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Kimberley & Across the Top of Australia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Zodiac to King George Falls
  • Explore Hathaway's Hideaway
  • Visit Green Turtle breeding grounds
  • Watch the Montgomery Reef "rise"
Explore North West Australia and discover the heartland of Australia’s northernmost unspoilt outback on an unforgettable small ship cruise.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bigge Island, Broome, Darwin, Horizontal Falls, Jar Island, King George River, Lacepede Islands, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point
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Diving in Papua New Guinea

West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the Spice Islands
  • Explore Raja Ampat's reefs
  • Snorkel through Tomorol Cave
  • Search for whale sharks
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical lands than aboard the small ship Coral Discoverer. Embark in Biak for an outstanding 12-night South Pacific expedition and discover the cultures and scenic beauty of Papua New Guinea.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Misool, Raja Ampat, Wayag Island
Cruise Details
Passengers: 72
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

The Coral Discoverer is an expedition style cruise ship large enough to provide all the comforts of a larger cruise ship, yet small enough to enable access reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Accommodating a maximum of just 72 guests, your environmental experience will be both personal and memorable.

This multi-million dollar ship has recently been built at NQEA Australia in Cairns. The ship accommodates guests in 36 cabins and has a cruising speed of 14 knots. The shallow draft of the 63m ship allows it to access the isolated places.

Onboard Facilities
What you would expect of a much larger cruise ship:
- Large sundeck
- Spa Pool
- Wireless internet available for laptops, PDAs and onboard computer
- Comprehensive reference library
- Phone and fax facilities
- Lecture lounge with large plasma screen
- Limited laundry facilities
- Two fully stocked cocktail bars
- A range of souvenirs and personal items are available for purchase
- Air-conditioned public areas

Coral Discoverer is also equipped with the latest technology active stabilizers and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigational equipment and is the only Australian passenger ship registered with full SOLAS compliance allowing opportunities to explore a multitude of international voyages.

All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast and lunch are served in the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style while dinner is table d’hote. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Standard hours are breakfast from 7:00-8:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm however meal times may vary according to the day's activities. Meal times will be advised in the onboard daily bulletins.

Onboard Accommodations
Onboard accommodation comprises of 36 spacious modern staterooms. You can select from Bridge, Promenade or Main Deck staterooms offering a choice of twin or junior king bedding. All staterooms have an ocean view, en-suite facilities, a settee (except Promenade B Staterooms), large wardrobe, desk, luggage storage, individual air-conditioning control, and are serviced daily.

Excursion Boats And Zodiacs
The "Xplorer" is a specially designed aluminum excursion vessel used for the majority of excursions. This vessel has high horsepower engines and will accommodate all passengers at one time. The "Xplorer" will be used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. For your added convenience and comfort, the "Xplorer" is equipped with an awning and toilet.

Two inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs) are also carried. Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty inflatables are extremely safe. Separate air compartments retain a large reserve of buoyancy even if the boats damaged. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore.
Oceanic Discoverer's Main Deck Category B.
Main Deck B
Main Deck, 17.5-18.5 sqm, with either junior king or twin bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Main Deck Category A.
Main Deck A
Main Deck, 18 sqm, with either junior king or twin bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Promenade Deck Category B.
Promenade Deck B
Promenade Deck, 14-16 sqm, junior king bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Promenade Deck Category A.
Promenade Deck A
Promenade Deck, 16-17.5 sqm, junior king bedding.
Oceanic Discoverer's Bridge Deck Cabin.
Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck, 17-18 sqm, junior king or twin bedding.
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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