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Aqua Expeditions, Aqua Blu Cruise

East Indonesian Archipelago

Setting the stage for the greatest luxury cruise expeditions in the Coral Triangle.

Property overview

Unveiling a brand-new cruise experience, Aqua Blu is the first-ever long-range explorer yacht with year-round departures permanently based in East Indonesia. The RINA-classed, SOLAS-certified steel-hull vessel offers guests fifteen individually designed suites and refined amenities accompanied by top-of-the-line watersports equipment. Led by highly experienced crew and guides, guests embark on expeditions to explore the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, with opportunities to hike an active volcano, see rare native bird species and immerse in centuries-old history and culture. Meanwhile, Aqua Blu’s heritage as a celebrated former British Naval Explorer sets the stage for epic, unforgettable adventures in one of the most strikingly beautiful parts of the world.

SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Complimentary 60-minute massage
What's Included?

Adventures through the Indonesian Archipelago.

Aqua Blu is the first expedition yacht permanently based in the Indonesian Archipelago and the first with guaranteed departures year-round for individual travelers. Guests who want it all can rest assured that their sailing on Aqua Blu will include all meals while onboard, beverages (non-alcoholic, premium wines and beer), all excursions, snorkelling equipment and even wet suits! Plus, adventure-seekers can take advantage of all available non-motorized water sports. And don't worry about packing too much as your laundry is included as well. Finally, in terms of logistics, group transfers to/from vessels on recommended flights are accounted for, too. For those who need to stay connected, limited Internet is available during the sailing.
Accommodations

Modern luxury and ultimate comfort.

Each of the 15 individually-designed suites aboard the Aqua Blu is an oasis on the vast East Indonesian seas. Conceptualized with modern luxury and ultimate comfort in mind by renowned Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover, these private sanctuaries lend a luxurious sense of home to every journey on the Aqua Blu cruise ship.
Wellness

Indulge in Balinese massage and aromatherapy.

Make wellness a priority at Aqua Blu’s onboard spa and outdoor workout zone. Indulge in Balinese massage and aromatherapy from their onboard therapist or work up a sweat in the exercise area. Take your massage outdoors, if you wish. When you're ready to relax, few things are more enjoyable in the tropics than cooling off in Aqua Blu’s jacuzzi, which is flanked by plush daybeds for sunbathing and perhaps even a snooze after a diving or snorkeling session!
Restaurant + Bar

Journey of flavors from Asia and beyond.

Experience refined Indonesian-inspired cuisine on board Aqua Blu in an inviting and stylishly-appointed dining room on the Main Deck. For Aqua Blu, Chef Cross has created and is overseeing more than 100 recipes that together showcase a refined journey of flavors from Asia to the Middle East, at the same time reflecting Indonesia’s role as the heart of the global spice trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. Exchange the days tales of marine sightings over cocktail at the stylish Sky Lounge Bar, while looking out to gorgeous views of the surrounding seas.
  • Common Areas
    With an elevated vantage point, the Sun Deck offers spectacular 360-degree views wherever you sail in the picturesque East Indonesia region. Equipped with a barbecue, outdoor seating with umbrellas and wraparound lounge sofas, this is the perfect location for sunrise yoga, evening grill party or night stargazing.
  • Who's it for?
    Aqua Expeditions caters to modern-day adventurers seeking active exploration and tailor-made experiences in destinations best discovered by cruising.
  • Location
    Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries.

Agent Tips

  • The 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio guarantees a personalized luxury experience.
  • Led by highly experiences crew and guides (including dive guides), guests embark on expeditions to explore the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, see rare native bird species and embrace centuries-old history and culture.
  • Having attained the highest international classifications (RINA, SOLAS, ISM) in safety, the vessel is additionally equipped with Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers for optimal comfort at rest or while sailing.
  • Aqua Blu carries a comprehensive suite of top-of-the-line, non-motorised watersports equipment, including diving and snorkeling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
Industry Intel

Indonesian Exploration with Aqua Expeditions' Chef Cross

Setting the stage as an epic explorer yacht cruising through the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is navigating the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands...

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