South Australia will see their first ship to set sail since COVID-19 put a stop to cruise voyages this month.
The Coral Adventurer will pull up anchor from Adelaide on a 10-night round-trip, Wild Islands & Walks of South Australia, seeing the sites of the remote islands off SA, Kangaroo Island and Coffin Bay.
The Queensland-based cruise ship will be heading off from Outer Harbor on February 10 for 50-passenger cruise which is half its usual capacity.
The cruise features, “expert guides, including Kangaroo Island resident and well-known writer and photographer Quentin Chester, learn about the flora, fauna, and history of this remote habitat. Cool down with an invigorating ocean swim or enjoy kayaking in the beautiful turquoise waters at destinations such as Antechamber Bay on Kangaroo Island.”
Passengers and crew will have to have mandatory COVID-19 testing and a GP health test. On-board medical staff will complete daily health and temperature checks.
Land trips will have strict protocols with minimal interaction with local communities.
SA Tourism Commission chief executive Rodney Harrex said yesterday the tour was an important step forward for the industry and the eventual safe return of the cruise.
“This is good news for locals wanting to see more of our state and good news for our broader visitor economy, not only so we can grow the expedition sector in SA,” he said.
Find out more about the cruise here.