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Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way

Enjoy 15 day cruise aboard Caledonian Sky discovering Western Australia. Experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises.

01 September, 2020 to 15 September, 2020 (reverse) Make a booking request for Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way, departing on 01 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Castle Standard Suite. From £ 8339 GBP pp
Suites on the Castle Deck measure 22.7 square metres and feature four port holes, en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.
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Caledonian Superior Suite £ 9175 GBP pp
Suites on the Caledonian Deck measure 21.6 square metres and feature en-suite bathrooms with bath tub and shower (except for suites 329, 330 and 331 which feature only a shower), spacious wardrobe and large window.
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Promenade Premium Suite £ 9585 GBP pp
The Premium Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a spacious wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower (cabins 431 and 432 feature a bathtub) and a large window.
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Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite £ 10419 GBP pp
Balcony Suites The Premium Balcony Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower and a private balcony measuring 5.6
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Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite £ 10665 GBP pp
The Premium Balcony Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower and a private balcony measuring 5.6
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Promenade Owner's Corner Suite £ 10959 GBP pp
The two corner suites on the Promenade Deck measure 22.6 square metres and feature one window facing to the side and two forward facing portholes, a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with shower.
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05 September, 2020 to 19 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way, departing on 05 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Castle Standard Suite. From £ 8339 GBP pp
Suites on the Castle Deck measure 22.7 square metres and feature four port holes, en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.
view cabin photo
Caledonian Superior Suite £ 9175 GBP pp
Suites on the Caledonian Deck measure 21.6 square metres and feature en-suite bathrooms with bath tub and shower (except for suites 329, 330 and 331 which feature only a shower), spacious wardrobe and large window.
view cabin photo
Promenade Premium Suite £ 9585 GBP pp
The Premium Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a spacious wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower (cabins 431 and 432 feature a bathtub) and a large window.
view cabin photo
Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite £ 10419 GBP pp
Balcony Suites The Premium Balcony Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower and a private balcony measuring 5.6
view cabin photo
Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite £ 10665 GBP pp
The Premium Balcony Suites on the Promenade Deck measure 20.2 square metres and feature a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with shower and a private balcony measuring 5.6
view cabin photo
Promenade Owner's Corner Suite £ 10959 GBP pp
The two corner suites on the Promenade Deck measure 22.6 square metres and feature one window facing to the side and two forward facing portholes, a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with shower.
view cabin photo

Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way itinerary:

