Coral Expedition launches largest expedition ship to sail Asia-Pacific


Australian expedition cruise company, Coral Expeditions, is giving cruisers an excuse to tick exploring World Heritage Great Barrier Reef off their bucket list with the launch of their largest expedition ship.

The 120- guest Coral Adventurer was launched in Singapore this week and it’s built to access reef and island sites that are inaccessible to larger vessels.

Mark Fifield, Group General Manager at Coral Expeditions, added: “We have stuck to our conviction of a true expedition product, with capacity limited to only 120 guests so we do not dilute the guest experience”

Bridge deck balcony suite on Coral Adventurer

This is also allows the ship to reach less known cities like Makassar in Indonesia as well as the island of Biak in the Indonesian Archipelago.

The line started off with environmentally-sensitive cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and the launch of their fourth vessel features their expanded sailings that depart Indonesia, Singapore and Australia.

Coral Adventurer has 2019 and 2020 itineraries that sail that Australian coast, Pacific Islands and Tasmania.

She is now en route to Darwin on its sold-out maiden voyage: “In the Trail of Tasman”, an 18- day expedition cruise through the Indonesian Archipelago.

Coral Expeditions Senior Master Gary Wilson said: “Our itineraries are like no other as the combination of expedition cruising in remote coastal waters, matched with our warm Australian hospitality and decades of expedition experience ensure guests enjoy pushing the boundaries and taking travellers even closer to places that haven’t been explored before.”

Take in sea views from the suite balcony

Other features of the ship includes two trademark Xplorer tenders that are able to seat all passengers at one go and facilitate comfortable shore excursions with open views.

There are also six zodiacs for bolder and more exciting exploration.

A voyage on the Coral Adventurer is gets you exploring without leaving you too far from luxurious comfort of spacious balcony suites and lounges with sea views.

Relax in the lounge on Coral Adventurer

The ship also has the line’s trademark guest observation lounge located in the bridge that allows guests to immerse themselves in the navigation and interact with the crew.

A multi-purpose space, the Barralong Room, will operate as part of an ongoing partnership with the Australian Geographic Society and institutional partners to host interpretive activities and projects that connect guests in an engaging format throughout their voyage experience.

Coral Adventurer will be sailing Papua New Guinea, Spice Islands & Raja Ampat, The Kimberley with Cape York & Arnhem Land and A Passage to the Solomons in 2019.

In 2020, the ship will explore different itineraries in The Kimberley with Ningaloo, Cape York & Arnhem Land, Pristine Tasmania and Islands of Indonesia.