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Aqua Expeditions announces fifth vessel

Small ship line Aqua Expeditions is to expand its fleet with the addition of a superyacht

The seven-suite superyacht called Aqua Mare will sail in the Galapagos Islands next year. It’s scheduled to launch on 6 May 2022 and it will offer seven-night and 14-night sailings around the volcanic Pacific Ocean archipelago. The line’s fifth vessel, it was designed and built by the Italian CRN yard and has a capacity for 16 passengers.

Suites have been individually designed. Aqua Expeditions claims that the vessel’s 80 square-metre Owner’s Suite is the largest passenger room in the Galapagos Islands and that Aqua Mare has “30% more indoor volume than most yachts in her size class”. The four-deck vessel has open sun decks, a six-person Jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue area and a workout zone.

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Two military-grade black rib tender boats will carry passengers to twice-daily excursions. Each group is capped at eight people. Double kayaks, paddleboards and snorkelling gear will also be available on the yacht.

Prices for a seven-night Galapagos Islands itinerary start from US$9,318. All meals, drinks, transfers, excursions, laundry and internet are included. Up to 16 passengers can charter the vessel for a seven-night sailing, with prices for taking the whole vessel starting at US$194,000. A masseuse for up to five hours a day is included in the price.

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