The Expeditioner Blog
One of our most popular and recommended Kimberley cruising partners Coral Expeditions has just this week released their 2019 Kimberley cruise schedule. Although 2019 might seem a long way off, and you might think you have plenty of time to book your cruise, the incredible popularity of Kimberley cruising means that many of the peak season dates will be quickly snapped up.
If you’re wanting to travel in June and July – traditionally the busiest time of year (mainly for southern folks trying to escape the winter chill for a bit of warmth in the Kimberley) it’s best not to delay. By booking early you can pick the most suitable cruise date, and you’re more likely to secure your first-choice cabin type. Often, this means that you need to book your Kimberley cruise 12 to 18 months in advance to be sure you don’t miss out.
Coral Expeditions were one of the true pioneers of Kimberley Cruising. In fact, they were the first major operator to plan expeditions along the length of this outback coast back in 1996. Today, their ten-night adventure cruise itinerary between Darwin and Broome (and vice versa) remains as popular as ever for travellers. When you take to the seas on one of Coral Expeditions’ adventure cruises you are assured of seeing all of the Kimberley’s must see icons, from the Horizontal Falls to Montgomery Reef, King George Falls and King Cascades to the world’s oldest Aboriginal rock art. And, on top of that you will travel with some of the Kimberley’s best expert guides, they will make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Whilst Coral Expeditions recently announced a new small ship will join their fleet for the latter half of the 2019 Kimberley season, to date we’re received dates and prices for Coral Discoverer and Coral Expeditions I. Here’s a summary of what’s on offer for 2019.
Coral Discoverer 2019 Kimberley Cruises
The ‘big sister’ of the Coral Expeditions fleet, Coral Discoverer was purpose-built with Kimberley cruises in mind. At 63 metres in length and accommodating just 72 guests, Coral Discoverer truly is equipped for adventure. Following a recent refurbishment in Singapore (to the tune of several million dollars) her reputation as one of the Kimberley’s best expedition ships cannot be denied. Her new Balcony Staterooms are incredibly popular – so if you want to secure one of those on 2019 departures we suggest you get in touch with us right away.
A classic catamaran carrying 46 guests, Coral Expeditions I offers incredible value Kimberley cruises. You’ll enjoy exactly the same itinerary as on board Coral Discoverer, whilst cruising in the intimate surrounds of a comfortable coastal cruiser. Like Coral Discoverer, Coral Expeditions I travels with a unique Explorer excursion tender, a fleet of zodiacs and some top notch Kimberley guides who will be on hand to help you understand geology, wildlife, ancient cultures and more.
10 Nights Darwin to Broome
29 March 2019
19 April 2019
12 July 2019
02 August 2019
23 August 2019
10 Nights Broome to Darwin
08 April 2019
29 April 2019
22 July 2019
12 August 2019
02 September 2019
2019 Coral Expeditions I Kimberley Cruise Fares:
Deluxe Stateroom: $10,790 per person twin share
Upper Deck Stateroom: $10,290 per person twin share
Stateroom: $9,890 per person twin share
Cabin: $8,690 per person twin share
Already our Kimberley Cruising specialists have a list of expeditioners champing at the bit to secure their 2019 Kimberley cruise, so don’t miss out and give us a call today on 1800 90 20 80 to secure your place and ask about our added bonuses when you book early.