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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef (Cairns - Lizard Island - Cairns), 4 Nights

Our 4-night Cairns – Lizard Island – Cairns cruise is the perfect option for those guests wanting to spend the maximum amount of time exploring the colourful coral gardens of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colourful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef.  You will also have the opportunity to explore historic Cooktown and savour a full morning discovering spectacular Lizard Island.
For guests wanting to spend as much time as possible discovering the reefs of the Tropical North, while still enjoying time ashore, this itinerary offers you plenty of time to come face to face with the very best parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

Departs Cairns: Every Monday at 5:00pm
Returns Cairns; Every Friday at 8:00am

Expedition highlights:

  • The complete Great Barrier Reef experience. Snorkel over colourful coral gardens, stroll golden sandy beaches and wander rainforest trails
  • Experience the World Heritage-listed reef from our private moorings away from the tourist crowds
  • Be guided by an expert Marine Biologist on glass bottom boat and snorkelling tours
  • Informative presentations and educational documentaries
  • History and cultures of the region and early explorers
  • Join an optional resort or certified SCUBA dive on the outer reef

Fares

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

CORAL EXPEDITIONS II TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE
Deluxe Stateroom $3,000 $3,000
Upper Deck Stateroom $2,800 $2,800
Stateroom $2,600 $2,600
Cabin $2,300 $2,300

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the itinerary

Great Barrier Reef – 4 night expedition cruise in the beautiful Australian tropics

Embarkation: Board at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 4:00pm for 5:00pm departure.
Disembarkation: Arrive and disembark at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 8:00am.

Day 1: Cairns

Board at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal at 4:00pm. Cruise Trinity Bay and take in the views of Double Island and Palm Cove while enjoying welcome drinks and the seafood buffet.

Day 2: Cooktown and Lizard Island

Historic-cooktown

Discover historic Cooktown, with building dating back to the 1870s. Visit the botanic gardens and the James Cook Museum to see original artefacts from the HMB Endeavour. Enjoy an afternoon snorkel and sunset drinks at Turtle Beach on Lizard Island, and see giant trevally and tawny nurse sharks during an after dinner fish feed off the back deck.

Day 3: Lizard Island and Ribbon Reefs

Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of Lizard Island. Join an optional hike to Cook’s Look in the early morning to survey the reef. Learn about the tragic fate of Mary Watson and snorkel from the beach over giant clam gardens. This afternoon visit the pristine Ribbon Reef #9 for snorkelling and diving.

Day 4: Ribbon Reefs

Spend a full day discovering the out Barrier Reef, with snorkelling, diving, and marine biologist led tours of Ribbon Reef #3 and Escape Reef.

Day 5: Cairns

Disembark in Cairns at 8:00am.

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

July 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
22 July 2019 22 Jul 2019 26 July 2019 26 Jul 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book
29 July 2019 29 Jul 2019 02 August 2019 02 Aug 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us

August 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
29 July 2019 29 Jul 2019 02 August 2019 02 Aug 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us
05 August 2019 05 Aug 2019 09 August 2019 09 Aug 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us
12 August 2019 12 Aug 2019 16 August 2019 16 Aug 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us
19 August 2019 19 Aug 2019 23 August 2019 23 Aug 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book
26 August 2019 26 Aug 2019 30 August 2019 30 Aug 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book

September 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
02 September 2019 02 Sep 2019 06 September 2019 06 Sep 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
09 September 2019 09 Sep 2019 13 September 2019 13 Sep 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
16 September 2019 16 Sep 2019 20 September 2019 20 Sep 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
23 September 2019 23 Sep 2019 27 September 2019 27 Sep 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
30 September 2019 30 Sep 2019 04 October 2019 04 Oct 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book

October 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
30 September 2019 30 Sep 2019 04 October 2019 04 Oct 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book
07 October 2019 07 Oct 2019 11 October 2019 11 Oct 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Filling Fast Book
14 October 2019 14 Oct 2019 18 October 2019 18 Oct 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
21 October 2019 21 Oct 2019 25 October 2019 25 Oct 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
28 October 2019 28 Oct 2019 01 November 2019 01 Nov 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us

