Off the back of a season exploring New Zealand’s East Coast, Fiordland, Hautere and Albatross Latitudes, Coral Geographer will cast off from Bluff en route to home shores of Melbourne. As we cover approximately 1,500 nautical miles on this 7-night ocean crossing voyage, take the opportunity to settle into the rhythm of the ocean and experience the quiet solitude of a seafarer’s life.
As you partake in a unique life experience on a true blue-water voyage, fill your days with fresh air, a rolling ocean and valuable time to yourself as you find solitude amidst migratory seabirds, marine life, open horizons and star filled night skies. Mingle with crew aboard a working expedition ship, share like-minded company with fellow travellers.
Arrive in Melbourne on 7 February 2024, where you can choose to explore further by joining the ‘Australia’s Southern Coastlines’ voyage, setting sail 8 February 2024 and utilise our 10% adjoining voyage discount.
• Find peace and solitude with time to disconnect
• Mingle with our seafaring crew and learn the basics of life at sea
• Learn from our onboard expedition crew delivering a series of themed presentations
• Relax on deck and and take in wide-open skies and rolling ocean
• Stargaze at nighttime, untainted by light pollution
• Enjoy the convivial company of fellow passengers and maritime crew as we share meals and stories together along the way
Board in Bluff as we prepare to set sail for Melbourne. Settle into your stateroom, meet our crew and enjoy time getting to know your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.
Spend 6 carefree days at leisure as we sail towards Melbourne. Experience the warm company of our renowned Australian hospitality team and take time to socialise with fellow passengers, catch up on reading or simply relax as the rolling ocean slips by. You might even find the time to finish a project you’ve been working on or pen the beginnings of your first book.
Throughout the voyage, you will be able to participate in our onboard program hosted by onboard guest lecturers with subjects including history, culture, nature and theory relating to navigation.
Arrive at Melbourne, Victoria and disembark Coral Geographer.
Itineraries are subject to change.
31 January, 2024 to 07 February, 2024
Coral Deck Staterooms are located below the Promenade Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A porthole window gives you views of the world outside.
Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres
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 armchair 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.
Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres
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 armchair 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.
Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
There will be 6 spacious and elegant suites featured on the Coral Geographer. They will be equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. Along with special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 3.5 square metre private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. The unique outside-facing bathroom with floor to ceiling windows will be the feature of the suites, with an infinity bathtub with sky views. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.
Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 37.5 square metres.
Vessel Type: Expedition
Passenger Capacity: 120
> Two trademark Xplorer tenders seat all passengers and facilitate comfortable shore excursions
> Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
> Lecture lounge for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations
> Small onboard library featuring books on destinations and wildlife
> Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations closed to large cruise ships
> Navigator lounge in the bridge
> Over 1000 square metres of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views
> Engine room tours and a high level of crew interaction with guests
Food and wine features
> Single seating dining with communal table serves buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners
> Showcase galley with viewing window creating fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian and local produce
> Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks
> Curated wine cellar featuring boutique wines and exceptional vintage Australian reds
> All outside-facing guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; the majority have a private balcony
> Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion
> Well-equipped gym
> Passenger elevator
> Wi-Fi available in all guest areas
• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• Expert expedition leader and team
• All meals while on board
• Coffee and Tea while on board
• All daily guided excursions
• Selected wine and beer with lunch and dinner
• Port charges/taxes
• International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
• Travel Insurance
• Passport and visa costs where applicable
• Alcoholic drinks outside of those stated in inclusions
• Transfers unless otherwise stated
• Internet on board (Available at cost)
• Any items of a personal nature