Coral Expeditions

The Coral Expeditions Experience

Discover a personalised style of cruising, onboard Coral Expeditions’ small ships. Carrying only 42 to 120 guests, the ships are built with a shallow draft and high manoeuvrability, purpose built to get you closer to unique itineraries in virtually undiscovered regions across Australia, Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean Islands.

Coral expeditions crew live and breathe the destinations and expedition experience. Enjoy excursions or activities each day, guided by expert Expedition Leaders, Guest Lecturers, Marine Biologists, and SCUBA Instructors onboard.

The use of the purpose built Xplorer tenders designed for ease of access with a hydraulic lowering and lifting system from the expedition platform, enables guests to transfer right from the main deck of the ship for easy comfortable exploration ashore.

Coral Expeditions Cruises are best for

True explorers from all over the world and of all fitness levels who seek to be rich in knowledge but also appreciates premium comfort and intimacy.

Atmosphere & Experience onboard

As a 35-year-old Australian pioneering expedition cruise line, Coral Expeditions stay true to the Australian heritage; the ship environment is designed to be casual with no dress code or assigned seating at mealtimes.

The ships layout encourages mingling and convivial conversation with fellow like- minded passengers. The open bridge encourages open interaction with the Captain and guests.


All meals, house wines, house beer and house spirits with lunch and dinner (except on short Great Barrier Reef cruises), barista-style coffee and tea are complimentary all day. Shore excursions daily (excluding optional activities/sea days) guided by expert expedition team. Use of Xplorer and zodiac vessels, snorkelling equipment, glass bottom boats (selected itineraries) and kayaks.


True explorers, adventurers, those with a “thirst for knowledge”, couples, solo travellers and small/large groups. Also opportunities to charter vessels.

At a glance

Ship size: Small (maximum 60 Staterooms)
Class: Expedition


This cruise offers unique itineraries with unique destinations, diverse shore excursions and expert-led programs. Each ship is comfortable, safe and manoeuvrable enough to get you close to nature, culture and history, with an abundance of open spaces to walk-around promenade decks. The purpose built Xplorer tenders are unique to Coral expeditions.

Food & Dining with Coral Expeditions

All meals are chef prepared with a simplistic and generous approach to Australian cuisine with fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably inspired by the regions we visit.

Coral Expeditions Ships

Coral Expeditions I
Built: 1988
Refurbished: 2016
Passengers: 46
Crew: 14
Coral Expeditions II
Built: 1985
Refurbished: 2015
Passengers: 42
Crew: 12
Coral Discoverer
Built: 2005
Refurbished: 2016
Passengers: 72
Crew: 24
Coral Adventurer
Built: 2019
Passengers: 120
Crew: 48
Coral Geographer
Built: 2021
Passengers: 120
Crew: 46

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