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11 Day Tasmania Expedition Cruise

  • Discover our southern state in superior style
  • Indulge with gourmet meals, drinks & more
Small ship expedition with max 72 guests

The stories are true. Tasmania really is as beautiful as people say, with vast expanses of olive-green heathland, rugged coastline dotted with towering rock formations, once-forgotten caves and historic settlements just calling out to be explored! Is Tasmania on your bucket list? It really should be.

This incredible 11 day cruise with Coral Expeditions will take you off the well-worn tourist trail to uncover the very best of Tasmania - all in superior 4.5 star style. Choose from two impressive itineraries: the Coastal Wilds, visiting beautiful sites including Adventure Bay on Bruny Island and Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park, or the more active Coastal Walks, where you’ll get to trek through extraordinary landscapes including famous Cape Hauy. In true expedition cruise style, both itineraries are designed to be flexible, allowing the team to showcase the very best aspects of each area in accordance with the weather. Sailing aboard the Coral Discoverer, a small ship with max 72 guests, this sensational package includes gourmet meals with selected wines and spirits with lunch and dinner, all shore excursions, onboard tips and gratuities and more!

About Coral Expeditions:
Coral Expeditions is not your typical cruise line. The award-winning, Australian small ship expedition operator has carved out a reputation for taking you behind the tourist facade, showcasing the hidden wonders, the stories, and the people who make a destination what it is. Forget darkened casinos and planned seating, this style of cruising is all about freedom, flexibility and choice. Small group sizes ensure your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the environments visited.

See Day 2 of each itinerary below for the expedition highlights

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Board your Coral Expeditions small ship at Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00pm where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard the Coral Discoverer before meeting your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

On board, discover a personalised style of cruising with no need for queues, waiting, or assigned seating. Instead, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere will give you an opportunity to meet fellow travellers and feel right at home. The Australian and New Zealand crew share their passion for our destinations and the explorer’s life. Join engine room tours, or chat with the Captain or officers on the bridge – they will be delighted to have your company.

During your cruise, you will explore remote locations that are hard to get to or not often touched by tourists, with shore excursions that promote environmental and cultural appreciation. The small group sizes ensures that your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the communities and environments visited. Enjoy excursions or activities each day, guided by an expert Expedition Team who provide commentary on culture, history, and the region’s unique geology, plants and wildlife to help you connect with these special places.

Food on board is excellent as the chefs, inspired by destination flavours, prepare cuisine from fresh regional produce. Tasmania’s food and drink experiences are world-renowned. To enjoy true immersion in the region, our hospitality team has developed menus that showcase the best of Tasmania’s produce, hand-selected and freshly prepared. Delight in all Tasmanian wines, craft beers and ciders, and locally-distilled whisky and vodka.

Selected voyages will feature ‘Masterclass’ sessions by the executive hospitality team to excite your senses with Tasmania’s remarkable flavours. Guests love to mingle over drinks as the sun sets, enjoy daily educational presentations by lecturers, participate in stargazing sessions after dark, or simply find a quiet corner on deck and enjoy the solitude.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Dinner

Tasmania, Australia’s island state, is poised at the edge of the world, where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Here, pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife and Tasmania’s natural beauty sees rugged mountain ranges culminate in soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches. Amidst this pristine, natural backdrop, Tasmania’s intriguing history is displayed in compelling convict heritage and historic sites, while fertile pastures and verdant valleys produce a bounty of world-renowned food and wine, making a Tasmanian expedition cruise tantalising for all the senses.

The following itinerary is indicative and should be used as a guide as no two Tasmania expedition cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same. Each expedition is crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing us to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions to offer you the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline.

