It was one year ago today in cruise history, when seven crew members were killed and thirteen were injured after Aqua Expeditions cruise ship Aqua Amazon caught fire, exploded and sank in the port of Enapu, along the Itaya River in Peru.
Aqua Expeditions is a luxury cruise provider with three-day trips starting at $3,480. The company transferred its passengers scheduled to leave on the Aqua Amazon to its other ship in Iquitos, the Aria Amazon. The company also offers river cruises in Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The cruise ship was refueling when a fire broke out, resulting in explosion and ultimately sinking of this popular cruise ship.
In 2017, Jean-Michel Cousteau partnered with Aqua Expeditions’ Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong for cruise ship departures this year and 2018, showcasing their common values around protecting the world’s great waterways for the benefit of future generations.
Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer. He is the first son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.
See video below and read more about the cause of this cruise ship fire, explosion and sinking.
Video: Aqua Expeditions Launches New Collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau