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Great Barrier Reef Cruises | Luxury Small Expedition Cruises | 7 Nights | 2024 & 2025

Tour Code: 862

Departing: Cairns

7 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  •  Sip sunset drinks and feel the sand beneath your feet on isolated sand cays and uninhabited islands
  •  Visit a turtle rehabilitation center and participate in efforts to conserve the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great seascapes with Great Barrier Reef experts
  •  Observe the vibrant underwater world of the untouched  outer Great Barrier Reef
  •  Learn about and connect with Indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown
  •   Swim, snorkel, dive or simply view the iconic marine species of the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Enjoy solitude and seven magical Queensland sunsets

Included In Price

  • 7 night expedition on Coral Discoverer
  • All excursions with our Expedition Team
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and Kayaks
  • Snorkelling
  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour coffee and selection of teas
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
  • Expedition diary, along with a photo and video gallery documenting the highlights of your voyage
  • Post-cruise transfers (in most destinations)
  • Wifi Access – Standard speed connectivity enabling email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging

Book your berth on our new luxury cruise ship in Cairns on a 7 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Our Great Barrier Reef Cruise ship tours from Cairns are for real explorers looking for expedition style cruises.

Our Cairns based cruise ship team have curated our luxury expedition cruise ship tours specifically for passengers who are looking for totally new and unique experiences and associated discoveries to be immersed and fully participate in experiential situations.

We pioneered extended expedition cruises on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef over 35 years ago and have forged a reputation for excellence and expertise in that time.

Aboard our expedition vessel Coral Discoverer, join us as we embark on an immersive 7-day adventure to the remote and untouched Northern reefs.

We explore the hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands and pristine reef systems.

Along the way find freedom and solitude amidst this iconic seascape.

Share the journey with soaring seabirds and swim, dive and snorkel at far-flung Osprey and Ribbon Reefs.

Learn about ancient indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown.

Stretch your legs with a hike to the summit of “Cooks Look”.

Enjoy a sundowner with the sand beneath your toes and the setting sun at deserted Sudbury Cay.

Onboard, you will be accompanied by expert guides including a Marine Biologist, and our purpose designed small ships are custom built for expedition cruising.

With refined steering capabilities, shallow draught and nimble explorer tenders we will bring you closer to remote sites and natural habitats.

You will enjoy freshly prepared small-batch cuisine featuring the best local ingredients and relax and enjoy quality local beers and wines.

With an intimate atmosphere and our renowned warm Australian hospitality, you will quickly feel at home and make new connections with new friends.

  • Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great seascapes with the Great Barrier Reef experts
  • Learn about ancient indigenous culture and Australian heritage at historic Cooktown
  • Swim, snorkel, dive or simply view the iconic marine species of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Observe the vibrant underwater world of the untouched outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy solitude and seven magical Queensland sunsets
  • Sip sundowners and feel the sand beneath your feet on isolated sand cays and uninhabited islands
  • Participate in efforts to conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and possibly visit the turtle rehabilitation centre

Great Barrier Reef 7 Night Cruise 2024 & 2025

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11 November 2024 - Only Promenade Deck (Category A) Staterooms left
18 November 2024 - Only Promenade Deck (Category A) Staterooms left

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13 November 2025
20 November 2025
27 November 2025
04 December 2025
11 December 2025

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Cairns

Arrive at Trinity Wharf Cairns (berth to be advised) at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard before joining your fellow explorers on the Sun Deck for Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Fitzroy Island

At Fitzroy Island enjoy a walk through the Secret Garden rainforest or for the more adventurous, a walk to the de-commissioned lighthouse rewards hikers with panoramic views of Coral Sea, islands and mainland mountain ranges.

Snorkel over the fringing reef, relax on the beach and there may be an opportunity tolend a hand to the volunteers at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, where sick and injured turtles are cared for before being returned to the wild.

Sudbury Cay

Late in the afternoon, we arrive at Sudbury Cay, a tiny sand cay that barely rises above the Coral Sea.

Far removed from the bustle of civilisation, we slip off our shoes and feel the sand between our toes as the tropical waters of the Coral Sea lap gently against the shoreline.

