Aqua Expeditions Offers Savings on Select Summer Indonesia Departures

June 27th, 2023

The summer months are the perfect time to set sail for the remote islands of East Indonesia, where the dry season (April-October) means dependable weather with guaranteed sun and no crowds. To kick off the season, Aqua Expeditions is offering 20 percent off sailings on Aqua Blu —the first ever long-range ocean explorer yacht permanently based in the region—on seven-night Indonesia itineraries from through August 26, 2023. It’s the perfect way to discover the most undiscovered tropical corners of the Komodo National Park without the challenges of organizing a private charter.

Aptly described as a floating boutique hotel, Aqua Blu has only 15 contemporary designed rooms with sea views. Guests will enjoy five-star itineraries and services during their adventure at sea, including an exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest-ratio. Small group activities and excursions for all ages, including hikes across active volcanoes, daily scuba dives, kayaking and paddleboarding are all led by passionate naturalist guides. Innovative cuisine is designed by consulting chef Benjamin Cross, drawing on inspiration from Indonesia’s fabled spice route. Menu highlights include the 48-hour roasted beef short rib, organic Javanese prawns and freshly caught grilled fish with Balinese sambal. A new dedicated vegan menu is also now available.

Departing from Bali and Flores, the seven-night Komodo voyages will circle the three main islands and 26 islets that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park, home to prehistoric creatures like the famous Komodo dragon, the largest lizard species on Earth. The region is also a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise, with 1,000 species of marine life like manta rays, sea turtles, and nearly 300 species of coral. Guests will have the rare opportunity to swim with whale sharks, which originated an estimated 60 million years ago. Clocking in at 40 feet in length, the creatures are considered the ocean’s friendly giant. On land, there will be wildlife spotting opportunities like witnessing the tens of thousands fruit bats that take flight come nightfall.

Rates for a seven-night Aqua Blu expedition cruise with applied ‘Indonesian Summer Special’ rates start at $12,740 per person, based on double occupancy. The offer is available for select category one design suites. The rate includes all meals onboard; selected house wines, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages; excursions; national party entry fee; activity equipment; and laundry.

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