Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer
Coral Geographer will sail three voyages in the Indian Ocean at the start of 2021 (Image: Coral Expeditions)

Australia’s Coral Expeditions has created three maiden voyages for its newest expedition cruise ship, Coral Geographer, which will begin service in January 2021.

Setting sail from Singapore on 6 January, Coral Geographer will debut with a 25-night ‘Island Traditions to the Edge of Africa’ voyage, which will take guests to the Seychelles via the islands of Sumatra, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Highlights will include a dusk safari, meal and overnight stay at Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park, four days exploring the remote atolls of the Maldives, and three days in the Seychelles at the end of the voyage.

Following this, Coral Geographer will embark on a 15-night voyage from the Seychelles to Mauritius, which will include visits to Madagascar, Réunion Island and Aldabra, the world’s largest coral atoll.

Coral Geographer will then operate a 25-night sailing from Mauritius to Fremantle, Australia, arriving in late March 2021. The exploration will take place in conjunction with partners focused on scientific and natural environment research, which means guest numbers will be limited.

Designed as a sister to the 120-guest Coral Adventurer which debuted in Australia in May 2019, the new Coral Geographer is expected to be delivered by December 2020. The vessel is currently being built by Vard and will have four more bridge deck suites than her sister, all of which will feature horizon bathtubs.

“We are confident in the ongoing strength of the expedition sector along with the vessel’s size, her design and her capabilities,” said Mark Fifield, group general manager of Coral Expeditions. “She represents the perfect balance between being large enough for ocean voyaging yet having a small and intimate ship feel to maximise our guest experience.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Friday, November 8, 2019

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