Australian cruise line, Coral Expeditions, will be launching a new
series of voyages to the small islands of Japan and the Philippines,
with a maiden sailing set for September 2023.
Part of Coral Expeditions' "Small Islands of the World" series, these
expeditions will continue the company's aim of immersive,
environmentally sensitive visits to remote islands focused on nature and
fleet currently consists of three purpose-built blue water expedition
ships — the 72-guest Coral Discoverer and the 120-guest flagships Coral
Adventurer and Coral Geographer.
With each ship featuring shallow drafts, multiple Zodiacs, and
signature 'Xplorer' safari boats launched from a hydraulic platform,
guests can expect daily village visits, river expeditions or beach
landings, along with expedition experts.
Coral Adventurer is scheduled to sail from Guam on the series'
inaugural expedition on September 2023. These voyages will explore
island chains of the Japanese Ryukyu, Ogasawara and Izu archipelagos, as
well as diverse sites, such as Taiwan's Taroko Gorge National Park, a
19th-century lighthouse on Palaui Island and the site of General
McArthur's WWII beach landing in Tacloban, the Philippines.
"These islands are a mix of ancient traditions, unique landscapes and
rare wildlife, and an area we have long sought to explore," said
commercial director Jeff Gillies.