Coral Expeditions Set To Join Expedition Cruise Network

Coral Expeditions, Australia's pioneering cruise line, is set to join the Expedition Cruise Network

Coral Expeditions is joining the Expedition Cruise Network (ECN).

Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions ( is Australia’s most pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expeditions. Starting with environmentally sensitive cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, 40 years ago, the fleet has grown to a purpose-built ocean-going fleet featuring the intimate Coral Discoverer and the advanced flagship vessels Coral Adventurer and sister ship Coral Geographer. All ships feature the company’s trademark complement of multiple zodiacs and ‘Xplorer’ safari tender boats that take guests to shore quickly and comfortably.

Headquartered in Cairns, Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, Tasmania’s wilderness coast, Cape York and Arnhem Land, New Zealand and further afield to the small islands of New Guinea, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands, Japan and the East Indies including Sulawesi, Borneo, Komodo and Sumatra.

Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director for Coral Expeditions said “We are excited to become a part of Expedition Cruise Network. Our unique brand and authentic style of small ship expedition has always resonated with UK expeditioners and travel trade. Ours is a true expedition style with a focus on nature, culture and heritage and making lasting memories and connections between people and place. We consistently deliver best in class guests’ satisfaction with expert local knowledge and an approachable and warm Australian style. Once the best kept secret in travel, expedition cruising has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years with many new brands and styles available to customers and trade. We see value in being a part of the network and helping to educate agents and connect guests seeking enriching and immersive adventures from our key international market in the UK – whether it be for FIT guests, groups or even charter opportunities”.

Martin Johnson, co-founder and chair of Expedition Cruise Network said: “We are delighted to welcome Australia’s pioneering brand Coral Expeditions, which further diversifies the product UK agents can have access to through ECN. Our thoroughly diverse and global product provides agents with unrivalled knowledge of adventure and expedition cruise product.”