Australia-based cruise line Coral Expeditions has opened bookings for its new expedition cruise ship, the Coral Adventurer.
The Coral Adventurer is one of two new cruise ships being built for the line by Norwegian shipbuilder Vard. The new ship will debut with a series of “In the trail of Tasman” itineraries that retrace the historic explorations of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who was the first to map the coastlines of New Zealand, New Guinea and Northern Australia in the 17th century. The first is a 17-night itinerary out of Singapore on April 24, 2019, and finishing in Darwin, Australia, with calls at the volcanic island of Anak Krakatau, Komodo Island and Pulau Alor. After that, the ship will sail two more 11-night cruises, both departing from Darwin in May 2019 following the trail of Tasman into the Gulf of Carpentaria, New Guinea and the Spice Islands and the Kimberley coast. Thereafter, the Coral Adventurer will slip into the regular Kimberley season between Broome and Darwin, which Coral Expeditions has been operating for 24 years.
Staterooms on the Coral Adventurer will be priced comparably to other Coral Expeditions trips, the cruise line said, and will remain all-inclusive with daily excursions, meals and beverages including beer and wine at meals included in a single cruise fare, offering compelling value.
Coral Expeditions has also announced further details on the interior design of the new ship. To stamp a distinctive tropical North Queensland identity for the vessel, the company has turned to reputed interior design firm Arkhefield of Brisbane. Arkhefield have combined Norwegian furniture and marine fixtures with wood, stone and fabric elements that reflect the colors and textures of Australia.
All cabins on the 120-passenger ship are outside facing, with the majority having French windows and private balconies. Two suites of 55 sq m will have bathrooms with picture windows. There are multiple indoor and outdoor bars with lounge seating inviting guests to sit back and watch the panorama unfold outside. A guest observation lounge located in the bridge will allow guests to immerse themselves in the navigation activity.