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Coral Discoverer

Ship Overview

Operated by: Coral Expeditions

The state-of-the-art Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, the pioneers in Kimberley cruises along with expedition and adventure cruises around Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South-east Asia and the island archipelagos of Melanesia. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities. 

Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications by NQEA shipyard in Cairns, Australia with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience in the South Pacific. Following a major modernisation and refurbishment in December 2016, Coral Discoverer has enhanced its reputation as one of the leading expedition ships operating in Australia and the Pacific. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your cruise aboard Coral Discoverer will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

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Key Facts

Crew
20
Officers
Australian
Guests
72
Tonnage
1779
Length
207 Feet / 64 Metres
Width
43 Feet
Speed
14 Knots
Passenger Decks
4
Built
2005
Registry
Australia
Room Grades

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

SIZE:20m2 / 215sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, the six spacious Bridge Deck Balcony staterooms are 20 sqm. in size and feature a private balcony with sitting area. Inside, amenities include a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade Deck Stateroom

SIZE:18m2 / 195sqftSLEEPS:2

Encircled by a full-ship promenade, Coral Discoverer's twenty spacious Promenade Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18 sqm. in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade Deck Stateroom (Category B)

SIZE:15m2 / 160sqftSLEEPS:2

Located at the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade, the Promenade Deck (Category B) stateroom is 15 sqm. in size and features picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding. This room is assigned to single traveller guests.

Main Deck (Category A) Stateroom

SIZE:18m2 / 195sqftSLEEPS:2

Located close to the Dining Room, the six spacious Main Deck (Catagory A) staterooms are 18 sqm. in size and feature large, twin porthole windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom

SIZE:18m2 / 195sqftSLEEPS:2

Located close to the Dining Room, Coral Discoverer's six spacious Main Deck (Catatagory B) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding. * This photograph is an artist's impression of refurbished room from November 2016.

Dining

Enjoy fuss-free small batch cuisine prepared onboard using fresh local ingredients.

The small size of Coral Discoverer allows a daily menu to be constructed based on what is available locally.

Coral Expeditions understand that high quality dining is a key ingredient of any memorable holiday experience. When you join them aboard their small ships you will savour small batch, modern-Australian cuisine created by talented chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce.

Coral Discoverer's refurbished Dining Room offers open-seat dining without the need to reserve a table, allowing you to dine with old or new friends on each occasion.

Start the day with your choice of a continental breakfast, complete with cereals, fresh fruits and yoghurts or enjoy a fully-cooked breakfast buffet complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.

The lunch buffet showcases a variety of hot and cold dishes; from salads and cold cuts to lighter soups and fresh local seafoods and tropical fruits.

Reflect on each exciting day of discovery and savour the table service and hospitality of the Dining Room staff over a delicious three-course dinner from the table d’hôte menu. There is always a choice of main course options. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for.

Most expeditions feature a barbeque or dinner on a deserted beach or picturesque island. When local regulations allow, the cruiseline make impromptu stops for sunset drinks and canapés.

Lunches and dinners are accompanied by a carefully curated wine list featuring artisanal Australian and New Zealand wines. Table wines and beer during meal service are included on most Coral Discoverer expeditions.

 

Features
  • Limited wireless internet available. Service quality may vary on location and weather
  • Sun Deck with sun lounges
  • Fully stocked cocktail bars
  • Spacious, modern dining room
  • Forward lounge
  • Reference library
  • Gift shop
  • Open bridge
  • Limited laundry facilities available
  • SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)

Coral Discoverer Expeditions

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Sacred Kimberley (Darwin to Broome)

From AUD $9980.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Coral Discoverer

2018 EARLYBIRD SAVINGS - Save up to $1,000 per couple. Call us for details! Aboard the stunningly appointed Coral Discoverer experience all of the icons on this 11 day Kimberley cruising expedition between Darwin and Broome.

Featured Expedition Special

Sacred Kimberley (Broome to Darwin)

From AUD $9980.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:Coral Discoverer

2018 EARLYBIRD SAVINGS - Save up to $1,000 per couple. Call us for details! An in-depth 11-day exploration of the Kimberley Coast between Broome and Darwin aboard the Australian expedition ship Coral Discoverer.

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Papua New Guinea Frontier Lands

From AUD $10250.00 Per Person

DURATION:13 Days/ 12 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Discoverer

An outstanding 12 night expedition from Cairns to Rabaul discovering the remarkable cultures and scenic beauty of rarely discovered Papua New Guinea.

New Guinea Circle

From AUD $19480.00 Per Person

DURATION:26 Days/ 25 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Discoverer

Over 25 unforgettable nights this remarkable expedition will take you where other travellers have seldom visited, into the most remote corners of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Pristine Tasmania

From AUD $4990.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Discoverer

Join Coral Discoverer on a 7-night journey through the untouched wilderness of Australia’s island state, Tasmania. Departs January to March.

Across the Top of Australia

From AUD $9980.00 Per Person

DURATION:13 Days/ 12 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Discoverer

Board Coral Discoverer in Darwin for a 12 night voyage of discovery to Cairns, accessing remote locations and immersing yourself in the indigenous cultures of the Torres Strait and the Top End.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Special

From AUD $4180.00 Per Person

DURATION:7 Days/ 6 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Discoverer

NEW FOR 2017! Experience the nautical tradition that is the 73rd Sydney to Hobart international ocean yacht race. Follow the fleet from aboard the stylishly-appointed Coral Discoverer.

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