Exceptional Small Ship Cruising

Australia's Pioneering Cruise Line

A thrilling and deeply immersive experience.
All excursions and sightseeing
Chef prepared meals
Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

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

Discerning Traveller Exclusive:

Book your Coral Expeditions cruise with Discerning Traveller to enjoy one complimentary bottle of either Australian red, white or sparkling wine per stateroom*

On Coral Expedition cruises enjoy:

  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and kayaks
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Selected wines, selected beers, selected spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and selection of teas
  • Standard Wi-Fi
  • Tips and gratuities

A selection of Coral Expeditions itineraries:

An example of itineraries includes but not limited to.

Best of the Kimberley and Tiwi Islands - 10 Nights Broome to Darwin
Ningaloo & The Rowley Shoals - 12 Nights Broome to Broome
Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef - 10 nights Brisbane to Cairns
Circumnavigation of Tasmania - 16 nights Hobart to Hobart
A Yachtsman’s Cruise - 7 nights Sydney to Hobart
Abrolhos Islands and Coral Coast - 12 Nights Broome to Fremantle and vv
Across the Great Australian Bight - 14 Nights Fremantle – Adelaide
Wild Islands of South Australia - 10 Nights Adelaide – Adelaide
Australia’s Great Southern Coastline - 14 Nights Melbourne – Fremantle
World Heritage Islands of Sub-Antarctic - 14-15 Nights Bluff to Melbourne
Journey to Japan - Yap to Tokyo - 14 Nights
Through Japans Ryukyu Islands - Fukuoka to Keelung - 16 Nights
Island Trails of the Philippines- Keelung to Manila - 16 Nights
Through the Heart of Japan - 14 Nights Tokyo to Fukuoka
In the Wake of the Makassans- 14 Nights - Darwin to Makassar
Sulawesi Circumnavigation - 20 Nights - Makassar to Makassar
Frontier Lands of PNG - 12 Nights - Madang to Cairns
The Kimberley – 10-night voyages between Darwin and Broome
Kimberley Icons, Ashmore Reef & The Rowley Shoals – 12-night Darwin to Broome
Cape York & Arnhem Land – 11-night Indigenous Cultural voyages between Cairns and Darwin
Outerknown Adventure of the Great Barrier Reef– 7-night Cairns to Cairns
Cape York & Torres Strait Islands – 10-night voyages between Cairns to Horn Island
Coastal Wilds of Tasmania – 10-night Hobart to Hobart expeditions
New Guinea – annual voyages to varied destinations
Coastal Treks of Tasmania - 10 Night Hobart - Hobart
South Island and Fiordlands - 12 Nights - Bluff to Wellington
Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef - 10 nights Brisbane to Cairns
West Papua, Raja Ampat and Micronesia – 16 nights – Darwin to Yap
Bounty of the Southern Ocean – 8-night voyages between Adelaide to Melbourne
Raja Ampat and Spice Islands – 18 nights – Darwin to Sorong and vv
Whales and Trails of Western Australia – 10-night voyages between Fremantle to Fremantle
Sumatra Circumnavigation - 18 Nights - Singapore to Singapore
An Equatorial Adventure across North Borneo - 16 Nights Manila to Singapore
Into the Wilds of Borneo - 16 nights - Singapore to Makassar
Flavours of Tasmania - Melbourne to Hobart (8 nights)
New Zealand Sounds and Stewart Island - Bluff to Bluff (8 nights)
Circumnavigation of Australia - Cairns to Cairns (60 nights)
The Louisiades, Solomons and Vanuatu - Cairns to Port Vila (16 nights)
Vanuatu, Solomons, Bougainville and New Britain - Port Vila to Rabaul (16 nights)
Through the Islands and Atolls of Micronesia - Rabaul to Sorong (21 nights)

Share this with your friends!

envelopephonemap-marker linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram