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Life aboard Coral Discoverer
Coral Discoverer is the flagship of Coral Expedition Cruises, and she offers adventure cruises around Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Until SEPTEMBER 2019: Explore the Kimberley region of NW Australia. Ten-night voyages sail each way between Darwin and Broome. Some features are: the 80m King George Falls, ancient rock art, WWII relics, sandstone caves, optional helicopter flights (pay extra), Regent River and Falls, Montgomery Reef, Buccaneer Archipelago, Lacepede Islands, and the amazing Horizontal Falls. OCTOBER 2019: Darwin to Cairns via Arnhem Land, then to the Solomon Islands. NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2019: New Zealand over 10 or 12 nights JANUARY to MARCH 2020: Seven nights around SE Tasmania out of Hobart. Explore two World Heritage Wilderness areas, three national parks, historic sites including a private tour of historic Port Arthur, dramatic scenery at Wineglass Bay, hike mountain tracks, and spot fur seals on the jagged cliffs. Join daily excursions and activities suitable for all age groups. The fare includes all excursions, lectures and guidance by experienced leaders. Then return along the eastern coast and Top End to the Kimberley. APRIL 2020: Over 11 nights cruise Cairns to Darwin. via Torres Strait, Arnhem Land, and Tiwi Islands, a real discovery adventure. MAY – SEPTEMBER 2020: Return to the Kimberley coast. Then repeat the annual program.

Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer is a boutique expedition ship of 1779 GT, staffed by Australian and New Zealand crew. An extensive refit was made in November 2016. She is equipped with the latest stabilisers, safety and navigational equipment for international exploration. She carries small coastal vessels – the aluminium Xplorer and two Zodiacs. Whether your interest is natural history, wildlife, geology, early exploration, culture, snorkelling, coral viewing, SCUBA diving or just relaxing, her parent company Coral Princess Cruises says: “You will be ensured of a unique adventure on both an emotional and intellectual level.” The onboard Expedition Leader, Marine Biologist, Dive Master & experienced Guest Lecturers will introduce you to the beauty of the world around us. The ship is stabilised for open seas.

Accommodation
Onboard accommodation comprises 36 spacious modern staterooms ranging from 15 to 20 sq.m. floor area. Select from five large Bridge Deck, 22 Promenade Deck, or 9 Main Deck staterooms, most offering a choice of twin or Junior King bedding. The staterooms’ décor is modern and bright. The November 2016 refit introduces five different grades of staterooms. A new class of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from french windows.

All staterooms have an ocean view, ensuite facilities, settee, large wardrobe, desk, luggage storage, individual air-conditioning control, and are serviced daily. From November 2016 all rooms will have an iPod dock. Most staterooms can be con?gured to either junior king or twin bedding. All staff are from Australia and New Zealand, and assure you of personalised yet unobtrusive service. There are no minibars or in-room televisions, but there is plenty of common space.

Food and Dining
Breakfast and lunch are served in the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style while dinner is table d’hôte. Dress is relaxed and seating is of your choice. A fully stocked cocktail bar combines with two modern air-conditioned lounges for pre-dinner drinks or late-night conversation about the day’s activities. Complimentary barista coffee and tea is available 24 hours. "Our meals tend to be hearty, modern Australian with influences and produce from the regions we are passing through."

“It was a five star hotel experience albeit in bare feet with food and service above and beyond expectations” said one past guest. Another wrote “We were particularly appreciative of the way in which our special dietary requirements were provided for and we thought the cuisine and service was of the highest standard.” Order special dining requests two weeks ahead of time. Complimentary coffee and tea stations are open throughout the day in the lounge and dining areas

Entertainment
This is an explorer vessel – so the entertainment is mainly in the activities on shore. Activities include exploring shores from the Xplorer aluminium excursion vessel and the two inflatable Zodiacs, snorkelling and scuba diving supervised by qualified instructors, and exploration of tropical rain forest islands. Travel up coastal rivers and gorges, past waterfalls, salt-water crocodiles and bird life. The open-bridge policy lets you observe operations, and the ship has the flexibility to vary itineraries when special opportunities arise. The November 2016 refit sees the addition of a new Sun Deck Bar and lounge area with a small fitness corner. This shaded area will become the social hub of the ship. On shore tours cater for a range of guest' physical capabilities.

On board for your reading is a comprehensive reference library that features videos and books on the reef, islands and outback. Conversations build friendships with fellow passengers, which is very much part of the experience. Expedition Leaders and Guest Lecturers inform about the regions and cultures of the regions visited. After-dinner slide shows may finish an evening. Relax on the sun deck and in the spa pool. “You will be ensured of a unique adventure on both an emotional and intellectual level,” is the aim of the cruise company.





































Explore the decks

Coral Discoverer deckplans

Coral Discoverer deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Onboard accommodation comprises 36 spacious modern staterooms ranging from 15 to 20 sq.m. floor area. Select from five large Bridge Deck, 22 Promenade Deck, or 9 Main Deck staterooms, most offering a choice of twin or Junior King bedding. The staterooms’ décor is modern and bright. The November 2016 refit introduces five different grades of staterooms. A new class of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from french windows.

All staterooms have an ocean view, ensuite facilities, settee, large wardrobe, desk, luggage storage, individual air-conditioning control, and are serviced daily. From November 2016 all rooms will have an iPod dock. Most staterooms can be con?gured to either junior king or twin bedding. All staff are from Australia and New Zealand, and assure you of personalised yet unobtrusive service. There are no minibars or in-room televisions, but there is plenty of common space.

Decks
Coral Discoverer

Coral Expeditions Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Coral Discoverer star rating
Maiden voyage: 2005
Number of decks: 4
Tonnage: 1779
Cabins: 36
Passenger capacity: 72
Number of crew: 20

What's onboard? ▼

  • Monohull, stabilised
  • SOLAS international safety compliant
  • Serviced staterooms with AC & ensuites
  • AC in public areas
  • Shop: Souvenirs, essentials
  • Open bridge policy
  • Guided engine room tours
  • Gratuities included
  • DINING
  • Dining room, single seating
  • Beer, wine, lunch & dinner
  • Buffet breakfast & lunch
  • Dinner table d’hôte
  • Cocktail bars (2)
  • Barista coffee, tea, soft drinks 24h
  • Dietary request (before cruise)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell drinks
  • Cocktail bar/lecture lounge, plasma screen
  • Guest lecturers on longer trips
  • Expedition leader
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Sundeck
  • Covered sundeck, bar, social area
  • Spa pool
  • Stationary bikes and cross-trainers
  • Xplorer excursion vessel for 72, with cover & amenities
  • Zodiacs expedition vessels (2)
  • Glass bottom boat, selected itineraries
  • Rear marina platform
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Diving instructors
  • SCUBA gear for non-/certified (pay) (GBReef, PNG, Melanesia)
  • Kayaks on selected itineraries
  • Reference library, videos
  • OTHER
  • Fast, easy tenders, daily on-shore
  • Wi-Fi (pay access)
  • Phone, fax by satellite (pay)
  • Internet facilities
  • Security safe
  • Laundry facilities (limited, pay)
  • No doctor or nurse
  • No elevator
  • 220/240V outlets
  • 110 & 220/240V shaver outlets
  • Remote Area First Aid only
  • Daily bulletins
  • Disclose health concerns at booking
  • Recommends dive medical form before cruise

What's included? ▼

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

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Optional scenic flights
  • Bar expenses
  • Costs associated with SCUBA diving
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Government environmental fees
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
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