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35th Anniversary Circumnavigation of Australia

Welcome to the Coral Expeditions 35th Anniversary Expedition.

Sailing aboard the Coral Adventurer, our voyage will commence from Darwin on the 7th of November 2020 and undertake a full circumnavigation of the Australian Coastline over 60 days (59 nights) returning on 5th January 2021. This is a once in a lifetime and never to be repeated expedition of discovery and we would love for you to join us. With only 60 staterooms available for this voyage, this is an intimate and personal journey of discovery. Senior Master Gary Wilson, has designed a voyage that will be a celebration of history, culture, nature and Australian Maritime history.

With our unique Xplorer tenders, explore hard-to-reach locations of historic significance or natural beauty. Visit famous places and share stories of historic maritime events that shaped our nation from ancient times to early explorers and more modern wartime.  Be immersed in the arts and cultures of the people and communities of Australia on your travels. Whether it be coastal walks, snorkelling the reef, sharing amazing wildlife encounters or just taking in the scenery, you will enjoy a unique perspective of the greatest coastline in the world.

Our experienced Expedition Team, along with guest lecturers and special guests, accompany and guide our voyage. Their commentary and skill at story telling will immerse you in the culture, history and nature of the Australian coastline.


Included in your circumnavigation cruise are three special events.

Winemaker’s Dinner at Leeuwin Estate winery, Margaret River, Western Australia
>  Sail on the historic square rigger James Craig on Sydney Harbour
>  Christmas Dinner under the stars at Uluru – with private jet transfers


Bridge Deck Balcony Suite $66,860 n/a
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $54,860 n/a
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom $48,860 $73,290
Promenade Deck Stateroom $39,860 $59,790
Coral Deck Stateroom $38,860 $58,290

*Limited sole use occupancy available.



the Circumnavigation itinerary:  59 Nights  | 60 Days

Departing Darwin: 7 November 2020
Returning Darwin: 5 January 2021

For our full itinerary and interactive map, visit the circumnavigation site. 

Our expedition itinerary covers remote regions and some variation in the daily schedule may occur as the Captain and Expedition Team respond to local conditions in order to ensure the best guest experience.

We will have longer overnight stops in major city ports listed below:

Departing Darwin: 7 November 2020

Your 60 day voyage encompasses the entire coastline of Australia.

Darwin is the host city for our expedition with departure on Saturday, 7 November 2020 and returning on Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

Fremantle: Saturday, 21 November 2020.

Fremantle: Saturday, 21 November 2020. Explore the foreshores, historic sights, marketplaces and fabulous restaurants.

Port Adelaide: Monday, 30 November 2020

Port Adelaide: Monday, 30 November 2020. A chance for guests to visit the museums, gardens and old-world charm of the city, and a special visit to the historic clipper City of Adelaide.

Hobart: Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Hobart: Sail through the D’Entrecasteaux Channel at sunrise on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. Have the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city.

Sydney: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

Sydney: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020. Experience a tall ship sailing on the majestic waters of Sydney Harbour in the afternoon and then time to explore in the evening.

Cairns: Friday, 25 December 2020

Cairns: Friday, 25 December 2020. The homeport of Coral Expeditions will welcome us on Christmas Day for a morning brunch and then flights by private jet for dinner under the stars at Uluru.

November 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
07 November 2020 07 Nov 2020 05 January 2021 05 Jan 2021 $38,860 to $54,860 $38,860 to $54,860 Coral Adventurer Available Book

January 2021

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
07 November 2020 07 Nov 2020 05 January 2021 05 Jan 2021 $38,860 to $54,860 $38,860 to $54,860 Coral Adventurer Available Book

– All excursions and sightseeing
– Use of Xplorer tenders and zodiacs
– Kayaking and snorkelling
– Daily lectures and briefings
– Listed charter fights
– All meals freshly prepared on board
– Showcase wines, beers, juices and soft drinks with daily lunch and dinner service
– 24 hour selection of coffee and tea
– Laundry (some restrictions apply)
– All entrance fees to National and Marine Parks and Ports
– All port taxes and charges imposed by governing authorities

What’s not Included:
– Pre and post voyage flights and accommodations
– Travel Insurance
– Alcoholic beverages outside of lunch and dinner service, specialty beverages
– Telephone and internet service
– Scuba Diving

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On our vessels, 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 holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

Contact our reservations specialists for advice about making the most of your time before and after your cruise.

To speak to our reservations specialists, call 1800 079 545 (within Australia) or email

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


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.