Coral Expeditions’ launches special post-pandemic domestic deals

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Now that most of Australia is ‘allowed’ back out, and with an international travel ban still in place, there is no better time to explore our home shores.

And if one night of free accommodation, a $500 travel credit per person, flexible deposit windows and deposit protection doesn’t inspire you, then the opportunity to see one of Australia’s favourite natural wonders with one of the country’s best tour providers should.

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s small ship pioneer and a favourite among intrepid Aussie travellers. And to get you out and about sooner and assist the tourism industry, they’re offering one night of free pre-cruise accommodation (including breakfast) with $500 travel credit per passenger on their GBR itineraries* and flexible payment policies on all domestic departures (ex. Kimberley). 

coral expeditions cruise ship

With nine new Great Barrier Reef departures and superb Australian Coastal Wilderness itineraries showcasing Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia, Coral Expeditions may just have the perfect lockdown antidote for those who you who’ve been itching to head into the great outdoors.

“Coral Expeditions has had a ship operating on the Great Barrier Reef for 35 years. Our pioneering spirit of exploration began on the Great Barrier Reef and this extraordinary place remains at the heart of our DNA,” says Coral Expeditions’ Jeff Gillies.

jeff gillies standing in front of a coral expeditions ship

“We are excited to be able to offer additional sailings earlier than anticipated, due to the current challenges and changes in the global travel environment, we encourage Australians to explore their home shores at this time. Exploration and adventure on Australia’s coasts by small ship is an unforgettable experience they may not have considered before.”

New itineraries include wellness-themed voyages on the outer Great Barrier Reef, an Australian Geographic hosted citizen science expedition of north Queensland’s remote outer reefs and exploring the ancient indigenous cultures of Cape York, Arnhem Land and the Torres Strait

tour group walking through the daintree rainforest

New destination highlights include the Daintree River and Rainforest, Hope Island, Escape Reef and remote Osprey Reef, described by Sir David Attenborough as “an oasis for living creatures of all kinds.”

Coral Discoverer, a yacht-like expedition ship carrying just 72 guests, commences seven-night Great Barrier Reef expeditions from 14 October 2020 departing from Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

couple snorkelling with a giant fish

Coral Discoverer is purpose-built for expedition cruising with a shallow draft allowing access to remote locations that larger vessels cannot reach. A signature Xplorer tender vessel, glass bottom boat and Zodiac tenders enable guests to explore the outer known reaches of the Great Barrier Reef up close.

Expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, including the much loved Explorer bar with 300-degree views, immerse guests in the spectacular natural surroundings.

An expert expedition team and resident specialists provide insightful commentary and interpretation while Coral Expeditions’ renowned warm Australian hospitality remains a core motivator for repeat guest loyalty.

For bookings and more information, visit

*Use promo code GBR500 when booking.

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