Coral Expeditions II
Operated by: Coral Expeditions
Small enough to allow snorkelling directly from the ship, yet equipped with the facilities of a much larger vessel, your Great Barrier Reef cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II will be truly memorable.
Refurbished during 2015, Coral Expeditions II is fully equipped for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef cruising experience. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, Coral Expeditions II was purpose-built to access the very best parts of the ‘Reef’.
The 22 onboard rooms feature traditional maritime stylings with wood panelled walls. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a private en suite, air conditioning and ample storage space. All rooms feature large picture windows, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery.
The ship’s spacious lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink from the cocktail bar in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The large sun deck is another popular place to relax and take in the sights, with comfortable deck chairs and teak furnishings. You will also enjoy the opportunity to dine al fresco under the magnificent stars over the Great Barrier Reef.
Meals are served in the atmospheric 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 travellers.
Coral Expeditions II operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the captain and his maritime crew. Follow your progression on the ship’s charts and chat with the captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions II is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment.
SIZE:15m2 / 162sqftSLEEPS:2
Four Deluxe Staterooms are located at the stern of B Deck, in close proximity to the Bridge and the full length Sun Deck. Decorated in a traditional maritime style with wood panelling, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 15 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
Nine 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. Decorated in a traditional maritime style with wood panelling 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.
SIZE:14m2 / 151sqftSLEEPS:2
Four Stateroom category rooms are located midship on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and Glass Bottom Boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature a traditional maritime decor with wood panelling 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.
SIZE:14m2 / 151sqftSLEEPS:2
Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located close to the bow of the ship on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and Glass Bottom Boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature traditional maritime decor with wood panelling and comfortable furnishings and are sized from 10.50 sqm. to 14 sqm. in size. Cabins feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, air-conditioning, ample storage space and twin beds.
Enjoy fuss-free small batch cuisine prepared onboard using fresh local ingredients.
The small size of Coral Expeditions II 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 II 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 cruise line makes impromptu stops for sunset drinks and canapés.
Coral Expeditions II is well equipped for coastal cruising on the Great Barrier Reef. Features include:
- Large Sun Deck with sun lounges
- Two fully stocked cocktail bars
- Dining Room
- Spacious lounge with plasma screen
- Reference library
- Small gift shop with souvenirs and personal items available for purchase
- Open bridge
- Limited laundry facilities available
- Phone and fax facilities
- SCUBA diving department
- Onboard Marine Biologist leading glass bottom boat tours and offering onboard presentations.
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