MV Coral Discoverer was previously known as Oceanic Discoverer and Oceanic Princess. It was built in 2005 and was last refurbished in November 2016. The lavish expedition cruise is operating in the regions of Australia and Oceania, sailing from the homeport Cairns, North Queensland. It is registered under the world-wide operation of the International Convention for the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea). Owned and flagged under the Australian Flag with the best and talented crew in their respective fields. It offers exclusive marine adventure trips for the discerning vacationer for 11, 12, 13 and a long trip of 25 nights.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
A couple of divers said the reefs were beautiful and filled with marine life
Divers said the dive instructors knew where to find the best diving spots
The food was exceptional and catered to particular preferences
Things we don't like:
A couple of people noted that they'd like smaller dive groups
Diving on the MV Coral Discoverer in Australia
MV Coral Discoverer
The 62 meters (approx. 207 feet) stunning liveaboard is categorized as a world-class cruise ship, which offers a seamless experience and exceptional onboard facilities. cruising at a speed of 14 knots per hour with the powerful engines installed. Cruising in the diverse areas of the Australian coastline offering a short trip of 11 nights to a long trip of 25 nights. The voyage includes abundant activities in-house and on land excursions planned day-to-day by the cruise director of Coral Discoverer. Traveling around the best destinations including Darwin, West Papua, Spice Islands, Cairns, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea and much more. You will get an opportunity to explore the diverse marine life, which includes thousands of fish species. The wildlife, waterfalls, untouched reefs, heritage and much more. Experience incredible diving at the most bio-diverse marine site Raja Ampat. What else you want to make your cruise adventure memorable?
The palatial vessel has everything that a vacationer needs to have an incredible stay on the cruise. The ornate interior of the liveaboard compliments well with the features, which are offered to the guests of Coral Discoverer. The chivalrous and genteel crew welcomes 72 travelers onboard with great hospitality. There are 36 grand cabins in total to accommodate the guests with the utmost facilities and comfort. The cabins are ranged from the Main deck to Bridge deck cabins. All these cabins feature en-suite facilities with private bathrooms, air-con, beautiful artwork, power sockets, storage area, branded toiletries with large windows. Almost every cabin has a private balcony except the lower deck cabins, which offers portholes so that guests staying in the lower deck cabins should not miss any view of the surrounding.
The ultra-modern liveaboard Coral Discoverer has 4 four decks – sundeck, bridge deck, promenade deck, and main deck. These deck features all the communal areas including indoor lounge, a cocktail bar with fancy high chairs, dining room, and partially covered sundeck with plenty of sun loungers and deck chairs for the travelers to enjoy the lazy noon with fresh sea breeze and turquoise blue water as far as you can see. The dive platform at the back of the boat provide comfort and make dive easier for the novice divers.
Food and Entertainment
The communal areas of the Coral Discoverer are not only ostentatious in design but also provide comfort, space, and entertainment. The indoor saloon has everything that keeps the guests entertained when they are not busy diving or other surface activities. It is fully air-conditioned and has a large flat-screen TV, DVDs, mini-library so that you can grab a book to pass your leisure time and board games. Other than entertainment, food has also given the major priority. The expert chef with his team prepares scrumptious food with International, Italian, and Seafood on the menu. Each day, guests can have a delicious surprise until they uncover the lid.
When to go
Australia is a tourism-friendly country by land and as well as water. It welcomes tourists from all over the world throughout the year. You can plan your dive cruise adventure with the exclusive floating resort – Coral Discoverer and make your vacation the most memorable one.