Surrounded by glistening sea and bathed in the glow of twilight, we enjoy sundowner drinks and the company of like-minded explorers as we relax and watch the sun gently sink below the horizon.

Mackay Reef & Cay

Relax on picturesque Mackay Cay and enjoy snorkelling the pristine reef that surrounds it.

Mackay Reef is a mid-shelf platform reef, with vibrant hard and soft corals abound.

The northern side enjoys additional protection from the cay, making it the perfect playground for turtles.

A giant clam garden also resides in the area, with some clams growing as big as 1.2m, all with their own unique colours and patterns.

On a clear day, from the cay you can look back at the mainland to see tall mountains covered in UNESCO world heritage Daintree rainforest.

You can see Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow as named by Captain Cook during his eventful sail through the Great Barrier Reef.

The Kuku Yalangi tribe are the traditional owners of this region and have lived in harmony with the environment for over 50,000 years. Dream time stories explain the unique shape of Mount Peter Bot.

Cooktown (Gungardie)

Come ashore in historic Cooktown and learn the history of the Guugu Yimithirr, the first people of this ancient country.

Discover recent European history with a visit to the site where Lt. James Cook beached HMB Endeavour to effect repairs in 1770.

Wander through the rare flora collection at the Botanic Gardens and visit James Cook Museum, where the story of Cook’s landing is told from an Aboriginal perspective and where artefacts are on display.

Later, we cruise towards Lizard Island, arriving in time for sunset.

Lizard Island

We spend a whole day at Lizard Island where there is time to hike to the summit of Cook’s Look and enjoy the same view Lt. James Cook did when searching for safe passage through the maze of coral reefs.

Snorkel over giant clam gardens from the beach at Watson’s Bay, relax on the white-sand beach beneath shady she oak trees and learn about the tragic story surrounding Mary Watson.

There may be an opportunity to visit Lizard Island Research Station, operated by the Australian Museum to facilitate coral reef research and education on the Great Barrier Reef.

Osprey Reef

One of the world’s best dive sites, Osprey Reef is a submerged atoll in the Coral Sea.

The top of a mountain which rises from the seafloor, surrounded by a vast ocean, it draws many beautiful and rare marine creatures to its plummeting walls.

Osprey Reef is a highly prized tropical dive location amongst scuba divers, called an ‘oasis for living creatures of all kinds’ by Sir David Attenborough. 

The vibrant corals and crystal-clear waters make it an unforgettable place to discover. 

Here we will spend time in the water exploring the 30m deep lagoon and drift diving the walls, where you may see large pelagic fish, rays, and sharks drawn in from the surrounding deep blue to enjoy the richness of this ocean oasis.

Osprey Reef is a true expedition-style destination and our visit is subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Ribbon Reefs #9 & #10

The Ribbon Reefs are a narrow line of outer coral reefs on the edge of the continental shelf and are renowned for their prolific marine life and extensive coral species.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to snorkel and dive on the Ribbon Reefs which sit on the edge of the continental shelf.

Due to their location far offshore from the Australian coast, the Ribbon Reefs offer excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities with Ribbon Reef #9 a favourite for its wide variety of marine life and pinnacles cloaked in coral.

Join a guided snorkel tour led by our expert Expedition Team and witness this extraordinary ecosystem up close.

These northern reefs are renowned for spotting iconic marine species such as potato cod, wrasse, sharks and turtles.

Day 8: Arrive Cairns

Our Great Barrier Reef adventure concludes in Cairns this morning as we bid farewell to new-found friends, the Master and crew, disembarking at 8:00am.

A complimentary transfer is provided to CBD hotels or the airport.

Transfers to the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas can be arranged on board with the Purser (at cost), if not already arranged prior to embarkation.

Scuba Diving

1 Jan 2024 until 31st December 2024

  • Scuba Skills Lesson – Free
  • Non Certified Divers (1st & 2nd Dive) – $145 per dive
  • Non Certified Divers (Subsequent Dives) – $115 per dive
  • Certified Divers (Requiring All Gear) – $115 per dive
  • Certified Divers (Requiring Weight Belt & Tank Only) – $105 per dive

Please note diving on selected departures may be operated by concessionaires (3rd party operators) at a different rate, which will be notified onboard by your expedition team at the start of your voyage.

