Coral Expeditions I

Welcome aboard

Coral Expeditions I is a 35m twin-hulled catamaran, accommodating a maximum of 50 guests. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for expedition cruising. The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort, and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear with a new bar outdoor area added in 2016 is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views.

Coral Expeditions I operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to follow your progression on the ship’s charts and chat with the Captain. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.

Accommodation

For accommodation photos and a deck plan please scroll further down this page.

10 night Darwin-Broome expedition

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Priced from $8,690 per person twin share
Click here for itinerary
Highlights include:
King George River and falls Ancient Bradshaw art
Mitchell Plateau King Cascade
Montgomery Reef Horizontal Falls

 

10 night Broome-Darwin expedition

coral-expeditions-kimberley-map_290316 April-September
Priced from $8,690 per person twin share
Click here for itinerary
Highlights include:
King George River and falls Ancient Bradshaw art
Mitchell Plateau King Cascade
Montgomery Reef Horizontal Falls

 

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SHADED TENDER BOAT

The “Explorer” is a specially designed aluminium excursion vessel used for most excursions. Accommodating all passengers at one time, “Explorer” is conveniently equipped with an awning and toilet. Featuring high horsepower engines, “Explorer” is used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. Boarding is directly from the ship’s main deck, where a hydraulic platform gently lowers you into the water.

Coral Expeditions I also carries 2x inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs). Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty inflatables are extremely safe. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore.

ACCOMMODATION

Choose from four grades of well-appointed rooms, each tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and original artworks. Enjoy the comforts of an en-suite bathroom, featuring hairdryer and international power outlets. Rooms also feature picture windows for expansive ocean views (except some Cabin category rooms featuring portholes), ample storage space and air-conditioning. All rooms are serviced daily and feature Australian toiletries.

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CABIN

Coral_Expeditions_Cabin Cabin category rooms are located on the lower deck, downstairs from the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat boarding platform. Cabin category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings and are a compact 10sqm (108 square feet) in size. Cabins feature twin circle portholes, air-conditioning, a private ensuite bathroom, ample storage space and twin beds.

STATEROOM

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The 5x Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and Explorer’s excursion boarding platform. Ideal for those wishing to avoid stairs, Stateroom category rooms feature modern decor and comfortable furnishings. At 14sqm (151 square feet) in size Staterooms offer plenty of space to relax and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

UPPER DECK STATEROOM

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8x light and airy Upper Deck Staterooms are located on Deck B, a dedicated accommodation deck offering a quiet environment, yet still close to the Bridge, Sun Deck and Dining Room. With modern decor and comfortable furnishings, Upper Deck Staterooms are a spacious 14sqm (151 square feet) and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

DELUXE STATEROOM

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6x Deluxe Staterooms located across the top decks of the ship, in close proximity to the Bridge and the Sun Deck. With brilliant natural light and fresh modern decor, Deluxe Staterooms are a spacious 17sqm (185 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views along with a comfortable settee, desk, ample storage space and your choice of double or twin beds.

Onboard amenities include:


Limited, wireless internet available. Service quality varies depending on location and weather
2x modern air-conditioned lounges
Sundeck with sun lounges
Reference library featuring videos and books on the Kimberley, islands and outback
Phone and fax facilities
Security Safe
Fully stocked cocktail bars
A range of souvenirs and personal items is available for purchase

CUISINE

Meals are served in the modern dining room, with enough space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating. All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually served the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Special dietary needs can easily be accommodated. Please discuss any special requirements with us. Water is taken out in the tenders.

  • Start the day with your choice of a continental breakfast, complete with cereals, fresh fruits and yoghurts or enjoy a fully-cooked breakfast – there is a buffet complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.
  • Your lunch buffet showcases a variety of hot and cold dishes; from salads and cold cuts to lighter soups and fresh local seafoods and tropical fruits.
  • Reflect on each exciting day of discovery and savour the table service and hospitality of your Dining Room staff over a delicious three-course dinner from your table d’hôte menu. There is always a choice of main course options. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for.

Most expeditions feature a barbeque or dinner on a deserted beach or picturesque island. When local regulations allow, there are impromptu stops for sunset drinks and canapés.