Our reservation staff are available Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 5.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Launched in March 2021, Coral Geographer is the newest addition to our fleet, purpose-designed to access remote wilderness shores around the world that are often inaccessible to large cruise vessels. Sister ship to Coral Adventurer (launched in 2019), she has over 1000 square metres of open deck space, multiple bars, majority balcony staterooms and suites, and public areas featuring a collection of Australian Indigenous art.
Coral Geographer is as comfortable as she is capable – her design draws on the latest technical advances as well as Coral Expeditions’ 37 years of experience building and operating expedition ships. The ship’s lightweight dual Xplorer tenders, a trademark feature of all our vessels, extend the capabilities of the ship by allowing deeper exploration on shore excursions. These ‘safari jeeps’ of the sea are fast, sturdy, and comfortable and developed to allow easy boarding from the ship and walk-off disembarkation onto remote shores.
Able to navigate into shallow bays, disembark onto remote islands, and visit small villages without overwhelming the environment or community, Coral Geographer explores the hidden nooks and crannies of Australia’s Kimberley Coast, Australia’s West and South coastlines and international voyages including to New Zealand, Sulawesi, Mauritius, and Zanzibar.
Coral Geographer carries a maximum of 120 guests, delivering Coral Expeditions’ renowned warm Australian hospitality, intimate onboard atmosphere, and world-class expedition experience.
Our six Bridge Deck Suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have Junior King-sized beds. A 3.5 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with a horizon bath completes the experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.
Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 37.5 square metres.
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres
Coral Deck Staterooms are located below the Promenade Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A porthole window gives you views of the world outside.
Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres
The Coral Geographer features all outside-facing guest cabins with ensuite bathrooms; the majority have a private balcony. Our active stabilisers dampen sea motion whilst travelling on your voyage. Coral Geographer also features a well equipped gym, passenger elevator and Wi-Fi in all areas for guest comfort.
Meet like minded explorers during single seating dining, with communal table serves for breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners. The showcase galley allows for viewing as our chefs create fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian and local produce. There are multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer Bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks, and a curated wine cellar featuring boutique wines and exceptional vintage Australian red.
There are fully stocked bars onboard with an excellent selection of beers, wines, and spirits. Bar hours are 10:00 am to late. The laws governing our liquor license prohibit alcohol being brought onboard by guests.
Announcements will be made via the public address system and can be heard throughout the ship. Attention to the announcements is important as they contain information regarding safety and activities on and off the ship and dining times. A Daily Newsletter outlining excursion information, meal hours, and onboard activities for the following day will be delivered to your cabin each evening during turn down. The Expedition Leader will also go over the next day’s activities at pre-dinner drinks each evening.
A series of lectures will be presented during the cruise. These presentations are an integral part of your expedition and are designed to lend greater depth and understanding to your experience. The lecture series, films, and slide-shows will be presented in the bridge deck lounge.
There is a resource library onboard with an excellent selection of books covering natural history, geology, local cultures, and flora & fauna, as well as fictional novels and games to enjoy.
Our small gift shop onboard stocks items from our Cruise Collection, including shirts, hats & backpacks. Contact us if you would like to pre-order prior to your cruise.
Limited laundering services are available onboard. Laundry bags and forms are stored in your wardrobe for collection by Cruise Attendants. Charges for this service will be posted to your onboard account. As the service is for laundering only, ironing services are not provided. Mini ironing boards and irons are available from the Reception desk.
Basic toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, and hand soap will be provided in your cabin. Shaving kits and dental kits are available on request. Hairdryers and separate towels for swimming and bathroom use are provided.
The atmosphere onboard is casual and relaxed. There is no formal dress code, and ‘smart casual’ attire is suggested for dinner. A suggested packing list is included in your documents.
Coral Geographer features two trademark Xplorer tenders, which seat all passengers and facilitate comfortable shore excursions, and six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration. The lecture lounge allows for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations, and the small onboard library features a range of books on destinations and wildlife. The shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations closed to large cruise ships.
Guests can enjoy over 1000 square metres of open deck space, including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views. Our crew invite you to join engine room tours, with a high level of crew interaction with guests.
There are no luggage restrictions on Coral Geographer, and there is ample room to store luggage in your cabin under your bed or in the wardrobe. Please note any airline restrictions when packing if travelling by air to or from your cruise.
The vessel is air-conditioned throughout and passengers are able to modify room temperature in their cabin. Please note, for safety reasons the windows and portholes do not open.
Voltage onboard Coral Geographer is is 220/250v, 50Hz AC (standard Australian 3 pin plug). A slanted 2-pin adapter plug will work while onboard, however, with the 3rd pin missing, the item will not be grounded.
For our international guests, a limited number of adapters are available onboard but we recommend you bring your own if required. Please check your equipment to be sure you bring what is necessary for your personal needs.
Bathrooms onboard Coral Geographer are equipped with both 110V and 200/240V outlets for electric shavers only.
