Thursday, 29 March 2012

Coral Princess heads to the Kimberley following $1 million refurbishment


Coral Princess Cruises' 35 metre catamaran Coral Princess has
re-entered service following a $1 million upgrade. The small ship,
which is currently en route to Darwin on her 11-night Cape York and
Arnhem Land expedition, will commence the company's Kimberley season
on 6 April.

The 50 passenger Coral Princess, which operates alongside the
company's flagship Oceanic Discoverer in the Kimberley between April
and October each year, has received new, state-of-the-art engines,
expansive teak decking and a completely remodelled dining room and
lounge area as part of the full refurbishment. The new look dining
room offers significantly more space, incorporates a comfortable
lounge alcove, rejuvenated décor and modern furnishings. All
accommodations aboard the ship have also been upgraded, with plush
carpets and stylish artworks creating a warm and welcoming onboard
atmosphere.

Coral Princess founder and Managing Director Tony Briggs said he
"couldn't be happier" with the ship's new look and initial reaction
from guests has been very pleasing. "This is a significant upgrade of
Coral Princess and we've no doubt our guests will be very impressed by
the high quality amenities, furniture and fittings throughout the ship
when they step aboard" he said. "We're pleased we've been able to
incorporate modern stylings, whilst retaining the welcoming ambience
and 'home away from home' feeling our guests are accustomed to."

Coral Princess Cruises, an accredited eco-tourism operator, is
committed to the concept of sustainable cruising, and the ship's new
"whisper quiet" engines have been developed to minimise emissions.
Following recent sea trials off Cairns, Briggs said the ship's new
engines provide increased power and greater stability, along with
significantly improved fuel efficiency.

Australian-owned Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship
expedition cruising on the Kimberley coast in 1996 and has 34
departures scheduled across the 2012 season, which runs between April
and October. The company has rooms remaining available on several
departures. Coral Princess's fleet of three small ships also operate
year round cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, and further afield to
exotic destinations including Papua New Guinea, Melanesia and New
Zealand.

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