Introductory Diving

No experience necessary if you are discovering scuba diving for the first time, with one of our experienced Dive Instructors by your side and all training is undertaken on board. 
You do however need to be at least 12 years old, and in good health. 
If you wish to undertake an introductory scuba dive, you will be required to undertake a dive medical assessment conducted by a registered physician (overseas or Australia) with experience in diving medicine highly recommended, declaring you medically fit to dive.

Certified Diving

Please provide a copy of your certification card and logbook PRIOR to your cruise. 
Please ensure to bring these with you on your cruise as well. 
All dives are guided by an experienced Dive Instructor. 
You will be asked by the Coral Expeditions Dive Instructor prior to your cruise and on the day of diving about your current medical fitness to dive. 
To avoid disappointment, Coral Expeditions require you undertake a dive medical assessment conduced by a registered physician (overseas or Australia) with experience in diving medicine highly recommended, declaring you medically fit to dive. 
Some medical conditions that present a risk to diving may require you to additionally provide a written medical certificate stating that you are fit to dive. 
If this is required, you will be informed following dive medical questionnaire provided prior to cruise.

Dive Medical Questionnaires must:

  • Be the Dive Medical Questionnaire provided by Coral Expeditions (is to Australian Standard AS4005.1)
  • Be completed in English
  • Assessed and certified by a registered physician, experience with diving medicine highly recommended
  • Be completed within 12 months of the LAST day of your cruise, to ensure it is valid for the duration of the voyage
  • Clearly state you are medically fit to dive
  • Be sent back to us four weeks prior to your cruise, to allow time for assessment
  • Please also provide a written clearance from a registered physician with their medical centre letterhead alongside the Dive Medical Questionnaire

 

Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Arrive at Trinity Wharf (berth to be advised) at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard before joining your fellow explorers on the Sun Deck for Captain’s Welcome Drinks.
  • Our Great Barrier Reef adventure concludes in Cairns this morning as we bid farewell to new-found friends, the Master and crew, disembarking at 8:00am.
  • A complimentary transfer is provided to CBD hotels or the airport. Transfers to the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas can be arranged on board with the Purser (at cost), if not already arranged prior to embarkation.
Destinations
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Sudbury Cay
  • Mackay Reef & Cay
  • Cooktown (Gungardie)
  • Lizard Island
  • Osprey Reef
  • Ribbon Reefs #9 & #10
Months of Operation

November - December

2024 departure dates: 11th & 18th Nov
2025 departure dates: 13th 20th & 27th Nov, 4th & 11th Dec

Duration

7 nights

Available for Purchase / Hire

Scuba Diving

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas & travel permits for the country you are traveling to/from
  • Alcoholic drinks (including beer and wine) outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet services (available at a cost)
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchases
  • Optional Extras (in some destinations)
  • Soft bag with personal items for a beach holiday and cruise ship tour
  • Good walking shoes, sun hat, ocean friendly suncream
  • Packing list available on request

Our T&Cs:

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Tour Operator's T&Cs:

Our Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing. 
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions (https://www.cairnsholidayspecialists.com.au/terms-and-conditions.php) for details prior to booking.

Tour Operator's T&Cs:

RESERVATIONS:

​To make a reservation you have to pay a deposit of 30% of the fare. The balance of the fare is due ninety (90) days prior to departure. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. At the time we receive your cancellation the following penalties will apply:

Up to 90 days prior to departure – forfeit your deposit of 30% 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.

TRANSFER FEES:

Date change fee made more than 90 days before departure – $500pp fee.
Date change within 90 days of departure is considered a cancellation and standard Cancellation Policy applies.
A $200 per person fee is applicable for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed.
Applicable to all itineraries: A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and Cancellation Penalties will apply.

TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE:

Travel Insurance is not included in your cruise fare. It is a requirement for all guests to have adequate travel insurance coverage for your voyage and associated travel expenses. We advise that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the cost of your cruise, medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise and land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, the impossibility of performance or unexpected events including other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes. You should consider insurance cover that protects against any need for you to cancel prior to the voyage due to illness or development of any medical condition that may prevent travel by you. This is a recommended policy that protects you.

