Home grown cruise line, Coral Expeditions is marking the end of 2021 year in style with the launch of new Christmas voyages onboard its newest ship, Coral Geographer, with two unique shore excursions – a private charter flight to Longreach to spend an immersive day in the Queensland outback and a private sailing yacht to a Whitsundays beach lunch.
Coral has also lined up two gala dinners where passengers can taste 10 iconic Australian wines from Langton’s Classification, the premier guide to local fine wine, paired with the best of Queensland produce, creating a memorable dining experience onboard the ship.
“The Christmas season is traditionally a time to celebrate with family and friends. Our vision is to deliver an expedition occasion like no other. It has been a trying time for all over the past two years and we want our guests to get back to travel with a quintessential Queensland experience here at home,” said commercial director Jeff Gillies.
For the excursion , A Day in the Outbreak , guests will taken by private jet to Longreach in the heart of Queensland’s outback and connect with country life over a classic pub lunch and bask in the sunset over sundowners at the historic Rosebank station homestead before jetting back to the comfort of the ship.
The Sailing Yacht to a Whitsundays Lunch will take guests on a chartered yacht to Whitehaven Beach where they will sip chilled champagne and indulge in a barefoot seafood lunch on a white sandy beach returning under the “sound of sail at sunset” to the ship.
Coral is offering a 14-night cruise to the heart of the reef and the outback with prices starting from $11,990pp departing Cairns to Brisbane on December 5, 2021.
There’s also a 14-night voyage on Coral Geographer from Brisbane to Cairns with prices starting from $11,990pp departing on December 20, 2021.
The itineraries will explore Queensland’s Lizard and Magnetic Islands with guided nature walks; diving and snorkelling in the pristine waters of Osprey Reef and Ribbon Reef; endless encounters with marine life including dolphins, dugongs, sharks, rays and turtles during their annual hatching season.