Coral Expeditions?

Australian owned and operated, Coral Expeditions boasts an exceptional fleet that is small in number but high in standard. Their intimate ships accommodate between 72 and 120 guests and, true to the cruise line’s Australian heritage, are designed to offer a casual onboard experience. Specialising in cruising throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Ocean, Coral Expeditions ensures a cultural immersion on each of their departures by offering unique itineraries visiting off-the-beaten track ports, curated shore excursions that are designed to promote local interaction and an extensive staff of expedition leaders, guest lecturers, marine biologists and scuba instructors.

What makes Coral Expeditions different? Coral Expeditions have built their reputation and pride themselves by offering a unique expedition cruise experience:

  • Instead of onboard entertainment they offer an extensive daily program of lectures, briefings, themed documentaries and movies
  • They have one single dining room offering high-quality cuisine prepared fresh daily with Australian and local ingredients
  • There are no formal nights or assigned seating
  • Rooms do not come with their own mini-bar or TV. Instead, Coral Expeditions encourages guests to mingle over drinks on the sundeck or in the lounge.
  • Their ships have not been designed around a swimming pool, but rather include a swimming platform allowing you to take a dip directly in the ocean
  • They do not charge for shore excursions, nor do they require tips

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1984
Ships: 3
Max Passengers: 72 - 120

Is Coral Expeditions right for you?

Coral Expeditions are an exceptional choice for experienced adventurers who desire a unique and alternative way to explore the must-see destinations of Australia. Rather than onboard entertainment, Coral Expeditions seeks to enrich their guests with lectures, briefings, documentaries and movies that aim to teach everyone about the location they are about to visit. Moreover, features that typically come on traditional cruise ships such as casinos and swimming pools are replaced by areas that are designed for guests to easily meet and make real connections with fellow travellers.

Guests on Coral Expedition cruises regularly highlight the off-the-beaten track and immersive shore excursions that are available to them free of charge at every port of call. Get up close and personal with local aquatic life as you snorkel in untouched areas of the Great Barrier Reef. Marvel upon millenia-old Aboriginal rock art as you explore the serene wilderness of the Kimberley. Visit breathtaking horizons while on an enchanting hike through coastal Tasmania. With all shore excursions purposefully designed to promote local and cultural interaction, every adventure with Coral Expeditions promises to be as unforgettable as the next.

What comes complimentary with Coral Expeditions?

  • Access to remarkable and spacious stateroom accommodations
  • All meals included (except on short Great Barrier Reef cruises)
  • Most shore excursions included in your fare (except for third-party excursions)
  • Select non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages

Why choose Coral Expeditions?

  • Experience thrilling and deeply immersive shore excursions at gorgeous destinations through Australia and across the world
  • Relax onboard with a casual and warm atmosphere throughout every ship with Coral Expeditions
  • Enrich yourself further about every destination with a stimulating daily program of lectures and guest speakers

Our Recommendation

Explore Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

Tasmania has never been so magical than through the ‘11 Day Coastal Treks of Tasmania’ with Coral Expeditions. Enjoy daily guided excursions on Zodiac tender vessels and kayaks to discover wondrous views and tranquil moments unlike anywhere else in the world. With all entrance fees to National Parks and ports covered, your adventure with Coral Expeditions promises to be an immensely explorative one, allowing you access to areas rarely touched.  

Enquire here to learn more about Coastal Treks of Tasmania with Coral Expeditions.

Adventure the Great Barrier Reef!

The beautiful sandy shores of north Queensland calls with Coral Expedition’s ‘Outerknown Adventures of the Great Barrier Reef’. Sail from the wonderful city of Cairns on Coral Discoverer and visit sublime places ranging from Cook Town to Ribbon Reef to Fitzroy Island. Boasting an expert Expedition Team, including a Great Barrier Reef expert Marine Biologist, you can rest easy knowing that the best in the industry will be taking care of you the entire voyage.

Enquire here to learn more about Outerknown Adventures of the Great Barrier Reef today.

What are the accommodation options on Coral Expeditions?

Coral Expeditions feature a vast array of enticing staterooms that aim to provide guests with a great deal of freedom and relaxation for their entire voyage. Main Deck and Coral Staterooms are an excellent choice who prefer to spend a majority of their holiday outside of their lodging and exploring their destination or the ship. Balcony staterooms elevate a guests voyage with the inclusion of a fantastic private outdoor deck, great for those who wish for some quiet time alone.

For decadent luxury during your stay, we strongly recommend booking into the Bridge Deck Balcony stateroom. Boasting a commodious amount of space and conveniently located to popular locations on the ship, these lodgings can sometimes feel like a home away from home. Featuring a large private balcony with impressive ocean views, a relaxing sofa, spacious desk, and a soft Junior King or twin bed, your stay promises to to be unforgettable while you stay at the Bridge Deck Balcony stateroom.

What dining options are available on Coral Expeditions?

Coral Expeditions pride itself on providing a non-traditional dining experience guests come to expect on traditional cruise holidays. Instead of an extensive selection of extravagant restaurants, Coral Expeditions offers a singular dining menu that aims to celebrate rich and all-encompassing Australian cuisine. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients dining on Coral Expeditions promises to jam-packed with flavour. Plus, with a sumptuous wine selection from vineyards across the globe, your holiday Coral Expeditions is destined to be memorable.

Is there a dress code for Coral Expeditions?

The dress code on Coral Expeditions is relaxed and casual. Guests usually sport casual resort attire such as free-flowing dresses, loose-fitted shirts, and either shorts or comfortable pants. During the evenings, however, Coral Expeditions recommend smart casual attire, which generally means collared shirts and slacks for men while women wear blouses or smart dresses.

What are the most popular activities on Coral Expeditions?

Guests on Coral Expeditions spend the majority of their voyage either looking up, booking into or attending the various shore excursions on offer to them at every location. Due to the immensely explorative nature of each shore excursion with the Australian cruise line, passengers on Coral Expeditions tend to spend the majority of their trip aiming to squeeze every drop of adventure they possibly can. If they are not on a shore excursion, you can typically find guests attending guest lectures and informative briefings focused around the region they are anchored at.


Coral Expeditions Offers

Bonus bottle of wine*

Coral Expeditions Discerning Traveller Selection

Includes excursions, all meals, select alcoholic beverages, tips and gratuities plus an exclusive bottle of welcome wine*

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