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Hotel Description

4-star cruise ship near Cairns Esplanade

In Cairns

This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Cairns for at least part of your stay.

Free breakfast

This cruise ship features a restaurant, a spa tub, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning. A terrace and luggage storage are also provided.

Free toiletries

Guestrooms offer showers and free toiletries.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$494* Per night/room Apr 2 - Apr 3

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Reef Encounter are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes

  • Taxes not included
  • Snorkeling excursions included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Alcoholic beverages not included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Some rates at Reef Encounter are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A spa tub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Reef Encounter. This 4-star Cairns cruise ship is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Reef Encounter offers 21 accommodations with air conditioning. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 8 AM.

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the cruise ship include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 7:30 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The property is a ship at sea. Guests must take the Reef Experience catamaran from Cairns Marlin Marina, A Finger, to reach it. The catamaran begins boarding at 7:30 AM, with check-in and breakfast on board. It departs for the ship at 8 AM. You will check-out of your room at 9 AM, and arrive in Cairns is at 4:30 PM upon departure.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 8 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 50.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 50.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Reef Encounter Boat
  • Reef Encounter Boat Cairns
  • Reef Encounter Cairns
  • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef
  • Reef Encounter Cruise
  • Reef Encounter Cairns
  • Reef Encounter Cruise Cairns

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.