Australia’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef


3, 4 & 7 night small ship cruises from Cairns


There’s no better way to discover the Reef, islands and rainforests of this World Heritage-listed region than aboard a 3, 4 or 7 night small ship cruise from Cairns. An incredible underwater world hides just beneath the surface and whether you experience the Reef by glass bottom boat, snorkelling or SCUBA diving, it is a mystical world filled with coral, marine life and vibrantly coloured fish. This is undoubtedly the ultimate Australian holiday experience, and a ‘must do’ for any traveller visiting the Great Barrier Reef.


A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most travellers. With only a few precious days to discover the region’s natural wonders making the most of your time is important. Only when you experience the Reef with Coral Princess Cruises will you awaken each morning at exclusive reef moorings, with the very best coral gardens, rainforests and secluded tropical islands right outside your window.


Travelling in an intimate group of no more than 50 like-minded guests you will explore well beyond the reach of the busy day tour groups; it really will feel like you have this breathtaking region all to yourself.  Savour unhurried snorkelling, SCUBA diving and glass bottom boat tours in the company of our resident Marine Biologist, their expert knowledge ensuring that you gain a full appreciation of the Reef and its colourful marine life. Travelling ashore you will explore pristine tropical islands and wander ancient rainforest trails. Back on board enjoy the stylish facilities, outstanding dining and the attentive service of our all-Australian staff.


Your Great Barrier Reef cruise commences in tropical Cairns, where the grandeur of the scenic coastline and the beautiful Tablelands are the gateway to the two remote wilderness areas of Far North Queensland – Cape York Peninsula and the Savannah Hinterland. The rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation are World Heritage areas, recognised for their beauty and are easily accessible from Cairns.



Experienced ‘cruisers’ and first timers alike will enjoy the many benefits, inclusions and value for money that only a Coral Princess Great Barrier Reef small ship cruise can deliver:


  • The complete Great Barrier Reef experience. Snorkel over colourful coral gardens, stroll golden sandy beaches on stunning tropical islands and wander spectacular rainforest trails
  • Exclusive moorings on the very best parts of the Reef, beyond the reach of other travellers
  • Expert and friendly all-Australian staff ensuring your every need is met
  • Maximum of just 50 guests, guaranteeing an intimate and personalised experience
  • Compare the unbeatable value; accommodation, all meals and most activities included


Choose Your Cruise


3 Night Cairns – Pelorus Island – Cairns

Snorkellers Great Barrier Reef

4 Night Cairns – Lizard Island – Cairns

Great Barrier Reef itinerary

7 Night Cairns – Pelorus Island 

- Lizard Island – Cairns


7 Night Cairns – Lizard Island

- Pelorus Island – Cairns