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TravMedia_Australia_medium-sized_1633141_Coral_Expeditions_-_The_Kimberley_Cruise_-_King_George_RiverUnrivalled guest satisfaction, local expertise, ships built for the Kimberley and unbeatable value for travel in 2024. 

With the much-anticipated 2024 Kimberley season now well underway, Coral Expeditions modern fleet of three purpose-built expedition ships and experienced Australian crew are setting the pace and proving most popular with Australian explorers and travel agents. The following unique attributes benefit guests and create unforgettable experiences.

  • The current customer NPS (Net Promoter Score) is an impressive 85, a clear 30 points ahead of the next best operator, showcasing the care and attention taken to deliver a true Kimberley experience. To date, 97% of guests have rated their overall satisfaction at 5/5.
  • Operating over 45 departures between April and October, Coral Expeditions offers the most opportunity for guests to explore the Kimberley each year across the diverse seasons.
  • Designed for the Kimberley, the small ships and unique tenders ensure guests spend on average twice as much time off ship and on expedition. This eliminates queues and waiting times allowing guests to go further and explore more.
  • Unique Xplorer tenders and hydraulic aft platform ensure guests can step on and off the excursion vessels with ease. This allows greater comfort and safety enabling extended time in nature without heat and weather exposure associated with zodiacs or closed lifeboat tenders. No other cruise line globally has engineered in this way with real expedition access in mind.
  • Design capabilities of shallow draft and the benefit of their Australian flag ensure that Coral Expeditions can access the most extensive array of areas and visit many more places than are achievable on larger foreign cruise lines.
  • Passengers have no need to carry passports and waste valuable days detouring to Indonesian waters as is common on larger foreign lines.
  • Being designed for the tropics and not redeployed polar ships, guests enjoy spacious outdoor settings, along with open air bars and dining areas that connect guests with the Kimberley landscape and the warm embrace of the tropics.
  • The knowledge and care of an expert expedition team and Guest Lecturers, with many having decades of experience interpreting the places, tides, and seasons of the Kimberley so guests are always in the right place at the right time.

Having led operations at Coral Expeditions for more than 20 years, Managing Director Mark Fifield states “I find the most powerful and unique aspects of our product to be the interaction and connection forged between guests that come from differing backgrounds who instantly unite with like minds and the enjoyment of been able to explore and learn about these remote areas. Our voyages forge relationships that create lasting friendships, well beyond the cruise. With no barriers such as assigned dining areas or excursion rosters, there is an inclusive culture that ensures guests and crew come together on a shared adventure. This creates a relaxed environment that evokes banter and a spirit of camaraderie that is truly unique to our small ship experience”.


Season change from chasing waterfalls to inspiring whale encounters: 

As the transition into winter occurs, the season and the mood of the Kimberley change. Powerful waterfalls subside, and the humid days become milder, offering the perfect antidote to the colder weather of the southern states. Coral Expeditions’ journeys are also joined by up to 40,000 humpback whales who converge into the region to find sanctuary and rear their newborn calves. This creates an enriching experience amongst all the usual highlights of the Kimberley coast. There are still over 25 departure dates this year through until October.

Unbeatable value and availability: 

The 2024 and 2025 seasons are presenting some of the best value ever for those wishing to explore the Kimberley for the first time or travellers wanting to reconnect and revisit these ever-changing environs. As well as being the best quality experience, Coral Expeditions has the following compelling travel deals in market:

  • Save up to 25% on remaining staterooms for the Whale Season from June to October in 2024.
  • Solo Traveller supplements have been waived through the remainder of 2024 and on forward into 2025 for selected Promenade and Explorer deck staterooms categories.
  • The Cruise, Fly and Explore package is now open for 2025 including return domestic airfares, transfers and pre-cruise accommodation when guests book in Explorer Deck staterooms and Bridge Deck suites on the Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer, or a Promenade Deck (Category A) on the Coral Discoverer.

The Cairns-based team of experienced reservations staff is on hand to assist guests and travel advisors with bookings or enquiries. Call them on 1800 079 545 or email explore@coralexpeditions.com and let them assist you.