Aqua Blu Returns to Raja Ampat

She began life as HMS Beagle and was converted to become the superyacht Titan now, as a small boutique cruise ship, Aqua Blu will return this December to plie her trade in the incredible waters of Raja Ampat.

Known to have the highest levels of marine biodiversity on the planet and located at the centre of a major migration route for whales and dolphins, Raja Ampat is the perfect place to spot some of nature’s most awe-inspiring creations.

Half of all known species of tropical marine fish can be found in this region, as well 75 percent of all reef-building corals. 

HMS Beagle before she became Aua Blu

Thanks to its proximity to the equator, Raja Ampat enjoys comfortably warm weather throughout the year. For snorkelers and divers, exploring the water is an enjoyable experience at all times of the day.

The water visibility can extend beyond 10 metres, offering a pristine view of the underwater life which thrives here. 

Aboard Aqua Blu, enjoy daily opportunities to discover marine hotspots including Cape Kri and Misokon. Manta rays, sea turtles, and hammerhead sharks are among a few of the species which inhabit this region.

Revel in the iconic karst limestone formations of Wayag, and go trekking through Waigeo’s lush tropical rainforest – one of only two places in the world where it’s possible to spot the red bird-of-paradise. Waigeo Island also offers the chance to discover the hidden Kali Biru river and swim in its cerulean lagoon. 

Blu as Titan Photo by Superyacht Times

With a grand legacy as a former British Naval Explorer vessel and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is today a compelling maritime statement. A 2019 refurbishment overseen by Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover brings the vessel to world-class cruising specifications.

Guests can expect to embrace a distinguished sense of history and seafaring evolution when they set foot on this one-of-a-kind cruise ship.

Inside the five-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu, Cor has tastefully paired a brass-and-ivory interior theme with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a sun deck.

Aqua Blu’s 7-night Raja Ampat itinerary sails to over ten destinations across East Indonesia. With expert guides leading each excursion – both on land and in water – this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime. While onboard, make the most of luxuries including a jacuzzi, spa & exercise area, and a sky lounge bar. 

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