Coral Expeditions is taking its cruises to new coastlines in 2021. The release of the ‘Australia’s Coastal Wilderness’ 2021 domestic cruise season will explore Cape York, Arnhem Land, the Torres Strait, the Ningaloo Reef and the remote islands of Western Australia have all been focused on in this season of their voyages.
“We began pioneering the Australian coastline 35 years ago, so our knowledge and passion for this country is vast,” says Jeff Gilles, Commercial Director of Coral Expeditions.
“Australian expeditions are in our DNA and these pristine shores and communities continually inspire our guests’ year in and year out. Exploring remote Australian regions is a rite of passage for the domestic adventure traveller and we are proud to be introducing new experiences in our collection of sailings around Australia for 2021.”
For its 25th Kimberley season from April 2021, Coral Expeditions will introduce its state-of-the-art, new-build Coral Geographer to the region as part of its maiden season. The 120-passenger vessel, which is currently under construction, is on schedule to launch early 2021. Coral Geographer will be joined for the Kimberley season by sister ship Coral Adventurer and 72-passenger yacht-like Coral Discoverer.
The Kimberley 10-day voyage takes explorers on an unforgettable journey between Darwin and Broome from early April until September 2021.
“Our unique points of difference remain true as always with more time ashore, deep knowledge of the destinations and tides and the warmth of Australian hospitality,” said Gillies.
Coral Expeditions will continue with its new explorations of Western Australia’s Coral Coast, traversing the extraordinary marine environments from Broome to Ningaloo and the Montebello Islands and the Rowley Shoals. The 10-night Ningaloo’s Blue Water Wonders sailing, created in partnership with the Australian Geographic Society, will satisfy marine lovers as they discover untouched atolls, mega marine fauna and the rare sea bird colonies found in this pristine habitat. This sailing departs twice a year on board Coral Discoverer.
In 2021, Coral Expeditions’ itineraries will evolve to feature five Tasmania departures aboard Coral Discoverer as the company broadens its offering around the southern state. The Coastal Wilds of Tasmania voyage will be extended to 10 nights to include further exploration time within the remote wilderness areas of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. Other itineraries include the Coastal Treks, A Yachtsmen’s Cruise: Sydney to Hobart, a 16 night full Circumnavigation of Tasmania, and a one-off themed cruise to take in the Wooden Boat Festival, an exciting celebration of Australia’s rich maritime culture.
For more details on the program, see coralexpeditions.com