Coral Expeditions orders expedition cruiser
Australia’s Coral Expeditions has ordered an expedition cruise vessel from Vard for operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Newly developed by Vard Design in Norway in close cooperation with the customer, the vessel measures in at a total length of 93.5 metres with a beam of 17.2 metres. She will have a guest accommodation capacity of 120. The ship environment is geared for daily shore expeditions, lectures and briefings. Delivery is scheduled from Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam in Q1 2019.
Coral Expeditions’ fleet has grown to three Australian-flagged ships that include two oceangoing catamarans, Coral Expeditions I and Coral Expeditions II, and the flagship 63-metre Coral Discoverer. Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to largely unseen parts of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley region, Cape York and Arnhem Land, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Islands of the South Pacific, Tasmania, and South East Asia.