Coral Expeditions unveiled a fully domestic 2022 Australia sailing schedule. This includes extended sailing dates in the iconic Kimberley due to popular demand. Also released are new additions to Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Series of itineraries to replace international voyages which remain uncertain with ongoing border restrictions.
To facilitate planning, the company has also made available for booking the April to September Kimberley season in 2023. “We are pleased to finalize our plans with the decision to offer an Australian-led sailing schedule for 2022”, says Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director of Coral Expeditions. “As we continue to see travel uncertainty, particularly across international borders, we want to provide confidence and early planning opportunities for our guests and travel industry partners. These newly released voyages provide more availability on classic voyages and the addition of some unique new travel options for Australians to enjoy.”
A series of 10 new Kimberley Cruise dates in 2022, aboard the new vessel Coral Geographer, are a key feature adding over 1200 new berths of availability through the popular period from April to June. “We have seen a very strong demand over the past months with our successful restart in the Kimberley and it looks like being the hot destination for travel in 2022” Gillies states. “This iconic cruise is a true bucket list for any Australian adventurer, and we will have 3 purpose-built expedition ships operating in the Kimberley in 2022 and 2023. Our expedition team has been exploring the region for three decades. In the vast expanses of the Kimberley, there is no substitute for experience.”
Other newly released expeditions include two new 18-night expeditions ‘Across the Top’ of Australia between Broome and Cairns (and vice versa) being released for January 2022.
Coral Expeditions has enjoyed strong patronage following its successful restart of domestic operations in October 2020. With its Australian-flagged small ship fleet carrying no more than 99 passengers and Australian crew, and a rigorous and fully approved SailSAFE Plan, Coral Expeditions is uniquely positioned to revive low-impact cruise tourism in regional Australia. Headquartered in Cairns, Coral Expeditions has regular communication with all state and federal authorities and operates in full compliance with all directives.
There has been no better time to seek solace in the wide-open spaces of the Australian coastline.