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Cabins

36

Length / Width

63 m / 13 m

Year built / renovated

2005  / 2016

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

YES ($)

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • Sail around deserted islands and pristine reefs beyond the reach of day trippers and larger ships aboard the Coral Discoverer
  • While this is not a diving cruise, some of the itineraries offer opportunities to dive, and snorkeling equipment is always available for free
  • The Solomon Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and The Kimberley are just some of the world-class destinations available 
  • All shore excursions are included in your trip, with a strong focus on visiting places not often accessible to tourists and designed to promote local interaction and cultural exchange
  • Excursions are varied, including everything from seeing the rich tradition of canoe-building to turtle hatchlings at conservation centers
  • Opportunities to see humpback whales, dolphins and fur seals on a selection of the trips, topped off with a champagne sunset (select itineraries)
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Oct 12, 2020

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It is our priority to keep our guests and crew safe while travelling with us. Not only that, but we want our guests and crew to have the greatest confidence that their safety and wellbeing have been thoroughly considered.To this end, we have put in place a range of measures and associated protocols to manage our expeditions in a world in which COVID-19 exists. We have partnered with Respond Global, an experienced medical advisory agency, to assist us in developing a prevention and response system that is among the most thorough in the world.Our plan focuses on prevention, to target a 100% COVID free environment when we set sail. We will implement a three-tiered medical screening protocol which includes testing for COVID-19, and will ensure that everyone on board will have passed through this screening process. This prevention protocol will be supported by strict onboard mitigation actions and an approved response plan.This plan will be supported by our Standard Operation Procedures, developed for each vessel with cruise profile specific requirements. These procedures have enabled us to maintain a high standard of safety and guest comfort for over 35 years – a record we are proud of. We trust this SailSAFE Plan offers you peace of mind as you plan your explorations of Australia’s coastline, and then the world, with Coral Expeditions.
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Dates & Prices

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: GREAT BARRIER REEF BOOKINGS

  • 14 to 30 days prior to departure – forfeit 20% of the relevant fare.
  • 7 to 13 days prior to departure – forfeit 50% of the fare.
  • No-show to 6 days prior to departure – forfeit 100% of the fare.


STANDARD CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: NON-GREAT BARRIER REEF BOOKINGS

  • Up to 90 days prior to departure – forfeit your deposit of 20% of the fare.
  • 60 to 89 days prior to departure – forfeit 50% of the fare.
  • No-show to 59 days prior to departure – forfeit 100% of the fare.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: 

Deposits to be paid within 30days of booking ; Full prepayment prior to travel 30 days.     If travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the Egyptian government due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, then the following cancellation policy will apply:    Should the cruise be cancelled due to COVID a full refund will be provided.  Should you be unable to travel or arrive at port of embarkation due to COVID (border closures, cancelled flights) a full refund will be provided or a credit note to be used on future travel dates. Refund only applicable for Great Barrier Reef departures

Cabins

Description

MV Coral Discoverer provides an intimate, yacht-like cruising experience to remote and fascinating places in the Southern Hemisphere.

Coral Discovery have been fully refurbished in 2016 raising the standards to new levels. Shallow draught  and advanced navigation with propulsion systems allow this ship to navigate through narrower passages and shallower waters which other boats can't reach. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 72 guest in 36 comfortable cabins. All cabins have air-conditioning, storage space, an iPod docking station, either a window or port hole and, the ones located on the bridge deck, have private balcony.

On-board wine cellar and stunning sun deck

The boat offers different social areas including a spacious and modern dining room, three fully-stocked cocktail bars, a sundeck with loungers to enjoy the weather and sea views, and a wine cellar featuring boutique Australian wines.

The talented chefs cook up plentiful and varied selections of local and international cuisine three times a day;  fresh continental or a hot breakfast, buffet lunch with a selection of hot and cold dishes and the dinner evening meals vary between a barbecue, brasserie or a three-course table a la carte dinner menu. Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list, featuring boutique Australian and New Zealand wines and beers.

Vegetarian, vegans, gluten and dairy-free items are included in all menus. The chefs will happily cater to other special dietary requirements with advance notice.

A true expedition vessel

A trademark Xplorer tender is used for shore excursions and for more intrepid exploration there are two zodiacs available. A  lecture lounge with multimedia equipment is where expedition briefings and presentations take place; and you'll also find a small library on board. Enjoy a daily program of lectures, briefings and themed documentaries and movies.

How to get there

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English

Diving gear

  • Rental Equipment ($)

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Aud)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Food & drink

  • Food Served At The Table
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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