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Coastal Cultures of the Torres Strait - 14 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise Package (COR19668)

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.

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Tour Departure: Nov 3, 2021


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Main Deck B$11,965
Main Deck A$12,595
Promenade Deck A$14,695

Inclusions:

14 Night Package Includes: 
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Pullman Cairns International, including breakfast
  • 10 night cruise from Cairns to Horn Island aboard the Coral Discoverer
  • All main meals and excursions onboard
  • A WW2 Tour of Horn Island
  • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns
  • 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
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Cruiseco Exclusive:  Book by 30 November 2020 and receive a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne per cabin! 

Package Details

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Cairns to Horn Island aboard Coral  Discoverer
  • Plus 1nt pre-cruise in Cairns, a WW2 tour of Horn Island, air to Cairns, 3nts 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 & guests |  Enhanced health protocols 

Cruiseco Exclusive: 

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

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Itinerary

Day 1:Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Private Sedan transfer

Tue 2 Nov 2021
Day 1 - 2:Pullman Cairns International

Enjoy 5-star Cairns accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. Swim in the tropical pools, enjoy a relaxing treatment in Vie Spa or dine on the best local seafood in Coco's Restaurant.

This hotel is located in the heart of Cairns CBD, and close to the departure point for daily trips to the Great Barrier Reef and other natural attractions.


Featuring a central location in the heart of Cairns, Pullman Cairns International offers guests an excellent base from which to explore the city. Guests staying at this exceptional Cairns hotel are

within easy distance of Cairns Esplanade and Swimming Lagoon, Pier Shopping Plaza and the Reef Fleet Terminal, making it the ideal choice for guests looking to tour the Great Barrier Reef.

Guests can also explore the surrounding area, including the Daintree Rainforest, Millaa Millaa Falls and Green Island.

Tue 2 Nov 2021
Day 2:Cairns
Wed 3 Nov 2021
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3:Cooktown
Thu 4 Nov 2021
Day 4:Lizard Island
Fri 5 Nov 2021
Day 5:Stanley Island, Davie Reef & Davie Cay
Sat 6 Nov 2021
Day 6:Tijou Reef & Restoration Island
Sun 7 Nov 2021
Day 7:Forbes Island & Remote Islets
Mon 8 Nov 2021
Day 8:Cape York & Thursday Island (Waiben)
Tue 9 Nov 2021
Day 9:Badu Island
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Day 10:Moa Island
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Day 11:Torres Strait Island
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Day 12:Horn Island
Sat 13 Nov 2021
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 12: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 12: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)

BOOKING CLASS QF N class

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

CODE: QFCNS3029973ZOW1Y7

Sat 13 Nov 2021
Day 12:Private Transfer from Airport to Palm Cove Hotel

Private Sedan transfer

Sat 13 Nov 2021
Day 12 - 15: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.


Sat 13 Nov 2021
Day 15:Private Transfer from Palm Cove Hotel to Airport
Tue 16 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


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