Aqua Expeditions has completed the first stage of a major upgrade of its fleet of Peruvian cruise ships, Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon.
This extensive refurbishment and renovation upgrade is being overseen by the vessels' original designer, renowned Peruvian architect, Jordi Puig.
All public interior and exterior areas have been completed together with 40 per cent of the suites whilst the remainder of work is due for completion in December 2015.
"As the leader and pioneer of small ship luxury cruising on the Amazon and Mekong, we want our boats to always be top-of-the-line and at the forefront of guest comfort and experience," said Aqua Expeditions CEO and Founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro.
“As our travellers' needs and expectations evolve, so must our products. Both vessels have a newly refreshed, elegant look about them that is indicative of our vision to provide a unique world-class experience."
The 12-suite Aqua Amazon and 16-suite Aria Amazon have been revamped throughout with exteriors featuring new woodwork, painting and awnings.
New wood flooring has been installed throughout most common areas; all suites are being redone with new floors, furniture and amenities, and bathrooms with new floors and tiles. Both vessels feature new upholstered furniture, wall coverings and lighting. New skiffs have also been added on each vessel and seat up to 10 passengers.
With these upgrades, guests of Aqua Expeditions can experience a heightened level of comfort on what are already the most luxurious boats on the Amazon, with Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon to continue to maintain their position as leaders in luxury small ship expeditions cruising.