Boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions is diversifying its business operations to enter the coastal cruises market in 4Q2019, after operating as a river cruise line for the past 12 years.
Scheduled to begin operations from November 2019, the explorer class vessel will serve three new destinations with year-round departures. The full announcement on vessel name, facts, destinations and itinerary details will be released globally on May 8, 2019.
CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro, said: “As with all Aqua Expeditions vessels, we will be partnering with a renowned designer and also a critically acclaimed chef to deliver a world-class culinary experience.”
A state-of-the-art, new-build luxury river cruise vessel will also be unveiled during its upcoming announcement. Together with a recently-purchased expedition vessel – bought in March 2019 and currently undergoing refurbishment – in operation, the cruise line will double its fleet from two to four vessels by mid-2020.