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Superior Double Room
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1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Twin Room
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2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Standard Double Room
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1 Double Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Standard Twin Room
Room with view
2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Get an overview of this hotel
4-star Cairns cruise ship in Cairns Central Business District, walk to Cairns Esplanade

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Restaurant

Location

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

Property Features

This cruise ship features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub. Buffet breakfast is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and a TV in a common area.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer showers and free toiletries.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

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

Hotel Amenities

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.

The cruise ship offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning.

This Cairns cruise ship also offers a spa tub, coffee/tea in a common area, and a television in a common area.

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa tub
  • Total number of rooms - 21
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Television in common areas
  • Number of floors - 3

Languages Spoken

  • English

Room Amenities

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

  • Air conditioning
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Shower only
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 8 AM.

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

Nearby Things to Do

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 at check-out when you book your room.

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

Check-out

Check-out time is 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.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: AUD 15 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

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

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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