Discovering this region on our Ambon Islands cruise is like entering a spectacular living museum on Earth. Time appears to have stood still for decades and you can witness local traditions such as kora-kora war canoe racing which have been passed down over generations.

AQUA BLU 7N Ambon Spice Islands


Day 1: Ambon
Arrive to a warm welcome in Ambon, Board Aqua Blu and enjoy a delicious dinner onboard, curated by renowned chef Benjamin Cross. Settle into your cabins and bid farewell to the harbor as you set sail along the scenic northern coast of Ambon. 

Day 2: Hila 
Head out for your first excursion to explore the historical Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam, in the coastal town of Hila. Sail through the afternoon and learn about the incredible history of the spice trade. Next, enjoy a sundowner as Aqua Blu continues sailing to the Banda Islands. While traveling through the deep expanse of the Banda Sea, enact an old naval tradition – ‘hands to bathe’ – where you jump into the water and swim, floating over depths stretching thousands of meters.

Day 3: Banda Islands & Banda Neira 
Approach the Banda Islands at sunrise, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes at the harbor. Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Nassau on Banda Neira – which used to be most hotly contested island in the world back in the 16th and 17th century. Walk through ancient passageways now bustling with modern life, yet still showcasing a treasure trove of history. After lunch, head out for a snorkeling or diving excursion, and end the evening with a sundowner at Fort Belgica. 

Day 4: Banda Besar & Pulau Hatta
Spend the day exploring the oldest nutmeg plantations in the world on Banda Besar. Learn about the history of the spice and the wars which were fought over it. Resume sailing at lunch to Pulau Hatta, for a dive and snorkel along beautiful walls inhabited by corals and schools of tropical fish. Return to Aqua Blu for a screening of the Ring of Fire documentary, followed by sunset drinks and the remarkable cuisine of chef Benjamin Cross. 

Day 5: Pulau Manuk
Savour a sunrise breakfast against the backdrop of the 300-meter-tall cliffs of Pulau Manuk – a volcanic island rising 3 kilometers from the seabed. For those wishing for an early workout – ocean swimming from Aqua Blu towards the island’s active volcano is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pulau Manuk is a haven for fish hunting birds, as well as sea snakes and reef sharks which flock to enjoy the area’s underwater thermal springs. At sundown, take the tenders out to sea and enjoy drinks at our makeshift floating bar.  

Day 6: Pulau Ai & Pulau Run
Arrive at Pulau Ai and Pulau Run, the westernmost of the Banda Islands, at sunrise. Swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters, where you’ll discover stunning coral gardens and reef fish. Afterward, head ashore to Pulau Ai for a guided tour of Fort Revenge and its nutmeg storehouses Spend the afternoon at a pristine beach on Pulau Run, which was traded for the island of Manhattan in 1667 by the British and the Dutch. Witness the sun setting into the sea while enjoying a cocktail party on these historic sands.  

Day 7: Nusa Laut & Molana 
Head out for an early morning ocean swim, followed by a diving or snorkeling excursion. On the north side of Nusa Laut, discover the scenic fishing villages of Ameth and Akon. This is also home of the dugong, the Southeast Asian cousin of the American manatee. Enjoy a cooking lesson before lunch, and cruise to Molana Island — a small but heavily forested island with fantastic reefs.

Day 8: Ambon
Awake to the bustle of Ambon and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.


Price per person in MYR
First & Second Guest  Third Guest 
(12 years old & above)
(5 – 11 years old)
(12 years old & above)
(5 – 11 years old)
Category I From
Category II From
Category III From

2024 Sailing Dates
October: 05 – 12 | 12 -19 | 19 – 26 | 26 Oct – 02 Nov
November: 09 -16 | 16 -23 | 23 -30 | 30 Nov – 07 Dec

Category I

Bridge Deck, Forecastle Deck,
Main Deck, Lower Deck

Double, Twin or Triple with windows or portholes

Category II

Bridge Deck, Forecastle Deck, Main Deck

Double, Twin or Triple with windows

Category III

Main Deck , Lower Deck

Twin bed only with portholes


  • All meals while on board
  • Selected premium wines and beer, non-alcoholic drinks
  • Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Group transfers to/from vessel when traveling on recommended flights
  • Snorkeling equipment and wet suits
  • Scuba diving
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • Laundry
  • Unlimited access to SpaceX’s high-speed Starlink Satelite internet for all guests


  • Luxurious design suites from 12sqm to 31sqm with portholes or windows 
  • Comfortable King-size bed or twin beds 
  • All suites are air conditioned 
  • Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities 
  • En suite bathroom 
  • Professional hairdryer 


  • Return air ticket
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Personal expenses  
  • Spa, Spirits, Cocktails, Boutique & Gratuities
  • Pre & Post Hotels


  • Price is based on per person in Ringgit Malaysia at exchange rate of USD1=MYR4.825, subject to change based on date of payment
  • Single supplement is 25% in addition to the first guest fare 
  • We welcome children from 5-11 years old. If your child is 12 and above, adult rates will apply
  • Booking – Reservations made 90 days or less to departure: A full, non-refundable payment is required to confirm the booking. Reservations made 91 days or more before departure: A non-refundable booking fee of USD1000 equivalent to MYR4825 per person (subject to change depending on rate of exchange) is required to confirm the booking. The final balance is required 90 days prior to departure.
    Cancellation made 121 days or more before departure : The deposit will be refunded, less a service fee of USD550 (equivalent to MYR2654, subject to change depending on rate of exchange)
    Cancellation made 120 – 91 days prior to departure : All deposits are non-refundable
    Cancellation made 90 days or less prior to departure : Full payment will be applied as the cancellation penalty
  • Any unutilised services included in the package are non-refundable & non-transferable
  • Water Levels & Itineraries – Subject to change due to weather conditions and time of year, thus, navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the captain’s discretion. All times indicated are approximate and are also subject to change. At times embarkation and disembarkation points for guests may need to be modified. Aqua Expeditions will make every possible attempt to minimize disruption to travel plans. Aqua Expeditions will make every reasonable attempt to cover cost of transferring guests to and from original port of embarkation.


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