Australia's small ship cruise line Coral Princess Cruises have released details of their 2015 Kimberley Expedition season, an important milestone for the company as it celebrates its 20th year exploring the remarkable Kimberley Coast since pioneering cruising in the region in 1996. Now a bucket list trip for many Australians and a growing number of adventure cruise aficionados from around the world, Coral Princess has responded to soaring demand by opening up the 2015 expeditions for bookings well ahead of schedule.
Coral Princess operates a record 34 departures between April and October each year aboard two small ships; the state-of-the-art 72 guest Oceanic Discoverer and the newly refurbished 48 guest catamaran Coral Princess. As a 100% Australian-owned, flagged and staffed operation, Coral Princess guests avoid the need to transit an international port as part of their Kimberley itinerary and with a minimum of two landings most days Coral Princess guests will enjoy the opportunity to see more of the Kimberley and make the most of every minute of their expedition.
The Kimberley wilderness of Western Australia is three times larger than England with a population of just 30 000. Coral Princess's 10-night voyages between Darwin and Broome cruise through one of the planet's oldest and most awe-inspiring scenery and landscapes. From the towering 80-metre King George Falls, four-tiered Mitchell Falls and the iconic King Cascades to the amazing natural phenomenon of Horizontal Falls and lesser-known highlights such as swimming beneath beautiful Ruby Falls, Coral Princess's Kimberley itinerary includes all of the icons of this spectacular coast in unrivalled style and total comfort.
2015 prices for the 10-night Kimberley cruise aboard Oceanic Discoverer start at $9,190 per person in a Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom and $7,590 per person in a Cabin category room aboard Coral Princess. Prices include all meals, lectures and services of the all-Australian expedition staff and excursions aboard a fleet of zodiacs and the unique 'Xplorer' excursion tender.
Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship expedition cruising in Australia and the South Pacific in 1984. In addition to the Kimberley expedition, the company operates year-round small ship cruises on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, along with an enthralling 11-night Cape York & Arnhem Land adventure between Cairns and Darwin. Further afield, Papua New Guinea, the Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and the Raja Ampat and Spice Islands regions of Indonesia feature in the company's exciting range of itineraries throughout the South Pacific and South East Asia.
For further information and reservations contact Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079 545 or visit www.coralprincess.com.au.