Coral Expeditions led the return to operations for the cruise industry in Australia through 2020 and 2021 with the implementation of their SailSAFE health protocols at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company have operated over 100 successful domestic voyages since October 2020.

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CORAL Expeditions has announced the return of its Small Islands of the World series with the 2022/23 schedule marking the company’s post-COVID relaunch of international expeditions.

Destinations like Madagascar, Mauritius and the Maldives headline the new season’s cruise itinerary with Coral Geographer – the vessel delivered during the height of the pandemic – embarking on five new itineraries across the Indian Ocean.

Coral Expeditions commercial director Jeff Gillies said the update was a “much-anticipated milestone” for the Cairns-based company’s staff and guests.

“We are eager to resume our adventures beyond the shores of Australia and to realise the exploration potential of our new blue water fleet,” he said.

“The legendary islands of East Africa stand witness to the ravages of trade, war and climate change over millennia.

“We have many loyal guests and trade partners who have been patiently awaiting this news and a substantial portion of the berths on these voyages are already spoken for including many joining for the entirety of the series.”

The Indian Ocean leg of the Small Islands of the World series will see the boutique expedition ship sail from Fremantle to Sulawesi and Borneo before visiting Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Madagascar and the Seychelles.

There are five voyages in the Small Islands of the Indian Ocean series features five journeys, departing between December 13 and March 8, before the first of the two cruises in the Raja Ampat & the Spice Islands departs on March 19.

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