Oceanic Discoverer

Exterior image of the Oceanic Discoverer.
Relax in the Oceanic Discoverer's lounge.
Enjoying a drink on the deck of the Oceanic Discoverer.
Enjoy the modern dining room of the Oceanic Discoverer.
Oceanic Discoverer
Guests dining outside on the deck of the Oceanic Discoverer.
Relax on the back deck of the Oceanic Discoverer
Snorkle off of Cairns, the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Cape York & Arnhem Land
This Cape York and Arnhem Land small ship expedition is a fascinating voyage combining the very best of Australia’s northern coastline, exploring the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the ‘Tip of Australia’ at Cape York, the Arnhem Land …
  • 12 days
  • $8375 - $9775 USD
Ship:
Oceanic Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruises, Cultural Immersion
Places:
South Pacific, Australia, Thursday Island, Cairns, Lizard Island, Stanley Island, Magra Island, Forbes Island, Cape York, Hole in the Wall, …
Level:
Easy
Local children taking a swim
Melanesia
Come aboard the Oceanic Discoverer on a 13-night South Pacific expeditionary adventure combining New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and discover for yourself the most diverse traditional cultures and stunning natural scenery …
  • 14 days
  • $10420 - $12070 USD
Ship:
Oceanic Discoverer
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, Expedition Cruises, Luxury & Indulgence, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Laughlin Islands, Ghizo Island, Kennedy Island, Santa Ana Island, Alotau, Noumea, Lifou Island, Tanna Island, …
Level:
Easy
Locals greeting the zodiac
Papua New Guinea
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely visited lands than aboard the state-of-the-art small ship Oceanic Discoverer. …
  • 13 days
  • $8605 - $9980 USD
Ship:
Oceanic Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruises, Cultural Immersion
Places:
South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Dobu Island, Fergusson Island, Kitava Island, Rabaul, Cairns, Alotau, Trobriand Islands, …
Level:
Easy
Colourful children of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely visited lands than aboard the state-of-the-art small ship Oceanic Discoverer. …
  • 11 days
  • $9070 - $10620 USD
Ship:
Oceanic Discoverer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruises, Cultural Immersion
Places:
South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Dobu Island, Fergusson Island, Kitava Island, Rabaul, Alotau, Trobriand Islands, Tuam Island, …
Level:
Easy

The Oceanic 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

Oceanic 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.

Dining
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.