Cairns-based Coral Expeditions has been operating adventure cruises since 1983. Its fleet of small ships ventures to destinations throughout Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef, as well as further afield to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.

For its most loyal explorers, Coral Expeditions offers extra perks through Xplorers Club. Here’s what to expect.

How does Xplorers Club work?

Like many cruise loyalty programs, Coral Expeditions’ Xplorers Club has a straightforward structure. The more nights you spend onboard, the higher you’ll move up the ranks and the more rewards you’ll earn.

Xplorers Club has four membership tiers:

  • Silver – 6-13 nights.
  • Gold – 14-50 nights.
  • Platinum – 51+ nights.
  • Lifetime – 101+ nights.

Unlike other cruise rewards programs, the highest tier of Xplorers Club requires far fewer nights to attain. (For example, you need 700 points to reach the top tier of Latitudes Rewards and 200 points to unlock VIFP Club‘s Diamond level.) Do note, though, that Coral Expeditions’ cruiseliners are far smaller, and therefore the offerings

Passengers can join Xplorers Club after their first cruise with Coral Expeditions.

Coral Expeditions cruise, Great Barrier Reef
Sailing around Australia? Earn rewards on your next voyage with Coral Expeditions. [Photo: Coral Expeditions]

Benefits of Xplorers Club membership

As you progress through the tiers, you’ll enjoy greater benefits as an Xplorers Club member. We won’t list all the perks in this guide, but you can find the full and up-to-date list of inclusions on the Coral Expeditions website. As a summary, here are just some of the benefits of being a member:

All members

  • 5-15% savings on future voyages
  • 5-15% ship shop and bar discount
  • Welcome wine
  • Complimentary satellite internet access
  • Annual family and friends benefit voucher (pass on your savings when a family or friend makes a Coral Expeditions booking)
  • Invitations to events

Gold and above

  • Priority pre-release access to new expeditions and special events

Platinum and above

  • Cruise credit worth $5,000 per person
  • Complimentary laundry
  • Shared VIP transfers

Lifetime only

  • One category stateroom upgrade when booking

How do I join Coral Expeditions’ loyalty program?

Keen to start earning rewards? Unfortunately, you’ll only be eligible to join Xplorers Club after your first cruise.

If your first cruise is six or more nights, qualifying you for Silver, you’ll reap the benefits on your second Coral Expeditions cruise.

So, in short – it’s time to get sailing!

Other ways to earn rewards when booking a Coral Expeditions cruise

When booking a holiday, especially a cruise, the expenses can add up quickly. So why not take advantage of a points-earning credit card and maximise your rewards?

You could even collect a healthy stash of bonus points by taking advantage of a credit card sign-up offer like the one below. All you have to do is apply, be approved, and meet the minimum spend requirement. One sign-up bonus could be all you need to set sail on your next holiday! And if you’re looking for inspiration on how to use your frequent flyer points, check out some of our lavish Experiences around the globe.

Featured image courtesy of Coral Expeditions.

The Ultimate Guide to Xplorers Club was last modified: May 14th, 2024 by Victoria Kyriakopoulos