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True North

Ship Overview

Operated by: True North Adventure Cruises

True North Adventure Cruises conducts adventure­ cruises all around the Australian coastline and, in the stunning waters of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Sea.

Cruises are activity based and specifically designed for the most discerning adventurer. Guests consistently remark “that’s the best holiday I have ever had”.

Carefully crafted itineraries allow guests opportunity to ‘experience the destination’ – daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, culture, picnics, nature, diving, exploring and much more!

The True North features the ultimate in comfort and style! Cabins are spacious and feature modern décor, large en­suites, satellite telephones and in­cabin entertainment.

Passenger numbers are limited (36) and a young Australian crew (20) provides personalised service. Multiple expedition vessels take guests away in small groups to experience wilderness ‘up close’ and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.

Modern cuisine is also featured onboard the True North. 

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Key Facts

Crew
20
Officers
Australian
Guests
36
Tonnage
740
Length
164 Feet / 50 Metres
Width
33 Feet
Speed
14 Knots
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2005
Registry
Australia
Room Grades

Explorer Class Stateroom

SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on the upper deck Explorer Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 15 sqm. Other features include large panoramic windows, amenities fridge, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

River Class Stateroom

SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on the middle deck River Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class. Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

River Class Stateroom

Ocean Class

SIZE:12m2 / 129sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on the lower deck Ocean Class cabins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 sqm. Other features include 2 portholes, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

Ocean Class
Dining

The platform for dining onboard the True North is sustainable, organic and very Australian cuisine. The ship’s menus are also destination inspired and feature the very best of locally sourced ingredients. Modern technique is used to showcase alongside more traditional method.

The galley delivers continuously evolving dishes drawing from an array of different cuisines to ensure that each dining experience is unique to every cruise.

Features

The True North allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels! Guests are able to take advantage of a number of lavish vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on plasma screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world.

A popular venue, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista - large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’.

Your expedition aboard the True North will normally feature a ship’s biologist. The biologist leads a team of six guides - one for each expedition boat. When joining a shore party, you will always benefit from informative commentary concerning the culture and natural history of the featured destination. The biologist also presents entertaining interpretive sessions in the ships lounge.

Multiple expedition boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter! The purpose built True North is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems - guests need only step out of their cabins to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilisers ensures a comfortable ride.

True North Expeditions

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Kimberley Ultimate

From AUD $21995.00 Per Person

DURATION:14 Days/ 13 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:True North

The Kimberley Ultimate is simply two weeks of lavish indulgence. Cruising aboard the world-renowned True North, all of the Kimberley coast's iconic attractions are included plus much, much, more.

Kimberley Snapshot

From AUD $13595.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:True North

For those with limited time, True North's flagship Kimberley Ultimate itinerary is condensed into this single week voyage showcasing the best of the Kimberley's wilderness.

Southern Australia Safari

From AUD $8995.00 Per Person

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:True North

The South Australian coast from Kangaroo Island to Ceduna boasts an endless horizon of white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and sheltered bays truly one of Australia's undiscovered gems.

Indonesia Fire & Dragons

From AUD $21995.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:True North

Discover the lesser-known cultures and highlights of the islands of eastern Indonesia, including Komodo Island and Kelimutu volcano aboard the luxurious True North.

Coral Atoll & Rowley Shoals

From AUD $5695.00 Per Person

DURATION:6 Days/ 5 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:True North

Western Australia's Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity yet even today they are visited by only a fortunate few.

Kimberley Barra Bonanza

From AUD $13595.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:True North

A Kimberley Wilderness Cruise with more time for fishing! Stalk elusive barramundi, arm-wrestle giant trevally, lure smashing mackerel and fine-eaters such as mangrove jack and fingermark.

Whale Sharks of West Papua

From AUD $16695.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:True North

West Papua's Cenderawasih Bay is without doubt the world's best destination for swimming with Whale Sharks. Come face to face with the biggest fish in the sea on this 8 day expedition.

Sydney New Year Spectacular

From AUD $6595.00 Per Person

DURATION:5 Days/ 4 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:True North

Aboard True North you will have the best seat in the house for one of the world's biggest events of the year; Sydney's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Raja Ampat Explorer

From AUD $21995.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:True North

Explore Indonesia's breathtakingly beautiful archipelago of Raja Ampat consisting of more than 1500 islands, cays and shoals. Cruise aboard the beautifully appointed small ship True North.

Melanesia Discovery Expedition

From AUD $20995.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:True North

This 11-day discovery cruise aboard True North offers a rare opportunity to explore the acclaimed Louisiade Archipelago one of the great island arcs of the South Pacific and Coral Sea.

Papua New Guinea Sepik Soiree

From AUD $20995.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:Australia, New Zealand & Pacific SHIP:True North

The 11 Day Sepik Soiree aboard True North is a spectacular voyage of contrast, from the freshwater lakes of the mighty Sepik River to the turquoise blues of Hermit Atoll and the towering jungle volcanoes on Bagabag Island.

Kimberley Waterfalls - Broome to Wyndham

From AUD $17995.00 Per Person

DURATION:11 Days/ 10 Nights REGION:The Kimberley SHIP:True North

At the end of the Kimberley wet season experience thundering waterfalls and swollen billabongs, ancient aboriginal art, unique wildlife and the icons of the Kimberley Coast.

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