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Coral Expeditions cruise line announces first-ever African cruise itineraries in 2021

Coral Expeditions has announced it will be cruising to Africa for the first time in 2021, aboard its expedition cruise ship Coral Geographer.

In addition to the cruises to Zanzibar and Madagascar, the Cocos and Christmas Islands will also feature in the three new itineraries.

Coral Expedition Cruises will visit islands along the coast of Africa, such as Zanzibar

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The collection of Indian Ocean expedition cruises will take place in February, March and April 2021 during the new ship’s maiden season.

Historians, anthropologists, destination experts and guides will be onboard to lead immersive activities and excursions featuring the fascinating histories, flora and fauna of these islands, according to the line.

“We are releasing these new voyages following strong market reception to the recently launched Singapore to Seychelles 25-night maiden voyage of Coral Geographer,” said Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director, Coral Expeditions.

Coral Geographer will be a sister ship to Coral Adventurer (pictured)

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Coral Geographer is a sister ship to this year’s new Coral Adventurer, carrying just 120 passengers, but she also features additional innovations for guest comfort such as six suites with panoramic glass enclosed baths, expansive deck areas, and four indoor and outdoor bars.

In addition to the African cruise itineraries in 2021, Coral Geographer will also be cruising in Australia.

The ‘Island Outposts of Australia’s West Coast’ is a 27-night expedition from Fremantle to Darwin via the Abrolhos Islands, where passengers can swim with sealions, as well as Shark Bay, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Ashmore Reef.

Rare seabird habitats and extraordinary marine life will also feature in this voyage.

Coral Geographer’s African cruises in 2021

‘Small Islands at the Edge of Africa’ is a 17-night voyage taking in the coastlines of Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania. Departing Mauritius on 17 February 2020, the cruise concludes in Zanzibar on 6 March 2021.

‘Navigating the Indian Ocean’ is a 19-night classic ocean passage from Zanzibar to Fremantle. An extensive onboard program is offered, including guest lecturers and celestial navigation lessons from a Master Mariner.

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