aqua expeditions: green cruising luxury

posted by the scholar on July 9th, 2008
filed under: design, green, interiors & exteriors

i’m not really one for cruise ships, although i would make an exception for the inside passage of alaska, because i think you see things from the boat perspective that you cannot see on land. i am making another exception now that i have seen this gorgeous m/v aqua ship from aqua expeditions that goes along the amazon river in peru and into the pacaya samiria reserve. wowee wee woo woo it looks like it might be the trip of a lifetime! the ship has just 12 spacious cabins, designed by jordi puig, with outward facing windows and sitting areas. there is a beautiful dining room with menus designed by pedro miguel schiaffino, an observation deck and indoor and outdoor lounges for relaxing too. the crew of 17 includes 3 naturalist guides to point out the most interesting things both on and off the ship — there are chic aluminum skiffs that are taken into the jungle waterways for more intimate touring.

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in addition to all this decadence, the company realizes the fragile ecosystems throughout the area, and is dedicated to being eco-conscious too. river water is treated on board so that it is fit for human consumption. waste water is too so that it can be purified and then released into the river. low-emission, fuel-efficient engines are found on board the main ship as well as the launch/life boats.

can you even imagine the wondrous things you would see there? get more info and book your trip right here.


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3 Responses to “aqua expeditions: green cruising luxury”

  1. Linda Says:

    I’m not one for cruise ships either, but I have to admit I have always had a certain fascination. I’m not sure why?

    This is almost obscenely decadent, but would it be an amazing trip? I’m intrigued by the camouflage life jackets too.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi linda,

    i don’t know — there is something about a floating hotel that piques my curiosity, but maybe i will never know…

    i cannot imagine what you would see, traversing narrow waterways in places only little boats can go. pretty cool sounding!

  3. sosser Says:

    it sure looks purty

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