Boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions is adding three new destinations by the end of 2019, expanding the company into the coastal cruises market.
This follows the successful funding in November 2018 of Aqua Expeditions’ growth strategy. In March 2019, the company concluded the purchase of a long-range explorer yacht, which is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment to cater primarily to affluent explorers. It is slated to sail from November 2019 to the new destinations.(The full announcement on vessel name, facts, destinations and itinerary details will be released globally on May 8, 2019.)
To give a sneak preview of the three new destinations and a glimpse of the new vessel, Aqua Expeditions produced a cinematic 90-second sneak preview video.
The video is part of a month-long worldwide campaign featuring ‘Guess the New Destination’ sweepstakes to promote the upcoming destinations. Entrants stand to win a 7-Night cruise for two worth US$15,050 aboard Aqua Expedition’s first explorer yacht.
The May 8, 2019 global announcement will also showcase a new-build luxury river cruise vessel. Between this and the recently-purchased expedition vessel in operation, the cruise line will double its fleet—from two to four vessels—by mid-2020.
Aqua Expeditions' decision to expand coincides with Virtuoso naming “River Cruises” as one of the 10 biggest travel trends in its 2019 Luxe Report, along with “Luxury Cruises”.