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Coral Princess

Discover the idyllic world of the Great Barrier Reef––tropical islands, breathtaking coral reefs and abundant marine life––while cruising aboard the CORAL PRINCESS. This 25-cabin expedition cruiser provides the intimacy of a yacht and is known for its hospitable “Aussie” crew, experts at creating camaraderie with passengers from around the globe. Designed specifically to navigate the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this impeccably crafted vessel is ideal for exploring the wonders of Australia’s spectacular northeastern coast and to call at remote coral reefs inaccessible to larger ships.

The onboard marine biologist/naturalist will provide insight into the Great Barrier Reef’s amazing aquatic 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.

Each newly refurbished outside cabin features two twin beds or one double bed, private bathroom facilities and air conditioning with individual climate control.

Meals are served daily in single, unassigned seatings in the dining room, where a skilled chef specializes in Australian cuisine prepared with local ingredients, including fresh seafood. Complimentary coffee and tea are available around the clock. 

Public areas include two lounges, a bar, reference library and boutique. Recreational facilities include a sun deck, spa pool and comprehensive dive shop that provides an array of swimming, snorkeling and diving accessories and equipment.

Australia & New Zealand


Australia & New Zealand                       
January 30 - February 12, 2011

This spectacular 14-day journey captures the essence––the stark contrasts, magnificent natural wonders and dynamic cultures––of Australia and New Zealand, from the Southern Alps and Sydney’s glittering skyline, to the underwater jewels of the Great Barrier Reef and the primeval tones of the didgeridoo. Accompanied by a marine biologist, explore the Great Barrier Reef for three-nights aboard the intimate CORAL PRINCESS, designed specifically to navigate remote reefs, inlets and small islands and outfitted with a glass-bottom boat and snorkeling equipment to discover the wonders of the underwater world. Experience the remote beauty of New Zealand: enjoy a nature cruise of Milford Sound’s spectacular fjords; see the stunning vistas of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountains from Bob’s Peak; and dine with a Christchurch family in their home. Stay in sophisticated Sydney, Australia, renowned for its architecture and harbor setting; visit the world famous Sydney Opera House; and learn about the rich heritage of the Aborigines. An exclusive two-night Auckland Pre-Program Option and a two-night Ayers Rock Post-Program Option are offered.






Explore one of nature's greatest wonders––the Great Barrier Reef––with a marine biologist during a three-night cruise aboard the intimate expedition style CORAL PRINCESS, designed specifically to navigate remote reefs, inlets and small islands not accessible to larger ships and equipped with a glass-bottom boat and snorkeling equipment.

Enjoy a special nature cruise of Milford Sound’s spectacular fjords.

Savor the charms of Christchurch, “the most English city outside of England,” where you will have a unique opportunity to dine with a local family in their home.

Explore cosmopolitan Sydney during a three-night stay, including a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House.

Learn about the rich heritage of Aborigines in Cairns. 

Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $4195 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