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The port of Fremantle sits at the mouth of the Swan River and was named after Cpt Charles Fremantle, a British naval officer in charge of the HMS Challenger who established a camp on the site in 1829 and this was the beginning of the Swan River colony. Later that year Perth was established. The port at Fremantle has long been the focal point of its prosperity and it was a busy convict colony through the late 19th Century which has contributed to the abundance of heritage buildings still evident today. It traded as a busy export centre for gold, wheat and cattle during its boom time and was a key home port for allied naval ships and submarines through the 2nd World War.

Guests will have their own free time to explore the cities heritage buildings, thriving markets and great dining establishments.

Traditional custodians: Whadjuk Noongar people

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Australia’s Pioneering Cruise Line
For over 30 years Coral Expeditions has had one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world, with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality. Coral Expeditions was founded by a fisherman with a passion for the sea. Then named Coral Princess Cruises, the small North Queensland based company explored the Great Barrier Reef and pioneered small ship expedition cruising to the Kimberley and Papua New Guinea. Today, Coral Expeditions has grown to include voyages to Tasmania, Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, and the Indonesian Archipelago. Our Australian crew provide warm hospitality and personal service on board. Shore-rich itineraries in remote locations allow our guests to be immersed in local cultures, get close to wildlife, and enjoy adventurous land and sea activities in safety. We invite you to celebrate 35 years of exploration with us.

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