Expedition highlights may include:

Woodbridge & Huon River
- Where the mouth of the Huon River meets D’Entrecasteaux Channel lays Port Huon, a small community at the heart of the fertile Huon Valley with its Hartz Mountains backdrop. The sheltered waters of the Huon River allow us to visit the Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin where Tasmania’s maritime heritage is kept alive through the production of hand-crafted timber boats.
- Grandvewe Cheeses is an organic sheep dairy farm there will be time to learn about the cheesemaking process as well as taste their ‘ewenique’ sheep’s whey vodka at the Cellar Door overlooking D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

Port Davey & Bathurst Harbour
- On the edge of the world in southwest Tasmania, the landscape here is about as wild as it gets. Raw, craggy-peaked mountains and drowned river valleys. Wild rivers and rivulets carved by an eternity. Where tannin-rich freshwater sits atop saltwater, tinting the ocean the colour of tea. With no road access, the logical way to explore this wilderness is by small expedition ship.
- Sheltered from Roaring Forties winds that buffet this coast is the protected haven of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. A marine reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, we spend two whole days (weather permitting) enjoying this rare opportunity to hike, kayak and take in this pristine natural environment. We explore by Xplorer tender vessels and learn about intrepid European explorers and Indigenous Australians, who once walked this land and keep a lookout for the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot amongst other wildlife.

Bruny Island & Adventure Bay
- At Adventure Bay on the east coast of Bruny Island, we walk along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape and hope to see Bennett’s Wallabies which are endemic to Bruny Island. Cruising the base of these near-vertical dolerite cliffs in our Xplorer tender vessels, we take a close look at Penguin Island, which is connected to Fluted Cape at low tide.
- Learn about how southern right whales were almost hunted to extinction and Adventure Bay housed four whaling stations before the industry’s decline in the mid-1840s. The ruins can be seen on a walk to Grassy Point.

Maria Island National Park
- Walk amongst the ruins and beautifully restored buildings of the convict penal settlement of Darlington. Much of Maria Island is protected as the Maria Island National Park, and you can expect to see endemic wildlife such as Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies and wombats.
- There is time to take a walk to the ruins of the former Probation Station, which are set against a dramatic coastal backdrop whose grasslands attract wombats to feed, as well as the striking formations of the Painted Cliffs. Rich iron deposits have leeched through the soil staining the sandstone cliffs on the waters’ edge with coloured streaks of red, purple and orange, creating surreal art which is revealed at low tide.

Freycinet National Park & Schouten Island
- The Freycinet Peninsula is a dramatic headland dominated by a pink-hued granite mountain range called The Hazards. Blessed with picturesque sweeping bays with white sand beaches like famed Wineglass Bay, much of the peninsula is designated as Freycinet National Park. - Take a guided hike along the Isthmus Track and be rewarded with magnificent views from the lookout or swim in the azure waters of Wineglass Bay. Cruising close to Ile des Phoques and Schouten Island, keep an eye out for large colonies of fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

Port Arthur Historic Site
- One of Australia’s most significant historic places, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur ruins stand sentinel on the Tasman Peninsula south of the narrow isthmus of Eaglehawk Neck. For more than 40 years the Port Arthur penal colony housed British and Australian convicts sentenced to hard labour before its heavy iron doors clanked shut for the last time in 1877. - Today, the Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds. In the company of Port Arthur’s knowledgeable guides, we join an exclusive ‘behind the scenes tour’ which includes access to private collections and historic buildings not otherwise accessible to the public.

Tasman National Park & Fortescue Bay
The Tasman Peninsula is known for its fascinating geological formations like the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, and the soaring 300 metre high dolerite sea cliffs of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy - the tallest in the southern hemisphere. Watch fur seals hauling out on the rocks, as well as playful dolphins feeding and magnificent albatross soaring amongst the updrafts created by the sea cliffs. Visit Fortescue Bay, hike sections of the coastal Tasman Trail and kayak in Canoe Bay.

