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Aqua Blu

Unveiling a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long- range explorer yacht for discovering the region’s most prized…

About Aqua Blu

Unveiling a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long- range explorer yacht for discovering the region’s most prized destinations: Komodo Islands, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat.

Aqua Blu reaches for the pinnacle of modern style and luxury with its gold-and-ivory maritime theme perfected by Dutch∘ designer Cor D. Rover. The RINA-classed, steel-hull vessel offers guests 15 individually- designed suites and refined “big ship” amenities accompanied by top-of-the-line watersports equipment.

Led by highly-experienced crew and guides, guests embark on expeditions to explore the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, with opportunities to hike an active volcano, see rare native bird species and immerse in centuries-old history and culture.

Meanwhile, Aqua Blu’s heritage as a celebrated former British Naval Explorer sets the stage for epic, unforgettable adventures in one of the most strikingly beautiful parts of the world. 

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityCrew countDeck countCabin countElectrical plugs
19682019en114060 meters11 metersUSD12 knots3025515 types:
US 2 Pin 110v
EU 2 Pin 220v
adapters provided:
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Accommodation

Settle into modern yachting refinement and comfort of the highest calibre. 

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.

Cat I Suite

  • Ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower, with natural organic hair and bath amenities∘
  • Closet with electronic safe
  • Average area (including bathroom): 25-31 square meters
  • King bed configuration
  • Interior sofas
  • Lounge areas (for selected suites)
  • Walk-in closet (for Suite 302)
  • Large round windows (for Suite 301); Large rectangular windows (other Cat I suites)
  • 2 interconnecting suites (Suite 401 and 402; Suite 301 and 302)

Facilities

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Vanity Area

Cat II Suite

  • Ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower, with natural organic hair and bath amenities∘
  • Closet with electronic safe
  • Average area (including bathroom): 22-31 square meters
  • King or twin bed configuration
  • Interior sofas
  • Lounge areas (for selected suites)
  • Oval windwos (Suites 201, 202, 203, 204)
  • Porthole windows (Suites 101, 104, 105)

Facilities

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Cat III Suite

  • Ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower, with natural organic hair and bath amenities∘
  • Closet with electronic safe
  • Average area (including bathroom): 12-14 square meters
  • Twin bed configuration only
  • Porthole windows (all Cat III suites)

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

Onboard you'll find:

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

Sky Lounge Bar

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

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.

Dining

Dining Room

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

The Aqua Blu dining experience promises refreshing and inspiring food, with its menu drawing inspiration from Indonesian, European and Mediterranean cuisines. Chef Cross has crafted over 160 recipes to incorporate a variety of Indonesia’s spices and flavors, allowing diners to go on a culinary journey of the region. Some highlights to look forward to include 48-hour beef short rib rendang, Balinese suckling pig with bumbu Bali (Balinese spices), organic Javanese prawns marinated in fragrant oil and lime, and Cross’s personal favourite, freshly handline-caught fish grilled with Balinese sambal.

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

Join Chef Benjamin Cross on Aqua Blu’s special chef-hosted departures to the Spice Islands.

Alfresco Dining Area

Located on the Forecastle Deck, the alfresco dining area is the ideal spot to enjoy freshly prepared meals. Choose to mingle with other guests, or retain a sense of privacy while enjoying the fresh breeze and stunning sea views.

Chef Benjamin Cross

Chef Benjamin Cross will introduce a journey of flavors complementing Aqua Blu’s culturally significant voyages in East Indonesia.

For Aqua Blu, Chef Cross will create and oversee more than 100 recipes that together showcase a refined journey of flavors from Asia to the Middle East, at the same time reflecting Indonesia’s role as the heart of the global spice trade in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Expressing a rich palette of flavors with native Indonesian produce

In executing his eclectic culinary vision for the Aqua Blu, Chef Cross will rely on local ingredients sourced primarily from Bali and East Indonesia, including indigenous spices such as nutmeg and cloves as well as a wealth of seafood such as giant Papuan prawns sustainably sourced from the Indonesian seas.

“Harnessing the abundant gifts from Indonesia’s land and seas, the goal of my concept is to orchestrate a refined rendition of flavors that have traveled through Indonesia’s fabled sea spice trade route — an amazing confluence of Asian, European and traditional local cooking philosophies and methods,” says Chef Cross.

Chef Cross also sees Aqua Blu as an opportunity to create a larger-than-life culinary experience that complements a five-star cruise journey. “Aqua Expeditions regards authentic cuisine as central to the itinerary, which means that the dining experience onboard won’t be just a menu, but a cohesive journey of discovery.”

All the more reason to follow the trails of the ancient trade route to the Spice Islands and to discover the richest marine biodiversity on our planet in the East Indonesian archipelago with us!

Enrichment

Excursions

Led by highly-experienced crew and guides (including dive guides), guests embark on expeditions to explore the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, see rare native bird species and embrace centuries-old history and culture.

Watersports Equipment

Aqua Blu carries a comprehensive suite of top-of-the-line, non-motorized watersports equipment, including diving and snorkeling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Private Speedboat

Aqua Blu boasts two Alson Flash private speedboats used for daily excursions to nearby islands, each with a capacity of 16 passengers. One tender with a capacity of eight divers is used exclusively for diving activities.

Health & Fitness

Spa & Exercise Area

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

Jacuzzi & 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!

Deckplans

Sun Deck

  • Sun deck
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lounge bench

Bridge Deck

  • Bridge
  • Day beds
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa

  • Cat I Cabin 402
  • Cat II Cabin 401

Forecastle Deck

  • Outdoor dining and seating area
  • Sky lounge bar
  • Library and TV room
  • Cat I Cabins 302, 303
  • Cat II Cabin 301

Main Deck

  • Outdoor seating
  • Salon
  • Dining room
  • Cat I Cabins 202, 204
  • Cat II Cabins 201, 203
  • Cat III Cabin 206

Lower Deck

  • Cat I Cabins 101, 104, 105
  • Cat III Cabins 102, 103

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