Cruise Whitsundays' Playground Named in Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List
- Written by Maggie Kerrigan
And at day's end up to nine guests can experience the wonder of sleeping out on the Great Barrier Reef in Cruise Whitsundays' Reefsleep experience. Guests sleep under the starry sky on the upper deck of Reefworld with their bed for the night a special Australian swag bag, complete with crisp linens and comfy mattress – singles or the option of doubles for couples. For guests wanting privacy there is an air-conditioned cabin.
Cruise Whitsundays operates a range of purpose-built reef vessels, designed with the Great Barrier Reef in mind. All are high speed catamarans with spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience with the cruise passing spectacular islands and bays – and, in the June-September whale season, the chance to sight humpback and pilot whales.
The Lonely Planet accolade for Great Barrier Reef follows TripAdvisor naming the Cruise Whitsundays' day and half-day trip destination of Whitehaven Beach, in the inner reef region, as being among the 10 most truly sublime, breath-taking beaches.