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am. A post-cruise transfer from the ship to Hobart city or airport is included.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 2

Board your Coral Expeditions small ship at Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00pm where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard the Coral Discoverer before meeting your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

On board, discover a personalised style of cruising with no need for queues, waiting, or assigned seating. Instead, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere will give you an opportunity to meet fellow travellers and feel right at home. The Australian and New Zealand crew share their passion for our destinations and the explorer’s life. Join engine room tours, or chat with the Captain or officers on the bridge – they will be delighted to have your company.

During your cruise, you will explore remote locations that are hard to get to or not often touched by tourists, with shore excursions that promote environmental and cultural appreciation. The small group sizes ensures that your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the communities and environments visited. Enjoy excursions or activities each day, guided by an expert Expedition Team who provide commentary on culture, history, and the region’s unique geology, plants and wildlife to help you connect with these special places.

Food on board is excellent as the chefs, inspired by destination flavours, prepare cuisine from fresh regional produce. Tasmania’s food and drink experiences are world-renowned. To enjoy true immersion in the region, our hospitality team has developed menus that showcase the best of Tasmania’s produce, hand-selected and freshly prepared. Delight in all Tasmanian wines, craft beers and ciders, and locally-distilled whisky and vodka.

Selected voyages will feature ‘Masterclass’ sessions by the executive hospitality team to excite your senses with Tasmania’s remarkable flavours. Guests love to mingle over drinks as the sun sets, enjoy daily educational presentations by lecturers, participate in stargazing sessions after dark, or simply find a quiet corner on deck and enjoy the solitude. 

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Dinner

Tasmania, Australia’s island state, is poised at the edge of the world, where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Here, pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife and Tasmania’s natural beauty sees rugged mountain ranges culminate in soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches. Amidst this pristine, natural backdrop, Tasmania’s intriguing history is displayed in compelling convict heritage and historic sites, while fertile pastures and verdant valleys produce a bounty of world-renowned food and wine, making a Tasmanian expedition cruise tantalising for all the senses.

The following itinerary is indicative and should be used as a guide as no two Tasmania expedition cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same. Each expedition is crafted by the experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing staff to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions to offer you the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline.

Costal Treks Itineraries are similar to the Coastal Wilds itinerary but these hike themed expeditions combine an expedition voyage with hikes on some of Tasmania’s best coastal tracks. Guests will enjoy a variety of shore excursions, and less strenuous walks will be available at each destination.

Expedition highlights may include:

Bruny Island & Adventure Bay
- The Fluted Cape walk on Bruny Island stays close to the coastal cliffs, providing spectacular views of Fluted Cape and the distant Tasman Peninsula. Get close to history, magnificent scenery, and abundant wildlife.
- Fluted Cape Walk Details: 2.5 hours return (5.4km circuit) ›› Grade 4 walk - bush-walking experience recommended. 

Port Davey & Bathurst Harbour:
- In Port Davey, disembark to explore the ‘Narrows’ aboard our tender and hike Balmoral Hill or the Mount Beattie Track. The remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour. Take in the surrounds of Melaleuca and the Needwonnee Walk.

Mt Beattie, Port Davey
Mt Beattie is an easy to moderate walk located close to magnificent Port Davey. The raw and remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
› 3 hours return
› Grade 2/3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Cape Hauy, Three Capes
Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay from Mt Fortescue and the dolerite columns at the tip of Cape Hauy.

Walk Details:
› 4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
› Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay
The Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay trail is noted for providing an experience of some of the most magnificent coastline in Tasmania. The rainforest and blue gum stands and views of the Tasman Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular. At the end of this longer medium grade walk, the Coral Discoverer will be waiting for hikers to return.

Walk Details:
› 7 hours (16km one way)
› Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay
The spectacular peninsula of Freycinet is crafted from pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – surrounded by azure bays, and backed by dry eucalyptus forest. Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and later, join a beachcombers walk along Wineglass Bay, consistently voted one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.

Walk Details:
› 2.5 hours return (3 km return)
› Grade 3 walk – steep uphill climb one-way with rough bush steps to a beach lookout.
› Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Bishop & Clerk
Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in the Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest, to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.

