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Passage at Sea: Bluff to Melbourne

Bluff to Melbourne7 NightsAll InclusiveFrom $3,550.00* PP

Off the back of a season exploring New Zealand’s East Coast, Fiordland, Hautere and Albatross Latitudes, Coral Geographer will cast off from Bluff en route to home shores of Melbourne. As we cover approximately 1,500 nautical miles on this 7-night ocean crossing voyage, take the opportunity to settle into the rhythm of the ocean and experience the quiet solitude of a seafarer’s life.

As you partake in a unique life experience on a true blue-water voyage, fill your days with fresh air, a rolling ocean and valuable time to yourself as you find solitude amidst migratory seabirds, marine life, open horizons and star filled night skies. Mingle with crew aboard a working expedition ship, share like-minded company with fellow travellers.

Arrive in Melbourne on 7 February 2024, where you can choose to explore further by joining the ‘Australia’s Southern Coastlines’ voyage, setting sail 8 February 2024 and utilise our 10% adjoining voyage discount.

  • Find peace and solitude with time to disconnect
  • Mingle with our seafaring crew and learn the basics of life at sea
  • Learn from our onboard expedition crew delivering a series of themed presentations
  • Relax on deck and and take in wide-open skies and rolling ocean
  • Stargaze at nighttime, untainted by light pollution
  • Enjoy the convivial company of fellow passengers and maritime crew as we share meals and stories together along the way



Board in Bluff as we prepare to set sail for Melbourne. Settle into your stateroom, meet our crew and enjoy time getting to know your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

A couple enjoying time at sea from the Xplorer Deck

Spend 6 carefree days at leisure as we sail towards Melbourne. Experience the warm company of our renowned Australian hospitality team and take time to socialise with fellow passengers, catch up on reading or simply relax as the rolling ocean slips by. You might even find the time to finish a project you’ve been working on or pen the beginnings of your first book.

Throughout the voyage, you will be able to participate in our onboard program hosted by onboard guest lecturers with subjects including history, culture, nature and theory relating to navigation.


Arrive at Melbourne, Victoria and disembark Coral Geographer.

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Fares & Availability

Bridge Deck Suites

Private Balcony - 37.5m2

6 Available

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 21.4m2

26 Available

Promenade Deck Stateroom

Picture Window - 17m2

12 Available

Coral Deck Stateroom

Porthole Window - 17m2

11 Available
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Prices are per person twin share, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).  Booking Terms & Conditions >
For solo traveller rates see our Solo Traveller Program >

Additional Information


  • All meals, prepared fresh by our chefs
  • Showcase wines, selected beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events
  • Open Bridge Access with the Captain
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Entry visas or travel permits
  • 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 purchase


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