CRUISE ship Coral Adventurer is to make its way to the Fremantle Inner Harbour on 6 March. It is to depart on 10 March, with passengers, on a 12-night voyage to Broome.

The vessel currently has 34 crew on board, and it has the capacity to carry 99 passengers. The crew comprises only Australians and everyone has tested negative to COVID-19 in Adelaide prior to departure for Fremantle.

Australian small-ship cruise line Coral Expeditions said the ship would be calling at the Houtman Abrolhos island chain; Ningaloo and Shark Bay; the Murion and Montebello Islands; and the Dampier Archipelago.

Coral Adventurer is an Australian-flagged passenger ship that was built in 2019. It is 94.5 metres long (LOA) and its width is 17.2 metres.

Coral Expeditions said the Coral Adventurer voyage from Fremantle to Broome would be the restart of its cruise operations in Western Australia and its 25th year of continuous operations in the state.

The company has the required state and federal approvals and a COVID-19 plan that has been approved by the authorities.

The Australian government has restricted outbound international travel and cruise ships until 17 June 2021.

Fremantle Ports said presently, there are no international cruise ships due at Fremantle until October.