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MV Coral Expeditions II

Former name: Coral Princess II

MV Coral Expeditions II Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Coral Expeditions II

Year built1985  /  Age : 34
BuilderNQEA Pty Ltd (Cairns, Australia)
ClassMotor Catamaran
OwnerKallang Capital Holdings
OperatorCoral Expeditions Australia
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)35 m / 115 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage730 gt
Passengers46 - 50
Crew12
Passengers-to-space ratio15
Decks4
Cabins25
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2015
Former namesCoral Princess II

Current itinerary of MV Coral Expeditions II

MV Coral Expeditions II current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North. Prices start from USD 2176 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Nov, 2019 and ends on 16 Nov, 2019.

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Review of MV Coral Expeditions II

MV Coral Expeditions II is a purposely built catamaran ship cruising in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef (Coral Sea, Australia). The vessel was built in Cairns (Queensland, Australia) and is ideally suited to exploring UNESCO World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Cairns is also the turnaround (departure port) of the cruise ship. The catamaran design handles perfectly the choppy waters. The ship's small size (draft of only 2,5 m / 8 ft) enables it to visit reef regions that larger vessels can't.

Coral Expeditions itineraries feature sailing around deserted islands and pristine reefs beyond the reach of day trippers and larger ships. The company's Great Barrier Reef (Coral Sea) cruise itineraries depart from the Queensland ports Darwin to Cairns, each offering a snapshot of the diverse ecosystem of the marine park.

MV Coral Expeditions II cruise ship

The travel company Coral Expeditions (formerly Coral Princess Cruises) was established in 1984 by Captain Tony Briggs. His first ship was an ex-World War II Fairmile-class submarine chaser. The vessel was converted to carry up to 24 passengers on short overnight trips to the Great Barrier Reef from the company's base in Cairns. All Coral Expeditions' ships are Australia-flagged, Australia-based, and employ all-Australian crew, which makes them one of the several truly Australian cruise companies. Coral Expeditions' field of operation includes New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Kimberley and Northern Australia, Tasmania and South Pacific. The 3-ship fleet includes Coral Discoverer, Coral Expeditions 2 and Coral Expeditions 1 (sister-ship by design, formerly "Coral Princess I").

Shipboard facilities

Built in 1985, Coral Expeditions 2 had a drydock refit and refurbishment (total makeover) in 1996 after the acquisition by Coral Expeditions (then operating as Coral Princess Cruises). Another major refit was done in 2015. Coral Expeditions II doesn't offer luxury (by contemporary cruising standards). The extensive use of teak gives the staterooms and dining room an old-time maritime feel. The upper deck features wrap-around windows. Ship's Sun Deck is adjacent to the lounge and provides plenty of tables and chairs. It could benefit from a few more loungers, which may happen when the tiny spa pool is removed during the next refurbishment. Coral Expeditions 2 is an expedition ship, so there are no full-length cabin windows or balcony rooms, but this hardly matters, as passengers tend to spend little time there.

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MV Coral Expeditions II Itineraries

The below listed MV Coral Expeditions II cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 25 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Oct 28 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Nov 01 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 01 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Nov 04 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 04 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Nov 08 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 11 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Nov 15 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Nov 18 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Nov 18 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 22 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Nov 25 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Dec 02 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 02 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Dec 06 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 09 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Dec 13 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Dec 16 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Dec 23 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2019 Dec 27 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 27 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2019 Dec 30 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2019 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Jan 03 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 06 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 06 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Jan 10 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Jan 13 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 13 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Jan 17 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Jan 20 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Jan 24 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Jan 27 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 27 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Jan 31 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Feb 03 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Feb 07 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 07 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Feb 10 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Feb 14 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Feb 17 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 21 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Feb 24 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Mar 06 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Mar 06 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 09 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Mar 13 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 13 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Mar 16 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 20 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef South & North Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059
2020 Mar 23 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North & South Cairns $2176
2020 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef North Cairns $1353
2020 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Cairns $1059

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