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 never could. The dining is 1st class and the crew are very accessible, knowledgeable and professional. I was impressed with the service and the size of our cabin. The shore excursions involved walks to some amazing lookout points on Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island and Lizard Island. Plus of course the drinks and canapes on the beach to watch the sunset. If you have an adventurous spirit and wish to travel with a smaller number of like minded people who are interested in wildlife, conservation, education, fresh air, plenty of activity at any age and wish to do it in comfort, this is the cruise for you.
This is the 1st time I selected a cabin for my accommodation. The previous times I was in a stateroom. Surprisingly the cabin is only a little smaller, the en suite was the same size as in the stateroom. The location on the dinning lower deck was great as we never had far to go for any meals. Also,outside on the back of this deck is where the excursions, snorkelling and diving take place off the ship.
We walked to Grassy Hill and the lookout in Cooktown. Amazing views. Great walk.