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a Maximum of 44 guests; purpose-built for the reef

At just 35 metres in length, Coral Expeditions II is the ideal small ship for discovering the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Small enough to allow snorkelling directly from the ship, yet equipped with the facilities of a much larger vessel, your cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II will be truly memorable.

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Refurbished during early 2015, Coral Expeditions II is fully equipped for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef cruising experience. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, Coral Expeditions II was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

The 22 onboard rooms feature traditional maritime stylings with wood panelled walls. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space. All rooms feature large picture windows, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery.

The ship’s spacious lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink from the cocktail bar in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The large Sun Deck is another popular place to relax and take in the sights, with comfortable deck chairs and teak furnishings. You will also enjoy the opportunity to dine al fresco under the magnificent stars over the Great Barrier Reef.

Meals are served in the atmospheric 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 II 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 the Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions II is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment.

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FACILITIES ON BOARD

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RELAXING STATEROOMS AND CABINS

Choose from four grades of stylishly appointed rooms, each tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and original artworks. Enjoy the comforts of the spacious en suite bathroom, featuring hairdryer, international power outlets, shower, vanity unit and toilet facilities. Rooms also feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, ample storage space, air-conditioning and personal music device. All rooms are serviced daily and feature luxurious toiletries.

Deluxe Stateroom

Our four Deluxe Staterooms are located at the stern of B Deck, in close proximity to the Bridge and the full length Sun Deck. Decorated in a traditional maritime style with wood panelling, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 15sqm (162 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 nine 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. Decorated in a traditional maritime style with wood panelling and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are 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 four Stateroom category rooms are located midship on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Glass Bottom Boat boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature a traditional maritime decor with wood panelling 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 close to the bow of the ship on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Glass Bottom Boat boarding platform.  Cabin category rooms feature traditional maritime decor with wood panelling and comfortable furnishings and are sized from 10.50sqm to 14sqm (141 to 151 square feet) in size. Cabins feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, air-conditioning, ample storage space and fixed twin beds.

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Expeditions Aboard Coral Expeditions II

GREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS - HINCHINBROOK ISLAND - CAIRNS), 3 NIGHTS

Our 3 night Cairns – Hinchinbrook Island – Cairns cruise offers the perfect combination of experiences to make your holiday on the Great Barrier Reef truly memorable. Our itinerary has been designed to provide ample time to explore the Reef and discover stunning tropical islands and ancient rainforest trails.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS - LIZARD ISLAND - CAIRNS), 4 NIGHTS

Our 4 night Cairns – Lizard Island – Cairns cruise includes 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, as well as the wonderful fringing reefs off Lizard Island and Two Isles.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS - HINCHINBROOK ISLAND - LIZARD ISLAND - CAIRNS), 7 NIGHTS

For guests with more time and a great sense of adventure, our 7 night Cairns – Hinchinbrook Island – Lizard Island – Cairns cruise offers the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience! Combining both our 3 and 4 night cruises you will discover everything that this memorable region has to offer including visits to Dunk Island and Lizard Island.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS - LIZARD ISLAND - HINCHINBROOK ISLAND - CAIRNS), 7 NIGHTS

This itinerary is a reverse itinerary of our 7 night cruise detailed above. Discover the very best of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in unrivalled style!

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