Coral Expeditions has revealed three new itineraries as part of the maiden voyage series of the new-build Coral Geographer during February, March and April 2021. Sailings will explore Zanzibar, Madagascar and Cocos and Christmas Islands.
The collection of Indian Ocean expeditions focuses on some of the most remote islands across the vast arc of the Indian Ocean. Coral Expeditions brings its trademark destination-intensive small ship cruising experience to this region for the first time. Onboard historians, anthropologists and destination experts provide informal interpretation to the small complement of guests. Carefully curated all-inclusive excursions and activities are designed to immerse guests in the unique flora and fauna and fascinating histories of these remote islands.
Small islands at the edge of Africa is a 17-night expedition taking in the coastlines of Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania. Departing Mauritius on 17 February 2020, the itinerary showcases frontier islands that stand at cultural crossroads influenced for centuries by Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The cruise concludes in Zanzibar on 6 March 2021. The cruise is priced from $14,900 per person, twin share.
Navigating the Indian Ocean is a 19-night voyage from Zanzibar to Fremantle that sails east in a southern arc from the ancient spice island of Zanzibar off the African coast. This is a classic ocean passage allowing guests to settle into the rhythm of the sea and ship. An extensive onboard program is offered, including guest lectures and celestial navigation lessons from a Master Mariner. Prices start at $9,980 per person twin share.
Island outposts of Australia’s West Coast is a 27-night expedition from Fremantle to Darwin that will take guests to the farthest reaches of the Australian territories. The itinerary includes the Abrolhos Islands, where guests may swim with sealions, Shark Bay, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Ashmore Reef. Wildlife abounds with rare seabird habitats and extraordinary marine life. Priced from $19,990 per person twin share.
“We are releasing these new voyages following strong market reception to the recently launched Singapore to Seychelles 25-night Maiden Voyage of Coral Geographer,” said Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director at Coral Expeditions.
“As with our previous new ship, construction of Coral Geographer is well on track for a timely completion,” added Mark Fifield, Group General Manager. “She is designed for exactly these types of blue water remote expeditions. I look forward to being on board when she sails west from Singapore for the first time.”
With a maximum of 120 guests, Coral Geographer is a sister ship to Coral Adventurer, with some additional innovations for guest comfort. Six suites with panoramic glass enclosed baths, 54 all-outside staterooms finished in stone and wood, expansive deck areas, four indoor and outdoor bars, and a show galley all build on the company’s reputation for small ships with big ship comforts.
See coralexpeditions.com or call 1800 079 545 for more information.