CruiseNew ship will set sail on her inaugural voyage over 25-nights from Singapore to the Seychelles.

Coral Expeditions flags epic Indian Ocean adventures

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The 120-passenger Coral Geographer will feature the same specifications as the Coral Adventurer. Photo Credit: David Li Photography.

“We’ve witnessed significant demand for our unique style of expedition cruising, and the business has confidence to order a fifth ship only weeks after launching Coral Adventurer,” says Mark Fifield, group general manager of Coral Expeditions.

Expedition cruise line, Coral Expeditions is expanding its Australian-flagged fleet with a fifth ship, Coral Geographer, to be delivered in December 2020.

The new build will be a sister ship to the company’s recently launched Coral Adventurer.

The 120-passenger Coral Geographer will feature the same specifications as the Coral Adventurer but with an increased proportion of bridge deck suites – up from two to six large suites - all featuring horizon bathtubs.

“We’ve witnessed significant demand for our unique style of expedition cruising, and the business has confidence to order a fifth ship only weeks after launching Coral Adventurer,” says Mark Fifield, group general manager of Coral Expeditions.

In a first for Coral Expeditions, Coral Geographer will embark on an expedition series exploring the “Small Islands of the Indian Ocean”.

In January 2021, Coral Geographer will set sail on her inaugural voyage over 25-nights from Singapore to the Seychelles including the islands of Sumatra, Sri Lanka and numerous remote atolls of the Maldives before ending in the Seychelles.

Her second sailing will be over 15-nights from the Seychelles to Mauritius, featuring an extensive exploration of the remote coastline of northern Madagascar, Reunion Island, and Aldabra atoll, named by David Attenborough as “one of the wonders of the world”.

The third voyage will see her traverse the Indian Ocean from Mauritius back home to Fremantle, Australia. This voyage is being planned as a 25-30 night research exploration and in conjunction with partners focused on scientific and natural environment content. Guest numbers will be strictly limited on this voyage.

Voyages 1 and 2 of the Coral Geographer maiden series are open for bookings, whilst Voyage 3 across the Indian Ocean is open to expressions of interest at this time from individuals and associations.


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