SHARE POLICY:

Accommodation on the Ship is based on twin-share occupancy. If you are travelling alone and wish to share accommodation, a roommate will be assigned to your cabin whenever possible. When pairing room mates we always pair participants of the same sex.

CONTRACT:

Upon payment of the fare for the Cruise and the confirmation of the booking by us or our authorised travel agent a Contract is concluded between us (the carrier) and you (the passenger) concerning the Cruise in terms of these Cruise Ticket Conditions. Any payment of the cruise fare implies acceptance of all Terms and Conditions.

INTERPRETATION:

In these Cruise Ticket Conditions:

“brochure” means this brochure and any other promotional material published by the Carrier with reference to the Cruise.
“carrier” means and includes Coral Expeditions, the Ship, the Ship’s owners, operators, managers, charterers, agents, sub-contractors and employees.
“Coral Expeditions” means Coral Princess Cruises (NQ) Pty Ltd (A.B.N 51 010 809 417) of Hartley Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
“Cruise” means the passage agreed to be undertaken by the carrier in the Contract.
“passenger” means each person purchasing or accepting the Contract entitled to board the Ship for the Cruise.
“Queensland” means the State of Queensland in the Commonwealth of Australia.
“the Ship” means the Cruise Ship used by the carrier to conduct the Cruise.
“unrecovered third party commissions” means, in respect of a fare for a Cruise, any travel agency commissions or partner discounts paid to any third party in respect of that fare which are not recovered by Coral Expeditions.
“Unexpected Event” means any act, circumstance or event beyond the control of the carrier caused or arising from but not limited to acts of God, public enemies, government restraint, riots, strikes, lockouts, labour troubles, epidemic, civil disturbances, perils of the sea, harbours, rivers or other navigable waters, fuel shortages or abrupt and unexpected increases in fuel costs, collisions, stranding, fire, lightning, storm, rough and adverse sea conditions, tidal waves, cyclones, theft, barratry or any other crime by any person, faults or errors of navigation or management of the Ship or any other vessel, explosions, breakage of shafts or any defect or unseaworthiness in hull, machinery or appurtenances, equipment, furnishings or supplies of the Ship or launches or vehicles or any defect of the carrier’s premises, fault or neglect of pilots, tugs, crew, agents or independent contractors, port closures, delays in allocation and permits to berth the Ship at ports on arrival and seizure of the Vessel under legal process.

BROCHURE:

Where this brochure contains particulars of our conditions or policy about reservation procedures, bookings, cancellations, refunds of fares and itineraries for the Cruise then it forms part of these Cruise Ticket Conditions and if there is any inconsistency these Cruise Ticket Conditions shall prevail.

NON-TRANSFERABLE:

Passengers do not have the right to transfer their rights and obligations under these Cruise Ticket Conditions. The fare paid shall not be refundable except as permitted in these Cruise Ticket Conditions and the carrier will not be liable to make any refund to the passenger if the passenger fails to embark on the Ship for the Cruise.

CRUISE CHANGES, DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS:

The carrier will endeavour to follow the indicative Cruise itinerary as described in the brochure and the passenger accepts that the carrier has the right to change the itinerary, the Ship or cancel the Cruise, including as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions, and the passenger accepts that the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund of the fare paid should this occur other than as set out below.

If the carrier cancels the Cruise prior to departure:

as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions, the carrier will credit to the passenger an amount equal to the fare paid for the Cruise less any unrecovered third party commissions; or
for any other reason, the carrier will offer to the passenger the option to receive a credit or a refund of an amount equal to the fare paid for the Cruise less any unrecovered third party commissions.
If the departure of a Cruise is delayed or if the Cruise itinerary is shortened for any reason prior to or after departure, the carrier will refund part of the fare paid for the Cruise, less any unrecovered third party commissions, on a pro rata basis to allow for the time lost.

If there is a material change to the indicative Cruise itinerary as described in the brochure prior to departure other than as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions, the passenger may elect for the carrier to refund the fare paid less any unrecovered third party commissions. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, there is a material change to a Cruise itinerary if there is a change to the city of departure or disembarkation or there is a change to more than one half of the other ports of the relevant itinerary. The passenger accepts that expedition cruise itineraries maintain a level of flexibility in the passage to allow for special natural and cultural events, seasonality, and prevailing weather conditions to safely operate in remote shores.

