Coral Princess or Captain Cook cruise experience

Old Mar 23rd, 2003, 12:01 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 45
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Coral Princess or Captain Cook cruise experience

Hello everyone,
There sounds like a very interesting island cruise option for four days exploring the GBR. Would love to hear from anyone who has done this or knows these two companies. Cheers!
travelgrl is offline  
Old Mar 29th, 2003, 11:59 AM
  #2  
TC
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We took the Coral Princess cruise. It was wonderful. Great crew, small group of travelers, wonderful locations for diving and snorkeling, excellent food, very good accommodations. The rooms are small, but quite comfortable. There was always plenty of hot water for showers. Very clean, very safe - good check in proceedures before departing from each mooring to make sure all divers were on board. We really enjoyed the crew/staff. Everyone does double/triple duty so you get to know them in every capacity. Lots of fun evenings fishing off the back of the boat with crew or playing games in the lounge. Everyone got to know everyone else. Naturalist on board was a big plus. Wonderful beach bar-b-que at one stop. Top notch experience. I would go again in an instant. One of the best ways to see the reef. More questions? email me: [email protected]
TC is offline  
Old Mar 30th, 2003, 10:49 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 45
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks TC for the reply. Have heard varying reports from folks and I guess it all depends on the weather. Just curious what time of year you went?
travelgrl is offline  
Old Mar 30th, 2003, 03:53 PM
  #4  
TC
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We were there in April. Weather was wonderful the entire time.
TC is offline  
Old Mar 30th, 2003, 08:14 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Did you take the cruise that goes north to Lizard and the ribbon reef or the southerly which seems to be the most advertised run. Do you know which provides the best reef snorkling experience?
john2003 is offline  
Old Mar 31st, 2003, 07:40 PM
  #6  
TC
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
John, We did the 3 night, Cairns to Townsville cruise. It was just the right amount of time. We also spent a few nights at Silky Oaks Lodge with another day trip to the reef as part of a three week holiday in Australia. We visited Sydney, Adelaide and then the GBR area.
TC is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
marcia
Australia & the Pacific
9
Apr 9th, 2007 08:40 AM
susiesan
Australia & the Pacific
6
Mar 15th, 2007 12:41 PM
MaeT
Australia & the Pacific
7
Nov 16th, 2004 07:47 PM
TracyL
Australia & the Pacific
14
Feb 26th, 2004 04:12 AM
debbie
Cruises
5
Oct 30th, 2002 03:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:13 PM.