Built: 2007
Port of embarkation: Iquitos, Peru
Vessel´s Registry: Peru
Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
Length: 130 feet / 39.80 m
Beam: 24 feet / 7.30 m
Draft: 7.3 feet / 2.25m
Gross Tonnage: 400 tons
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 220 volts
Engines: 2 new Cummins 380 HP Marine Engines
Generators: 1 x 95 KVA Cummins and 1 x 65 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Water: 7000-liter water treatment plant
Safety: Radio communication with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and signals; fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin.
Launch Boats: Three auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 8 passengers.
Crew: 17, plus 3 English-speaking naturalist guides.
Accommodation: Up to 24 passengers with private facilities (Additional accommodation for one child in each cabin)
Cabins: 12 suites:
4 Master Suites measuring 240 sq. ft.
8 Suites measuring 230 sq. ft.
- All outside-facing with large panoramic windows
- All air conditioned with en suite sitting areas
- 4 interconnecting suites for families
Cabin features: Twin beds that can be converted to a California king-sized bed
En suite sitting area
Internal communications system
Well-appointed bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, and a basket of toiletries.
Hot water around the clock.
Social Areas: Indoor Bar-Lounge
Dining Room
Outside Lounge
Observation Deck




M/V Aqua: The new M/V Aqua, Aqua Expedition’s flagship, will be the first true luxury vessel ever to cruise the northern Amazon. Its 12 oversized guest suites, including four 180° panoramic master suites, feature en suite sitting areas and generous outward-facing panoramic windows. Each of the handsomely decorated, air-conditioned suites measures between 230 to 240 square feet and is designed by noted Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. Four suites can be interconnected to cater to families. You can socialize in the dining room, indoor lounge, on the observation deck, and in the outdoor lounge. The ship also has a small boutique.
All of the M/V Aqua's oversized suites measure a spacious 230 square feet, with a comfortable en suite seating area and extra-large windows that enable you to get the "big picture" of the rivers and their banks from the comfort of your air-conditioned room. All suites are decorated to create the feeling of a luxury lodge on the Amazon River, complete with Amazon photography by French photographer Jean Claude Constant. Sheet and bedspreads are 100% Peruvian cotton, with at least a 280-thread count.
The M/V Aqua's four master suites, at the front of the vessel, measure 240 square feet and contain all of the luxury features of the main suites, including natural fiber tapestry paneling over the bed. Large glass windows at the foot of the king-sized bed make it possible for you to pull back the curtains and count the constellations in a sky filled with brilliant stars. These suites have a totally separate seating area for optimum privacy.
Safety on board
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all passengers aboard The M/V Aqua. The vessel is equipped with backup radio communication equipment, utilizing a separate battery pack and satellite telephone service. It is also fully outfitted with lifejackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin. There is also energy lighting and emergency signs in the passage ways. Its three aluminum launch boats, which can double as life boats in an emergency, are equipped with four-stroke low emission engines, and can remain in constant communication with the main vessel. Each launch boat can accommodate 8 passengers. We have a paramedic on board at all times available to assist guests when needed. Guides and certain crew members are first-aid trained. A crew member is assigned to keep watch around the clock, whether the vessel is sailing or docked.