Natural Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
Discover New Zealand and Australia on a 15-day tour with an exclusive four-night Great Barrier Reef cruise aboard Coral Princess.
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Explore an idyllic world of tropical islands, spectacular coral reefs and abundant marine life while cruising aboard the exclusively chartered CORAL PRINCESS or CORAL PRINCESS II. These intimate expedition cruisers are acclaimed for their exceptionally friendly crew and Australian hospitality and are accredited ecotourism vessels. The CORAL PRINCESS underwent a million-dollar refurbishment in 2012.
Impeccably crafted, air-conditioned and specifically designed to navigate and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, these expedition cruisers are able to call at remote coral reefs inaccessible to larger vessels.
An expert onboard marine biologist will provide insight into the Great Barrier Reef’s amazing array of marine life during excursions and lectures. Each expedition cruiser is equipped with Zodiac landing craft and a special glass-bottom boat for viewing the aquatic environment.
Each of the ocean-view cabins is tastefully appointed and features two twin beds or one double bed, a private bathroom and individual climate control.
Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in single, unassigned seatings in the dining room, where a skilled chef prepares Australian cuisine with local ingredients and fresh seafood. Complimentary coffee, tea, iced tea and soft drinks are always available. House wine, beer and spirits are included with dinner.
There are two lounges, a bar, reference library and boutique. Recreational facilities include a Sun Deck with teak planking and deck chairs, a spa pool and a comprehensive dive shop that provides an array of swimming, snorkeling and diving equipment. Wireless Internet is available on the CORAL PRINCESS.