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Coral Princess II
 

Accommodations

Coral Princess II
Discover the idyllic world of tropical islands, breathtaking coral reefs and abundant marine life while cruising aboard the Coral Princess II. This intimate expedition cruiser is acclaimed for its exceptional crew, which embodies Australian hospitality and is known for establishing a strong sense of camaraderie with passengers from around the globe. Designed specifically to navigate the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this impeccably crafted ship is the perfect vessel for exploring the wonders of the Coral Sea. With only 22 staterooms, it offers the personal feel of a yacht, and its enhanced navigability enables it to call at remote coral reefs and small islands inaccessible to larger ships. Each tastefully appointed stateroom is outside and features two twin beds or one double bed, private bathroom facilities and air conditioning. Meals are served daily in a singe, open seating in the dining room, where skilled chefs specialize in Australian cuisine prepared with local ingredients, including the region's legendary fresh seafood. Complimentary coffee and tea are available around the clock. Public areas include the lounge, bar, reference library, boutique and the spa pool on the sun deck. The Coral Princess II features an onboard marine biologist who enthusiastically shares his knowledge of an insights into the Great Barrier Reef's amazing array of marine life during excursions and lectures. The ship is also equipped with a special glass-bottom boat for viewing the wonders of the underwater universe in dry comfort.

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside - Queenstown, New Zealand
The first-class, three-story Novotel Queenstown Lakeside enjoys an ideal setting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. The hotel, built in 1987 and renovated in 2007, is centrally located in downtown Queenstown, just a few steps from popular shopping and dining venues. Spacious accommodations provide modern amenities and contemporary decor. 

Luxmore Hotel - Te Anau, New Zeland
The two-story Luxmore Hotel is located in the center of the beautiful New Zealand town of Te Anau. The township takes its name from New Zealand's second largest lake, which is located only 100 meters from the front steps of the hotel. The hotel was built in 1970 and renovated in 1996. Accommodations provide modern amenities, clean lines and modern decor. 

Copthorne Central Hotel - Christchurch, New Zealand
The four-star Copthorne Central Hotel overlooks Christchurch's beautiful Victoria Square and the tranquil Avon River. The hotel is only a four-minute walk from the center of the city. Built in 1974 and renovated in 2002, the hotel's contemporary architecture is completed by comfortable accommodations, modern amenities and striking city views. 

Menzies Hotel - Sydney, Australia
Embracing Sydney’s best location, The Menzies Sydney Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Sydney City with famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Royal Botanical Gardens all a short stroll away. With Sydney at its finger tips The Menzies Sydney Hotel offers an unparalleled standard of personal service in time-honored tradition.

Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Hotel - Cairns, Australia
The superior first-class Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Hotel is set in 45 hectares of lush tropical gardens, just a five-minute walk from the beach or the palm-fringed beachside village of Palm Cove, dotted with outdoor cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and convenience ships. The hotel was built in 1989 and renovated in 2006. Each guestroom features modern amenities and a private outdoor terrace or balcony overlooking one of the resort's seven swimming pools or the golf course.



Australia & New Zealand 2009

 

Australia & New Zealand                        this trip can be booked
March 1 - 14, 2009
                                  with Tahiti & Polynesia

Join us on this fascinating adventure to the great Down Under, a perfect introduction to island nations of New Zealand and Australia. Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Kiwi hospitality. Marvel at the glittering architecture of Sydney, hear the primeval tones of the digeridoo and delve into the age-old traditions of the Aborigines. Cruise on an old-fashioned coal-powered steamer on Lake Wakatipu, see the mountainous fjords of Milford Sound and revel in the classic English charm of the delightful town of Christchurch. Your journey culminates with an exclusive 3-night cruise aboard the intimate Coral Princess along the Great Barrier Reef, one of nature's greatest treasures. Designed specifically to navigate remote reefs, inlets and small islands not accessible to larger ships, this stylish vessel is known for the warm Aussie hospitality of its crew, which includes a full-time marine biologist who will share his expertise with you through the cruise.



 

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

INCLUDED FEATURES

EXCLUSIVE GOHAGAN TRAVEL SERVICES

AUCKLAND PRE-PROGRAM OPTION

A carefully crafted itinerary available only from Gohagan & Company that encompasses the richness and diversity of New Zealand and Australia from Queenstown and the charming city of Christchurch to Sydeny and the Great Barrier Reef.

Exceptional cruise accommodations aboard the exclusively chartered Coral Princess, an inviting small ship with only 25 staterooms.

Unique opportunities to experience the region's cultures, including a specially arranged meal with local families in New Zealand.

Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $4495 per person, plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.


Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 alumni@tulane.edu