Coralia is a liveaboard that is committed to creating sustainable and unforgettable human-nature experiences, while conserving the oceans we cruise in and developing the local communities we work with.
As a classic Phinisi it was built in Bira, Sulawesi by the Konjo tribe, who have been building cargo ships for centuries. Blending ancient techniques and wisdom with modern design and safety features, Coralia is one of the few Phinisi equipped with two engines.
Coralia’s name comes from the word ‘coral‘ and the Latin ending of ‘-ia’, so ‘Coral-ia‘ means ‘Nation of Corals’
The eight spacious cabins, designed by internationally renowned Deidre Renniers, offer modern comfort and style while incorporating traditional details. Each cabin is air-conditioned, non-smoking, and has a spacious private bathroom with warm freshwater showers, towels and hairdryer. Environmentally friendly, natural soap and shower amenities are provided free of charge.
In the cabin itself guests will find cozy beds, a sofa, working desk and closet. A safety box, regular and USB charging stations provide further comfort.
The four luxurious master cabins on the main and upper deck additionally feature each a private balcony, sun chair and outside sofa, where guests can indulge in the tropical scenery and never miss a sunrise or sunset.
All the cabins are named after coral species – a tribute to the stunning underwater world of Indonesia.
So may we introduce
Our 4 MASTER CABINS
on the main and upper decks are spacious and airy with private deck and a total of 30 m² space.
Their names are Xenia, Tubipora, Anthelia & Ellisella.
Our 2 DOUBLE CABINS
in the lower deck are 24 m² and can be turned into a triple room when needed.
They are called Galaxea & Isopora
Our 2 TWIN CABINS
in the lower deck are 22 m² and share-spots can be booked in these cabins.
They go by the names Merulina & Halomitra
SERVICE AND TEAM
Aboard Coralia you will be well taken care of by the dedicated local crew, with a 1:1 staff-guest-ratio. The housekeeping will make up your cabin daily and also do a turn-down service in the evenings. A laundry service is offered against a small fee.
Coralia’s journeys are led by the very experienced cruise directors Debbie and Jerry, who have been leading liveaboard cruises all over Indonesia for more than 10 years.
The competent captain Hengky from Flores Island has been working at sea since 1995, first starting off as a tender driver alongside the famous Larry Smith. Since then, Hengky has been a captain on ships all over the world, including Africa, Eastern Europe, Maldives, South-East Asia and the South Pacific
With Coralia’s length of 48 metres, her decks are spacious and offer plenty of spots to enjoy the view, dine, sunbathe or simply relax. The sun deck is at the very top and the airy main and upper decks feature each an outdoor dining and a leisure area with plenty of cozy sofas and loungers.
If you prefer to cool down a bit, you can do so in the air-conditioned lounge and restaurant on the main deck. Here you will also find fish ID library and audio/video entertainment.
Coralia provide free WiFi for their guests on board, depending on the local cell phone reception.
After a busy diving day, you might use the opportunity to indulge in a soothing massage at our spa on the top deck. If you’d like little presents for those waiting for you at home, you can get them in our small souvenir shop on board
The air-conditioned restaurant as well as the outdoor dining areas are the perfect spots to indulge in the delicious creations of our Ambonese chef and his team. Trained in Bali, he has previously delighted the palate of everyone at our renowned Papua Explorers resort.
From early breakfast before the first dive, followed by a large breakfast, over lunch, afternoon snacks, right up to dinner, you will be spoiled with highlights of local and international cuisine – some healthy, some wholesome, but all freshly prepared and definitely very tasty. Vegan and vegetarian options are available, and there will always be additional snacks such as cookies and a fruit bowl throughout the day. Dinner is served sometimes a la carte, sometimes buffet style, and once per cruise we will have a mouthwatering barbeque night.
Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks are complimentary aboard Coralia. Further there is a selection of beer, wines and spirits on the menu
Specifically built for dive cruises, Coralia is a diver’s dream come true! The shaded dive deck has warm showers, a changing room, hangers, equipment storage and extra towels are provided for diving.
Underwater photographers are well-catered for, with a dedicated air-conditioned camera room on the main deck, providing individual camera stations for charging, extra towels and lighting. The dive deck features a rinsing basket for cameras, as well as a camera table.
They dive in small groups with one dive guide accompanying four guests. The dive team consists of our two experienced cruise directors who are also PADI instructors, and their three PADI certified local dive guides. Detailed briefings are held in the restaurant and equipment is set up by the crew. The two tenders bring the divers to the best dive spots and after a quick current check by the guides, you can immerse yourself into Indonesia’s abundant waters.
After night dives they’ll get you warmed up with some hot chocolate and warm towels.
Nitrox is free of charge on Coralia, the tanks are 12-litre aluminum and they can cater for DIN as well as INT regulators. A limited amount of 15 litre tanks are available upon request against a small surcharge. For those who prefer to leave their dive gear at home, Coralia have rental gear available for a surcharge and it is recommended to reserve it well in advance.
For guests who would like to refresh their skills, continue their dive education, and also for the newbies, they offer PADI dive courses and specialties of all sorts.
Coralia has schedules and itineraries throughout the year of differing lengths of 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 nights, visiting Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Islands, Ambon, Maumere and Alor.
Contact us to learn of itineraries, availability and rates.