Coral Expeditions has confirmed the construction of a second expedition ship, Coral Geographer, to join Coral Adventurer, which launched in April.
The 120-passenger ship, which will launch in the last three months of next year, will be a sister to Coral Adventurer, pictured.
Like its sister ship, it will feature all outside-facing cabins with the majority having private balconies, but Coral Geographer will have four additional bridge deck suites. The new vessel will also have an elevator, Wi-Fi in all passenger areas, a number of indoor and outdoor bars, an observation lounge located in the bridge, and a library. As with all Coral Expeditions' ships it will carry two Xplorer expedition tenders -- open safari boats that can hold groups of up to 60 people. There will also be six Zodiacs for exploration further afield.
The newbuild will be designed in the Vard shipyard in Norway and constructed in the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam, a subsidiary of Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri.