About coral expeditions
Coral Expeditions is a 34-year-old Australian expedition cruise company. We own and operate a fleet of small ships taking guests to some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered regions of Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our Australian-flagged ships are proudly managed by us to Australian maritime standards out of our office in Cairns, in beautiful far north Queensland.
At a time when cruise ships are getting ever larger, we have limited the capacity of our ships to a maximum of 120 guests. As a result, our guests enjoy a very different experience from larger cruise ships. Our onboard atmosphere is relaxed and convivial. There are no queues, waiting, or assigned seating. You get to know everyone by name. Our crew are personable. Our cuisine is regionally inspired and our wines are boutique. Lectures and briefings are interactive and educational. Our itineraries are immersive.
For True Explorers
Our expeditions appeal to the spirit of adventure in all of us, whether young or old. If you like being at sea, but don''t want to be herded around in a crowd, Coral Expeditions may be your cruise company.
A Different Kind of Cruising
Ships built to bring you closer
Our ships are designed from the keel up as expedition vessels. With a shallow draft and high manoeuvrability, we are able to go closer to shore, into sheltered bays and inlets that larger vessels simply cannot access. With classic promenade decks, outdoor seating and plenty of communal space, our ships allow you to take in the surroundings at your own pace. A much-loved feature of all our ships is a guest Observation Lounge in the bridge, allowing you to take in the operations of the ship.
A Focus on the Destination
At Coral Expeditions, our destinations are our focus. All daily excursions and activities are included in your cruise fare. All our ships carry our exclusively-designed Xplorer tenders for easy excursions. These safari jeeps of the sea are designed for easy boarding, open views, and fast transit. In addition, all our ships carry multiple zodiacs for more intrepid exploration. Our expedition staff and lecturers are at the heart of our guest experience. They accompany you ashore from dawn to dusk, looking after you and your safety, and bringing the destination to life,