Cruise Ships from Cairns | Explore the Great Barrier Reef | Remote Islands

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Discover the best of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, on a 3, 4 or 7 day cruise from Cairns and return. These small ship all inclusive cruises offer spacious, comfortable accommodation with spectacular views with only a maxiumu of 50 cruise passengers on board.  

The local Cairns crew will attend to your every need on your adventure up the Australian coastline to the northern tip. Hand picked for their local knowledge, personality and attention to detail and excellent service you and your partner or friends will be in good hands for your cruise ship holiday on Australia's mighty Great Barrier Reef. The modern Australian cuisine on board your ship features an abundance of local seafood and fresh tropical produce, a dining experience that wont dissapoint.  

If you are a 'scuba diver or snorkeler there is plenty of opportunity to expore some really amazing sites amoungst the pristine reefs where not another person will be seen. This paradise of coral gardens with literally thousands of species of marine life will be only viewable to you and your group of scuba diving buddies.  

The big benefit of booking a holiday on a small cruise ship is the one-on-one attention you will recieve with the on board Marine Biologist and knowlegable guides providing hands on experiences and lectures over the cruise days.  The 'open bridge' policy will also allow you to visit the ships Captain and crew on the bridge and chat about what's in store for you or to listen to some tales of previous Great Barrier Reef cruise adventures.

Of course there is plently of time to relax and take in the sights at your own pace, soak up the tropical Queensland sun from the sun deck and spa pool, sipping that tropical cocktail but don't wait too long you need to book early as these small ship book out years in advance!

Coral Princess II

Cruising The Great Barrier Reef From Cairns

Cairns Cruise ships have 4 categories of accommodation on board the boat with twin and triple share available.

If you are a single traveller there is NO single supplement (subject to availability).

Deluxe Stateroom - Only 4 rooms located on the upper B Decks you wont be dissapointed with the stunning picture window views, comfortable double or twin beds, spacious 15sqm room with ensuite bathroom and writing desk.

Upper Deck Stateroom - Also on B Deck there are nine rooms with the same comforts, 14sqm with picture windows.

Stateroom - Located mid ship on C Deck close access to the dining room and glass bottom boat platform, which is convenient for passengers wanting to avoid stairs.

Cabin - Also on C Deck perfect for the budget minded traveller, only available with twin beds.

All Ship Cruises depart from Cairns Cruise Terminal twice a week

3 DAY CRUISE - Southbound (departs Fridays)

Day 1. Travels south from Cairns to Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay for lunch.  After lunch opportunity to spend the afternoon on the reef, diving, snorkelling or feeding the fish from the semi submerged dive platform.  

Day 2. Cruising through the Hinchinbrook channel along side Hinchinbrook Island there are mangroves and diverse marine life; Crocodiles, Turtles, Dugongs and Dolphins. The afternoon is spent at Cairns Cruise ships own Pelorus Island for a shore excursion and a beach BBQ and free time to explore the island's remote rainforest and golden beaches.  

Day 3. The day along side the beautiful Dunk Island, time to go ashore and discover the marvelous wildlife including the 100 species of native birds and the stunning Uyssess Butterfly unique to the region. Nathan Reef provides the avid scuba divers and snorkelers more underwater adventure.

Day 4. The final day takes for a shore excursion to Fitzroy Island where there are bush walks and white sandy beaches.  The sheltered waters are perfect for snorkelling.  After lunch the cruise ship is back at Trinity Bay to dock in Cairns.

4 DAY CRUISE - Northbound (departs Mondays)

Day 1. Leaving Cairns in the afternoon the cruise ship heads north past Double Island and the tropical village of Palm Cove, with dinner being served as the tropical sunsets over the Macalister Mountain range.

Day 2.  Moored at the historic Cooktown there is free time for a shore excursion to explore the museum, beautiful Botanic Gardens and quaint vintage buildings. Cooktown takes its name from the British explorer Captain James Cook, who's ship the Endeavour struck a reef and was beached ashore at this point on the north coast.  In the afternoon the next port of call is the picturesque Lizard Island.

Day 3. This is a full day shore excursion to discover the amazing reefs surrounding Lizard Island.  The Island offers white sand beaches and sheltered waters perfect for relaxing or taking the glass bottom boat tour to view the numerous species of marine life.  Cook's Look is the Island's peak, worth a hike to the top for the photo opportunities!

Day 4. Heading in a southward direction, the cruise ship takes you to some amazing remote sites amoungst the Ribbon reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is approx 3,000km in length and made up of a series of coral cays, this World Heritage listed marine park is teeming with colourful coral and amazing fish of all colours and sizes.  The ships sundeck is also a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tropical sun.

Day 5.  This morning the cruise ships final desination is Trinity Wharf in Cairns.

7 DAY CRUISES - Northbound & Southbound Great Barrier Reef (departs Mondays & Fridays)

The 7 Day cruises are a combination of both 3 and 4 day itineraries with a short turnaround in Cairns.  There is a discounted price offered if you book the combined 7 day cruise and the perfect way to explore the most of the Barrier Reef and tropical islands.

 

Coral Princess

Ensure to ask us about Cairns accommodation near the Cairns Cruise Terminal for your cruise holiday!
 

Coral Princess on the Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef Ship Cruises - The Ultimate 3,4 & 7 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise - Coral Exp
  • Departs From: Cairns Trinity Wharf
  • Duration:

    3 Nights / 4 Days

    4 Nights / 5 Days

    7 Nights / 8 Days 

Coral Princess Cruises offer the ultimate Great Barrier Reef small ship exploration cruises. Departures weekly from Cairns, choose from 3, 4 and 7 night itineraries offering the best of diving and snorkeling remote coral cays, rainforest walks, historical towns and tropical Islands.

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