Walk Details:
› 5 hours return (12 km return)
› Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
› Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.
Other recommendations may include: Thermal pants, warm gloves, and woollen beanie.

Tasman Peninsula
Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay and the dolerite columns at Cape Hauy. 

Walk Details:
› 4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
› Grade 3 walk - some bush-walking experience recommended 

Port Arthur
An option on your cruise may be a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact convict site. In the company of Port Arthur’s knowledgeable guides, join an exclusive ‘behind the scenes tour’. 

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Coral Expeditions ‘Coral Discoverer’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am. A post-cruise transfer from the ship to Hobart city or airport is included.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the untamed beauty of Tasmania
  • Choose from 2 impressive cruise itineraries: Coastal Wilds or Coastal Treks of TAS
  • See ‘Day 2’ of each itinerary to see areas and activities that may be included in your cruise
  • Enjoy all-inclusive shore excursions on your cruise
  • Step ashore in remote locations with local experts
  • Delve into the region with daily lectures & briefings 
  • 10 night Coastal Wilds or Coastal Treks of Tasmania expedition cruise with Coral Expeditions
  • Sail aboard Coral Expeditions’ Coral Discoverer’ ship
  • A boutique Australian ship with max 72 guests per sailing
  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Enjoy 29 meals including high-quality Australian influenced meals onboard the Coral Discoverer
  • Selected wines, beers, juices, soft drinks and selected spirits are served complimentary with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary barista-style coffee and tea station
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell drinks
  • National park fees
  • Professional Australian & New Zealand based Expedition Leaders & Guest Lecturers
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Onboard tips and gratuities
  • 1 x Post-cruise transfer from the ship to Hobart city or airport

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

CANCELLATION POLICY Covid-19 Booking Policy - TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 16th of February 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
- Promenade Deck (Category B) Cabins are reserved solely for use of solo travellers and is available at check out (subject to availability on each sailing) as a total cost (not a supplement). 
 
Solo travellers can also book the below cabins and pay the following solo supplements. 
2021 Sailings
- Main Deck B Cabin - Not available  
- Main Deck A Cabin - $1140
- Promenade Deck A Cabin - $1402.50
- Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin - Not available
Please note:
- This solo traveller supplement is not available through checkout. Please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777 for enquiries.
- Solo supplements for the above-mentioned cabins are not available for 2022 sailings. For solo travellers, only the Promenade Deck B Cabin is available through check out.
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1 - Coastal Wilds of Tasmania
2021
February: 6, 26
 
2022
January: 27
February: 6, 16, 26
 
2023
January: 27
February: 6
 
Itinerary 2 - Coastal Treks of Tasmania
2021
February: 16
March: 8
 
2022
January: 17
 
2023
January: 17
February: 16
 
Departure Cities
Hobart
 


Health & Safety Plan
Coral Expeditions takes the safety and wellbeing of passengers very seriously. The team have collaborated with experienced medical advisory agency Respond Global to create an extensive SailSAFE Plan, which includes enhanced onboard sanitisation protocols, a pre-screening process prior to departure, and a government approved Covid response plan. All guests and crew must complete a pre-screening process seven days prior to travel. This includes a questionnaire and visit to your GP, a recommended self-isolation to the extent possible prior to departing, and a PCR Swab test within 72 hours of boarding to be provided to Coral Expeditions medical staff at check in to be cleared for travel. More information can be found here: https://www.coralexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SailSAFE-plan-final-1.pdf
 
Please note: All health checks and the PCR Swab test will be at the customers expense 



Cruise Ship
4.5 Star (self-rated)
Coral Expeditions: Coral Discoverer Ship
 
Extra Nights
Not available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x twin or 1 x junior king (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- Pre cruise health check and PCR Swab Test
- Domestic flights / transfers not stated in the itinerary
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended - see below for further information)



