Coral Expeditions , 12 nights Auckland to Queenstown
Completely remodelled and refurbished during 2012, Coral Expeditions 1 is fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
The 25 onboard rooms are bathed in natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms. Choose from four grades of stylishly appointed rooms, each tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and original artworks. Enjoy the comforts of the spacious en suite bathroom, featuring hairdryer, international power outlets, shower, vanity unit and toilet facilities. Rooms also feature picture windows for expansive ocean views (except some Cabin category rooms featuring portholes), ample storage space and air-conditioning. All rooms are serviced daily and feature luxurious Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear of the top deck is another popular place to relax and take in the sights, with comfortable deck chairs and a large spa pool adding to the feeling of relaxation. The ship also includes phone and fax facilities; security Safe; fully stocked cocktail bar; comprehensive dive shop; a range of souvenirs and personal items is available for purchase.
Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.
Coral Expeditions 1 operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simpy sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Princess is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.
The Coral Expeditions 1 has the "Explorer" a specially designed aluminium excursion vessel and is used for the majority of our excursions. This vessel has high horsepower engines and will accommodate all passengers at one time. The "Explorer" will be used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. For your added convenience and comfort, the "Explorer" is equipped with an awning and toilet.
We also carry two inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs). Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty inflatables are extremely safe. Separate air compartments retain a large reserve of buoyancy even if the boats damaged. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore.
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