Just two years ago, Aqua Expeditions launched its first boutique ship the MV Aqua, and now this newcomer is launching a second 5-star expedition vessel, the MV Aria, which will navigate the waters of the Amazon beginning in April 2011.
After spending some time night hunting for caimans (alligators), visiting jungle villages, or fishing for piranhas you’ll realize that these aren’t your typical cruises – but you’re not guest starring on an episode of Man vs. Wild either. Passengers will experience the raw, natural environment up close before returning to a luxurious, floating home base consisting of spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. The 32-passenger MV Aria will feature an air-conditioned lounge and bar, a reference library, fitness center, observation area, and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Naturalist guides will be onboard to share their knowledge of the wildlife and history of the Amazon, as well as pointing out monkeys hidden in trees, or endangered species that would otherwise go unnoticed.