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Coastal Cultures of the Torres Strait - 13 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise Package (COR19669)

An expedition ship is the ideal way to access these remote regions - be rewarded with the chance to meet these island communities and share their culture.


Tour Departure: Nov 13, 2021

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Main Deck B$11,765
Main Deck A$12,395
Promenade Deck A$14,495


13 Night Package Includes: 
  • Economy Class airfare from Cairns to Horn Island
  • A  WW2 Tour of Horn Island 
  • 10 night cruise from Horn Island to Cairns aboard the Coral Discoverer
  • All main meals and excursions whilst onboard
  • 3 nights post-cruise hotel stay at The Reef House Palm Cove - an MGallery Hotel
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port
  • Port charges, government fees, air taxes and onboard gratuities

Cruiseco Exclusive:  Book by 31 November 2020 and receive a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne per cabin! 

Package Details


  • Enjoy a champagne sunrise or sunset at the tip of Cape York, Australia’s northernmost point
  • Learn about Torres Strait art and cultural traditions at remote island Art Centres and be welcomed to communities with song, dance, and traditional feasts
  • Snorkel the clam gardens of Lizard Island and scuba dive the northern Great Barrier Reef at Davie and Tijou Reefs
  • Admire Endaen rock art at Stanley Island and hear stories from an elder of the Yiithuwarra people
  • Spend time in the beautiful islands of Cape York & the northern Great Barrier Reef, rich with historic stories and bird-spotting opportunities
  • Be refreshed by the remote beauty of northern Australia

  • 10 nights cruising the Torres Strait  from Horn Island to Cairns aboard Coral  Discoverer
  • Plus a flight to Horn Island, a Tour of Horn Island, 3 nights post-cruise  stay  in Palm Cove, and transfers
  • Visit Cooktown, Lizard & Stanley Islands, Tijou Reef & Restoration Island, Cape York, and much more! 
  • Under 72 passengers  |  All Australian crew and guests |  Enhanced health protocols 

Cruiseco Exclusive: 

FREE bottle of French Champagne per cabin, for new bookings made by 30 November 2020!



Day 1:Qantas Ncl OW from/to CNS from/to Horn Is (HID)

ONE WAY economy class airfare from /to Cairns(CNS) from/to Horn Is (HID)


Tickets must be issued 7 days from the date of this Invoice

NOTE flights out of GDS range must be ticketed 7 days after flights come into GDS range

Mandatory OSI entry at PNR creation QFWHOLESALE


Sat 13 Nov 2021
Day 1:In Their Steps WW2 Tour of Horn Island

Horn Island ‘In Their Steps’ WW2 Tour

We walk in the steps of those who served on Horn Island during WW2, visiting underground rooms, gun emplacements, magazines, the airstrip, aircraft, slit trenches and more. 

Horn Island is the second most attacked location in Australia and was the base for approximately 5000 Australian, American soldiers and airmen, with the Navy stationed on Thursday Island.

We visit some beautiful scenic spots during our small group tour in an air-conditioned bus with Vanessa or Liberty as your guide. A small group allows you to personally interact with your guide.

The commentary is a mix of archival records and personal stories told by the veterans themselves, this mix providing an informative and entertaining personal tour.

Includes time at your leisure to explore the museum, and a transfer to/from the airport/wharf.

Sat 13 Nov 2021
Day 1:Horn Island
Sat 13 Nov 2021
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 2:Torres Strait Island
Sun 14 Nov 2021
Day 3:Moa Island
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Day 4:Badu Island
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Day 5:Cape York & Thursday Island (Waiben)
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Day 6:Forbes Island & Remote Islets
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Day 7:Tijou Reef & Restoration Island
Fri 19 Nov 2021
Day 8:Stanley Island, Davie Reef & Davie Cay
Sat 20 Nov 2021
Day 9:Lizard Island
Sun 21 Nov 2021
Day 10:Cooktown
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Day 11:Cairns
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 11:Private Transfer from Port to Palm Cove Hotel
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Day 11 - 14:The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery

Colonial Beach House Ambience & Tranquility. Famous for providing luxury escapes, we are an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the Tropical village of Palm Cove.

Relax with Adults Only Pool, Complimentary Drinks and Canapes each evening, Guest Lounge with Honesty Bar, Aqua Aerobics, Cocktail Making Classes and the multi-awarded

Reef House Day Spa.

Our unique colonial style is befitting the houses' rich history, reflected in its white plantation style buildings and cool south pacific decor. Nestled amongst lush gardens and emerald pools

you'll immediately feel at home in our luxury rooms, suites and apartments.

Tue 23 Nov 2021
Day 14:Private Transfer from Palm Cove Hotel to Airport
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

Expedition Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant art, culture & natural beauty of the Torres Strait Islands, including community visits 
  • Land at the northernmost tip of Australia at Pajinka on Cape York for a sunset or sunrise champagne toast
  • Share time with local artists and purchase from the source in community art centres
  • View rock art at Stanley Island, with interpretation by a traditional owner guide
  • Learn about Indigenous culture and maritime history at Cooktown and Restoration Island

3 minute Coral Discoverer vessel walkthrough video

A video of a walkthrough onboard the Coral Discoverer


*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.

Note: Airfares & airlines are subject to change until such time as seats can be confirmed closer to the travel date. The purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on confirmed flight schedules.