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Coral Expeditions I

Why cruise on this ship?

Coral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled boutique catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort. Accommodating a maximum of just 46 guests, Coral Expeditions I offers an intimate expedition atmosphere.

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Dining

Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, mealtimes are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

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Dining

We take advantage of our small guest numbers to shine a spotlight on fresh Australian ingredients and boutique breweries and wineries. We make all our meals onboard in small batches, with light and healthy options always available. Mealtimes on all our ships are convivial affairs. We have no assigned seating or fixed time-slots. Dine with new friends, or if you wish to have a quiet table for two, just let our purser know.

Start the day with your choice of a continental breakfast, complete with cereals, fresh fruits and yoghurts or enjoy a fully-cooked breakfast – we offer a buffet complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.

Our 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 your day over dinner, which is usually a three-course meal from our table d’hôte menu. There is always a choice of main course options. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for.

Most of our expeditions feature a welcome seafood buffet night and an Australian style barbeque either on a deserted beach or the sundeck – allowing you to soak in the natural environment. When local regulations allow, we make impromptu stops for sunset drinks and canapés ashore.

Lunches and dinners are accompanied by a carefully curated wine list featuring artisanal Australian and New Zealand wines. Selected wines and beer during meal service are included on all expeditions, except our shorter Great Barrier Reef cruises.

Barista-style coffee and tea are complimentary and available 24 hours. Our chefs are known to bake scones or cakes for tea, always a welcome treat after an excursion.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

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 spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.

Sun Deck & Bar

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.

Features

  • Bar
  • Sun Deck
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Lounge

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.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

We offer a daily programme of lectures, briefings and themed movies that enhance the expedition. You can enjoy snorkelling, sea kayaking and scuba diving*. A relaxed environment, without formal entertainment, is a treasured part of a Coral Expeditions adventure

Excursions & Lectures

We employ a renowned Australian team of our own Expedition Leaders and Guest Lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge of the unique landscapes, flora and fauna and indigenous cultures of the regions we visit Many of our senior expedition staff have been with the company for decades. They come from a range of backgrounds – some of them are expedition guides, others are historians, marine experts, or anthropologists. Whatever their background, they bring a passion for the places we visit. Daily lectures and presentations are always enjoyed by guests. It is during these occasions that you hear about your next explorations.

The Expedition Leaders and Lecturers also accompany you on every shore excursion, providing assistance and interpretation along the way. All our ships carry advanced photography equipment, and where permitted and licensed drones. The Expedition Leaders’ pre-dinner photo recaps, complete with photo and video footage presented in the lounge, are popular events. We keep an expedition log and photo journal of our journey and we gladly give these to you after your trip so you can share your adventure with friends and family. Plus they are a beautiful memento.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Lectures
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The Explorer

Our small ships are equipped with a fleet of excursion tenders to make travelling ashore as simple and comfortable as possible. Designed with flexibility and guest comfort in mind, our inflatable zodiacs, glass bottom boats and unique excursion tender ‘Xplorer’ ensure that even the least intrepid adventurer can explore ashore with ease. Our excursion boats board directly from the ship’s main deck, before the hydraulic platform gently lowers into the water, avoiding the need to clamber aboard or get your feet wet.

On most days during your adventure or expedition cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in two included shore excursions or activities (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), along with onboard briefings and presentations. The vast majority of excursions are included in your cruise price and in key locations, you will have the opportunity to enhance your experience through participation in optional activities such as a helicopter flight over the Kimberley’s spectacular four-tiered Mitchell Falls.

Features

  • Zodiacs

Health and fitness

There are no dedicated health & fitness facilities on board.

Kids and teens

There are no dedicated children's facilities on board.

Accommodation

The 23 onboard rooms are bathed in natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space.

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.

Deluxe Stateroom

Our six Deluxe Staterooms are 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 fixed double or twin beds (subject to availability).

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Upper Deck Stateroom

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

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Stateroom

Our four Stateroom category rooms are located on Deck C, close to the Dining Room and our Explorer excursion boat 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 fixed double or twin beds (subject to availability).

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Cabin

Perfectly suited to those guests on a budget, 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 en suite bathroom, ample storage space and fixed twin beds.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck A

  • Sun Deck
  • Deluxe Staterooms
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Deck B

  • Deluxe Staterooms
  • Upper Deck Staterooms
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Deck C

  • Dining Room
  • Staterooms
  • Cabins
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Deck D

  • Cabins
Ship facts
Passengers
46
Crew
14
Launched
1988
Last refit
2016
Tonnage
730t
Length
35m
Width
13
Speed
10kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
AUS