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Coral Expeditions I Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Remote Australia

Coral Expeditions I Cruise Review by CruiseAC

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

We have always wanted to visit Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, Torres Strait Islands and the tip of Australia. This trip covered all these places and more.

Everyday was an adventure and gave us a greater understanding of Indigenous Australians, the environment and WWII history in this area. We were privileged to have guides onboard who have extensive knowledge of these areas and wonderful connections with the people as well.

We visited remote communities, deserted islands and swam and snorkelled in pristine areas of the Great Barrier Reef.

This was an exploration cruise, no pool, no shows, no bingo so not suitable for people who cruise for these services. There were 40 odd guests and everyone made an effort to sit with different people at mealtime. Cocktails/drinks watching the stunning sunsets were an afternoon ritual, nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the food was fantastic.

By the end of the cruise staff and guests were like one big family with shared experiences. I have never experienced that on a cruise before.

I could go on and on about our wonderful experiences but there were so many.

We loved it so much we have put in an expression of interest for their Kimberley Cruises in 2020. We do need to save as they are not a cheap cruise but worth every cent. We could not have gained access to many of the places we visited otherwise.

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Cabin Review

Our cabin had a double bed and was located on the main deck near the dining room. There are no lifts as it is a small ship so we had easy access to our room.

In the case of a swell we found this level to be good so would choose it again.

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