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Experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with Coral Expeditions Cruises

4-night cruise, from $1,737* per person, departures November 2018 through March 2019

Highlights

  • Delight in all meals included.

  • Enjoy unparalleled snorkeling experiences and an introductory SCUBA dive option for first-time divers.

  • Relish incredible sea life and colorful coral reefs on a guided glass-bottom boat ride.

  • Enrich your experience and learn about conservation from a marine biologist.

Ports of Call

  • Cairns
  • Lizard Island
  • Cooktown

Details

Perfect for marine and coastal exploration, a small ship cruise to the northern part of Australia’s natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, is an adventurer’s dream. Departing from Australia’s quintessential, laid-back beach town, Cairns, Coral Expeditions Great Barrier Reef cruise takes guests to where they can snorkel over multi-hued coral gardens, wander sandy beaches and hike rainforest trails. Divers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the World Heritage designated reef can join an optional SCUBA dive on the outer reef.

The Coral Expeditions II, which has private moorings away from the crowds, sweeps guests away to rarely visited locations on the reef, offering pristine diving and snorkeling and the chance to see giant clam gardens and Christmas Tree worms.

Guests spend a full day on Lizard Island, which gets its name from the local lizards, or wild goannas, that rove the 2,500-acre national park. Lizard Island boasts 24 white sand beaches, abundant palm trees and a hidden lagoon.

Before returning to Cairns, a gourmet beach barbecue and a visit to historic Cooktown are in order. Cooktown became the first white settlement in Australia when, in 1770, Capt. James Cook accidentally struck the Great Barrier Reef before beaching his ship on the shores of the Endeavor River.

Experience the colors and vibrant life of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s pioneering cruise line, Coral Expeditions Cruises.

*Rate is per person, based on double occupancy, for select sailings 11/9/18-3/31/19, in categories listed above. Unless otherwise indicated: rates quoted are accurate at time of publication and are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, taxes, surcharges, gratuities, transfers and excursions are additional. Advertised rates do not include any applicable daily resort or facility fees payable directly to the hotel at check-out; such fee amounts will be advised at the time of booking. Rates, terms, conditions, availability, itinerary, government taxes, surcharges, deposit, payment, cancellation terms/conditions and policies subject to change without notice at any time. Cruise rates capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply, including, but not limited to baggage limitations and fees, standby policies and fees, non-refundable tickets and change fees with pre-flight notification deadlines, and blackout dates. Fees and policies vary among airlines. Contact airline directly for any details or questions. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Journese acts only as an agent for cruise and tour providers listed. CST# 1007939-10. Copyright©2018 Hawaii World, LLC. (dba JourneseSM) All Rights Reserved.

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