Ahead of its maiden foray cruising into Asia, Coral Expeditions flagship Coral Discoverer will first enter dry dock for a significant refurbishment which will see upgrades fitted to its passenger accommodations and dining facilities.
For the first time on any member of the Coral Expeditions fleet, six brand new Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms will be installed, providing guests in these cabins with a view similar to that of the ship’s Captain. At roughly 20 square metres in size, these cabins will offer either a double or twin bedding, sofa, writing desk, a wardrobe and ensuite. The new rooms will also offer a covered balcony, accessible via French doors.
All other staterooms will also see upgrades to bathrooms, decor, soft furnishings such as curtains and the room’s artwork.
Work will also be carried out to public areas including the dining room, deck lounge and sun deck, which will be designed in such a way to position it as the ship’s main social hub, where guests can congregate and discuss the day’s adventures over drinks. The sun deck itself will be converted into an undercover space, built around a circular bar and alfresco dining tables and chairs. The space will also feature cabana chairs for relaxing during the day and a space for outdoor exercise equipment.
The Coral Expeditions ship will begin its work after an eight-day itinerary from Kalimantan, Borneo to Singapore. Following the upgrades, the vessel will operate a series of itineraries to and from Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore, travelling as far north as Hanoi. Itineraries will range in length from 8-17 days, with cabins priced from AU$7,955 per person twin share. The new Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms begin in price from $12,395 per person twin share for a 10-night itinerary, either from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore or vice versa.
Coral Discoverer will enter dry dock in Singapore in November.