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Our Classic Small Ship

Coral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled boutique catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort. Accommodating a maximum of just 44 guests, Coral Expeditions I offers an intimate expedition atmosphere. 

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Coral Expeditions I is fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

The 25 onboard rooms are bathed in natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space.

The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear with a new bar outdoor area added in 2016 is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views.

Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

Coral Expeditions I operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.

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FACILITIES ON BOARD

*Additional costs apply, service quality may vary on location and weather

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STATEROOM ACCOMMODATION

Choose from four grades of well-appointed rooms, each tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and original artworks. Enjoy the comforts of an en suite bathroom, featuring hairdryer and international power outlets. Rooms also feature picture windows for expansive ocean views (except some Cabin category rooms featuring portholes), ample storage space and air-conditioning. All rooms are serviced daily and feature Australian toiletries.

Deluxe Stateroom

Our six Deluxe Staterooms are located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. WIth brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds (subject to availability).

 

Upper Deck Stateroom

Our eight light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still in close proximity to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds (subject to availability).

 

Stateroom

Our five Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of fixed double or twin beds (subject to availability).

Cabin

Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin  circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private en suite bathroom, ample storage space and fixed twin beds.

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CE1 DECK PLAN post Oct 2016-01

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ANCIENT LANDS OF THE KIMBERLEY (DARWIN - BROOME), 10 NIGHTS

Our Darwin to Broome cruise visits the gems of the region over ten days. This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture. Soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. Aboard our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable Zodiacs you will have ample time to explore.

> Departs April to September

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ANCIENT LANDS OF THE KIMBERLEY (BROOME - DARWIN), 10 NIGHTS

Join us to experience all of the icons of the Kimberley coast over ten unforgettable days cruising between Broome and Darwin. Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art. With two landings most days you will enjoy more opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the region.

> Departs April to September

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CAPE YORK & ARNHEM LAND (DARWIN TO CAIRNS), 12 NIGHTS

Being welcomed to Country in Yolngu territory, or Arnhem Land, means being welcomed into the world’s oldest surviving culture. A remarkable land of art and islands, Australia’s North Coast is a world away. On this 12 night expedition, you’ll meet the artists who teach their stories through paint and song, before heading into the rarely visited Tiwi islands. Truly a voyage through time, the cruise will take guests to the very tip of Australia at Cape York, into the remote great Barrier Reef, and to historic Cooktown. An unforgettable and fascinating itinerary.

> Departs 5 October aboard Coral Expeditions I

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