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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
$657* Per night/room Jul 29 - Jul 30

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

  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All meals included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Basic alcoholic beverages not included
  • Snorkeling included
  • Snorkeling excursions included
  • Premium/imported alcoholic beverages not included
  • Premium food items 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
  • Taxes not included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Windsurfing not included
  • Sailboats not 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.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 7:30 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 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 in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. 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. To return, guests will check-out at 9 AM and arrive in Cairns at 4:30 PM.

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 in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. 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 may be 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

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 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.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • 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 guest 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.