Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom (Spirit of Freedom)

The Spirit of Freedom was custom designed for long range cruises, perfect for Coral Sea expeditions. Electronic stabilisers help to maximise comfort and safety on the crossings.

She can carry up to 26 passengers in 11 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins. Six double or twin share cabins are located below deck. Five of these have a double bed with a single bunk on top whilst one has a double bed. All these cabins have a wardrobe. Two quad cabins are perfect for groups of friends and each cabin has four single bunks. One double stateroom is slightly more spacious than the standard cabins and has a queen sized bed, a flat screen TV and hard drive of movies. One Ocean View Standard cabin is situated on the bridge deck and has a double bed. One Ocean View Deluxe cabin is on the bridge deck and guests can enjoy splendid sea views throughout the cruise. It has a double bed, bed side tables, wardrobe and flat screen TV with hard drive of movies. This cabin is slightly larger than the Ocean View Standard cabin.

The dive deck is on the aft third of the main deck. Each diver has an individual dive station with dry storage and gear storage, which is shared with one other diver. Tanks are filled in situ and there are two deck showers, rinse tanks and a camera table. Nitrox is available. Most dives are done from the mothership and entry is by giant stride. A ladder is available for after the dive. Drift dives are done from the tender, drifting back to the mothership.

The sun deck can cater for those who love to lounge in the rays and for those who might need a bit of shade! Deck shairs, tables and loungers make this a perfect spot for inter-dive relaxation and also for the obligatory sunset beer or glass of wine. The forward lounge is a very comfortable seating area where you can make a cup of tea or coffee, rest on the bean bags, dip into the library or watch a movie. Photographers can utilise the camera work station and charging area.

Meals are served buffet style three times a day and snacks are always available. A continental breakfast precedes the first dive, after which guests enjoy a cooked breakfast. Dinner is a sit down table service. The dining area is at the centre of the vessel and also serves as a briefing area. Wireless internet is available here, when the ship is in range. Australian and New Zealand wines are available from the bar along with beer, spirits and soft drinks. Wine and soft drinks are included with evening meals as part of the holiday cost.

Operates In:  Coral Sea and Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef

Schedule:  Varies throughout the year.  Please contact us for departure dates.

Price: From about £2461 (about US$3180, about €2800) Quad Share


  • Transfers from selected Cairns hotels and Spirit of Freedom
  • 7 nights cruise on Spirit of Freedom (in a twin share cabin)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily including snacks, Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals
  • Up to 26 dives.

Please note:  Charters vary in length and destination.  The above rates are for 7 nights to the Coral Sea and Cod Hole.  Please contact us for different charter rates.

Cabin Upgrades:  Available.

Please note: A AUD$20 reef tax and AUD$30 fuel levy is payable locally.

Single occupancy supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

Spirit of Freedom (Spirit of Freedom)

Double/twin cabin interior (Spirit of Freedom)

Double Stateroom interior (Spirit of Freedom)

Dining area interior (Spirit of Freedom)

Forward lounge area (Spirit of Freedom)

Relaxing on the sun deck (Spirit of Freedom)

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