Coral Geographer is equipped with an elevator on all accommodation levels, however all guests must be able to make their own way up and down stairs in case of an emergency.
Xplorer ONE and Xplorer TWO – The ship’s lightweight dual Xplorer tenders, a trademark feature of all Coral Expeditions vessels, extend the capabilities of the ship by allowing deeper exploration on shore excursions. These ‘safari jeeps’ of the sea are fast, sturdy, comfortable and developed to allow easy disembarkation onto remote shores. Located on a hydraulic platform at the stern, passengers are able to walk straight onto the tender from the deck. Xplorers are equipped with shelter and toilet facilities.
Coral Geographer carries six inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs). Designed for expeditions, these large, heavyduty inflatables are extremely safe and maneuverable. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto
Both double and single kayaks are available for use at select points throughout your cruise.
* on selected cruises only.
While travelling through remote areas, you may not have access to Internet/mobile reception through your own provider for extended periods of time. Our fleet is equipped with advanced satellite and 4G broadband connectivity providing reliable and high-speed service when exploring remote areas. Complimentary access to standard WiFi will be available to all guests as part of their fare inclusion, enabling email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging. There is also the option to purchase a package upgrade enabling access to higher bandwidth.
In addition, to help you keep in touch with news from home, we subscribe to a daily news service, and copies of this publication are made available to guests each day.
Note: Internet access on the ship is contracted by Coral Expeditions to an external industry service provider and is a satellite connection. While every effort is made to ensure uninterrupted service, from time to time there may be disrupted service due to lack of satellite coverage or other technical issues that are beyond our control. Internet access is best in public areas but not guaranteed in staterooms due to the steel structure of the ship.
Year of Build: 2021
LOA: 93.4 metres
Beam: 17.2 metres
Draught: 4.5 metres
Gross Tonnage: 5516 GT
Main Engines: Caterpillar 3512C
Azimuth Pod: Rolls Royce Azipull
Cruising Speed: 13.8 knots
Maximum Passengers: 120
Maximum Crew: 48
There is an open bridge policy onboard. Coral Geographer features a navigator lounge to provide guests with a view of ship operations. All guests are welcome in the bridge at any time unless otherwise advised by one of the officers.
Our crew have no other agenda than your delight, and tipping is not commonly considered Australian custom. Therefore tipping is completely optional. Should you choose to recognise the service provided, please make any gratuities payable to the Purser (in cash only) for equal distribution to all crew.
Smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking area. There is a no smoking policy throughout the interior of the ship. There is a total smoking ban when travelling on tender vessels and refueling.
Upon embarkation, we automatically open your personal onboard account. For your security, we ask that you sign for your orders from our bar, shop, or make any other onboard purchases. At the end of the voyage your account may be settled in AU$ cash; by Visa, MasterCard or American Express (we regret no Travellers Cheques).
A cruise on Coral Geographer is suitable for a range of fitness levels, however a reasonable level of mobility is required to travel and enjoy all your cruise itinerary has to offer. All guests should be in good general health, able to walk reasonable distances over sometimes uneven terrain, and stand during excursions. Hikes and walks do vary in intensity and where possible groups will be split to suit easy and moderate walkers.
Coral Geographer has a lift/elevator on board, however all guests must be able to make their own way up and down stairs in case of an emergency. As our itineraries cover remote regions, they are not suitable for those with serious medical conditions. Any ongoing medical issues should be discussed with reservations staff at the time of booking.
We request all passengers to obtain travel insurance that covers remote area evacuation.
Special dietary needs can be catered for. Please advise our reservations staff of any special requirements in writing via the Personal Link. Please also advise of any special anniversaries or birthdays you may be celebrating whilst aboard.
Prevention is key – you should discuss appropriate measures with your doctor or pharmacist prior to travel. If you do become seasick, please advise the Purser so they can attend to your needs promptly and appropriately. A variety of seasickness preventions and treatments are available onboard.
All guests must comply with our SailSAFE requirements. View our SailSAFE plan here >
On a Coral Expeditions cruise, the safety of our guests is our top priority. Upon boarding, you will be briefed about our emergency procedures and given tips for how to move about the vessel in rough conditions. Throughout the cruise, safety announcements will be made via the public address system and can be heard throughout the ship. Always listen to the advice of your Captain, Purser, and Expedition team.
It is essential that you take certain safety precautions.
Here are some basic rules:
• Be extra careful when walking on wet decks and never run when onboard the ship
In rough weather, note especially:
• Do not stroll about the ship unnecessarily
• Hold on to handrails on stairways. Be very careful in the bathroom
• Doors should be latched open or kept closed during heavy seas. Use the handles and never hold a door by its frame as the ship’s movement may cause the door to close on your hand
• Secure items in your bathroom and on your bureau, or place in drawers and cupboards
• Use care when carrying anything, always ask for assistance when needed