Coral Princess Cruises’ 50-passenger catamaran Coral Princess is presently undergoing a million-dollar refurbishment at its homeport in Cairns.

The ship will emerge from her dry dock with new interior and exterior teak furnishings, expansive teak decking, revitalised décor, a reconfigured dining room and lounge and new “whisper quiet” engines.

An accredited eco-tourism operator, the Australian-owned Coral Princess Cruises says that it is committed to the concept of sustainable cruising. And the new engines, according to the cruise line, minimise emissions and improve fuel efficiency while providing increased power and stability.

The 35-metre expedition ship will resume service on the Great Barrier Reef in February, operating alongside her sister ship Coral Princess II. In April she returns to the Kimberley where she will sail alongside the company’s flagship Oceanic Discoverer till October.

Are you more attracted to cruising on ships that have been recently refurbished?