VIDEO: Vard delivers second Coral Expeditions ship

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Coral Geographer [Image: Vard]

Norwegian headquartered Fincantieri subsidiary Vard reports that its Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam has delivered Coral Geographer, the second of two Vard 6 01 design expedition cruise vessels ordered by Australia’s Coral Expeditions.

Her first maiden voyage with passengers will start from Cairns, Queensland, at the end of March.

The vessel’s VARD 6 01 design was developed by Vard Design in Norway in close cooperation with the customer. It has been specially tailored for personalized expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in Asia and Oceania.

Coral Geographer is 93.7 meters long in total, with a beam of 17.2 meters and has a 120 guest capacity.

The on-board environment is geared for daily shore expeditions, lectures, and briefings, while finished to a high standard of comfort.

The vessel features public areas with ample open deck space. Staterooms with generous, open balconies occupy over half of the total vessel area.

The ship features interior and ventilation systems provided by Vard Accommodation and is also equipped with Vard Electro’s state-of-the-art SeaQ product series for navigation systems, integrated systems, marine electronics, and electrical systems.

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