November 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
28 October 2019 28 Oct 2019 01 November 2019 01 Nov 2019 From $2,300 From $2,300 Coral Expeditions II Call Us Contact Us
04 November 2019 04 Nov 2019 08 November 2019 08 Nov 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
11 November 2019 11 Nov 2019 15 November 2019 15 Nov 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
18 November 2019 18 Nov 2019 22 November 2019 22 Nov 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
25 November 2019 25 Nov 2019 29 November 2019 29 Nov 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book

December 2019

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
02 December 2019 02 Dec 2019 06 December 2019 06 Dec 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
09 December 2019 09 Dec 2019 13 December 2019 13 Dec 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
16 December 2019 16 Dec 2019 20 December 2019 20 Dec 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
23 December 2019 23 Dec 2019 27 December 2019 27 Dec 2019 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
30 December 2019 30 Dec 2019 03 January 2020 03 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book

January 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
30 December 2019 30 Dec 2019 03 January 2020 03 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
06 January 2020 06 Jan 2020 10 January 2020 10 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
13 January 2020 13 Jan 2020 17 January 2020 17 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
20 January 2020 20 Jan 2020 24 January 2020 24 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
27 January 2020 27 Jan 2020 31 January 2020 31 Jan 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book

February 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
17 February 2020 17 Feb 2020 21 February 2020 21 Feb 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book
24 February 2020 24 Feb 2020 28 February 2020 28 Feb 2020 $2,300 to $3,000 $2,300 to $3,000 Coral Expeditions II Available Book

Your cruise price includes:

  • Accommodation in selected room grade for the number of nights as listed in each itinerary
  • All meals, prepared by our chef
  • 24 hour tea and coffee
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • Access to islands, marine and national parks
  • Excursions as described in each itinerary
  • Snorkelling
  • Services of expedition staff and lecturers including briefings and knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Port taxes and government charges imposed by government authorities*

*Does not include Environmental Management Charge.

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Scuba Diving
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Expeditions II, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

Now that you’ve chosen your cruise, our reservations specialists are on hand to assist with your booking arrangements to ensure your cruise runs as smoothly as possible.

To speak to our reservations specialists contact us during business hours on freecall 1800 079 545 (within Australia) or email cruise@coralexpeditions.com.

Don’t forget, we strongly recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance with any cruise purchase. See below for further details.

Recommended Cairns Hotels

Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort

Beautiful tropical and modern contemporary style is awaiting you at the Novotel Oasis Cairns Resort. Each spacious room features air-conditioning and a private balcony or terrace facing the resort pools, tropical gardens or Cairns city. A short stroll leads to many local restaurants and the Cairns waterfront with it many attractions.

Pullman Cairns International

The Pullman Cairns International (formerly Sebel International) is a beautiful five star heritage-style hotel, located right in the heart of the Cairns CBD. The hotel boasts 321 rooms, your choice of Executive Suites, Premium Rooms, Harbour View Rooms, or City Mountain View Rooms. All rooms are very spacious and include private balconies. Bathrooms feature Italian marble, with back-heated mirrors.

Pullman Reef Hotel & Casino

Nestled in the heart of Cairns just 200 metres from Trinity Wharf, the 5-star Pullman Reef Hotel offers luxuriously appointed rooms in an unmistakedly Tropical North Queensland style and feature light timbers, plantation shutters, spa bath and private garden balcony. Outstanding service awaits at the Pullman.

Pacific, Cairns

Superbly located right on the Esplanade partially overlooking Trinity Harbour and parklands, with easy access to the restaurant precinct, night markets and more. All rooms have private balconies and feature tea and coffee facilities and WIFI. The popular Bushfire Flame Grill features Brazilian inspired, Australian style BBQ.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers as protection against any unforeseen events that may necessitate the cancellation or interruption of your holiday and should be purchased at the same time as you purchase your cruise. It should also include emergency evacuation and repatriation cover.

We recommend Travel Insurance by SureSave.

SureSave, is an Australian company who specialise in travel insurance designed for travellers. SureSave provides world assistance through a customer support team, a claims team and an in-house 24/7 Emergency Assistance division. Underwritten by Lloyds of London, you get peace of mind knowing your security is guaranteed.

Please note: SureSave Travel Insurance policies may only be purchased by Australian residents. For international travellers, please discuss your policy requirements with your local insurance provider.