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Our small ship expedition fleet

Our small ships and unique itineraries take you to some of the most beautiful and remote regions of Australia, the Asia Pacific, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
On board you will discover a personalised style of cruising. With our ships carrying only 72 to 120 guests, you can say goodbye to queues, long waits, and assigned seating. Instead, enjoy a relaxed, convivial atmosphere shared with like-minded explorers.

Without crowds to worry about, our chefs can prepare small-batch meals made with Australian ingredients. Where possible, they procure from local food markets.
The shallow draft and high manoeuvrability of our purpose-designed expedition ships let us get you closer on coastal adventures to explore the sheltered bays and hidden inlets inaccessible to larger ships.


We are proud to announce the build of our next expedition ship. As sister ship to Coral Adventurer (launched April 2019), Coral Geographer will remain true to our pursuit of authentic expeditions. When designing our next generation of ships, we stubbornly resisted the trend to go large and glitzy. We remain small enough to go to untouched places, focusing on bringing small numbers of like-minded guests closer to nature and cultures with personal attention and professional Australian service.

Arriving in December 2020, the 120-passenger ship will feature the same state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as Coral Adventurer – However due to popular demand, she will have an increased number of 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs. Construction is well under way and we look forward to providing you regular updates on her build and future sailing schedule.

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Launched in April 2019 and purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety, Coral Adventurer accommodates 120 guests in 60 spacious staterooms and has a cruising speed of 11.5 knots.  A culmination of two years of design and three decades of passion for expedition cruising, Coral Adventurer has over 1000sq m of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views.  Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Xplorer bar on the sundeck, a well-equipped gym, and a passenger elevator creates an environment designed for guest comfort.

Coral Adventurer has captured the unique requirements of our guests, our crew, and our incredible destinations. Combining it with the highest quality equipment and technology, this makes her ideal for sailing the Indonesian archipelago, Papua New Guinea, and the Kimberley coast.

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Launched in 2005 and purpose-built for cruising in the tropical regions of the southern oceans, Coral Discoverer accommodates just 72 guests in 36 spacious staterooms and has a cruising speed of 14 knots. Coral Discoverer’s shallow draught allows it to access even the most isolated and remote locations we cruise, beyond the reach of other ships.

Coral Discoverer is highly suited to cruising between Cairns and Darwin on our Cape York and Arnhem Land itineraries, and between Darwin and Broome where she plies the rugged Kimberley coastline (April to October) each year. During the Australian summer, she can be found cruising Tasmania, Islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand.

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Coral Expeditions II is just 35 metres in length and accommodates 42 guests in 21 rooms. Fully refurbished in early 2015 and featuring the facilities and comforts of much bigger ships.

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Coral Expeditions I accommodates 46 guests in 23 rooms. 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 reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the aft is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views.  Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with no assigned seating, mealtimes are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

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