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Coral Expeditions is Australia’s longest established adventure cruise operator. Established in 1983 this 4-ship cruise line is based out of Cairns and runs cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, The Cape, the western coast and the Kimberley’s. Coral Expeditions even ventures into our close neighbours’ waters such as Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, parts of the Indian ocean and the Philippines. From humble beginnings, Coral Expeditions continues to take local and international travellers on once in a lifetime adventures. Explore the vast wonders of Australia like never before.

Coral Expeditions has the one goal of taking small groups on an adventure they will never forget while providing genuine Australian hospitality. They proudly sail under the Australian flag while they show off the beauty and magnificence of what this country has to offer. The atmosphere on board reflects the laid-back nature of Australia while also upholding the highest standards of health and safety. Coral Expeditions strays away from the well-trodden ground of the millions of tourists. Read more

They take their guests into the deep caves of the ancient first people, traverse the smaller, almost forgotten islands and squeeze into the rugged inlets that the large ships cannot reach. By bringing such a small group along with them, they can ensure that these untouched wonders can stay that way for many years to come. Coral Expeditions epitomises what it means to be an Australian, laid back, adventurous, respectful and caring. Who better to show off the many secrets this country and her surrounds has to offer?

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    Whichever sailing you choose, you’ll enjoy amenities including:

    • Daily guided expeditions
    • All meals onboard
    • Selected beverages
    • Comprehensive sightseeing and more.

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  • Dining

    Dining with Coral Expeditions Cruises

    Coral Expeditions celebrates good food, good wine and good company enjoyed in extraordinary destinations. Each menu is carefully crafted to match the destination around you. The chefs on board shop local to ensure the freshest, most decadent flavours for their guests to enjoy. Conversation flows freely between guests as the atmosphere reflects the Australian accent of Coral Expeditions. Read more

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus change daily. This change is to reflect the destination, the season and availability. As Coral Expeditions supports sustainable eating, if there is a shortage of a particular product, they will adjust their menus to a more substantial option. They understand that by treating our land properly, we can continue to enjoy it for so much longer.

  • Bars

    Bars with Coral Expeditions Cruises

    Coral Expeditions offers guests comfortable lounges or bars on the top deck to enjoy a local wine or beer while enjoying the majesty that surrounds them. The wine list is updated and adjusted to reflect your destination, highlighting the best there is to offer. Coral Expeditions lets the destination speak for itself, they don’t need the lighting and the 10-page cocktail menu. The destinations are awe inspiring enough, especially when paired with local flavours and like-minded people. Read more

    Guests can enjoy complimentary wine and beers at lunch and dinner with additional beverages available for purchase throughout the day and night. Unlike other expedition lines, cabins don’t have mini bars, this is to encourage guests to mingle and create memories together.

  • Activities

    Activities with Coral Expeditions Cruises

    During shore days, guests have the opportunity to join 2 shore excursions, in the morning and afternoon. The vast majority of shore excursions are included in the cost; however, there is the option of purchasing additional activities such as a flight over the Kimberly’s. Each tour is designed to highlight the beauty of your destination while straying away from the hard-beaten tourist paths. You will uncover secrets and share in the majesty of the untouched lands. Read more

    During your time at sea, you will be given the opportunity to learn more about where you are going and have been. Guests lecturers, movies and documentaries are available for all guests to experience. Coral Expeditions wants to spread the word on how important these natural wonders are to our ecosystem and our future.

  • Health & Fitness

    Health & Fitness with Coral Expeditions Cruises

    Coral Expeditions does not have a spa, pool or gym on board. This is not because they don’t care about your health and fitness, though, quite the opposite. The itineraries they offer are designed to keep you moving, you will be walking through bushland and beaches, snorkeling through reefs, traversing through untouched land. The health of your mind, body and soul is of the utmost importance to them, and you will be exercising each while you are on board. Read more

    If a quick dip is what you are after, though, each ship is equipped with a dive deck. Why swim in a chlorinated pool when the ocean is ready and waiting for you to enjoy?

  • Kids

    Kids with Coral Expeditions Cruises

    While there are no kids clubs on board, Coral Expeditions have no age limits. Kids are more than welcome on board and are encouraged to take part in the on and offshore activities. Kids from the age of 12 can participate in the snorkeling and scuba sessions in the reef. It is never too early to teach them about the importance of keeping our environment healthy and sustainable. Read more

    Coral Expeditions encourages guests from the very young to the very old to get out and see our vast world. They want generations to come, to understand where we came from and to respect that. There is so much to see, and Coral Expeditions wants to start their journey.

  • Inclusions

    • All main meals on-board
    • Captain's welcome champagne
    • Coffee, tea & soft drinks 24 hrs
    • Destination seminars and/or lectures
    • Expedition leader & all Australian crew
    • Fully hosted launch & shore excursions
    • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
    • Internet access & satellite phone (most vessels)
    • Morning & afternoon teas
    • Scuba cylinders, weight belts & weights
    • Scuba experience for first time divers
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Snorkelling and diving equipment
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Coral Expeditions Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Coral Expeditions Cruises Faqs

  • Are gratuities included?

    Gratuities are not required

  • Are there theme nights expected on board?

    There will be no theme nights on board

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board.

  • Can I bring any electrical items such as an Iron, hairdryer or powerboard?

    Irons and other heating equipment are not permitted, neither are powerboards. Hairdryers and other such equipment are subject to safety checks at boarding.

  • Can I bring bottled water or other non alcoholic drinks?

    Guests are not permitted to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages on board

  • Can I bring medical equipment on board?

    In most cases yes, to ensure your equipment can be used on board please speak with your consultant to arrange this.

  • Can I use my mobile while away?

    Mobile reception is available via international roaming, this needs to be set up with your phone provider. Your provider will advise the charge rates.

  • How do I pay on board?

    You can pay in cash or card on board. To use cash please see the pursers desk once on board. Alternatively your credit/debit card can be set up at check. You can also swap between cash and card if necessary. There are ATMs available on board that will dispense the ship's currency.

  • How much luggage can I take?

    They recommend 2 x 32 KG bags per person at a maximum, reminding guests that each airline has their own policies.

  • I have dietary restrictions, can I be accommodated?

    Yes. Coral Expeditions can cater to most dietary needs, just let your consultant know and they can pass this information on.

  • Is there a dress code on board?

    Casual is the general rule on board however more specific recommendations can be found in your Cruise Documentation.

  • Is there a fridge in my room?

    No, staterooms are not equipped with fridges.

  • Is there a kettle in my stateroom?

    No, if you would like tea or coffee for your room, your cabin steward can organise this or call through to room service.

  • What is the currency on board?

    You will be billed in AUD

  • What type of power points are on board?

    Universally compatible power sockets are available on each ship

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