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Coral Expeditions Cruise Highlights

Why Go?

Fares include two daily shore excursions

Down-to-earth but delicious meals made with fresh, local produce

Specially designed expedition vessels go where larger ships cannot

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Coral Expeditions Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2018 Top-Rated Australia & New Zealand Cruise Lines

Coral Expeditions Overview

Coral Expeditions, founded in 1984, operates eco tour cruises on yacht-like small ships to destinations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the South Pacific and New Zealand. The Australia-flagged cruise line employs Australian and New Zealand crew.

Who goes on Coral Expeditions ships?

The vast majority of passengers are Australian, but there is always a contingent of other nationalities, the size of which varies depending on whether a group booking is aboard. There is no age limit, but cruisers must be healthy enough to climb in and out of Zodiacs.

Do I have to dress up on a Coral Expeditions cruise?

Not formally. Coral Expeditions describes its dress code as "resort casual" and "sun-smart," so pack plenty of light summery pieces to wear during the day. However, collared shirts for men and smart blouses for ladies are recommended for dinner.

What are Coral Expeditions' most popular activities?

Cruisers choose Coral Expeditions for its packed schedule of twice-daily shore excursions and look forward to experiences that immerse them in a destination's nature, history and culture. Onboard, passengers prefer to mingle over drinks on the sun deck or in one of the lounges, or attend one of the educational lectures.

Is everything free on Coral Expeditions?

No. Cruise fares include all meals and select wine and beer with lunch and dinner (except on short Great Barrier Reef cruises), as well as two shore excursions each day (on most sailings). Barista-style coffee and tea are available all day. Beverages outside of meal times, select shore excursions (such as flightseeing), Wi-Fi, laundry and retail shop purchases incur additional charges.