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This month's most popular cruises from North Star Cruises


1. 4 night Sydney Rocks Cruise ex Sydney on 25 Dec 2014, from $5,595
2. 4 night Sydney Rocks Cruise ex Sydney on 30 Dec 2014, from $5,595
3. 10 night West Coast Explorer ex Fremantle on 14 Mar 2015, from $10,495
4. 4 night Sydney Rocks Cruise ex Sydney on 25 Dec 2015, from $3,995
5. 4 night Sydney Rocks Cruise ex Sydney on 30 Dec 2015, from $3,995

This long-established and Australian-crewed expedition line specialises in cruising the north-west coastline of Australia. Cruises also extend around the continental coastline, Papua New Guinea and the Melanesian islands. Its vessel True North immerses guests in the history, culture and ecology of its destinations, sightseeing rivers, reefs and islands inaccessible to larger vessels. Daily expeditions start and finish from an onboard base of casual luxury and comfort. Adventurous guest activities include fishing, snorkelling, picnics, diving and exploring. Breath-taking scenery is viewed from small-group expedition boats and the on-board helicopter.

Boasting the only expedition cruise ship with its own helicopter and pad, you'll take in experiences not available to the masses. Past guest reviews invariably speak highly of their cruise experiences – of the amenities, the itineraries, and the camaraderie of crew members. The most recent of North Star Cruises’ many awards for tourism is its listing as a finalist in Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2010 “Best Luxury Cruise Ship – Small”.

North Star Cruises 2014-2015 Ships

• True North

True North 2014-2015 True North
Passengers:36 | Cabin sizes:13-20m²
Annually during November and December True North sails Papua-New Guinean waters calling at small islands, many of historic value from WWII, and towns alongside towering active volcanoes. Connecting flights from... More »

Top 10 Daily Deals for North Star Cruises

Listed below (in descending order) are the 10 lowest daily rates found from our exclusive searches of EVERY cabin on EVERY ship on EVERY future cruise by this cruiseline. Results are updated here whenever changes are found, but this varies considerably with different cruiselines. If you want the cheapest cruise on this ship, this is where you will find it every time so check back often!

Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

25

DEC 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$3,995

$999

14

MAR 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Fremantle


Ret: Karratha

$10,495

$1,050

12

SEP 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

5

NIGHTS

Dep: Broome


Ret: Broome

$5,295

$1,059

28

MAR 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Broome


Ret: Wyndham

$12,595

$1,260

7

APR 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Wyndham


Ret: Broome

$12,595

$1,260

25

APR 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

13

NIGHTS

Dep: Wyndham


Ret: Broome

$17,995

$1,384

11

NOV 14

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Kavieng


Ret: Madang

$16,695

$1,518

2

DEC 14

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Kavieng


Ret: Milne Bay (Alotau)

$15,695

$1,570

18

APR 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Broome


Ret: Wyndham

$11,095

$1,585

22

NOV 15

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Madang


Ret: Kavieng

$17,695

$1,609

North Star Cruises 2014-2015

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North Star Cruises Viz

North Star Cruises facts

Avg star rating: 5 stars
Avg ship capacity: 36
Avg passenger/space ratio: 21
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 0.5

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
  • Gourmet dining for all meals
  • Daily Hors d’oeuvres
  • Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
  • Open seating for dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Presentations by naturalist
  • Expedition leader & all Australian crew
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Fully hosted launch & shore excursions
  • Fishing & diving/snorkelling expeditions
  • Snorkelling & fishing equipment
  • Scuba experience for first time divers
  • Scuba cylinders, weight belts & weights
  • Satellite phone in cabin

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Optional scenic flights
  • Bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry charges

Recent testimonials

"We had a great time on the Pacific Dawn cruise. We met some terrific people at our dinner table and became good friends.Thank you once more for the excellent service you provided to us. It ensured our cruise went very smoothly."
Darryl & Margaret from Brisbane


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Margaret from NSW


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