Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has this week appointed Mr Jarrod Zurvas to the new role of Sales and Distribution Manager, Asia Pacific.  

Jarrod has recently returned home to Brisbane, Australia after recent senior roles abroad with Variety Cruises and Quark Expeditions and will bring his passion and expertise in small ship expeditions to lead the sales team at Coral Expeditions at a key time for the business. 

“We are thrilled to have Jarrod join the team” said Commercial Director Jeff Gillies. “We are now emerging from a period dominated by domestic itineraries and assistance of many thousands of credit holders to fulfil travel and into an era of new international expeditions and increased competition. Jarrod’s enthusiasm and experience will be highly valued as he leads our partnership and sales efforts in Australia, New Zealand and into new Asia Pacific markets” 

Jarrod says “I am absolutely thrilled to announce my appointment as Sales and Distribution Manager Asia Pacific with Australia’s pioneering cruise line Coral Expeditions. I am extremely honoured to join this home-grown success story. With an emphasis on transformative and experiential travel experiences venturing to parts of Australia and the world rarely seen or experienced I could not be more excited to be a part of the team” 

In this role, Jarrod will oversee the sales executive team in Australia managing travel trade relations, new business development and partnerships. With the new blue-water fleet of three purpose-built expedition ships and an expanded sailing itinerary, Coral Expeditions will host over 8000 passengers on voyages this year. 

Jarrod has commenced in his new role as of Tuesday 2nd May 2023. 



For media enquiries please contact: 

Jeff Gillies | Commercial Director
[email protected]
0418 415 581.


About Coral Expeditions 

Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expeditions. Starting with environmentally sensitive cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, 40 years later the fleet has grown to a purpose-built ocean-going fleet featuring the intimate Coral Discoverer and the advanced flagship vessels Coral Adventurer and sister ship Coral Geographer. All ships feature the company’s trademark complement of multiple zodiacs and ‘Xplorer’ safari tender boats that take guests to shore quickly and comfortably. Headquartered in Cairns, Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, Tasmania’s wilderness coast, Cape York and Arnhem Land, New Zealand and further afield to the small Islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.