Agent Login
Freecall: 1800 90 20 80
(within Australia)
Find Your Cruise

In the Wake of the Makassans

DEPARTING FROM:DarwinFINAL DESTINATION:Darwin

DURATION:16 Days/ 15 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Coral Adventurer

SPECIAL OFFERS ON THIS EXPEDITION: Download the flyer

From the 16th century, and possibly even earlier, Makassan trepangers began to venture down from their homeland in South Sulawesi. Travelling through the Flores and Savu seas, they arrived at the shores of Australia's Kimberley and Arnhem Land.  Fishing for sea cucumber, the Makassans encountered the peoples of northern Australia and left an impact on the cultures that survive to this day. The Yolngu people of Arnhem Land in particular recount stories of the Makassan visitors and images of their boats are recorded in rock art.

During this incredible voyage, the new Coral Adventurer will make her own journey from Darwin up through the straits of the Indonesian archipelago on her way to Makassar. Travellers will explore the undiscovered paradise of Indonesia’s less-visited islands. Traditional lifestyles continue in regions of astounding beauty, and this journey takes you into the heart of it all. Encounter traditional cultures from Pulau Alor, to Lamalera, Sagori, Torajaland and Tana Beru.  Experience the dramatic beauty of Indonesia at Flores, Komodo, and Takabonerate.  This journey through the archipelago is a feast for the senses.

Itinerary

We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.

SELECT MONTH: Show departures
Special
Ship Details

Coral Adventurer

Coral Adventurer

Operated by: Coral Expeditions

Modern and rugged, the latest addition to the Coral Expeditions fleet accommodates a maximum of just 120 guests in 60 spacious staterooms and suites, more than half featuring a private balcony. Care has been taken with the design of the ship to preserve Coral Expeditions’ traditionally relaxed and intimate onboard atmosphere. She is Australian flagged and crewed and conforms to the highest standards of build quality, operational redundancy, environmental compliance, and safety. Design features include spacious communal areas, a light-filled lecture room, open seat dining room, open bridge policy and a flexible fleet of excursion tenders that allow access to even the most hard to reach locations. 

Coral Adventurer joins the Coral Expeditions fleet exploring the Kimberley region, Cape York and Arnhem Land (The Top of Australia), Papua New Guinea, the Spice Islands, Indonesia and the South Pacific.

Key Facts

Crew
48
Officers
Australian
Guests
120
Tonnage
5599
Length
306 Feet / 93 Metres
Width
56 Feet
Speed
14 Knots
Passenger Decks
4
Built
2019
Registry
Australian
Room Grades
Options

The following additional options may be added to your cruise.

Charter Flight Makassar to Darwin

SPECIAL OFFER: FREE OF CHARGE - Add a charter flight from Makassar back to Darwin at the conclusion of your voyage. Normally $850 per person.

FROM AUD
  • AUD
  • NZD
  • USD
  • GBP
  • EUR
$POA Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in AUD)
request booking
Charter Flight Makassar to Darwin
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation in selected room grade for 13 nights
  • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Darwin
  • 1 night accommodation in Sulawesi
  • All meals
  • House beer and wine during lunch and dinner service
  • 24 hour soft drinks, tea and barista-style coffee
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • Access to islands, marine and national parks
  • Guided tours on Xplorer expedition vessel, zodiacs, glass-bottom boat and kayaks
  • Touring as described in each itinerary
  • Services of expedition staff and lecturers including briefings and knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Port taxes and government charges imposed by government authorities

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Optional charter flight from Makassar to Darwin
  • Entry visas / travel permits
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - Save 25% off SureSave Insurance when purchased with your cruise)
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases]
  • Tipping is not required aboard Coral Adventurer
Book Now

Book your next cruise

Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations visited and activities on offer. While every effort will be made to follow this itinerary the Captain and Expedition Leader do reserve the right to vary this itinerary to make allowances for weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Coral Expeditions' terms and conditions.

Single travellers are accommodated in Explorer, Promenade and Coral deck staterooms upon payment of a 50% single supplement. All other staterooms require a 100% supplement.

CRUISE SELECTION

In the Wake of the Makassans

ROOM GRADE SELECTION

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

FROM AUD $POA Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in AUD)

BOOKING AND PASSENGER DETAILS

*
*

*
*
*