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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Coral Princess unveils 20th Anniversary Kimberley Cruising Season

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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.

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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.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Ultimate Outback 2014 Rail Cruise Sale! From $10,999pp twin share

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Ultimate Outback Rail and Cruise package


Lead in price from $10,999 per person twin share. Inclusions are;

·         Gold Service accommodation with all onboard meals on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

·         3 nights' accommodation in Darwin at Darwin Central Hotel

·         WWII Bombing of Darwin, The Forgotten War

·         Full Day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Tour

·         10 nights onboard Oceanic Discoverer from Darwin to Broome including all onboard meals

·         3 nights' accommodation in Broome at the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

·         Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

·         $50 Sunset Bar & Grill voucher, Cable Beach
Suite 5, 339 Cambridge, Wembley WA 6014
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Discover the Kimberley and Lesser Sunda Islands with Silversea

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Explore the remote Kimberley region and the Lesser Sunda Islands on this 12-day cruise from Broome to Bali on board Silversea’s Silver Discoverer.

Silver Discoverer’s voyage through this stunning part of the world will provide guests with the rare opportunity to witness the spectacular tidal change at Montgomery Reef, photograph King George’s towering twin falls and observe the unique wildlife of Komodo.

Departing Broome on 12 May 2014, guests will cruise the northernmost part of Western Australia, discovering the remote and rugged landscape of the Kimberley Coast. Heading north, Silver Discoverer will then visit Lomblem Island, Komodo and West Sumba in Indonesia before guests disembark in Benoa, Bali on 24 May 2014.

Prices are per person starting from AU$10,550 double occupancy. Silversea’s fares include all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus designed by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; and all gratuities.

For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Win a Kimberley Cruise aboard Orion





10-NIGHTS ON THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION WORTH $21,600


You can win an unforgettable 10-night Kimberley expedition cruise for two aboard the magnificent National Geographic Orion. This prize may be taken on any sailing from Darwin or Broome between May and August 2014.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Top ten reasons to join Lindblad Orion Kimberley Expedition

Explore with the top expedition team: Nine specialist expedition team members allow for small groups, varied viewpoints and participation at the activity level you prefer. Tools for exploring, including a fleet of 12 Zodiac landing craft that allow for quick disembarkation, plus hydrophones to listen to and record the vocalisations of marine mammals, plus more. Learn from a National Geographic photographer and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sven-Olof Lindblad's Kimberley experience aboard Orion

October 2013

Dear Fellow Traveller,

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of travelling, unfortunately briefly, on National Geographic Orion in the Kimberley, but that short visit made quite an impact. I have said repeatedly that Australians have amazing geographies in their backyard and the idea that a region so stunning and filled with marvels is an easy voyage away, is truly remarkable. As one who has spent a lifetime exploring remote and pristine parts of the globe, I believe the Kimberley ranks as one of the most spirit-expanding places I have ever visited.

Our job is to provide meaningful expedition experiences for our guests and in the Kimberley we have incredible resources: an expedition team with ten years of local experience, augmented by knowledgeable Lindblad Expedition veterans, for a staff- to-guest ratio that ensures an exceptional experience. Plus, the best expedition ship in the region, National Geographic Orion, is equipped with a first-class suite of exploration tools to reveal the many facets of the Kimberley.

Then, when you have the prospect of a Kimberley experience before you, isn't it great to know that you'll make memories and have a visual record, too? On National Geographic Orion, you can confidently assume it. A National Geographic photographer and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor accompany every departure this season—to inspire and help you. I find that guests who might never have considered themselves photographers get involved in the photography fun aboard and end up thrilled with their results, whether they're using a smartphone camera, a point-and-shoot, or sophisticated gear.

I am very gratified that the Kimberley is part of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic global expedition portfolio. On behalf of our enthusiastic team, I look forward to welcoming you aboard and to sharing a Kimberley adventure with you in 2014.

All the best,
Sven-Olof Lindblad



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Coral Princess Cruises releases Kimberley '2014 Waterfall Season' Savings


Australia's pioneer of small-ship expedition cruising Coral Princess Cruises is offering 'Waterfall Season' specials of between 15 and 25 per cent off normal prices on their 10-night Kimberley Coast expeditions. The savings are valid on three April 2014 departures aboard their state-of-the-art 72 passenger small ship Oceanic Discoverer or the fully-refurbished 35-metre catamaran Coral Princess.

The Kimberley wilderness of Western Australia is three times larger than England with a population of just 30,000. Coral Princess's voyages between Darwin and Broome cruise through one of the planet's oldest and most awe-inspiring scenery and landscapes. Exploring the Kimberley Coast in April, immediately following the 'wet season', affords guests the unique opportunity to experience the region's spectacular waterfalls in their full grandeur. 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.

Waterfall Season prices for the 10-night Kimberley cruise aboard Oceanic Discoverer start at $7,641.50 per person, twin share in a Main Deck (Category B) Stateroom and $6,281.50 in a Cabin category room aboard Coral Princess. For even greater savings, Coral Princess Cruises Platinum and Gold Xplorers club members can combine the 15% Waterfall Season savings with their 10% past guest discount, bringing the total saving to 25%. Silver Xplorers club members receive an additional 5% discount on top of the Waterfall Season savings. The reduced 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. The discounts apply to all new bookings on selected April 2014 departures and are available on new bookings until 31 October 2013, or until sold out.

Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship expedition cruising on the Kimberley Coast in 1996 and has 34 departures scheduled across the 2014 season, which runs between April and October. 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, a guideline applying to foreign owned and flagged operators in the region. 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.

For further information and reservations contact Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079 545 or visit www.coralprincess.com.au.