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Monday, March 15, 2021 

Vard Design of Norway reports that the second Vard 6 01 expedition cruise ship built for Australia-based Coral Expeditions has been completed by the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam.

The Vard 6 01 design was developed in close cooperation with the customer, tailored for expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in Asia and Oceania. the new Coral Geographer is 93.7m long in total, with a beam of 17.2m. It has accommodation for 120 passengers. It features public areas with ample open deck space, as well as interior and ventilation systems provided by Vard Accommodation and is equipped with Vard Electro’s SeaQ navigation systems, integrated systems, marine electronics, and electrical systems.

Mark Fifield, GM Coral Expeditions, said: "This is the second ship we are building with Vard. We are pleased with the result. We would like to place on record our deep appreciation for the professionalism and commitment of all the Vard staff involved in this project."

Fredrik Hessen, GM Vard Offshore and Specialised Vessels said: "We highly appreciate the great cooperation between Coral Expeditions and Vard. Together we have developed two excellent vessels for exciting adventures. We wish Coral Expeditions all the best and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.”

The sister vessels Coral Adventurer and Coral Geographer have been customised to meet Coral Expeditions’ expedition product requirements in the Australian cruise market. Featuring advanced expedition tender capabilities and accommodation across four decks the on-board environment is both comfortable and functional, allowing for relaxation, socialising, and daily shore expeditions.

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