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47 Coral Expeditions II Cruise Reviews


Richard from Sydney avatar

Richard from Sydney

1 Review Written

Extraordinary 7 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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This is my 1st actual cruise - just done day trips before. So this is written from the perspective of someone who is new to all this. Colour me impressed. ------ What do you get when you cross the untouched ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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helliottcruise

1 Review Written

Delightful Cruise of Great Barrier Reef

My cruise with Coral Expeditions began with their smooth and generous handling of my travel delays. They went above and beyond to make sure I could embark as planned. Because of my delayed arrival, I did not get to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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1000

1 Review Written

Breathtaking Natural Beauty

This expedition cruise company are first class regarding the education that passengers receive about the plant and animal life we encounter. The pristine beauty of the fish and coral life on the Great Barrier Reef ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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rosemaryandbill

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

3 Star vessel at a 5 star price

I am a semi retired Master mariner with over 45 years of experience in a a variety of passenger vessels worldwide. I enjoy travelling as a passenger with my wife recently on boutique type cruise vessels. I ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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smeddickruth

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience!!!

We spent 4 nights sailing around the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the excursions are snorkelling the reef which was absolutely amazing.The ship was very comfortable with good size cabins and nice common areas. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Junebruce1948

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A well organised cruise

This company has cruising to a fine art. If you want to see the Great Barrier Reef, go snorkelling or diving then the staff will do everything to help you fulfill your dream. They have your safety as a priority. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Freetobemyself

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent surprise

Very hard to find with Google. I only found big ships; Coral Expedition (CE) with small boat was the only choice with key words such as "cruise the Great Reef Barrier”. Tougher to find Coral Expedition II (CE) in ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Grey Nomad 48

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lemonade from Lemons

This cruise is over the Great Barrier Reef. Early April is risky weather-wise and we hit rough seas. The captain and crew came up with a plan to head south where the weather was better and to cruise backwards. We ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Ann arson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The very best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef!

We were told about this cruise by a couple we met in Sydney 2 years ago and thought it would be an ideal end to our next New Zealand trip, as we've always wanted to see the GBR. We enjoyed every minute of our 4 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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rewhite

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

GBR Experience

My wife and I took the 4 night 3 day north leg of this cruise. It was fabulous. Coral expeditions is a small ship and our cruise was not full; just 17 passengers and 12 crew. You take this cruise to experience ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Goudejr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Barrier Reef

I have always dreamed of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef but as I am not a strong swimmer and hate sea water I thought it was only a dream! Well I was wrong! I went on this cruise expecting to do the next best ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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swimwonder

1 Review Written

Seeing the Great Barrier Reef, learning all about it, snorkelling etc.

We chose this cruise because you would be able to cruise around the Great Barrier Reef learning all about it and for the snorkelling, Scuba diving and looking at the coral through a glass bottom boat, so that all ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Bryan Soper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Great Barrier Reef Delivered

Always wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef? Then this cruise should be on your radar. Very nice cabin with a big bathroom designed for post snorkel and beach going. Great water pressure and a clothes line in the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Linda-s

1 Review Written

A cruise like no other

This is the ONLY way to see the Barrier Reef. We headed first to Lizard island and had a gentle introduction to diving and snorkelling from the beach. We then proceeded over the next few days to a number of pristine ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Miriam Faine

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A novel way to see remote Tasmania

Small boat cruising is relatively new in Australia but it's a great way to reach remote destinations. This summer cruise in Tasmania took us to Port Davey in the South Western wilderness where believe it or not we ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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cklonowski

1 Review Written

A Highlight of Extended Trip Down Under

My wife and I have not been on many cruise ships, preferring independent travel and small venues over the crowded, packaged ships we see so often in port at home (San Francisco USA). The sailing on the Coral Ex II ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Wowo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a way to experience The Great Barrier Reef

Everything to do with embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. The ship is relatively small and there were under 30 passengers on board. A good number as we got to meet everyone. The cabin we had was small but ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Les Thain

1 Review Written

A Most Amazing Experience

Recommended by our travel agent Kyah Rook at Escape Travel Shellharbour. We cannot speak too highly of our cruise,personnel, food,cabin, organisation, exploring the Barrier Reef at our age (78 & 75) we were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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dirko

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Four Nights on Great Barrier Reef in Perfect Conditions

This was my second cruise on this ship. It is very comfortable, with excellent service, but without being pretentious. The cabins are comfortable, with shower and toilet, and storage under the bed for empty ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Annie Callander

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would do this again!

We are not typical cruise travellers but an opportunity arose to sail with Coral Expeditions ll and I am so glad we went. Embarkation was simple ,the ship has its own wharf space, so our arrival and delivery of ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Danish woman

1 Review Written

A fantastic cruise on Great Barrier Reef

The cruise was absolutely fantastic! It's a nice ship with good cabins, the staff is very friendly, the food is really good and the snorkling on the different destinations of The Great Barrier Reef, that we visited, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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dirko

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lizard Island snorkelling was the highlight.

Wanted to spend overnights on the Great Barrier Reef. This cruise visited both islands and reefs, with overnights off both. The crew were profession, friendly and cheerful. The meals were five star. Drinks were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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mras90@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional Cruise

I chose this cruise because we enjoy small ship travel and we wanted many opportunities to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef during the cruise. From the moment we arrived at the berth, the staff were friendly, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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RJQuan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

How Travel was Meant to Be at Summer Camp for Grown-ups!

This cruise was fantastic! It took my wife and I back to how travel used to be, and is meant to be! The things that make this trip exceptional are the staff, destination, and fellow cruisers. To give you an idea ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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rapjjp

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Down Under the Great Barrier Reef

What a delight! With only 18 passengers aboard and a crew of 14, we had lots of personal attention. All crew members worked to make us feel like family with them and each other. Rooms are small and basic but ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Coral Expeditions II Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.4
Dining4.04.8
Entertainment2.04.4
Public Rooms3.04.7
Fitness Recreation2.04.7
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.8
Service4.04.9
Value For Money3.04.6
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