• River Vessel (20 cabins, 40 passengers, 40 crew, 4 guides)
  • Length 62.4 m | Speed 12 knots

Aqua Nera sets a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon. Drawing inspiration from traditional and contemporary style, Aqua Nera is a spacious and elegant vessel providing the utmost in refined comfort.

On three, four or seven night programs, you will stay in one of twenty luxury suites on board. Days are spent on guided expeditions into the Amazon or simply relaxing beside the on board pool. By night, you will experience a refined take on Amazonian culinary traditions courtesy of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs.

Luxury cabins

On board Aqua Nera, suites feature a king size bed set amid 30 square metres of space designed by award-winning architect Noor Design. With full-length windows for enjoying the jungle scenery, all suites include deluxe ensuite bathrooms with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower, plus an overhead rain shower.

All suites on board Aqua Nera take inspiration from the peaceful black water lagoons of the Peruvian Amazon, making for an aesthetic that is both impeccably stylish and inviting.

Dining on Aqua Nera

During your stay on Aqua Nera, you will be treated to a world-class dining experience courtesy of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Sumptuous and refined Peruvian cuisine made with native Amazonian ingredients make for a journey into luxury, innovation and authenticity unlike any other.

With chef Schiaffino’s ‘rainforest to table’ cuisine, you can look forward to modern takes on Peruvian classics such as shrimp escabeche and alfajores made with local coca leaf.


Style and comfort combine on board Aqua Nera to make your stay truly memorable. With observation decks on both ends of the vessel, photographers and birdwatchers are well catered for. At the bow and stern of the ship, you can relax in the spacious cocktail bar and sip an expertly crafted pisco sour as you mingle with other guests or simply enjoy the Amazonian sunset.

The indoor lounge and restaurant act as a focal point aboard the Aqua Nera, with these sprawling and tastefully designed spaces providing a comfortable place to socialise. This luxurious vessel is also home to a private screening area, where you can enjoy classic films from the region to deepen your appreciation of the Peruvian Amazon. The outdoor plunge pool provides stunning views from the bow, whilst you can enjoy equal doses of adrenaline and relaxation at the gym and spa areas of the ship.

The experience

You can explore the Amazon on board Aqua Nera on either a three or seven night program. Trips launch from Iquitos, with direct flights from both Lima and Cusco. After a short transfer to Nauta, you will board Aqua Nera and the trip begins.

On board, you can enjoy a plethora of activities including boat trips in skiffs, jungle walks, swimming and fishing. Our English-speaking naturalist Amazon guides will share their expert knowledge of flora and fauna and their sharp eyes will be sure to pick up on any unusual wildlife.



  • 8 day 7 night cruises
  • 4 day 3 night cruises
  • 5 day 4 night cruises