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True North Cruises

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True North Adventure Cruises

About True North Cruises

True North Cruises offer a luxury expedition cruise experience on a single ship: True North. If you enjoy a small-ship experience with fewer passengers, high-end cuisine and an enthusiastic crew that doesn't stand on ceremony, this is an expedition cruise to consider.

  • Who goes on True North cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a True North cruise?


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Who goes on True North cruise ships?

About 90% of passengers who sail with True North Adventure Cruises hail from Australia, with some coming from New Zealand the rest coming from overseas -- particularly the U.S. and Europe. It's a decidedly adult experience; the vast majority of those onboard are between the ages of 55 and 75 and have deep pockets. These cruises are strenuous, and people with severe mobility challenges will find the pace and activities difficult. Children are a rare sight.

Do I have to dress up on a True North cruise?

No. True North Adventure Cruises maintains a casual atmosphere and even has a "no shoes onboard" policy. In the evening, however, smart casual is advised (no shorts or T-shirts) -- but still, no shoes.

Is everything free on True North cruises?

No. Your cruise fare includes all adventure boat excursions and land-based activities, all dining and nonalcoholic refreshments throughout the day, as well as all fishing and snorkeling equipment and cylinders and weight belts for dive trips. On some itineraries, transfers to and/or from the ship are provided.

Extra costs will include alcoholic beverages, scenic helicopter flights, visitor pass fees and any purchases made onboard or in the gift shop. Corkage fees will be applied to any alcoholic beverages brought onboard.

What are True North’s most popular activities?

Cruisers choose True North Adventure Cruises for its robust expedition-style exploration, and it's rare for someone to skip one of the many daily excursions -- even those that sometimes start at the crack of dawn. Activities are strongly geared toward the environment in which the ship is exploring and could include snorkeling, game fishing, diving, glass-bottom boat excursions, hiking, off-ship picnics and wildlife spotting. The educational lectures are always well attended, and most passengers opt for a sightseeing helicopter flight at least once (though they do cost extra).

Why go with True North?

  • Offers expedition cruises around the Australian coastline, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
  • Activity-based itineraries with no sea days
  • Carries a helicopter fulltime for even more adventurous exploring

Best for: Adventurous and active explorers with deep pockets looking to explore Australia's west coast and beyond

Not for: Budget minded travelers, anyone who wants to spend time relaxing onboard a ship

True North Adventure Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Simply fantastic

We recently did the 13-night Wyndham to Broome "Kimberley Ultimate" cruise on True North travelling "River Class" (the mid-level of 3 options). We had done the identical trip twice before (2014 & 2017) at the same... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A Gift From God

Without doubt the Kimberley region is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Few people get to see it from the Indian Ocean ... even fewer from the comforts of the True North in the company of such amazing... Read More
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Steve Tee

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Wonderful memories

This extraordinary experience of the majestic Kimberley region provided me with wonderful memories for a lifetime. The crew were amazing and went out of their way to facilitate an unforgettable cruise. I had a... Read More
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Vicky Dinsmore

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Phenomenal holiday

Wow, wow, wow. Our week on True North was by far the best holiday we have ever had. The Kimberley region is a spectacular location for a holiday but being able to see it with True North was what really made it. All... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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