CORAL EXPEDITIONS - TRAVEL INSURANCE 
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers as protection against any unforeseen events that may necessitate the cancellation or interruption of your holiday and should be purchased at the same time as you purchase your cruise.
- Please note and share the following facts when considering insurance coverage and speaking with suppliers:
-- Coral Expeditions do not have Doctors or Nurses onboard their domestic cruises, however, the senior crew are trained and qualified in remote area first aid. If a passenger has injured themselves or is having a medical issue onboard, the crew will make contact with doctors on land to determine whether a medical evacuation is necessary. For this reason, it is advisable that passengers obtain a policy with remote area evacuation and repatriation coverage.
-- The domestic cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, Kimberley, Cape York and Arnhem land and Tasmania do not leave domestic waters, however, our locations are considered remote.
-- Coral Expedition ships are Australian flagged.
-- On selected International cruises there will be a Guest Doctor and a first aid room onboard Coral Adventurer and Coral Geographer. It is important to note that these services are for medical emergencies only and do not offer a clinic service.
-- Travel Insurance is required by each travelling guest and if an urgent medical event or situation occurred that required medical evacuation or offload from the ship, it is mandatory that this is financially covered by insurance or by guest payment at the time.
 
THE CORAL EXPEDITIONS EXPERIENCE 
- Coral Expeditions have built a reputation on offering a very different expedition cruise experience:
- No organised entertainment on board – instead, they offer a daily program of lectures, briefings and themed documentaries and movies.
- No multiple glitzy restaurants – but the chefs prepare fresh daily, high-quality cuisine using Australian and local ingredients.
- No ‘formal’ nights or assigned seating – you can dine with whom you please and share the day’s stories.
- No room service menus – but crew will be happy to serve you a meal in-room if you are under the weather or prefer to eat in.
- No minibars – guests love to mingle over drinks on the sundeck or in one of our comfortable lounges.
- No casino – but captains welcome you to the bridge to observe operations and have a chat.
- No butlers and spas – but all staterooms have their own ensuites, some with balconies, large picture windows or portholes, all outward facing. Serviced daily and come with nightly turndown service.
- No swimming pool – but all ships have swimming platforms from where you can take a dip in the ocean.
- No extra charge for shore excursions.
- They welcome young and old.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - ITINERARY
- Coral Expeditions will endeavour to follow the Cruise itinerary as described in the itinerary and the passenger accepts that Coral Expeditions has the right to change the itinerary, the Ship or cancel the Cruise as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions and the passenger accepts that the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund of the fare paid should this occur.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS SHIP - CORAL DISCOVERER
- Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer set a new benchmark standard for small ship cruising in Australia. Refurbished in November 2016, she continues to raise the bar to new levels of sophistication in expedition cruising in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - STAFF/CREW
- Throughout your cruise, you will delight in the attentive service of the professional Australian and New Zealand residency crew. Carefully selected for their engaging personalities, attention to detail and commitment to delivering the highest standards of service, our staff will ensure you receive a warm welcome aboard.
- On each voyage, Expedition Leaders bring guests the depth of experience required to put together daily programmes given prevailing weather and local conditions. They are complemented by an expert Guest Lecturer, with knowledge of disciplines ranging from anthropology, geology, history and flora and fauna of the region, offering layers of insight relevant to your itinerary and to support the depth of immersion in your travel experience.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - ALL INCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS 
- A Coral Expeditions cruise is not about just passing through a region and seeing it from the ship’s deck. Instead, each day you will travel ashore and fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, fascinating history and vibrant cultures of these remarkable locations.
- On most days you’ll have the opportunity to participate in two shore excursions or activities (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), along with onboard briefings and presentations. The vast majority of excursions are included in the cruise price and in key locations, you will have the opportunity to enhance your experience through participation in optional activities (additional costs applicable) 
 
