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Careers at Coral Expeditions

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering cruise line with a 34 year history of innovation and high quality marine operations.  We operate a fleet of 3 Australian flagged small ships operating to the highest standards of safety and hospitality.  The company is headquartered in Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, and offers a friendly, challenging and very rewarding environment to work in. The scenery is quite nice too!

Ship's Engineer

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering Expedition Cruise Line operating three small ships on extended cruise itineraries through the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, Western Australia’s Kimberley region, PNG, and Asia. To support the build out of our company, we are now looking for experienced Marine Engineers to join our growing fleet.

Applications are invited from professional, self-motivated Engineers with demonstrated experience operating and maintaining vessels at sea.

Responsibilities include:

Maintenance and repair of all mechanical, refrigeration and electrical equipment.
Ability to diligently follow the vessels Planned Maintenance System.
Assist in the management and compliance with the ships Safety Management Systems
On-board Safety Officer
Assist with snorkel watch as required

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

Minimum Certificate of Competency as Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 / or Engineer Watch keeper
Experience in the operation and maintenance of medium sized vessels within the 30 to 65 metre range.
Mechanical or Electrical trade
Experience on passenger/tourism ships highly regarded

This is a salaried position, working 190 days per year.  Interested applicants are invited to e-mail your application to careers@coral

If this sounds like the position for you please send through a cover letter and resume to:

Due to the sheer number of applications we normally receive, we are unable to respond to each application, however should your application be shortlisted you will receive notice from us by email, good luck!

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Sales Executives

Sales Executive

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s Pioneering Expedition cruise line with over 34 years history of innovative and high quality marine operations.  We currently operate a fleet of 3 Australian flagged small expedition ships with an additional new vessel joining the fleet in April 2019.  Our guests come largely from Australia and we have a growing clientele from key western global markets including North America, UK, Europe and NZ.  Our renowned itineraries include The Kimberley, the Great Barrier Reef, Cape York and Arnhem Land, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and Spice Islands of Indonesia.


To support the forward growth of our company, we are looking for two experienced Sales Executives to join the commercial team.  These roles will encompass sales activity with trade, retail, consumer direct and the loyalty database and will be responsible for all sales activity across the following domestic regions;

    Sales Executive: NSW and ACT
    Sales Executive: VIC, SA and Tasmania

Working as an integral part of a small and busy distribution department, the Sales Executive will take responsibility of the day-to-day sales results and bookings pipeline for our cruise itineraries and voyages. These are Cairns based roles and will require regular and frequent travel to domestic regions across the year.

Essential criteria for candidates:

   > A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a sales role with direct and recent experience in cruise and / or related travel industry. Experience in the tourism, hospitality, or leisure sectors is desirable.
  >  Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  >  A high-quality level of personal presentation and confident communication skills.
  >  Strong time management, organisational skills & ability to prioritise tasks.
  >  An innate drive to develop business and contribute to a rapidly growing company.
  >  A sense of urgency with the ability to stay calm and deliver under pressure.
  >  A natural seller, with the ability to build strong relationships and with an existing travel industry network
  > Adaptability to respond to whatever the day brings
  > Well-developed technical and admin skills – able to prepare advanced reports and presentations.

The ideal person for this role is a team player with a hunger for achieving sales goals and with a desire to grow in a career with Australia’s leading expedition cruise company.

With a strong sales background and a proven track record of success you will have the ability to identify new market and client prospects, a vast knowledge of sales tools and methods, customer relations and product development.

This is a terrific opportunity for a hungry and positive individual with a passion for adventure. You’ll be rewarded with a supportive team culture, career opportunity, work and travel in amazing destinations, attractive remuneration package and annual cruise famile benefits.

This position is a full-time salary position which is open to candidates based in Australia whom hold Australian residency due to the nature of our business, with substantial Australian work experience.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to

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Expressions of interest are always welcome for the following positions:

Note: Our crew are required to have Australian qualifications and work authorisation.

Cruise Attendant



General Purpose Hand (GPH)

Guest Lecturer

Assistant Purser


If you would like to send us your expression of interest for any positions listed above, please submit your resume accompanied by a cover-letter to