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Coral Expeditions I Cruise Review
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Tasmanian Expedition

Coral Expeditions I Cruise Review by Cheryl Joy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

I thought a short cruise on a small expedition boat was perfect to visit the amazing coastline of Tasmania. Only 26 passengers on board and a great group to travel with. This is advertised as boutique cruising and yes it is small and personal, with amazing staff, great food and excellent service, but the boat itself leaves a lot to be desired. As I booked at the last minute, we chose a lower room as we were informed that the sea can be quite rough, but this company should give more information about the drawbacks of these cabins. Down a very steep set of 14 narrow stairs to get to the room, tiny bathroom and the closeness to the engine room and anchors did not make for a pleasant cabin experience. Being woken up at all times of the night as the anchor was either noisely lowered or raised was disturbing and I also felt that all stairways especially internally were dangerous for the average age of passenger (70's) to navigate to get to different areas. The main dining area had a lounge but that was barely capable of seating all passengers as the upper lounge was another climb up the stairs. The itinerary was excellent but I think a slower day would have been preferable than getting on and off the ship from early morning and then again in the afternoon. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see places that cannot be viewed by car, but opt most definitely for the middle cabins which seem spacious and easier access to all facilities. I think the lower cabins should be for staff only.


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Cabin cabin 106

Do not select these lower cabins unless you like climbing down and up narrow stairs and a tiny bathroom and being close to the engine and the anchors. Only one port hole, not 2 as advertised and you need to stand on the bed to see out. Beds were comfortable and clean but the room not of the quality as advertised.


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