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Coral Expeditions Australia Cruises for 2022

Coral Expeditions is a 35-year-old Australian pioneering expedition cruise company. They operate and manage a fleet of three small expedition ships taking guests to some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, regions of Australia, Asia-Pacific, South-Pacific and Indian Ocean islands. Over 8,000 travellers from all over the world travel with us every year who are attracted by our relaxed small ship atmosphere and itineraries which larger ships cannot replicate.

Coral Expedition's purpose-built Australian expedition ships are designed to showcase the places they visit. Each ship is comfortable, safe and manoeuvrable enabling you to get close to nature, culture and history.  There is an abundance of open spaces on each ship with the addition of walk-around promenade decks on, Coral AdventurerCoral Discoverer and Coral Geographer.

At a time when the cruise industry is moving to larger and less personal ships, they have limited the size of the ships to maximise the expedition experience. Cuisine is prepared small batch on board, and while the style is down to earth, it reflects high quality Australian produce and wine. Coral Expeditions operate to high Australian standards of safety with Australian crew wherever they go. They were the first to offer interpretive programs reflective of the destinations we visit and to employ Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists, and SCUBA Instructors – a tradition that continues today.

Guests cruise with Coral Expeditions because of their unique destinations, diverse shore excursions and expert-led programs. The shallow-draught ships can go where larger ships cannot. They mostly shy away from long ocean voyages, though occasionally offer the opportunity for ocean crossing passages. Every day typically has at least one stop for water or land-based activities. On each voyage you will have a Trip Director or Expedition Leader, and on longer voyages, also Guest Lecturers who are experts in the geology, history or flora and fauna of the region. The Coral Expedition Trip Directors and Expedition Leaders come with marine or local expertise. Most of the shore excursions are included in the cruise price – only exceptional experiences operated by third-parties such as helicopter joy flights require a payment on board and participation is completely optional.

Here are just some of the unique cruise experiences Coral Expeditions offer: 

We would be very happy to provide information on any other cruises Coral Expeditions sailings.