Coral Expeditions has announced the order of a fifth ship, Coral Geographer, to be delivered in December 2020.
The new build, which is currently under construction at VARD Shipyard, will be a sister ship to the company’s recently launched Coral Adventurer.
The 120-passenger Coral Geographer will feature the same specifications as the Coral Adventurer, but an increased proportion of bridge deck suites – up from 2 to 6 large suites – all featuring horizon bathtubs.
“We’ve witnessed significant demand for our unique style of expedition cruising, and the business has the confidence to order a fifth ship only weeks after launching Coral Adventurer,” said Mark Fifield, group general manager of Coral Expeditions.
“We are confident in the ongoing strength of the expedition sector along with the vessel’s size, her design and her capabilities. She represents the perfect balance between being large enough for ocean voyaging yet having a small and intimate ship feel to maximise our guest experience. We classify ourselves as a ‘true expedition’ operator and are one of a small fraternity of global operators with the experience and focus to understand and deliver this style of adventure”, said Fifield.
Coral Geographer will embark on an expedition series exploring the “Small Islands of the Indian Ocean”.
In January 2021, Coral Geographer will set sail on her inaugural voyage over 25-nights from Singapore to Seychelles including the islands of Sumatra, Sri Lanka and remote atolls of the Maldives before ending in Seychelles.