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Coral Expeditions I

Ship Overview

Operated by: Coral Expeditions

Coral Expeditions I is fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley cruise region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

The 24 onboard rooms feature natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private en suite, air conditioning and ample storage space.

The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear with a new bar outdoor area added in 2016 is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views.

Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow expeditioners.

Coral Expeditions I operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.

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Key Facts

Crew
12
Officers
Australian
Guests
48
Tonnage
730
Length
115 Feet / 35 Metres
Width
42 Feet
Speed
12 Knots
Passenger Decks
4
Built
1988
Registry
Australia
Room Grades

Deluxe Stateroom

SIZE:17m2 / 185sqftSLEEPS:2

The six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. With natural light and fresh decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17 sqm. in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

Upper Deck Stateroom

SIZE:14m2 / 151sqftSLEEPS:2

Eight Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are 14 sqm. in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

Stateroom

SIZE:14m2 / 151sqftSLEEPS:2

Five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and the excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14 sqm. in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

Cabin

SIZE:10m2 / 108sqftSLEEPS:2

Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and the excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms are a compact 10 sqm. in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.

Dining

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

The small size of Coral Expeditions I 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.

The Coral Expeditions I Dining Rooms 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 some of our longer cruises.

Features

Coral Expeditions I is equipped with a fleet of excursion tenders to simplify travelling ashore. Designed with flexibility and guest comfort in mind, inflatable zodiacs and the unique excursion tender 'Explorer' ensure that even the least intrepid adventure can explore ashore. Excursion boats board directly from the ship’s main deck, before the hydraulic platform gently lowers into the water, avoiding the need to clamber aboard or get your feet wet. 

During your Kimberley expedition cruise you will have the opportunity to participate in at least two included shore excursions or activities on most days, along with onboard briefings and presentations.‚Äč

Onboard amenities include:

  • 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 Expeditions I Expeditions

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Cape York and Arnhem Land

From AUD $8290.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:Coral Expeditions I

SPECIAL OFFER: Take 10% off when you book before 16 August 2017. This is a stunning exploration of the unique and remote Northern Australian coastline including the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Cape York Peninsula and the islands of Torres St

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Sacred Lands of the Kimberley (Darwin to Broome)

From AUD $7980.00 Per Person

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

2018 EARLYBIRD SAVINGS - Save up to $1,000 per couple. Call us for details! Cruise aboard the classic catamaran Coral Expeditions I and discover Western Australia's remarkable Kimberley Coast.

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Sacred Lands of the Kimberley (Broome to Darwin)

From AUD $7980.00 Per Person

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

2018 EARLYBIRD SAVINGS - Save up to $1,000 per couple. Call us for details! Cruise from Broome to Darwin aboard the classic catamaran Coral Expeditions I and discover Western Australia's remarkable Kimberley Coast.

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