This is the ultimate expedition voyage – 18 leisurely days starting in vibrant Singapore and ending in Darwin, gateway to northern Australia. In between you will sample the diversity of the Indonesian archipelago with excursions to Way Kambas National Park, the historic caldera of Anak Krakatua, and the rarely visited Karimunjawa National Park. You will experience a bustling Indonesian town – Surabaya – with opportunities to shop and eat locally. Disembark on two very different islands – black volcanic Lombok and windswept Sumba. Enjoy some of Nusa Tenggara’s best snorkeling at Pulao Alor before arriving in Darwin. Home will never be the same again!

Highlights


• Swim, snorkel, dive or view incomparable coral and sea life at numerous sites including the Thousand Islands, Karimunjawa and Pulau Moyo National Parks

• Seek to spot endangered species at Way Kambas National Park

• Hike on the still active Anak Krakatua

• Embrace the bustling hub of Java’s second largest city Surabaya, and lose yourself in the romance of the colonial old town

• View the famed dragons at heritage-listed Komodo Island

• Visit the highly skilled Ikat weavers of Sumba

• Climb to the top of Kelimutu volcano to experience the tri-coloured crater lakes

Embark Coral Discoverer at 4pm and depart the harbour at 5pm > Captain’s welcome drinks and Singapore skyline vista
Village life and local interaction > traditional martial arts display > visit Opium House
Welcome ceremony at Rainbow Beach, Tanjung Tinggi > rock-hop ‘painted beachboulders’ > explore undeveloped beachfront
Last refuge for rarely seen Javanese Rhinoceros > sanctuary for variety of Monkeys, Deer and Birdlife > Park Ranger guided walk through pristine rainforest to grazing grounds > swim from the unspoilt beach
Cruise the Sunda Strait that separates Sumatra and Java > Travel ashore to view (and hike!) Anak Krakatua, a young volcano by geological standards
Discover the ‘Thousand Islands’, home to a multitude of fish and sea life > snorkel, dive or swim to your heart’s content
Cruise the Java coast > enjoy on board facilities and information sessions prepared by our Expedition Team as we plan for the days ahead
Uncover Karimunjawa archipelago’s pristine beaches and coral reefs > join numerous water activities > hike the low hills through lush forests
Explore Old Surabaya and her colonial past > stroll the alleys of Kampung Arab, the largest Arab District in Indonesia > experience the melting pot of Pabean Market > visit Chinatown and embrace the hustle and bustle > watch Potehi Puppets at the temple
Make landfall on the north shore of Lombok > join local transport to drive to the foothills of Mt Rinjani, Lombok’s highest peak > walk through jungle to spectacular Sendang Gile Waterfall > look for monkeys and colourful birdlife > set sail towards Sumbawa Island
Walk to aqua blue inland lake created by volcanic eruption > therapeutic swim > fabulous snorkelling on surrounding reefs in Flores Sea
Uncover UNESCO World Heritage Komodo National Park > join local rangers on a guided walk to view Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizard > relax on Pink Beach and enjoy water activities > visit the Atlas Pearl Farm and see pearl propagation techniques > taste oyster sashimi
Visit a traditional Sumbanese village with unique ‘peaked’ roof architecture > learn about marapu (religious) traditions > see the megalithic burial sites > observe famed Ikat weavers in action
Land on Flores and take a scenic drive to 1,639 metre Kelimutu volcano > local guides lead us up the slopes of the volcano, with regular stops to admire the view of the tri-coloured lakes > photography opportunities abound
Enjoy some of Nusa Tenggara’s best snorkelling and diving over world class coral sea gardens > learn about indigenous tribal groups renowned for their Moko drum culture > visit a traditional village built halfway up the mountainside
Last opportunity to swim in tropical waters of Indonesian marine park > visit bustling township of Kupang, steeped in history > Captain Bligh landed after epic voyage from Tonga > set sail towards Darwin
A day of relaxation on board as we cruise across the Timor Sea > reminisce about adventures enjoyed with the Expedition Team and new friends > join the Captain and crew for Captain’s farewell drinks
Welcome to Australia > our expedition concludes on arrival in Darwin at 8am
This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Main Deck B

$ 16995 AUD pp
Main Deck B
Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Category B) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Main Deck A

$ 17575 AUD pp
Main Deck A
Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature large, twin porthole windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade B

$ 18035 AUD pp
Promenade B
Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade, our two Promenade Deck (Category B) staterooms are 15sqm (160 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.

Promenade A

$ 18795 AUD pp
Promenade A
Encircled by a full-ship promenade, our twenty spacious Promenade Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Bridge Deck Balcony

$ 20225 AUD pp
Bridge Deck Balcony
Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, our five spacious Bridge Deck Balcony staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature private balconies opening out from french windows providing comfortable indoor outdoor living, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Promenade Deck B Sole

$ 27053 AUD pp
Promenade Deck B Sole
Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade, our two Promenade Deck (Category B) staterooms are 15sqm (160 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.

Coral Discoverer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 63 metres

Passenger Capacity: 72 (in 36 rooms)

Built: 2005 / Refurbished: 2016

Coral Discoverer's shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.

Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications in Cairns, Australia, with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your experience aboard Coral Discoverer will be unique.

FACILITIES ON BOARD

Limited wireless internet available. Service quality may vary on location and weather - Fully stocked cocktail bars - Spacious, modern dining room - Forward lounge - Reference library - Gift shop - Open bridge - Limited laundry facilities available - SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)

The Sun Deck is the hub of on board community living. This area is an undercover deck area complete with round bar with bar stools and sun deck with lounges and an area for outdoor exercise equipment.

ACCOMODATION

Following her full refurbishment in 2016, the Coral Discoverer offers five different grades of staterooms, ranging from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from french windows. All rooms are furnished with contemporary flair and feature original artwork, a small private en-suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning, an iPod dock, ample storage and Australian toiletries. All staterooms are serviced daily. Each stateroom is spacious, sized between 15sqm (161 square feet) to 20 sqm (215 square feet) and has either a balcony, feature picture windows or porthole windows. Most staterooms can be configured to either junior king or twin bedding.

Cabin layout for Coral Discoverer
Coral Discoverer

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