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DAY 1 Arrive Perth
Arrive in Perth, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner.
DAY 2 Rottnest Island
Travel by ferry to Rottnest Island this morning, home to pristine bays, picturesque beaches, and of course – the lovable quokka. The island is a car-free zone which makes it ideal to explore either by bike or on foot. After a full day of exploring, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner this evening.
DAY 3 Rottnest Island, Perth
The morning is yours to further explore this beautiful island, before catching the ferry back to Perth later this afternoon. We can't think of a more fitting way to celebrate the end of your adventure than with a farewell dinner.
DAY 4 The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Geraldton
Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region home to the eerie limestone Pinnacles. These amazing natural structures were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Later arrive in Geraldton.
DAY 5 Geraldton, Kalbarri National Park
Today will be spent exploring Kalbarri and its surrounding areas, starting with the mighty Murchison River – Western Australia's second longest river. The views are incredible as the river winds its way through sandstone cliffs and out to the Indian Ocean. Next it's on to Kalbarri National Park, home to towering sea cliffs, deep gorges and rolling sandplains. Walk over the newly built Kalbarri Skywalk and take in the soaring views of the gorge. Completed in 2019, the two world-class skywalks reach over 100 metres in height.
DAY 6 Geraldton, Embark Ship
Set out on an in-depth exploration of this coastal city and see sights including the HMAS Sydney II memorial, which commemorates the loss of HMAS Sydney II in 1941. This afternoon transfer you to your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.
DAY 7 Abrolhos Islands
Today will be spent exploring the Abrolhos Islands. More than 120 unspoilt islands lay clustered here, spanning over 100 kilometres off Western Australia's north coast. Join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac for an in-depth discovery of this coastal wonderland. Large breeding colonies of sea birds can be found on the islands, with more than 90 different species currently identified. Keep watch for sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales as your expedition team member navigates through the turquoise waters. The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history, and the infamous Batavia wreck lies on the ocean floor on Morning Reef. The Batavia was wrecked in 1629 on her maiden voyage from Holland, the first of the Dutch ships lost off the west coast of Australia.
DAY 8 Shark Bay
Head to Ocean Park Aquarium, an award-winning, eco-friendly aquarium located on the shores of the Shark Bay Marine Park. While here, watch a shark feeding and learn about the conservation efforts of the aquarium, whose mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment while inspiring visitors to further appreciate the incredible oceans. Arrive in Shark Bay today, home to hidden bays, shimmering turquoise lagoons, remote peninsulas, towering limestone cliffs, and pristine white-sand beaches. Stretching more than 1,500 kilometres from Kalbarri to Carnarvon, Shark Bay became Western Australia's first World Heritage-listed area in 1991. The area is one of Western Australia's most biologically rich habitats. Its sheltered bays and beds of sea-grass provide the perfect habitat for dugongs, sea turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, stingrays, and sharks.
DAY 9 Dirk Hartog Island
As your ship cruises to Dirk Hartog Island today, enjoy a delicious homemade morning tea and set out on a guided exploration of the historic Homestead before cruising back to Denham. Enjoy a Signature Experience before heading to Surf Point, located on the southern end of the island. This incredible area is a sanctuary zone within the Shark Bay Marine Park and a vast array of marine life can be found here. Look for sharks schooling in the shallow waters before continuing to Steep Point, located just across South Passage. As the westernmost point of Western Australia, Steep Point provides a perfect vantage point to see the spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs, rising some 170 metres above sea level. The cliffs extend along the coast all the way to Kalbarri and are a great place for a spot of whale watching.
DAY 10 Coral Bay
Cruise outer Ningaloo Reef in search of humpback whales. These incredible creatures migrate through the coast near Ningaloo in pods from July right through to November. If you're lucky enough, perhaps catch a glimpse of them slapping their tails and fins as they play in the water. Today is sure to be a memorable one as you enjoy a special Signature Experience.
DAY 11 Muiron Islands
Cruise to the Muiron Islands today, consisting of the North Muiron and South Muiron islands, which are separated by a deep-water channel. Vibrantly coloured soft corals can be found in abundance here and the waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving – which is what you'll be doing today. Turtles love the soft corals here, so be sure to keep an eye out for them as you discover life underwater.
DAY 12 Montebello Islands
Arrive at the Montebello Islands Marine Park today and set out on a Zodiac exploration to discover its rich maritime heritage. The islands gained international attention when three British atomic weapons tests were carried out here in 1952 and 1956. To this day, concrete bunkers, monitoring stations, roads and scrap metal can still be found on some of the islands. The atomic weapons were exploded on Alpha and Trimouille islands, and on the warship HMS Plym, which was anchored on the west side of Trimouille Island. You'll have the chance to join your expedition team and step ashore on Trimouille Island to see the wreckage of the HMS Plym.
DAY 13 Karratha, Dampier Archipelago
Swap the water for the open skies today as you embark on a helicopter flight over the spectacular Dampier Archipelago. Located just off the coast of Dampier and Point Samson in the Pilbara region, the Dampier Archipelago is made up of 42 islands and islets. The contrast between the brilliant white beaches, turquoise waters, and the rugged Pilbara landscape is a sight to behold and you’ll be left speechless by the mesmerising views seen from the air. Be sure to keep an eye out for turtles, whales, dugongs and dolphins as you soar over this coastal wonderland. See the main salt lakes and iron ore industries in full swing as you fly down the western side of the peninsula before heading back to Karratha Airport.
DAY 14 Rowley Shoals, Mermaid Reef, Cunningham Island
Join your expedition team, hop aboard a Zodiac and head to pristine Mermaid Reef, home to over 200 species of hard coral. Catch your first glimpse of life below the surface during a snorkelling expedition before continuing to Cunningham Island, where more snorkelling awaits. Adventure continues as your ship cruises into the Rowley Shoals Marine Park. This incredible area is made up of three coral atolls that are believed to have been formed over 10 million years ago. Home to clear lagoons, untouched coral gardens and an abundance of marine life, Rowley Shoals is a true marine paradise. You'll find some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites here.
