The former Royal Navy coastal survey vessel HMS Beagle is being converted into Aqua Blu, which will become the cruise line’s first long-range “expedition class” yacht when it begins service on 16 November 2019.
Aqua Blu will be permanently based in eastern Indonesia offering seven-night cruises to Raja Ampat, Bali-Komodo National Park, and Ambon and the Spice Islands. The 15-suite ship will also operate a “limited selection” of 12-night trips.
The second new ship, Aqua Nera, will be a new river cruise ship with 20 suites, which will sail on the Peruvian Amazon from 1 August 2020, offering a range of three, four and seven-night itineraries.
Cruises on both Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera have already opened for bookings.