With a US$28 million capital injection from Bison Capital, boutique river cruise company Aqua Expeditions will now work towards increasing its fleet size by 150 per cent and add new geographic locations over the next two year.
Making the announcement from the company’s Singapore headquarters in Singapore, CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro, said: “I am thrilled that after a decade of changing the face of river cruising on both the Amazon and the Mekong Rivers, we will extend our footprint to coastal cruising in additional soft adventure destinations.”
While the expansion was made possible by Bison Capital’s investment, Galli Zugaro will remain the majority shareholder and in charge of the company’s destiny and growth.
The first details of new vessels and routings will be announced later this month.
The company was founded 10 years ago offering high-end luxury cruises on the Peruvian Amazon and went on to launch its boutique sailings in South-east Asia’s Mekong Rivers.