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True North cruises for 2017


In early 2018 sail between Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River for a New Year Spectacular. In January 2018 explore the coast of South Australia as you’ve never experienced; and in March, the coast of Western Australia. From April to September there is a variety of Kimberley adventures for a small group of discerning travellers: fine food, casual dress, good company, and discovery...read more

True North Cruise Calendar

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2017 CRUISES

30

DEC

True North cruises

4

NIGHTS

$6,595

$1,649

Life aboard True North
In early 2018 sail between Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River for a New Year Spectacular. In January 2018 explore the coast of South Australia as you’ve never experienced; and in March, the coast of Western Australia. From April to September there is a variety of Kimberley adventures for a small group of discerning travellers: fine food, casual dress, good company, and discovery. October through early December explore Indonesia’s waters, volcanoes, corals, and whale-sharks. One 10-night cruise circles islands off Indonesian Papua, departing from Ambon Island – and this must be one of the truly rare explorer voyages, to places not visited by any other craft. See some of the world as described by Alfred Russel Wallace in his great classic of natural history “The Malay Archipelago” (1869). These are real adventure cruises. Then follows Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River, and Melanesia. Many islands are of historic value from WWII, with towns alongside towering active volcanoes. Connecting flights from Cairns/Brisbane link with cruises around Melanesia.

This 50-metre luxury vessel has a crew of 20 and accommodates 36 passengers. The ship has a shallow draft designed for exploring river systems, and is equipped with computer-controlled stabilizers for smooth sailing. Gourmet dining includes seafood freshly caught or collected by guests, enjoyed alongside the panoramic dining-room windows. Vantage viewing points include the sun deck, forward observation lounge, ship’s lounge and alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents entertaining information about daily excursions, and six expedition boats give travellers significant small-group independence – supplemented by the 7-seat Bell helicopter. Dress is smart casual and ‘adventure wear’. Fares include helicopter and charter flights. The fares reflect the smoothly orchestrated daily activities that are breath-taking.

Accommodation
There are three cabin classes. All cabins are spacious, and feature ensuites, in-house movies, satellite telephones, and power (110v and 240v). Lower deck Ocean Class cabins (12 sq.m.) have two single beds and two portholes. The main deck River Class cabins (15 sq.m.) have a king size double bed (convertible to singles), increased shower size, writing desk, and ocean views through two large panoramic windows. On the upper deck Explorer Class cabins (15 sq.m.) also feature a king size double bed (convertible to singles), three large panoramic windows, writing desk, enhanced luxury fit out, and complimentary mini-bar.

Cabins are smart, bright, and serve as a refuge from the day’s activities and time spent comparing notes with fellow-travellers. Single guests can share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender, or pay an 80% single supplement for exclusive use of the stateroom.

Food and Dining
All meals are ‘the finest in dining’, 6-star as rated by past travellers. Signature meals include barramundi, black-lip oysters, Kimberley rib and lamb racks, with fresh vegetables and salads. Passengers are invited to advise of any dietary requirement and chefs are always pleased to prepare meals of preference. Menus may include the day’s catch – mangrove jack, coral trout, finger-mark bream, monster golden snapper & the revered barramundi are caught in tropical waters; in 'cooler climes' West Australian jewfish, pink snapper, emperors and whiting.

The dining room spans the width of the main deck, with splendid ocean views from large panoramic windows. Full table settings and personalised service match hotel-style service. Non-alcoholic refreshments are provided throughout the day. The True North operates a licensed bar, and during the day café style coffees are additional.

Entertainment
The entertainment is the journey. It begins with the ship’s naturalist presenting entertaining information about daily excursions. This is an expedition vessel, so expect to learn how to snorkel safely with complimentary equipment, clamber over rocks, beach walk, with pauses for sumptuous morning teas. With six expedition boats groups guests – first-timers or experienced hands – can plan their own style of fishing with the tackle provided, and either eat the catch or release the fish. Divers must be fully licensed and bring their complete gear.

On board viewing points include the sun deck, forward observation lounge, ship’s lounge and alfresco bar. Guests create their own entertainment as they discuss the day’s activities and make new friendships with crew and fellow-adventurers. For solitude, retire to the Internet café, or one’s cabin to write or watch a movie.





































Explore the decks

True North deckplans

True North deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

There are three cabin classes. All cabins are spacious, and feature ensuites, in-house movies, satellite telephones, and power (110v and 240v). Lower deck Ocean Class cabins (12 sq.m.) have two single beds and two portholes. The main deck River Class cabins (15 sq.m.) have a king size double bed (convertible to singles), increased shower size, writing desk, and ocean views through two large panoramic windows. On the upper deck Explorer Class cabins (15 sq.m.) also feature a king size double bed (convertible to singles), three large panoramic windows, writing desk, enhanced luxury fit out, and complimentary mini-bar.

Cabins are smart, bright, and serve as a refuge from the day’s activities and time spent comparing notes with fellow-travellers. Single guests can share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender, or pay an 80% single supplement for exclusive use of the stateroom.

Decks
True North

North Star Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: True North star rating
Maiden voyage: 2005
Number of decks: 4
Tonnage: 740
Cabins: 18
Passenger capacity: 36
Number of crew: 18

What's onboard? ▼

  • All cabins with en-suites
  • Shallow draft, computerised stabliser
  • Shop with adventure clothing
  • DINING
  • Dining room, open seating
  • Australian cuisine
  • Internet café
  • Al fresco bar
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Dietary requests
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Naturalist on board
  • Observation Lounge
  • Ship’s Lounge
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Sundeck
  • Sports deck
  • Helicopter onboard most cruises (pay)
  • Expedition boats (6)
  • Onshore walk, picnic, explore
  • Fishing equipment
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Diving cylinders & weights
  • OTHER
  • Satellite telephones
  • Laundry (pay)
  • 110/240V power points

What's included? ▼

  • 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
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry charges (unless self-serve)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
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Very happy with the service. Consultants were helpful, friendly and organised. All documents arrived on time."

Reviewer: Tania K, VIC
Date: 8 February 2016
Rating: 8.67

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