Coral Adventurer

capacity
120
year built
2018
length
306 feet
beam
56 feet
draft
15 feet
cruising speed
10-11 knots
flag
Australia

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.

Coral Adventurer Review

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

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.

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.