DAY 15 Disembark Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to the Airport.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to the Airport.
Join your expedition team, hop aboard a Zodiac and head to pristine Mermaid Reef, home to over 200 species of hard coral. Catch your first glimpse of life below the surface during a snorkelling expedition before continuing to Cunningham Island, where more snorkelling awaits. Adventure continues as your ship cruises into the Rowley Shoals Marine Park. This incredible area is made up of three coral atolls that are believed to have been formed over 10 million years ago. Home to clear lagoons, untouched coral gardens and an abundance of marine life, Rowley Shoals is a true marine paradise. You'll find some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites here.
Swap the water for the open skies today as you embark on a helicopter flight over the spectacular Dampier Archipelago. Located just off the coast of Dampier and Point Samson in the Pilbara region, the Dampier Archipelago is made up of 42 islands and islets. The contrast between the brilliant white beaches, turquoise waters, and the rugged Pilbara landscape is a sight to behold and you’ll be left speechless by the mesmerising views seen from the air. Be sure to keep an eye out for turtles, whales, dugongs and dolphins as you soar over this coastal wonderland. See the main salt lakes and iron ore industries in full swing as you fly down the western side of the peninsula before heading back to Karratha Airport.
Arrive at the Montebello Islands Marine Park today and set out on a Zodiac exploration to discover its rich maritime heritage. The islands gained international attention when three British atomic weapons tests were carried out here in 1952 and 1956. To this day, concrete bunkers, monitoring stations, roads and scrap metal can still be found on some of the islands. The atomic weapons were exploded on Alpha and Trimouille islands, and on the warship HMS Plym, which was anchored on the west side of Trimouille Island. You'll have the chance to join your expedition team and step ashore on Trimouille Island to see the wreckage of the HMS Plym.
Cruise to the Muiron Islands today, consisting of the North Muiron and South Muiron islands, which are separated by a deep-water channel. Vibrantly coloured soft corals can be found in abundance here and the waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving – which is what you'll be doing today. Turtles love the soft corals here, so be sure to keep an eye out for them as you discover life underwater.
Cruise outer Ningaloo Reef in search of humpback whales. These incredible creatures migrate through the coast near Ningaloo in pods from July right through to November. If you're lucky enough, perhaps catch a glimpse of them slapping their tails and fins as they play in the water. Today is sure to be a memorable one as you enjoy a special Signature Experience.
As your ship cruises to Dirk Hartog Island today, enjoy a delicious homemade morning tea and set out on a guided exploration of the historic Homestead before cruising back to Denham. Enjoy a Signature Experience before heading to Surf Point, located on the southern end of the island. This incredible area is a sanctuary zone within the Shark Bay Marine Park and a vast array of marine life can be found here. Look for sharks schooling in the shallow waters before continuing to Steep Point, located just across South Passage. As the westernmost point of Western Australia, Steep Point provides a perfect vantage point to see the spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs, rising some 170 metres above sea level. The cliffs extend along the coast all the way to Kalbarri and are a great place for a spot of whale watching.
Head to Ocean Park Aquarium, an award-winning, eco-friendly aquarium located on the shores of the Shark Bay Marine Park. While here, watch a shark feeding and learn about the conservation efforts of the aquarium, whose mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment while inspiring visitors to further appreciate the incredible oceans. Arrive in Shark Bay today, home to hidden bays, shimmering turquoise lagoons, remote peninsulas, towering limestone cliffs, and pristine white-sand beaches. Stretching more than 1,500 kilometres from Kalbarri to Carnarvon, Shark Bay became Western Australia's first World Heritage-listed area in 1991. The area is one of Western Australia's most biologically rich habitats. Its sheltered bays and beds of sea-grass provide the perfect habitat for dugongs, sea turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, stingrays, and sharks.
Today will be spent exploring the Abrolhos Islands. More than 120 unspoilt islands lay clustered here, spanning over 100 kilometres off Western Australia's north coast. Join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac for an in-depth discovery of this coastal wonderland. Large breeding colonies of sea birds can be found on the islands, with more than 90 different species currently identified. Keep watch for sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales as your expedition team member navigates through the turquoise waters. The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history, and the infamous Batavia wreck lies on the ocean floor on Morning Reef. The Batavia was wrecked in 1629 on her maiden voyage from Holland, the first of the Dutch ships lost off the west coast of Australia.
Set out on an in-depth exploration of this coastal city and see sights including the HMAS Sydney II memorial, which commemorates the loss of HMAS Sydney II in 1941. This afternoon transfer you to your expedition ship. A relaxed dinner this evening allows you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and sets the tone for the next nine nights on board.
Today will be spent exploring Kalbarri and its surrounding areas, starting with the mighty Murchison River – Western Australia's second longest river. The views are incredible as the river winds its way through sandstone cliffs and out to the Indian Ocean. Next it's on to Kalbarri National Park, home to towering sea cliffs, deep gorges and rolling sandplains. Walk over the newly built Kalbarri Skywalk and take in the soaring views of the gorge. Completed in 2019, the two world-class skywalks reach over 100 metres in height.
Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region home to the eerie limestone Pinnacles. These amazing natural structures were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Later arrive in Geraldton.
The morning is yours to further explore this beautiful island, before catching the ferry back to Perth later this afternoon. We can't think of a more fitting way to celebrate the end of your adventure than with a farewell dinner.
Travel by ferry to Rottnest Island this morning, home to pristine bays, picturesque beaches, and of course – the lovable quokka. The island is a car-free zone which makes it ideal to explore either by bike or on foot. After a full day of exploring, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner this evening.
Arrive in Perth, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner.
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Caledonian Sky, the ship servicing Colours Of The Coral Coast & The Wildflower Way

