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5.0 out of 5

"Awesome trip to the famous Barrier Reef.All was well organised, comfy, bed, lovely people around, amazing diving. Waiting for my next trip! " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 28 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Cairns for at least part of your stay. Highlights at this cruise ship include free buffet breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

This smoke-free cruise ship offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Added amenities include a spa tub and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served.

 

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$837* Per night/room 6 Jul. - 7 Jul.

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

Reef Encounter ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Reef Encounter

Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Awesome trip to the famous Barrier Reef.All was well organised, comfy, bed, lovely people around, amazing diving. Waiting for my next trip!

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2020

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All-inclusive Details

  • Taxes not included
  • Snorkelling 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
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site 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
  • Snorkelling included

Property Features

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

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.

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. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. 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. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. 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

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 may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

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.