PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Setting the stage for the greatest luxury cruise expeditions in the Coral Triangle. Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7 and 12 night itineraries.
  • Immerse in ultimate relaxation with world class superyacht amenities aboard the Aqua Blu. Inside the 5 deck, 15 suite Aqua Blu, facilities include jacuzzi & lounge daybeds, spa & gym and an elevated, expansive sun deck with spectacular 360 degree views. The sun deck features a barbecue & lounge sofas, perfect for sunrise yoga, evening grill party or night stargazing.
  • Aqua Blu’s range stands heads and shoulders above that of its peers in East Indonesia. Able to cover vast distances in a short span of time, and in any sea condition, the vessel enables explorers to experience the most varied and rewarding coastal cruise itineraries in this wild and beautiful region of the world.
  • Each of the 15 individually-designed, sea facing suites aboard the Aqua Blu is an oasis on the vast East Indonesian seas. Conceptualized with modern luxury and ultimate comfort in mind these private sanctuaries lend a luxurious sense of home to every journey on the Aqua Blu cruise ship.
  • The Aqua Blu showcases the freshest, sustainably-sourced seafood that the pristine waters of East Indonesia has to offer. Guests enjoy refined plated dishes as well as convivial communal barbecues and relaxed outdoor dining.
  • Experienced guides lead guests to embark on expeditions to explore the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, see rare native bird species and embrace centuries old history and culture. Non-motorized watersports equipment with kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling and diving equipment is included.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Komodo National Park

Departing from Bali and Flores, this sensational 7-night cruise offers an in-depth exploration of the legendary Komodo National Park and Moyo Island of East Indonesia: Rising from the seas of East Indonesia where two continental plates collide, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park is a wonder of nature in every way imaginable. Ancient volcanic activity has created some of the most spectacular coastal terrain on Earth, with picture-perfect savannah hills, bays and beaches. The Park’s dramatic landscape also sets the perfect stage for stunning marine discoveries at some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world . Komodo National Park spans an area of 669 square miles (1,817 square kilometers) and comprises of three main islands — Komodo, Padar and Rinca — and 26 smaller islets. Several of these are inhabited by prehistoric creatures, the native Komodo Dragon, that are the largest lizard species to walk the Earth. Elsewhere, the gifts of Moyo Island and Saleh Bay can also be easily accessed on an Aqua Blu voyage. Situated between Bali and Komodo National Park, Moyo Island is a Nature Reserve featuring unspoiled nature and marine habitats virtually untouched by outside influences. Within green bursts of jungle, explorers are presented with a large variety of flora and fauna with the picturesque Mata Jitu cascading waterfall as the reward. Aqua Expeditions’ Komodo National Park cruise aboard the Aqua Blu cruise ship sails every year from April to September, the best season to discover the region. The cruise sets sail on 7-night itineraries, alternating departures from the popular resort destination of Bali to Labuan Bajo (in Flores) and the reverse direction from Labuan Bajo to Bali.



Ambon & Spice Islands

Bringing a nearly forgotten chapter of world history back to life, the Ambon & Spice Islands 7-night cruise expedition across the Banda Sea is a enthralling adventure embracing culture, nature and wildlife: Setting sail from the rustic Indonesian port city of Ambon, Aqua Blu cruises south across the Banda Sea to the Spice Islands, a destination steeped in historical significance and endowed with both unspoilt nature and culture. As the origin of the nutmeg, a spice that was worth more than gold in terms of weight, the Spice Islands (also called the Banda Islands) were the Holy Grail for famous Old World explorers including Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan, who sought but never managed to find it. Eventually, the Spice Islands were discovered and the Dutch established and exercised control over them — with a monopoly on the nutmeg trade — from 1607 up until the late 18th century. In that time, the Dutch built up numerous colonial-styled architecture and extensive fortifications. Surrounded by the local town and the oldest nutmeg plantations on Earth, these structures remain mostly well-preserved. Today, setting foot on the Spice Islands is like entering a spectacular living museum on Earth, where time appears to have stood still for decades and centuries-old relics, such as Fort Belgica, exist alongside rich Indonesian local traditions such as nutmeg cultivation and kora-kora war canoe racing.



