Aqua Expeditions to resume cruising in Indonesia

Aqua Expeditions has confirmed it will begin welcoming back international travellers aboard its ocean explorer yacht Aqua Blu from January 2021.

The luxury expedition line said enhanced health and safety protocols had been implemented across all three of its vessels in light of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

These include health screenings and pre-boarding medical evaluations for all crew and staff, a pre-embarkation health and safety assessment for all guests and a health and safety officer on each vessel. 

Personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and hand sanitisers will be provided to all guests and crew, and cabins will be cleaned and sanitised three times a day. 

Dining rooms have also been reconfigured to further assist social distancing, while those taking a small group shore excursion from Aqua Blu, which sails around East Indonesia, will receive their own set of scuba and snorkel gear to keep for the duration of their voyage. 

"Today, more than ever, our employees, customers and partners need reassurance of our ability to offer them the safest experience possible," said Francesco Galli Zugaro, chief executive and founder of Aqua Expeditions. 

"It is our duty to anticipate needs and respond to health and safety requirements by adhering to the highest standards." 

Aqua Expeditions had no cases of Covid-19 onboard its vessels during the pandemic.

The line’s river vessels and ocean explorer yacht accommodate a maximum of 30 to 40 guests.

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