The Australia-based small ship cruise company Coral Expeditions (fleet) confirmed voyages would restart in Western Australia this month, as the company celebrates its 25th year of continuous operation in the state.
Coral Expeditions has attained the required state and federal approvals like the endorsement of the travel industry-leading SailSAFE plan. The brand has been continuously operating accident-free in Tasmania and the Great Barrier Reef since October 2020 and last week completed a successful inaugural cruise in South Australia.
Coral Expeditions' 2021 voyages feature new itineraries exploring WA's coastline and rarely visited isles, as well as its Kimberley Coastal voyage between Broome and Darwin.
The 2019-built MS Coral Adventurer ship is currently en route from Adelaide to Fremantle-Perth. On March 10, 2021, the boat is due to sail from Fremantle to Broome visiting the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Ningaloo and Shark Bay, Murion Islands, Montebello Islands, Dampier Islands.
The Scheduled for delivery in March 2021 Coral Geographer departs on her Maiden Voyage on March 31. The 19-night “Across the Top of Australia' itinerary is exploring remote regions of Western Australia, such as Scott Reef, Ashmore Reef, Adeles island, Lacapede Islands.
Coral Expeditions itineraries planned for Western Australia in 2021 include 45+ departures, of which:
- 12-night "Abrolhos Islands and the Coral Coast" from Fremantle to Broome departing on March 20, 2021, and April 1, 2022
- 10-night "Ningaloo and the Bluewater Wonders of Australia's West" roundtrip from Broome departing on May 7 & 28, 2021; May 16 and 27, 2022
- 10-night "The Definitive Kimberley" from Broome to Darwin or the reverse, departing April through September annually
- 12-night "The Kimberley Icons, Ashmore Reef and Rowley Shoals" from Darwin to Broome, departing on October 15, 2021.