Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on board Coral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their traditional way of life for generations.

Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forest nurture over 3,000 varieties of unusual orchids, 700 species of birds including the brilliantly coloured birds of paradise. This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns quickly become welcoming smiles.

Highlights


• Enter the mouth of the Sepik River, one of the world’s great river systems, and visit the famous Sepik market for masks and carvings.

• See Manam Motu, one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanos

• Enjoy high-spirited welcomes, dances, and sing sings

• Ride on outrigger canoes with local guides

• Visit WWII battle sites at Buna & Sanananda

• Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei springs

• Enjoy snorkelling and diving on vibrant reefs, or kayak through rainforested fjords

Catch our early morning charter flight to Madang to set sail at 11am. spend the afternoon relaxing as you are welcomed on board Coral Discoverer. Join our expedition staff as they introduce you tot he journey and the many experiences you will enjoy.
The ship will arrive at the Sepik at first light, and an early morning rise will reward you with stunning views. our first stop will be at the village of Bien, and the locals will greet you with canoes and dancing performances. The Sepik market, famous for its masks and carvings, will be open.
The Manam volcano, known locally as Manam Motu, is one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanoes. As the ship sits close to the leeward side of the island, enjoy a drink while the sun sets. You may see smoke rising from the volcano. A visit to Bagabag Island offers the chance to snorkel, dive, or visit Bagabag Island.
At the beautiful anchorage of Dregerhafen, you will enjoy a high-spirited Papua New Guinea welcome, and explore the market which is famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles. There are many WWII artifacts in this area. Enjoy more traditional dancing at Tuam Island, as well as snorkeling off the beach.
In the morning, during a relaxing visit to the village, you can enjoy singing and dancing performances or join a local guide around the village. Board an outrigger to explore up the local river, and experience snorkelling or diving at the Biangatu Island reef in the Fly Islands.
Enter Morobe Harbour early in the morning and cruise in the Xplorer to view the stunning forest from the Mou River. Receive an Oro Province welcome and enjoy exploring the village with local guides. At high tide you may be able to travel into a stunning bay to another village.
We land at Buna beach, home to some of the toughest fighting in the Pacific campaign. We will visit the areas where Allied forces clashed with Japanese forces In Sanananda, see the local monuments and war museum. This museum is located at the far end of the Kokoda Track.
Arrive in MacLaren Harbour and enter the Tufi Fjord where local outriggers will be waiting to paddle you up the creek under the rainforest canopy. Watch and learn the local way of life, while the village elders perform a traditional sing sing wearing their feather head-dresses. Enjoy snorkelling or diving on the reef, or kayak the steep edges of nearby fjords.
Historically known as the ‘islands of love’, the Trobiands offer a glimpse of traditional cultures largely unspoiled by outside influence. Be greeted at the small island Kuiawa with a Trobiand welcome. The island of Kitava is famous for its yam houses. Visit local markets or enjoy water activities.
Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei hot water and mud springs. Learn he history of the Kula Ring and the role of Dobu Island in the north and south Kula trade routes. Snorkel the bubbling springs reef.
Wake up to the scenery of the China Strait as we approach Alotau. Our experienced guest lecturers will interpret the traditional welcome dances prior to leading us on a tour of historic Alotau and a cruise of Milne Bay.
Cruise across the Coral Sea, enjoy presentations by our guest lecturers including an expedition recap. This evening join your fellow travellers for the Captain’s farewell drinks.
Disembark in Cairns at 8am
This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Coral Deck Stateroom

$ 11290 AUD pp
Coral Deck Stateroom
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.

Promenade Deck Stateroom

$ 12240 AUD pp
Promenade Deck Stateroom
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

$ 13340 AUD pp
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

$ 13740 AUD pp
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
Our two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

$ 15840 AUD pp
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Our two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 8 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

Coral Deck Stateroom Sole

$ 16935 AUD pp
Coral Deck Stateroom Sole
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.

Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole

$ 18360 AUD pp
Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole

$ 20010 AUD pp
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.

Coral Deck Stateroom

$ 11290 AUD pp
Coral Deck Stateroom
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.

Promenade Deck Stateroom

$ 12240 AUD pp
Promenade Deck Stateroom
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

$ 13340 AUD pp
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

$ 13740 AUD pp
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
Our two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

$ 15840 AUD pp
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Our two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 8 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

Coral Deck Stateroom Sole

$ 16935 AUD pp
Coral Deck Stateroom Sole
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.

Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole

$ 18360 AUD pp
Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole

$ 20010 AUD pp
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.

Coral Adventurer

Vessel Type: Expedition Ship

Length: 93.4 meters

Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms)

Built: 2017

Our brand new ship is built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. A culmination of two years of design and three decades of passion for expedition cruising – Coral Expeditions is proud to invite you to experience the Coral Adventurer.

BIGGER IS NOT BETTER

At a time when cruise ships get larger and glitzier, we remain stubbornly compact and intimate. Our ships are designed to take you to unspoilt destinations not accessible to large ships.  We want you to have the luxury of space, dine with whom you please, or find your quiet corner on deck.  So we have limited the Coral Adventurer to 60 spacious cabins.  This preserves the intimate atmosphere we are known for without sacrificing the stability and comfort of a true ocean going vessel.

BUILT FOR DISCOVERY

The Coral Adventurer features our trademark dual ‘Xplorer’ tenders cradled on a hydraulic platform slung off the back of the ship, enabling our guests to go ashore in comfort and ease.  The shallow draft of the ship enables us to go closer to shore than larger ships. Together with our renowned expedition team, our new ship will offer the most advanced expedition capabilities of any small ship afloat.

BUILT FOR COMFORT

With active stabilisers dampening sea motion, mostly balcony cabins, and interiors designed with the colours and textures of tropical Queensland, the Coral Adventurer is a comfortable ship.  She features promenade decks, generous communal areas that accommodate all guests, a passenger elevator, and an open kitchen where you can observe our chefs whip up small batch cuisine from locally sourced ingredients.

BUILT FOR PERSONAL SERVICE

The Coral Adventurer will continue our proud tradition of Australian flagged vessels with friendly and professional Australian crew.  Our onboard atmosphere remains refreshingly informal and intimate.  Take your seat at our bridge lounge, chat with the captain at your leisure or accompany our chefs on a market tour.

Food and wine features

* Single seating dining area with communal ‘wine table’ finished with Australian stone; serving buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners

* Showcase galley visible to guests for fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian produce

* Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks with 180 degree views

* Curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds.

Guest comfort

* All outside guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have private balcony

* Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion

* Gym equipped with elliptical trainers and treadmills

* Passenger elevator

* Wi-Fi available in all guest areas

Cabin layout for Coral Adventurer
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