Tulcea, Romania (PortSEurope) September 13, 2017 – Shipbuilder Vard has been awarded a contract by Coral Expeditions of Australia to design and construct an expedition cruise vessel.
Newly developed by Vard Design in Norway in close cooperation with the customer, the vessel is specially designed for small ship expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in the regions of Asia-Pacific.
VARD CEO and Executive Director Roy Reite said, “I would like to welcome Coral Expeditions to VARD. We are honored to be chosen as the preferred designer and shipbuilder for their new expedition cruise vessel. VARD’s highly experienced shipbuilders and our specialized subsidiaries in Norway and abroad look forward to working together with Coral’s team.”
VARD is a global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. Headquartered in Norway, VARD operates nine strategically located shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in Vietnam. Through specialized subsidiaries, VARD develops power and automation systems, deck handling equipment, and vessel accommodation solutions, and provides design and engineering services to the global maritime industry.
Coral Expeditions is an Australian expedition cruise company, operating and managing a fleet of small ships in the regions of Asia-Pacific.
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