Raja Ampat

Sailing towards the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Raja Ampat 7-night cruise expedition is a visual spectacle with unmatched marine diversity on show at the best dive and snorkel sites on Earth: Translated to mean “Four Kings”, Raja Ampat captivates with the enigmatic beauty of its limestone karst island clusters, spawned out of legendary myth and continuing to bewilder and enthrall explorers with dramatic landscapes that shelter secret lagoons, bays and beaches. In between excursions to discover the world’s most biodiverse environments, Raja Ampat offers the chance to find that one perfect private hideaway out of thousands. To put it simply, every day is a National Geographic moment right before your eyes. Raja Ampat’s world-class wildlife excursions are both on the ground and underwater. It is here that famous 19th-century naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace had stumbled upon species of the bird of paradise that exist nowhere else but in this region on Earth. Catching sight of the otherworldly beauty of the Wilson’s bird of paradise and the Red bird of paradise and their mesmerizing behavior is arguably one of life’s most rewarding wildlife experiences. These winged wonders live alongside 350 other bird species, including forest kingfishers and king parrots. Meanwhile, Raja Ampat’s many beaches are often the nesting ground for turtle species including the Pacific leatherback, the largest of all living turtle species on Earth, while the world’s most extensive network of mangrove forests support populations of dugong and juvenile fish. Raja Ampat is also a designed a Marine Protected Area (MPA) by the Indonesian government. At almost every turn, the mesmerizing turquoise and blue hues of Raja Ampat’s waters constantly jostle for your attention and beckon you to dive down and under. Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the region is known to house every kind of underwater habitat imaginable; pristine reef flats, secret bays, swift channels, deep drop-offs, shallow seamounts, mangroves, marine lakes, and protected coral gardens are just a sample of the types of marine habitats that can be found in the roughly 20,000 square mile region. As a result of the sheer diversity of underwater habitats, Raja Ampat is a thriving subterranean metropolis that houses more than 1,300 species of tropical marine fish (about 50% of all known species) and more than 600 species of coral (nearly 75% of all known species of reef-building corals) in addition to manta rays, rare sea turtle species and schooling hammerheads. Cape Kri in the Dampier Strait notably holds the world record for the most number of species counted in a single dive (374 in total).



Cross Destination Cruises

Blend two 7-night itineraries into a grand 12-night maritime voyage and discover multiple destinations and lesser-explored treasures of East Indonesia: Limited to four departures in a calendar year, Aqua Expeditions presents explorers a highly-exclusive opportunity to embark on unique 12-night voyages that sail across the great seas of East Indonesia. Not only do these journeys incorporate key aspects of Aqua Expeditions’ Spice Islands and Raja Ampat 7-night itineraries, our Limited Cross-Destination Cruises also includes one-of-a-kind excursions, including visits to the intriguing Abui tribe of Flores at Alor, journeys to the multicolored Kelimutu volcano crater lakes in Flores, and explorations of the stunning marine environments of southern/central Raja Ampat and Pulau Koon.


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Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu

Setting the stage for the greatest luxury cruise expeditions in the Coral Triangle. Presenting a brand new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7 and 12 night itineraries. Inside the five deck, 15 suite Aqua Blu, a tasteful brass-and-ivory interior theme pairs with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including an elevated, expansive sun deck. Aqua Blu’s range stands heads and shoulders above that of its peers in East Indonesia. Able to cover vast distances in a short span of time, and in any sea condition, the vessel enables explorers on board to experience the most varied, enjoyable and rewarding coastal cruise itineraries in this wild and stunningly beautiful region of the world.

