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Coral Expeditions’ Coral Adventurer Will Return to Operations in Early 2021

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has announced that flagship Coral Adventurer will return to operations this January after a ten-month hiatus in her homeport of Cairns. Having successfully completed an 8-voyage season with Coral Discoverer on the Great Barrier Reef with new health protocols in place, Coral Expeditions is now ready to expand its domestic itineraries with the return of state-of-the-art Coral Adventurer.  This new series of expeditions involve wilderness coastlines of Australia previously unvisited in the company’s 35-year history.
 
The relaunch marks another significant milestone for the Australian-flagged operator, which was the first company to resume ocean voyages in Australia. It is very encouraging news for the company’s Australian seafarers and Cairns-based HQ staff.
 
The new itineraries commence next month and focus on the pristine nature, rugged landscapes and rarely explored corners of South Australia, the Great Australian Bight, and the coral reefs and islands of Western Australia and Queensland, giving Australians more unique opportunities to explore and discover as domestic travel returns.  Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director states: “As we head into 2021 with ongoing uncertainties for the travel industry, there is no better sanctuary than our own home shores. Our new voyages celebrate Australia with small numbers of local guests and crew traversing a large tract of the continent that we have not explored before on a number of unique voyages between Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle this summer”.  
 
As with other domestic itineraries, guests will be drawn from the Australian market and capped at under 100.  Coral Expeditions operates an all-Australian flagged fleet with an Australian crew.  Its proven SailSAFE health protocols, duly approved by all state authorities, will remain in place till risks recede. 

Iuliia Tore