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GREAT BARRIER REEF
Experience the Great Barrier Reef up close, the only living thing that you can see from space.
Our voyage highlights the extraordinary. Explore shallow bays, exclusive islands, towering rainforests
and remote reefs aboard our award-winning
MV Coral Princess.

Overnight Cruises Rates
 3 Night Cruise - Cairns-Pelorus Island-Cairns 2014 - 2015 Rates
  4 Night Cruise - Cairns-Lizard Island-Cairns 2014 - 2015 Rates
 7 Night Cruise - Cairns - Lizard Island - Cairns - 2014 - 2015 Rates
  7 Night Cruise - Cairns - Pelorus Island - Lizard Island - Cairns - 2014 - 2015 Rates

Stroll along fringes of white sand and snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of fish on the outer Ribbon and Hedley Reefs. Discover Lizard Island's giant clam gardens only metres from the shore. Hear native birds call from the towering rainforest canopy on Dunk and Fitzroy Islands and climb the same lookouts as the first explorers to Australia. The Barrier Reef is the only living thing on earth that you can see from space so imagine what it is like face to face.

Cape York is one of the world's last accessible wilderness areas. A place where you can stand on the northern tip of the continent, in awe of the ancient mountains, grasslands, and rivers that have shaped this rugged frontier. The scenery is magnificent, the wildlife amazing and the cruise aboard MV Reef Endeavour, a once in a lifetime adventure. Experience the diverse cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands, visit historic Cooktown and walk in the footsteps of great explorers. Cruise into the Torres Strait to Thursday Island, rich in an ever changing heritage from its ancient island people to a thriving pearl industry to relics of the world at war. And all along the coastline you'll experience pristine rainforests and true barrier reefs rarely visited by man.

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISES - A TO Z HELPFUL INFORMATION

The following information is a guide only and is subject to change. Kindly note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have all the correct documents including visa, health and passport requirements. Please check with your local authorities before you depart. For information & details of passenger responsibilities please refer to the passenger cruise contract.

ACCOMMODATION - Accommodation for up to 44 passengers (Coral Princess II) or 50 passengers (Coral Princess) in twin/double staterooms & cabins. Deluxe Staterooms (1-2 pax) are spacious and are situated on the top deck, Upper Deck Staterooms (1-2 pax) located on the upper decks, Staterooms (1-3 pax - some staterooms have an extra divan or Pullman Berth suitable for a third person/child) and compact Cabins (1-2 pax) on the main and lower decks (twin/bunk). Private bathroom ensuites, international power outlets, hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner & towels serviced daily.

AIR CONDITIONING - All levels of accommodation are air-conditioned

BAGGAGE - Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name and cabin number. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate a weight limit of 20kg.

BIRTHDAYS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS - On booking, please let us know if you wish to celebrate any special occasion during your cruise.

BOARDING – Townsville departures board at 12.30pm for a 1.00pm departure. Cairns departures board at 10.30am for an 11.00am departure and at 4.00pm for a 5.00pm departure.

Please note the following Cairns Port Security requirements: all adult passengers (18 years and over) will be required to produce Photo ID at check-in and may be asked for this again by Port Security when boarding. Your checked baggage will be security sealed on check-in. This seal will identify to Security staff that the bag has not been tampered with whilst in our possession. Port security may be present on boarding and random carry on baggage searches will be conducted.

CASH FREE - All purchases onboard will be charged to your room account and will need to be settled prior to disembarking. Payment can be made with Cash, Credit Card or Australian Travellers cheque. Any shop or bar purchases made at the Dunk Island Resort must be settled with cash or credit card.

COFFEE & TEA - Tea and coffee station is open 24 hours.

DINING – Provided in your cruise cost are three meals per day as well as morning and afternoon teas. All meals provided onboard are buffet style. *The galley will meet any special dietary requirements, however two weeks notice must be given.

DISEMBARKATION - Please leave your luggage outside your cabin prior to breakfast on the final day. It will be taken ashore by ship's crew. All Cabin Accounts must be settled prior to disembarkation.

DIVING - A free introductory scuba experience is offered for first time Divers. First and second dives for uncertified divers are at a cost of AUD$75.00 per dive, third and subsequent dives are at a cost of AUD$60.00 per dive. The cost of diving for Certified Divers who require all equipment is AUD$60.00 per dive and the cost of dives for Certified Divers who requiring weight belt & tank is AUD$50.00 per dive.

DRESS – You will need to ensure you have your swimwear, hat, sunscreen and smart cool casual clothing for the evening. A light jacket is handy for cooler nights at sea. You will not require any formal attire onboard.

FACILITIES - Air-conditioned dining room with modern décor, two comfortable air-conditioned lounges, comprehensive resource library featuring videos, DVDs and books on the reef and islands of Tropical North Queensland, large sundeck and spa, comprehensive dive shop, a range of souvenirs and personal items available for purchase, telephone and facsimile.

LIBRARY - A selection of books is available for your reading pleasure in our comprehensive resource library. Kindly return the books when you have finished reading them.

ONBOARD CHARGES - All bar and shop charges, scuba diving and ship to shore phone/fax calls. EMC is also payable onboard; this is a Government Environmental Management Charge.

SPECIAL DIETS - Passengers requiring special meals should advise the Company in writing at least two weeks prior to sailing and discuss with Cruise Director on boarding.

STINGERS - Stinger season is traditionally during our summer months from December to May. As our cruises mostly operate on the outer Barrier Reef, stingers rarely create a problem for our guests.As a preventative measure, we do have stinger suits available for purchase onboard the ship at an approximate cost of $20 per suit.

TIPPING - Tipping is always a personal matter and depends on whether you have enjoyed the service you receive. As a general rule, tipping is not necessary.

TOWELS – Pool towels are provided, in addition to you cabin towels.

WEATHER - A warm tropical climate, generally drier from March to November. Daytime temperatures range from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius. The water temperature ranges from 21 to 23 degrees Celsius.


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