Coral Expeditions I

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1988 (refurbished in 2015)
35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage
730 gt
13 m / 43 ft
Cruising Speed
12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
8ft / 2.5m
Country Regions
Great Barrier Reef, East Australia

Ship Overview

Coral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled boutique catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort. Accommodating a maximum of just 46 guests, Coral Expeditions I offers an intimate expedition atmosphere.
Coral Expeditions I is fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters. Australian flagged, registered and staffed, the ship was purpose-built for cruising in our region and is the ideal size to access the very best parts of Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, the northern coastlines of Cape York and Arnhem Land and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
The 21 onboard rooms are bathed in natural light, with a fresh and modern decor creating a breezy feel. You can choose between double and twin bedded rooms, each fully equipped with a spacious private ensuite, air conditioning and ample storage space.
The ship’s forward lounge is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery in air-conditioned comfort and features a comprehensive reference library and plasma screens. The Sun Deck at the rear with a new bar outdoor area added in 2016 is another popular place to relax and take in the panoramic views.
Meals are served in the modern dining room, and with space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, mealtimes are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.
Coral Expeditions I operates an open bridge policy, allowing you to spend time with the Captain and his maritime crew as we cruise. Follow our progression on the ship’s charts and chat with Captain, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Coral Expeditions I is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment, and wireless internet facilities.
  • Sun Deck with undercover area and outdoor bar
  • Two fully stocked cocktail bars
  • Spacious, modern dining room
  • Forward lounge
  • Reference library
  • Gift shop
  • Open bridge
  • Wireless internet available* for laptops, mobile devices or via onboard guest computer
  • Limited laundry facilities available
  • SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)

Staterooms / Suites

  • Deluxe Stateroom 185 ft² / 17 m²
  • Upper Stateroom 151 ft² / 14 m²
  • Stateroom 151 ft² / 14 m²
  • Cabin 108 ft² / 10 m²


  • Deck A, B
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • Double or twin bed configuration
  • Large picture windows
  • Lounge and desk
  • Ample storage space
  • Close access to Bridge and Sun Deck on Deck A

Deck Plans

Deck Plan
Deck Plan
Deck A
Deck A
Deck B
Deck B
Deck C
Deck C
Deck D
Deck D
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Meals are served in the modern dining room. With space for all guests to dine during one sitting and no assigned seating, meal times are a great opportunity to get to know fellow travelers. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, and dinner is a combination of buffet and table service. Coffee and tea is available on a 24-hour basis. Meal times will be advised in the onboard daily bulletins. Coral Expeditions I strives to accommodate guests with special dietary requirements, based on advanced notice. Please note that liquor licenses do not allow guests to bring their own alcohol aboard. The ship's bar pours a range of Australian and New Zealand wines, and a fully stocked cocktail bar is available.