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Great 7 days on the Barrier Reef. 50 passengers only. Crew were superb and ship (more like a yacht) modern and well maintained. Plenty of options for excursions (morning and afternoon) followed by a 3 course dinner with wine included. Company practices Covid Safe procedures with everyone including crew requiring a negative test result before boarding and regular temperature checks during the ...
We went on the recent Coral Expeditions Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea Expedition cruise out of Cairns and were highly impressed with it. This was Coral Expeditions first voyage since March.
Our main aim was to get out snorkelling on the reef and the trip provided plenty of opportunities on amazing reefs. The passengers were a blend of ages. The cruise had something for everyone, whether ...
This is my 1st actual cruise - just done day trips before. So this is written from the perspective of someone who is new to all this. Colour me impressed.
What do you get when you cross the untouched beauty of the outer Great Barrier Reef with an experienced crew whose focus is on making sure you get to see as much of it as possible?
No prize for guessing it is Coral Expeditions 7 ...
My cruise with Coral Expeditions began with their smooth and generous handling of my travel delays. They went above and beyond to make sure I could embark as planned. Because of my delayed arrival, I did not get to see anything of Cairns.
The cruise itself went from Cairns to Cooktown and then along the Great Barrier Reef and back to Cairns, departing Monday evening and returning Friday ...
Just returned from an amazing 3-night trip around the coral reef.
The accommodation was very pleasant, plenty of room along with a good bathroom facilities and good size windows to see the breath-taking views.
Food was delightful, good choices with plenty for all.
Staff were exceptional and professional the team worked together to provide guests with knowledge and any requirements, being ...
This expedition cruise company are first class regarding the education that passengers receive about the plant and animal life we encounter. The pristine beauty of the fish and coral life on the Great Barrier Reef was the highlight of this cruise. The ship is very comfortable and well appointed and due to her smaller size she can access remote places of beauty in marine parks that large ships ...
Words can’t do this cruise justice as is was far beyond anything that you expect
The team are great and very knowledgeable.
They are only too happy to share this with you.
The wild life is amazing, beautiful and diverse.
The zodiac tours are great with lots of penguins all around you and the ship at Macca. They follow you like babies following mum.
They are so fast in the water and ...
(Apologies if this is a bit long, but I know i love to get all the details when I read a review!)
Day 1 - Boarding
As others have noted Ponant are very strict with their 1 hour boarding window, and even turning up 15 minutes early meant we were only able to leave our luggage and head for a beer in the brewery next door!
Boarding in Cairns was very straightforward, with no Immigration ...
I am a semi retired Master mariner with over 45 years of experience in a a variety of passenger vessels worldwide.
I enjoy travelling as a passenger with my wife recently on boutique type cruise vessels.
I have no connection with any shipping company,shipping agency or travel agency and write this review purely as an independent tourist accompanied by my wife.
We booked a 4 night cruise ...
Loved the experience of visiting remote areas seldom visited by cruise ships. The locals provided us with unforgettable experiences! Highlight was swimming with whale sharks! Staff was excellent and couldn't be faulted. Any minor issues were dealt with very professionally. Passengers came from all over the world and most of them understood what an expedition cruise is all about. Expedition crew ...