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Friendly & Professional

Throughout your cruise, you will delight in the attentive service of our professional Australian and New Zealand residency crew. Carefully selected for their engaging personalities, attention to detail and commitment to delivering the highest standards of service, our staff will ensure you receive a warm welcome aboard.

On each voyage, our Expedition Leaders bring guests the depth of experience required to put together daily programmes given prevailing weather and local conditions. They are complemented by an expert Guest Lecturer, with knowledge of disciplines ranging from anthropology, geology, history and flora and fauna of the region, offering layers of insight relevant to your itinerary and to support the depth of immersion in your travel experience.

Our Kimberley and Cape York, Arnhem Land and Torres Strait expeditions have a renowned Australian team of our own Expedition Leaders and regular Guest Lecturers who have a specialist understanding of the unique landscapes, flora and fauna and indigenous cultures of the region.  Having guided expeditions in the region for over three decades we know the nooks and crannies others don’t. Our Expedition Team provide local expertise especially on guided nature walks and with bird and wildlife spotting.


Your cruise will be led by a dedicated Expedition Leader who will work closely with the Captain to determine our daily programme, ensuring that the best use is made of prevailing weather and tidal conditions. Your Expedition Leader will join all shore excursions and activities, provide daily recaps and briefings, and is always on hand to answer any questions. The expedition team uses our ships’ shallow draft, quick disembarkation capabilities, our special tender equipment such as the Xplorer vessel and Zodiacs, and our open deck spaces onboard to take you up close to the places we visit.


Coral Expeditions was one of the first cruise operators to employ interpretive guides on our cruises, a tradition that continues today. Each trip includes a mix of our full-time guest lecturers who join the expedition team and special guest lecturers who are chosen for specific local knowledge.


Our experienced Pursers are on call 24 hours a day to ensure your cruise experience is as comfortable as possible. Visit the Purser’s desk to find out more about the services and facilities on board, purchase internet and telephone cards, check your on-board account and seek advice about your onward travel arrangements. The Purser’s hospitality staff will service your stateroom each morning, turn down your room in the evening and assist during meal service in the Dining Room.


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