Each of the 15 individually-designed suites aboard the Aqua Blu is an oasis on the vast East Indonesian seas. Conceptualized with modern luxury and ultimate comfort in mind, these private sanctuaries lend a luxurious sense of home to every journey on the Aqua Blu cruise ship. The Aqua Blu experience will additionally showcase the freshest, sustainably-sourced seafood that the pristine waters of East Indonesia has to offer. Guests can look forward to refined plated dishes as well as convivial communal barbecues and relaxed outdoor dining. Exquisite and scrumptious cuisine, set amidst dramatic coastal landscapes, will undoubtedly be the highlight of all Aqua Blu itineraries. Onboard facilities include a jacussi and day beds, spa and gym and excellent range on non-motorized watersports equipment including kayaks, paddle boards and diving equipment.

Each of the 15 individually-designed suites aboard the Aqua Blu is an oasis on the vast East Indonesian seas. Conceptualized with modern luxury and ultimate comfort in mind by renowned Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover, these private sanctuaries lend a luxurious sense of home to every journey on the Aqua Blu cruise ship. Aqua Blu’s suites are classified in 3 categories:

  • Cat I: 5 suites on the Bridge Deck (2 suites) and Forecastle Deck (3 suites)
  • Cat II: 7 suites on the Main Deck (4) and Lower Deck (3)
  • Cat III: 3 suites on the Main Deck (1) and Lower Deck (2)
Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu Design Suite Bridge Deck

Design Suite – Bridge Deck

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu Design Suite Forecastle Deck

Design Suite – Forecastle Deck

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu Interconnecting Suite Forecastle Deck

Interconnecting Suite – Forecastle Deck

The Aqua Blu experience will additionally showcase the freshest, sustainably-sourced seafood that the pristine waters of East Indonesia has to offer. Guests can look forward to refined plated dishes as well as convivial communal barbecues and relaxed outdoor dining. Exquisite and scrumptious cuisine, set amidst dramatic coastal landscapes, will undoubtedly be the highlight of all Aqua Blu itineraries.

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu Dining Room

Dining Room

Experience refined Indonesian-inspired cuisine on board Aqua Blu in an inviting and stylishly-appointed dining room on the Main Deck.

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu Saloon

Sky Lounge Bar

Exchange the days tales of marine sightings over cocktail at the stylish Sky Lounge Bar, while looking out to gorgeous views of the surrounding seas.

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu

Sun Deck

With an elevated vantage point, the Sun Deck offers spectacular 360-degree views wherever you sail in the picturesque East Indonesia region. Equipped with a barbecue, outdoor seating with umbrellas and wraparound lounge sofas, this is the perfect location for sunrise yoga, evening grill party or night stargazing.

Immerse in ultimate relaxation with world-class superyacht amenities aboard the Aqua Blu. Aqua Blu carries a comprehensive suite of top-of-the-line, non-motorised watersports equipment, including diving and snorkeling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

  • Sun Deck with Outdoor Seating, Lounge Sofa and Barbecue
  • Bridge Deck with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Lounge Area, Spa and Exercise Zone
  • Forecastle Deck with Outdoor Dining and Seating Area, Indoor Lounge Bar, Library and TV Room
  • Main Deck with Outdoor Seating, Salon and Dining Room
Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu

Jacuzzi and Lounge Daybeds

Few things are more enjoyable in the tropics than cooling off in Aqua Blu’s jacuzzi, which is flanked by plush daybeds for sunbathing and perhaps even a snooze after a diving or snorkeling session!

Aqua Expeditions Aqua Blu

Spa and Gym

Make wellness a priority at Aqua Blu’s onboard spa and gym. Indulge in Balinese massage and aromatherapy from our on board therapist or work up a sweat in the gym. Take your massage outdoors, if you wish.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Nearest Airport
Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Sorong City
Local Currency
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Time Change
GMT +8:00
Language
Bahasa Indonesia
Best time to go
Year round destination

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