If there is a material change to a Cruise itinerary prior to or after departure as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions, the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or refund of the fare paid for the Cruise other than as specified above if the Cruise itinerary is shortened.

So far as these Cruise Ticket Conditions constitute a contract for the supply of services then and in no event shall the liability of the carrier to the passenger for a breach of an express or implied condition or warranty in that respect exceed, at the election of the carrier:

an obligation on the part of the carrier to supply the services again, or;
the refund or payment or credit to the passenger of an amount equal to the fare paid by the passenger for the Cruise.
Passengers will not be entitled to compensation beyond the value of the fare paid for any claims related to damages, consequential or indirect loss, expenses, inconvenience, loss of time, loss of opportunity or loss of enjoyment resulting from any changes, delays or cancellations.

PASSENGER HEALTH AND RESPONSIBILITY:

The passenger admits a full understanding of the nature and character of the Ship and the scope of the activities contemplated by the passenger during the Cruise (including those relating to off Ship activities such as excursions in the Ship’s tenders, snorkelling and diving) and assures and undertakes to the carrier:-

that they are in good health and well able to undertake the Cruise and the contemplated activities;
that they will effect travel insurance sufficient to cover any limitation of liability against them imposed by these Cruise Ticket Conditions should they wish to do so;
that they accept the risk that they may suffer from sea sickness;
that they have disclosed any physical or mental disability requiring special attention (including the use of a wheelchair) or treatment at the time when the reservation for the Cruise was made;
that no passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on a voyage while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of any representative of the carrier, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or others. The carrier will not be responsible for any expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the cruise;
that the passenger accepts that a medical certificate certifying fitness for travel may be required at the carrier’s request and if any passenger has had surgery less than twelve (12) months prior to sailing that passenger must submit a letter from a qualified physician stating that he or she is fit to travel and the carrier reserves the right to deny passage if a passenger requires care and attention which the carrier cannot adequately provide and this decision may be made by the carrier in its sole discretion;
The carrier reserves the right to refuse or deny participation in activities or programmes either aboard the Ship or off Ship which are sponsored or promoted by the carrier to any passenger who has a past or present medical condition that may present risks if the passenger participates in those activities and any decision in this respect may be made by the carrier in its sole discretion;
Any charges incurred by passengers for medical reasons including but not limited to physicians, surgeons, hospitals, off Ship accommodation, medication, diagnostic facilities, air ambulance evacuation or ground ambulance shall be the sole responsibility of the passenger;
for the safety and comfort of passengers smoking is not permitted in the Ship except on designated open deck spaces outside all air-conditioned and sealed areas of the Ship;
and the passenger agrees to indemnify the carrier from and against all claims, costs, charges, fines or penalties arising as a result of any claim made against the carrier in this respect.

LIMITATION OF CARRIER’S LIABILITY:

The liability of the carrier to the passenger is limited with respect to both personal injury and damage to loss of property to the full extent permitted by law and in terms of these Cruise Ticket Conditions. The carrier accepts no responsibility or liability to the passenger for loss, death, or delay of, or injury to any passenger or loss, damage or delay to a passenger’s baggage, personal effects or other property arising from or caused by an Unexpected Event. These Cruise Ticket Conditions remain in effect for all periods when the carrier is under any responsibility to the passenger or the passenger’s property. No variation or waiver of any term or condition of these Cruise Ticket Conditions will have any effect unless they are in writing and signed by the carrier. No undertaking, guarantee or warranty is given or shall be implied as to the seaworthiness, fitness or condition of the Ship. In addition to any other limitation of liability contained in these Cruise Ticket Conditions the carrier shall have the benefit of any statutory limitation of liability available in Queensland including but not limited to the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Act 1989 (Cwth). Where tours and services of operators other than the carrier are engaged e.g. tour operators and hoteliers, which are not under the control of the carrier, whilst the carrier takes all reasonable care in selecting these operators it cannot accept responsibility for those operators’ conduct or the conduct of their representative employees or agents or for any ramifications of that conduct.

