Coral Expeditions to launch voyages in Asia


With new owners and fresh investment, Australia’s oldest expedition cruise line, Coral Expeditions, is about to expand into Southeast Asia. Coral Discoverer, the three-ship fleet’s flagship, will head for Singapore later this year for a major refit followed by seven expeditions from November to February, 2017.

“Our Asia season will be one of the most exciting series of itineraries for Coral Expeditions,” said Group General Manager Mark Fifield. “These are truly expedition-style cruises that bring our signature sense of adventure, dining experiences and hospitality that our guests have come to know and love.”

Coral Discoverer’s Asian sojourn starts with an eight-night itinerary from Kalimantan, Indonesia, to Singapore, which includes visits to the Camp Leakey orang-utan sanctuary and rarely visited Way Kambas National Park. Other highlights of the first Asian season include sailing up Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River to Yangon, and visiting the active Anak Krakatua volcano.