Caledonian Sky

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 114 (in 57 suites)

Built: 1991 / refurbished 2012

The MS Caledonian Sky accommodates a maximum of 114 passengers in 57 spacious outside suites. Many have walk-in wardrobes and some feature tub baths. There will be seven categories of suites and sixteen suites will have private balconies. For those familiar with the MS Island Sky she will feel like a second home, although there are some differences. The dining room, lounge, Lido Deck and bar are all similar. However, the ‘Club’ on the MS Caledonian Sky has been transported to the very top deck. Here, there is a library and bar which leads out on to a lovely forward deck. The ‘Club’ has wonderful views with ceiling to floor windows.

If you like the MS Island Sky, we are sure you will also approve of her sister. And, of course it is important that we offer the very best of facilities. However, equally as important are the staff on board whether they are the vessel’s crew or our own expedition staff. Noble Caledonia’s reputation has been built on providing the very best in all areas. Their crew of 74 not only offer an excellent service they are also noted for their kindness and attention to detail. A well run ship with a warm atmosphere is what we are known for, and it is because most of our crew have been with us for many years that we are able to engender such an atmosphere.

Your Suite
Onboard there are 57 exceptionally spacious and well designed suites. The passenger accommodation is arranged over four decks and all suites have outside views. All feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub.

Facilities in the suites also include walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort.

Your space
The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge where daily briefings and talks will be provided throughout the voyage and an elegant bar where a pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The bar also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. In addition there is the Club Lounge on the Panoramic Deck which features a bar. The onboard travel library is the perfect place to relax with a book and is stocked with reference books pertaining to the places the vessel is visiting along with a selection of games and two computers with internet access. Daily newspapers and magazines are also placed in the library depending on local availability. Outside there is a rear Lido deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck with bar service and comfortable deck furniture for sun bathing or relaxing with a book. There is also a small gymnasium onboard and hairdressers with appointments made on request.

Your dining
With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, the quality of cuisine will be of a consistent superior quality. Where possible and when it meets his high standards, our accomplished chef will obtain local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat. Such purchases enhance the well stocked larders and bring a local touch to the varied menus. In the main elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order and lunch and dinner is à la carte. When weather permits, breakfast, a buffet-style lunch and dinner are also served on deck. To enhance your dining experience even further a selection of wines are included with lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tea and coffee are available 24 hours. With sufficient notice, most diets can be catered for on board.

For your comfort, safety and security
The vessel is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilisers to minimise the ship’s motion. The Captain and officers operate an open-bridge policy that allows passengers onto the bridge at most times with the exception of arrival and departure from port and during times of complicated navigation. Here you can check the ship’s progress by charts and learn more from the officers about your journey. There is also a dedicated channel on your television in your suite showing the routing of the vessel along with technical information and estimated times of arrival and departure from port. On board you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks. Smoking on board is restricted to outside decks only.

Gratuities
Unlike many other cruise vessels, onboard the MS Caledonian Sky you do not need to worry about tipping staff as we have included them in your holiday price. In addition we tip all their guides and drivers along the way, thereby taking away the hassle of always having to remember to have some small change with you.

Cabin layout for Caledonian Sky
• Historic Dirk Hartog Island. Uncover the fascinating history of Dirk Hartog Island on a guided exploration.

• Soar Over Dampier Archipelago. See the striking colours of the Dampier Archipelago from above on an included helicopter flight.

• Rottnest Island. Visit the friendly native quokkas that roam this peaceful island.
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