PASSPORT AND ENTRY VISAS:

It is a requirement that all passengers have a valid passport and appropriate visa/travel permits for the countries to be visited. Passport must have a validity of more than six months beyond the duration of travel. The company cannot be responsible for any travel restrictions or expenses arising through passengers not having relevant documentation.

PASSENGER BAGGAGE:

All baggage brought on board the Ship by a passenger remains in the possession and control of the passenger during the Cruise and must be stored and kept in the cabin allocated to the passenger. The carrier has made recommendations with respect to baggage in the brochure. Baggage should be prominently marked with the name and address of the passenger. The passenger must not bring on board the Ship in baggage or otherwise any dangerous or inflammable substance including any prohibited drug or non-prescribed drug. Liquor laws prohibit passengers from bringing supplies of alcohol or liquor on board the Ship. Baggage remaining unclaimed on arrival of the Ship will be stored at the passenger’s sole risk and expense. The carrier is not responsible for money, jewellery, documents and any other valuables which passengers keep on their person, in their cabins or in their baggage and the carrier strongly recommends that passengers obtain adequate insurance to cover any loss or damage in this respect. In no event will the carrier’s responsibility or liability to the passenger for loss of baggage or personal effects exceed $100 and the passenger agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the carrier from and against any claims made against the carrier in excess of this amount in this respect.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

The carrier will not be liable to passengers for any injuries or damage which occur while the passenger is participating in recreational activities aboard the Vessel or otherwise, including but not limited to passengers participating in Xplorer cruises, Zodiac rides, walks, swims, snorkelling and scuba diving. By utilising these facilities passengers agree to assume all risks associated with those activities and fully release and discharge the carrier from any and all claims, demands, damages, causes of action, present or future, resulting from or arising out of the passenger’s use of or participation in those facilities. The passenger may be required to sign a release or waiver prior to undertaking these activities and the carrier will be entitled to refuse to allow the passenger to participate in those activities if the waiver or release is not signed by the passenger prior to participation in those activities.

APPLICABLE LAW:

Should any provision of these Cruise Ticket Conditions be contrary to or invalid by virtue of the laws of Queensland or the Commonwealth of Australia or for any other reason the relevant provision will be deemed to be severed from these Cruise Ticket Conditions and shall be of no effect but all remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. These Cruise Ticket Conditions shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Queensland and the passenger agrees that any claims or disputes between the passenger and the carrier in connection with these Cruise Ticket Conditions shall be commenced, filed and litigated before a Court of proper jurisdiction in Queensland and if possible in the State of Queensland.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

For most activities, a relatively low level of exertion is required. You will need to climb into and out of zodiacs and other excursion tenders for excursions ashore: there will be staff and crew members on hand to assist. Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances over sometimes rough terrain. Although both Coral Adventurer & Coral Geographer feature a lift, it is still essential that all guests have reasonable agility to use the steep stairways between decks. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities these expeditions offer if they travel with a spirit of adventure.

PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Guests will pay a 30% deposit to book the package, and this is non-refundable.
Upon receipt of the deposit and travel preference forms, Coral Expeditions will secure the non-cruise package components through available third parties. Guests will be bound to standard terms and conditions of these suppliers all deposits paid for both the package are nonrefundable. Should any subsequent change to booked services incur a cancellation or change fee, this will be the responsibility of the guest.
Full payment of the final balance for the package cost must be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. This amount is nonrefundable.
Package components are subject to availability; hotels/flights/tours/transfers or any other components may be swapped for a similar standard product/experience where available.
Package pricing may change at any time during the sales period at the discretion of Coral Expeditions. There will be no changes once the booking is secured by deposit.
With respect to booking of flights within the package, Coral Expeditions will secure the flight booking and assign the “Manage my Booking” function to the guest. Guests will then be able to manage preferences and will receive and act on any airline notifications of required changes or delays.
No component of the package (cruise, flights, accommodation, or transfers) includes any consideration for travel insurance. We recommend all guests obtain appropriate insurance to cover any cancellation, illness or travel disruption required to undertake this experience.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises | Luxury Small Expedition Cruises | 7 Nights | 2024 & 2025

Tour Code: 862

Departing: Cairns

7 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From

au$5,090.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 862

From

au$5,090.00

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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