ACCESS TO REMOTE DESTINATIONS
- Access to remote destinations and communities is unique in three special ways:
- Firstly, the shallow draught of the small ships allows them to safely access and anchor in close to bays and landscapes that larger ships cannot reach, allowing a bird-eye view of spectacular beaches, bays and at times, bustling port communities.
- Secondly, the unique Xplorer tenders, comfortably appointed with shading and on-board toilet facilities, enable penetration inland with explorations into shallow rivers and streams, close to waterfalls and other extraordinary landscapes. Inflatable Zodiacs and kayaks enable guests an up-close-and-personal view of reefs, islands and atolls and allow peaceful explorations of sheltered locations.
- Lastly, the experienced Expedition Team, guided by an Expedition Leader and complemented by qualified experts with specific knowledge of local people, cultures and landscapes have the knowledge and connections, enabling unique access to areas often restricted to other travellers.
 
CORAL EXPEDITIONS - CUISINE AND WINE
- At Coral Expeditions dining is a celebration of great food and good company enjoyed in extraordinary destinations. People and place are key to enjoyable dining experiences, where food becomes the vehicle for conversation and creating memorable occasions. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible.
- Coral Expeditions’ cuisine has a distinctly Australian accent influenced by the culinary landscape of regions we visit. Wonderful friends and unique locations will always enhance the eating experience, allowing the produce to speak for itself.
- From Australia’s Kimberley and Great Barrier Reef regions through to the exotic Spice Islands, New Guinea and islands of the South Pacific, Coral Expeditions foster a community of local providores, farmers and growers. Regional menus champion seasonality, allowing chefs to adapt menus and source local produce at its seasonal best.
 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Start your day with a tempting choice from a fresh continental or a hot breakfast. The fleet of small expedition ships offer a sumptuous hot and cold family share platters complemented by daily made-to-order specialties.
- Family share platters for lunch showcase a selection of hot and cold dishes, from salads and cold cuts to soups, fresh local seafood and seasonal tropical fruits.
- Evenings are a convivial time to dine with new friends and reflect on an exciting day of discovery over dinner. We welcome you onboard with a seafood dinner on the first night. Other evening meals vary between a barbeque, carvery or a three-course table d’hote dinner menu, when selections are offered as you enjoy table service.
- All expeditions feature a memorable pre-dinner event ashore where the crew serve sunset drinks and canapés, often on a beach, and always in a beautiful location with a sunset view. These casual ‘sundowners’ are hosted by the Captain and are the perfect time to kick off your shoes and enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail while mingling with fellow guests in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list featuring boutique Australian and New Zealand wines and beers.
- Each voyage the Captain hosts a Captains Table for invited guests and ship’s Officers will endeavour to host dinner guests on an evening when operational matters allow.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Hobart
- The climate of Hobart is oceanic, with mild, rainy winters and cool, quite rainy summers. Being that it's in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are of course reversed when compared to the northern hemisphere, so in July and August it is winter.
- The average temperature in Hobart ranges from 8.5 °C (47.5 °F) in July to 17.5 °C (63.5 °F) in January and February. So, summer is cool, but winter is mild, although the wind can exacerbate the sensation of cold.
- Tasmania is not completely sheltered from the hot wind that can blow in summer from the Australian deserts, although this wind arrives here more rarely and with less evident effects. However, the temperature can sometimes approach or reach 38/40 °C (100/104 °F), although heat waves do not last long, and at night, the temperature becomes almost always acceptable again.
 
CRUISE
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
Meals

29 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: For most activities, a relatively low level of exertion is required. You will need to climb into and out of zodiacs and other excursion tenders for excursions ashore: there will be staff and crew members on hand to assist. Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances over sometimes rough terrain. There are no lifts on Coral Expeditions ships and the stairways between decks are steep, so a reasonable agility is required. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities these expeditions offer if they travel with a spirit of adventure.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.



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Voluntary Changes 


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket, date/accommodation changes or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
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Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.