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Coral Expeditions II Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Extraordinary 7 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Review for Coral Expeditions II to Australia & New Zealand
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Richard from Sydney
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin:
Cabin 207
Sudbury Cay - 1st stop
Upper Deck - inside
Dining room
Snorkeling off Sudbury Cay
Salads accompanying BBQ dinner
1st snorkel in 20 years - Sudbury Cay in the background
Coral and clown fish
Coral drop off at the edge of Yamacutta Reef
Climbing up Mt Kootaloo through the rain forest on Dunk Island
Passengers in the water at Nathan Reef
Green Sea Turtle at Fitzroy Island
Epaulette Sharks at Ribbon #3
Octopus at Ribbon #3
Flock of Parrot Fish
Goanna come to visit at Lizard Island
Clam, coral and fish
Fish, fish and more fish
On the Norther Great Barrier Reef
Coral and conch
Clown fish safe in the anemone
Arriving at the next reef
"Glassy" (Glass bottomed boat) returning to the back deck lift
Parrot fish
Reef fish
A bolder snorkeler than I. 
Not that you needed to be, all the shots in th
Even when it rained hard, it was still warm and we kept on snorkelling
Staghorn Coral
Stinger suit - like a big set of pantyhose.
Was a bit concerned about need
Ribbon #9 reef fish
not a fish
reef fish
reef fish
reef fish
reef fish
reef fish
leaving Lizard Island
Sunset at sea
Green Coral
Coral and clam

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.

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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?

Cabin Review

Cabin Cabin

Fine if you are by yourself as I was. A bit cozy for 2. Mainly because storage is limited.

Cable locker right behind the bulkhead by your head.

In the bow so maximises movement of the ship - avoid if vulnerable to sea sickness

There is a reason this is the cheapest cabin on the ship, but if these issues are not a problem for you (they were not issues for me) then this cabin is a bargain.

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