Having pioneered the concept of luxury small-ship cruising on the Great Barrier Reef and along Western Australia's spectacular Kimberley Coast, multi-award winning Coral Princess continues to deliver innovative itineraries to Australia and the South Pacific's most exotic cruising destinations. Aftercommencing operations on the Great Barrier Reef with a converted Fairmile class vessel in 1984, this proudly Australian, family-owned company has forged a reputation as one of the world's leading small ship cruise lines.
Coral Princess Cruises operates a fleet of three Ecotourism-accredited, state-of-the-art small ships, Coral Princess, Coral Princess II and the 63 metre flagship Oceanic Discoverer. Each ship is designed to provide all the comfort and facilities of larger cruise ships, yet is small enough to enable access to reef and island sites inaccessible to other vessels. Cruising with a unique, purpose-built excursion vessel "Xplorer", providing unrivalled comfort on expedition excursions - a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat, guests can intimately explore, guided by naturalists and experts who interpret the natural, cultural and historical highlights of the region. In true expedition style, itineraries may vary to take maximum advantage of opportunities to visit local villages and attractions.
Coral Princess Cruises is currently sailing to emerging destinations such as Papua New Guinea and the Melanesian archipelagos of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. A diverse itinerary exploring the spectacular coastlines, rugged scenery and interesting cultures of New Zealand is also featured; whilst closer to home the company is the pioneer and acknowledged leader in Kimberley cruising, introducing guests to the rugged scenery and ancient landscapes of Australia's last great frontier. An unforgettable 11-night Across the Top of Australia itinerary takes in the Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef. Back where it all began, year-round three, four and seven-night cruises introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style. Coral Princess Cruises is Australian owned, flagged and crewed by Australians. Our world-wide reputation is testament to our professional crew.