Coral Adventurer <br> 10 Night In the Trail of Tasman <br> Darwin Return

Coral Adventurer
10 Night In the Trail of Tasman
Darwin Return

Ship: Coral Adventurer
Cruise Line: Coral Expeditions
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Darwin, Sangliat Dol, Yamdena Island, Kei Islands, Fak Fak Coast, Triton Bay, Aru East, Lorentz National Park, Dobo, Darwin
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Darwin
Airport gateway (Departure) : Darwin



This morning at 07:00am board Coral Adventurer at Darwin’s Fort Hill Wharf, where there is time to settle in before our 09:00am departure.











This morning at 8:00am we arrive at Darwin’s Fort Hill wharf for disembarkation at 8:30am.


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Darwin is a modern city (largely because its previous incarnation was blown down by a cyclone) with sparkling buildings and broad streets. Its fortunes are built on the sugar and fruits from the plantations and forests, which enfold the city. Study Aboriginal art and pearl fishing in the city’s museums.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 11kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Crocodylus Park, Museum of Art and Science, Adelaide River

Sangliat Dol, Yamdena Island

Sangliat Dol, Yamdena Island
Latitude: 7°40'S
Longitude: 131°28'E

Sangliat Dol
This traditional village in the Tanimbar islands of Maluku is the centre of the ancient "boat" culture of Maluku. In the centre of the village is a stone boat. Not a boat that was ever meant to float, but a boat built to symbolise the arrival from the sea of the original inhabitants of Maluku. Most villages simply abandoned their giant stone boats and the culture that was attached when they were moved to the coast. But Sangliat Dol was different. Although on the coast a steep rise starting immediately from the foreshore meant that the original village built for safety and security on the hill top, was already close to the coast. The village of Sangliat Dol was therefore not required to move during the colonial period and the legacy of that is their giant stone boat and the culture associated with it remains intact today. A giant stone stair case leads from the beach to the hill top ceremonial area.

The village structure still follows the organisation of a boat today. The village head is seen as the Captain or Master "steering" the direction of the village. Many other positions of the village basically translate as "helmsman" "harpooner" "bailer boy" and other boat related names. There are two further figures in the structure the "herald" or "speaker" who is the father of the village and speaks for the village (traditionally basically in times of war) and the "sacrificer" or mother of the village. The mother and father of the village represent the cooperation as in a marriage to ensure the continuing existence of the village.


Kei Islands

Kei Islands – Wet landing
Latitude: 5°75′S
Longitude: 132°73'E

The Kei islands are part of Wallacea, the group of Indonesian islands that are separated by deep water from both the Asian and Australian continental shelves, and were never linked to either continent. As a result the Kei Islands have few native mammals and are part of the Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.


Fak Fak Coast

Triton Bay

Aru East

Lorentz National Park




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Coral Expeditions

Coral Expeditions

Welcome to Coral Expeditions -

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s leading small ship and expedition cruise line, with an unrivalled worldwide reputation for cruising excellence built over more than 30 years. Join them on award-winning 3,4 and 7 night Great Barrier Reef cruises or discover Australia’s ancient outback on an expedition to the remarkable Kimberley region or Cape York and Arnhem Land. Venture further afield into the South Pacific to discover mysterious Papua New Guinea, the exotic Spice Islands and Raja Ampat, explore the magical island cultures of Melanesia and savour the scenic beauty of ‘the land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand.


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Coral Adventurer

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has announced today with Norwegian shipbuilder Vard to build its fourth expedition cruise ship due to be delivered in mid-2019, with a further vessel intended to follow.
In the planning for over two years, this new ship is designed for ocean cruising to remote tropical areas and draws on the latest technical advances as well as Coral Expeditions’ 34 years of experience building and operating expedition ships.
Modern and rugged, the new ship will carry a maximum of only 120 guests in 60 cabins, preserving Coral Expeditions’ traditionally relaxed and intimate onboard atmosphere.
She will be Australian flagged and conform to the highest standards of build quality, operational redundancy, environmental compliance, and safety.
Vard is a Norwegian-headquartered company with nine shipyards globally and a long history of building complex and sophisticated ships to operate in the toughest conditions.
Custom-designed around its clientele and expedition-focused itineraries, the new ship will feature several of Coral Expeditions’ much-loved features:

  • Twin ‘Xplorer’ tenders mounted on hydraulic platforms that allow guests to embark and disembark for shore excursions without steps, queues or waiting
  • A natural light-filled lecture lounge equipped with modern technology for daily presentations and briefings by expedition experts
  • Facilities onboard to host scientific research missions and local exhibitors
  • Spacious communal areas, including a relaxed dining area which seats all guests
  • All outside-facing cabins with en-suite bathrooms; over half have private balconies
  • Open bridge policy and guest observation lounge overlooking the bridge
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor bars to see the world go by over a glass of Australian wine

The new ship will feature a modern Australian-designed interior with the colours and textures of tropical Queensland. Accommodations will be restful havens for guests returning from shore excursions and range from outside staterooms of 17 sq m (183 sq ft) to suites of 43 sq m (463 sq ft) with outside-facing bathrooms. Active stabilisers will ensure guest comfort in varied conditions.
The ship will join the Coral Expeditions fleet exploring the Kimberley region, Cape York and Arnhem Land (The Top of Australia), Papua New Guinea, the Spice Islands, Indonesia and the South Pacific. She will be in commercial operation from April 2019. More information will be released progressively.
The new ship will target guests who enjoy an intimate and destination-focused cruise experience that stands apart from mega-ship cruising.

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