Coral Adventurer small ship cruising at sunset in Australia.
Stern of small ship Coral Adventurer Cruising in Australia
Lecture in the bridge deck lounge with sofas and tv screens aboard Coral Adventurer.
Empty dining room with set tables aboard Coral Adventurer.
Bridge Deck Suite aboard Coral Adventurer with large bed, verandah, and sectional couch.
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Coral Adventurer

year built
306 feet
56 feet
15 feet
cruising speed
10-11 knots

Built for adventure and crafted for comfort, the 120-guest Coral Adventurer Australian expedition ship offers a wine cellar, open galley serving small-batch cuisine, private balconies, six Zodiacs and two Xplorer tenders. This sister ship to the Coral Geographer, built in Norway and launched in 2019, is one of the newest small ships cruising Australia and beyond. Notable features include multiple well-stocked bars, two 600-square-foot suites and an elevator accessing all decks.

Why Sail Aboard Coral Adventurer

Choose the Coral Adventurer for a first-class experience with special attention to food and wine, efficient ship-to-shore operations, stability and Australian flare. This new Australia ship delivers one of the most modern adventure platforms to actively explore the rugged and remote coastlines of Australia, Indonesia and their neighboring islands.

AdventureSmith Explorations has been aboard the Coral Adventurer firsthand, and can help you compare this vessel to other small cruise ships offering Australia cruises, New Zealand small ship cruises, Indonesia cruises and Pacific Island cruises. Read our dedicated Coral Adventurer Ship Review written by one of our specialists, or consult this page further for a detailed description of the Coral Adventurer, including deck plans, cabin images and a photo gallery. We’ve been aboard many Pacific Island and Australia expedition ships and can be your ultimate resource to discover if this is the best small ship for your travel needs.

Coral Adventurer Design

Coral Adventurer’s authentic and casual spaces feature materials, art and colors derived from the Australian lifestyle. Her design focuses on communal living, livability and vistas. A shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allow access to locations normally closed to large cruise ships, and her active stabilizers dampen sea motion. An elevator accesses all but one deck (Vista Deck), ensuring everyone can move about the ship with ease. The stern is equipped with a multi level hydraulic lift that lowers the Xplorer tender to the Coral Deck to facilitate comfortable and easy access to daily excursions for all.

Common Areas Aboard Coral Adventurer

Coral Adventurer’s more than 10,500 square feet of open deck space, including a wraparound Promenade Deck with panoramic views, invites guests to take in the surrounding beauty firsthand. The navigator observation lounge in the bridge welcomes guests to chat with the captain and comfortably observe the ship’s operations and navigation. The lecture lounge on the Bridge Deck features an onboard reference library with reference materials reflecting Coral Adventurer’s destinations and wildlife, and is equipped with multimedia capabilities for daily expedition briefings and scheduled expert presentations. Also on the Bridge Deck, the Expedition Room offers a multipurpose room to host marine research missions, adding to Coral Adventurer’s atmosphere of a purpose-driven expedition vessel. 

Her gym enables workouts as desired on elliptical trainers and treadmills. Four public restrooms offer respite without needing to return to your cabin. WiFi is available in all guest areas (added cost), ensuring connectivity for those who want it. The reception area provides information and the gift shop offers items that may have missed being packed, among other items.

Dining Aboard Coral Adventurer

Coral Adventurer offers her guests a special focus on wine paired with fresh, indulgent, small-batch cuisine. Her unique open galley, beside the dining room on the aft of the Promenade Deck, invites guests to watch as exquisite modern dishes featuring locally sourced Australian produce are prepared. Special diets may be accommodated with advance notice. Meals are served in one seating, at one long communal ‘wine’ table (finished with Australian stone) in the center of the room, surrounded by smaller circular tables; this arrangement encourages mingling with fellow travelers as well as caters to small groups. Choose to also enjoy your first two meals of the day on the stern of the Promenade Deck eating outside with the ocean air.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is a plated, multi-course affair. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate Coral Adventurer’s selective wine list that reflects the depth and variety of Australian wine, as well as the curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds. Showcase wines, artisanal Australian and New Zealand spirits, selected beers, juices and soft drinks are available throughout Coral Adventurer’s multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including the Explorer bar on the sundeck which offers an excellent spot to enjoy sunset drinks with 180-degree views. Other beverages include 24-hour coffee and a selection of teas.

Activities Aboard Coral Adventurer

Travelers interested in Coral Adventurer’s inner workings are invited to take an engine room tour. On select Indonesia and Pacific Island departures, those interested in the native cuisine may accompany a chef on a market tour. For the explorers aboard, two trademark Xplorer tenders seat all passengers at once in full seats with a covered overhead area and a swing-arm, forward-facing ramp that creates a walkway directly to the shore. These tenders are cradled on the aft of the Explorer Deck then hydraulically lowered to the Coral Deck where guests can easily embark and disembark right from the ship. Coral Adventurer’s six Zodiacs are raised and lowered from the Bridge Deck, enabling more intrepid exploration. On select Indonesia and Pacific Island departures, kayaks and/or a glass-bottom boat are also on board.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Coral Adventurer

Coral Adventurer features one suite category and four stateroom categories, all outside and above deck with portholes or view windows and en suite bathrooms. All cabins are serviced daily with optional laundry service available at an added fee. All staterooms are twin share and feature Australian decorations that complement the informal yet upscale atmosphere found throughout the ship. Common to all cabins are a wardrobe, desk, arm chair and ample storage space. Cabin amenities include a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and an alarm clock. Electrical outlets are 10amp, accommodating two or three pins.

Coral Deck Stateroom aboard Coral Adventurer with bed, chair, and porthole.
Coral Deck Stateroom

#301-312: Junior king bed (configurable into two singles), twin portholes and compact en-suite with toilet and shower. Approximately 183 square feet.

Promenade Deck Stateroom aboard Coral Adventurer small ships with chair, bed, and window.
Promenade Deck Stateroom

#401-416: Junior king bed (configurable into two singles), large picture window and compact en-suite with toilet and shower. Approximately 183 square feet.

Explorer Deck Stateroom aboard Coral Adventurer with desk, bed and veranda.
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

#501-528: Junior king bed (configurable into two singles), private balcony with seating for two, and compact en-suite with toilet and shower. Approximately 230 square feet.

Bridge Deck Stateroom aboard Coral Adventurer with veranda and large bed.
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

#603-604: Junior king bed (configurable into two singles), private balcony featuring French windows and seating for two, and compact en-suite with toilet and shower. Approximately 230 square feet.

Bridge Deck Suite aboard Coral Adventurer with large bed, verandah, and sectional couch.
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

#601-602: King bed (configurable into two singles); 86-sq-ft private balcony with outdoor daybed and lounge chairs; lounge area; complimentary minibar restocked daily; coffee machine; and outside-facing ensuite with picture window, bath and separate shower. Approximately 600 square feet.

Coral Adventurer deck plan showing coral, promenade, explorer, bridge and vista decks.
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