Launched in 2005 Coral Discoverer sets a new benchmark standard for luxury small ship cruising in Australia and the South Pacific.
The state-of-the-art 1800-tonne Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, pioneers and acknowledged leaders in expedition and adventure cruises around Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South-east Asia and the island archipelagos of Melanesia. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.
Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications by NQEA shipyard in Cairns, Australia with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience in the South Pacific. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your cruise aboard Coral Discoverer will remain in your memory for a lifetime.
Your Onboard Facilities
What you would expect of a much larger cruise ship:
- Large sundeck and spa pool
- Wireless internet for laptops, PDAs and onboard computer
- Comprehensive reference library
- Phone and fax facilities
- Lecture lounge with large plasma screens
- Two fully-stocked cocktail bars
- Open Bridge
- Guided engine room tours
- Gift shop
- Limited laundry facilities
- SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)
- Single and double kayaks on selected South Pacific, New Guinea and New Zealand expeditions
Your Stylish Stateroom
Choose from five grades of stylishly appointed staterooms, each tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and original artworks. Enjoy the comforts of a private, Italian-style en suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning and ample cupboard space. All staterooms are serviced daily and feature luxurious toiletries.
Bridge Deck Stateroom
Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, our five spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Promenade Deck (Category A) Stateroom
Encircled by a full-ship promenade, our twenty spacious Promenade Deck (Cat. A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Promenade Deck (Category B) Stateroom
Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade, our two Promenade Deck (Cat. B) staterooms are 15sqm (160 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.
Main Deck (Category A) Stateroom
Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Cat. A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature large, twin porthole windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom
Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Cat. B) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
The ability to make landfall in out of the way villages, cruise shallow river tributaries and discover areas impossible to reach on bigger ships is a key ingredient of any successful Coral Expeditions cruise. When you discover Australia and the South Pacific aboard Coral Discoverer you will travel ashore and explore in the most comfort possible aboard our flexible range of excursion boats.
Coral Discoverer is equipped with a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs, along with Xplorer, our unique, specially designed excursion vessel. Xplorer is equipped with high horsepower engines and comfortable padded seating accommodating all 72 guests, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the region’s highlights. Xplorer is also fitted with an awning to provide protection from the weather and an onboard toilet. On selected itineraries we also make use of the ship’s glass bottom boat.
Boarding of excursion vessels is safe and easy. Simply step aboard from the Main Deck and Coral Discoverer’s unique hydraulic platform will gently lower the excursion vessel into the water, ensuring that you don’t need to clamber aboard or get your feet wet.
Watch our Coral Discoverer videos
Discover what life aboard Coral Discoverer will be like during your expedition and view a timelapse video documenting the entire two-year construction of the ship in Cairns.