MV Aria was built in 2010 and offers the height of luxury on the Amazon river. She is the flagship for Aqua Expeditions and has accommodation for 32 passengers. With a crew of 24, guests will be well looked after. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the Amazon River, its wildlife and people.
With 16 large staterooms, accommodation on Aria is faultless. The suites have been designed to a high specification by a world renowned Peruvian interior designer and boast twin/double beds, a separate seating area and a well equipped bathroom with complementary toiletries. All suites have large picture windows so guests can enjoy views of the river from the comfort of their own room. Rooms are fully air conditioned. The suites are located on the first and second floors and four are interconnecting, ideal for families.
There is ample room to relax, both indoors and outdoors, with an indoor lounge/bar and a spacious observation deck complete with jacuzzi. Meals are taken in the dining room with its panoramic windows and the menus, which change daily, have been designed with the assistance of one of Peru's top ten chefs. There is a fine selection of wines to accompany meals while the bar serves a wide range of alcholic and soft drinks.
For those wanting to burn off a few pounds there is an exercise room. Aria also has a small boutique.
MV Aria has four motor launches in which guests can explore the river system. Four expect English-speaking naturalist guides are on hand to accompany guests on excursions on the river and in the vast Pacaya Samiria Reserve with its abundant land and marine life, including the pink Amazon dolphin, black caiman and three toed sloth.
MV Aria is based in Iquitos, a 90 minute flight from Lima and offers 3, 4 and 7 night cruises year round.