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New Zealand's South Island Discovery

DEPARTING FROM:QueenstownFINAL DESTINATION:Wellington

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 NightsREGION:Australia, New Zealand & PacificSHIP:Coral Discoverer

With its stunning coastal landscapes, small seaside townships and an abundance of marine life, New Zealand is ideally suited to be explored on a small ship expedition. Join the state-of-the-art Coral Discoverer to cruise the less accessible and remote locations of the South Island over eleven days. Visit magnificent Marlborough Sound, spend three days in World 

Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, and take wildlife hikes on Stewart Island. Get up close to nature in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable expedition team for guided bush walks, and the opportunity to explore pristine waterways by kayak. Wake up to new vistas each day and relax in the comfort of life on board.

Ship Details

Coral Discoverer

Coral Discoverer

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.

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
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation in selected room grade for 10 nights
  • 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
  • Transfer from Queenstown to Milford Sound at commencement of expedition

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas / travel permits
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
  • 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]
  • Selected optional shore excursions
  • Tipping is not required aboard Coral Discoverer