before. Local resident rates for the seven-night Aqua Blu x NIHI Sumba voyage in 2021 start from US$195,660. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes secret waterfall hunting on Moyo Island, diving with manta rays, hiking Padar Island’s rugged landscape, stand up paddling down Sumba Island’s Wanukaka river, sunset swims with the famed Sumba horses, and journeying on a NIHI signature Spa Safari.
On each itinerary, guests are invited to embark on an exclusive exploration of some of the most remote locations in the region with highly tailored, action packed excursions focusing on nature and wildlife, local culture, world-class dining, surrounded by the luxuries of the finest hotel. With 15 individually designed sea-facing suites with interconnecting options, Aqua Blu welcomes guests with luxuriously appointed amenities including spectacular observation decks and workout facilities as well as generous and inviting indoor spaces. Bali-based Consulting Chef Benjamin Cross, of Mason and Mejekawi fame, has designed a menu inspired by Indonesia’s islands and seas, promising an immersive and innovative culinary voyage.
Guests can also be confident in the health and safety measures that Aqua Expeditions have taken across all their vessels, including stringent cleaning and sanitization procedures; food safety guidelines; personal protective equipment, health screenings and pre-boarding medical evaluations for all crew; a dedicated Health and Safety Officer onboard, as well as the proper compliance and implementation of the World Health Organization, local health regulations and management standards. Each vessel including Aqua Blu is International Safety Management compliant, ensuring and exceeding proper standards in safe operations. www.aquaexpeditions.com