The Australian line Coral Expeditions will branch out into Asia.

Small ship expedition cruise line Coral Expeditions will venture as far north as Myanmar during its upcoming seven itinerary sojourn into Asia.

Voyages will take place onboard the line’s 72-passenger Coral Discoverer, which will be extensively refurbished prior to embarking into the region. A new level of passenger accommodations, dubbed Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms, will be added. Decor will also be upgraded, a new Sun Deck bar installed and new exercise equipment brought onboard.

The journey along the Irrawaddy River and the Mergui Archipelago in the Andaman Sea will take place during four 12-night voyages between Singapore and Yangon. The first northbound voyage will depart Singapore on 25 November 2016, beginning the return journey on 07 December. A second operation of the same round-trip pair of itineraries will leave Singapore on 19 December.

Coral Discoverer will cruise the Mergui Archipelago.
The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar – soon to welcome the Coral Discoverer.

Each of these four itineraries will see guests spend half of the voyage in Myanmar, with Malaysia and Thailand also featuring on the schedule. Two days will be spent touring some of the 800 islands which make up the Mergui Archipelago.

A number of shore excursions have been organised in each port, catering to all levels of fitness with both faster and slow-pace options available. These include a visit to Thanbyuzayat where guests will visit the Burma Railway World War II Memorial.

“Myanmar is still a vastly unexplored country by tourists; like Vietnam a decade ago it’s one of those ‘get-there-before-everyone-else-does’ destinations,” Coral Expeditions expedition leader Steve Cox commented.

A copy of Coral Expeditions’ Asia brochure can be downloaded HERE.