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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ponant Kimberley 2018 Cruises

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Don't miss out on reading our new Kimberley Brochure. In 2017 and again in 2018, PONANT is offering compelling expedition voyages that explore this isolated 13,000 kilometres of coastline - Australia's lesser visited great Outback.

The Kimberley boasts more than 2,600 islands, extensive mangrove forests, wild rivers and important seabird breeding colonies, all comfortably explored via small ship and Zodiac.

Join us onboard the luxury expedition ship L'Austral, the youngest, most modern and, importantly, ecologically advanced ship in the region, for a truly memorable adventure.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cruise the Kimberley aboard Silver Discoverer - flights included


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Silversea Expeditions, is pleased to announce, that for the month of February, new bookings to the Kimberley aboard Silver Discoverer will include complimentary flights for Australian guests.

Silversea clients will have access to round-trip Economy Class flights or Business Class upgrades from select gateway cities in Australia, in addition to one of the most unforgettable cruises Silversea is known for.

Silversea Expeditions invites guests to experience a unique opportunity to view the ancient wonders and thundering waterfalls of the Kimberley aboard Silver Discoverer on 10-day voyages travelling between Darwin and Broome.  The Kimberley has experienced the wettest December on record, with Broome recording 410mm of rain in December (a 47% increase on the previous record from 1970), which is seven times greater than the normal rainfall of 58mm.

For the duration of Silversea's expedition cruises in the Kimberley from March to May 2017, the famous Kimberley coast waterfalls, including King George River & Falls and Talbot Bay (Horizontal Falls) will thunder more spectacularly than ever before.  The twin cascades of King George Falls are amongst Australia's highest, plunging over 80 metres. At Talbot Bay, the regions tides of close to 36-feet create an amazing spectacle. Depending on whether the tides are ebbing or flowing, guests can experience an exhilarating Zodiac ride to the "Horizontal Falls".

Guests can expect to witness these extraordinary waterfalls, along with the rich history and wildlife of this region, aboard the elegant, warm and friendly Silversea vessel.




Amber Wilson, Managing Director Asia Pacific, says:

"Our Kimberley voyages are an extraordinary experience that will amaze and delight even the most discerning travellers, and now with free flights, guests can enjoy even more exceptional value.  The contrast between lush flora and fauna, dramatic landscapes and indigenous history is ideal for those seeking an unforgettable adventure. This season, with the tremendous December rainfall, will provide travellers with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing experience."

"The freshly refurbished Silver Discoverer is the epitome of casual elegance and sophistication, making it the perfect platform for exploring the untamed landscapes of the Kimberley.  With a team of 11 experts hand-picked for their expertise and passion for the region guiding travellers throughout the voyage, this truly will be a unique adventure".

These voyages feature incredible itineraries which include 10-day sea explorations of rugged coast, imposing rock formations and deep gorges departing from Broome and Darwin.  While in the Kimberley region, guests can: witness the spectacular tidal changes and semi-submerged world of Montgomery Reef; discover ancient and mysterious rock art; spot the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Osprey, Brahminy Kite or Peregrine Falcon; view King George's towering twin falls; and photograph the dramatic tiger-striped Bungle Bungle Range from above.

"Silversea prides itself on offering a luxurious cruising experience through all-suite accommodations, butler service, complimentary spirits and fine wines, Wi-Fi and world-class cuisines" added Wilson.

Departure dates for Silversea Expeditions' Kimberley 2017 voyages include: 6 April, 16 April; 26 April; 6 May; and 17 May.

The new program offers guests a choice of any of the following flight options aboard a Silversea partner airline flight added to the already incredible voyage: an Economy Class air round-trip from capital cities within Australia; an option to upgrade to Business Class for just AU$1,995 per person from Eastern seaboard or $1,500 per person ex Perth.

Guests can also take advantage of a number of added benefits when booking an air and cruise package through Silversea including: round the clock support in the case of disruptions, applicable transfers to the ship; fare protection as well as flexible payment and flight options.

All-inclusive cruise package fares including flights are per person starting from AU$12,550 based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite for 16 April 2017 departure.  Not available in conjunction with Silver Select offer.  Silversea Expeditions' fares include: all shore Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader, all-suite accommodation with butler service, gourmet meals, complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits, Wi-Fi for all guests and all gratuities. These voyages are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit http://www.silversea.com/kimberley/


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Massive December rainfalls ensure spectacular Kimberley waterfalls


Silversea Expeditions invites guests to discover a unique opportunity to experience the ancient wonders and thundering waterfalls of the Kimberley aboard Silver Discoverer on 10 or 11-day voyages travelling between Darwin and Broome.  The Kimberley has experienced the wettest December on record, with Broome recording 410mm of rain in December (a 47% increase on the previous record in 1970), which is seven times greater than the normal rainfall of 58mm.

For the duration of Silversea's Expedition cruises in the Kimberley in March and April 2017, the famous Kimberley coast waterfalls, including King George River & Falls and Talbot Bay (Horizontal Falls) will thunder more spectacularly than ever before.  The twin cascades of King George Falls are amongst Australia's highest, plunging over 80 metres. At Talbot Bay, the regions tides of close to 36-feet create an amazing spectacle. Depending on whether the tides are ebbing of flowing, guests can experience an exhilarating ride to the "Horizontal Falls".

Guests can expect to witness these extraordinary waterfalls, along with the rich history and wildlife of this region all aboard the elegant, warm and friendly Silversea vessel.



Amber Wilson, Managing Director Asia Pacific, says:

"The Kimberley voyages are an extraordinary experience that will amaze and delight. The contrast between lush flora and fauna, dramatic landscape and indigenous history is ideal for those seeking an unforgettable adventure. This season, with the tremendous December rainfall, will provide travellers with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing experience."

"The freshly refurbished Silver Discoverer is the epitome of casual elegance and sophistication, making it the perfect platform for exploring the untamed landscapes of the Kimberley.  With a team of 11 experts hand-picked for their expertise and passion for the region guiding travellers throughout the voyage, this truly is a unique adventure".

These voyages feature incredible itineraries which include 10 or 11-day sea explorations of rugged coast, imposing rock formations and deep gorges departing from Benoa (Bali), Broome and Darwin.  While in the Kimberley region, guests can: witness the spectacular tidal changes and semi-submerged world of Montgomery Reef; discover ancient and mysterious rock art; spot the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Osprey, Brahminy Kite or Peregrine Falcon; view King George's towering twin falls; and photograph the dramatic tiger-striped Bungle Bungle Range.

"Silversea prides itself on offering a luxurious cruising experience through all-suite-accommodations, butler service, complimentary spirits and fine wines, Wi-Fi and world-class cuisines" added Wilson.

Departure dates for Silversea Expeditions' Kimberley 2017 voyages include: 26 March; 6 April, 16 April; 26 April; 6 May; and 17 May.

Prices are per person starting from AU$11,750 based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite for 6 April 2017 departure.  Book a second suite on the same voyage and receive 50% off the fare as part of the Silver Select offer.  Silversea Expeditions' fares include: all shore Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader, all-suite accommodation with butler service, gourmet meals, complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits, Wi-Fi for all guests and all gratuities.

These voyages are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit  http://www.silversea.com/kimberley/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Luxury Kimberley cruise packages on offer


Travel the World brings you two exclusive exploration packages to the Kimberleys. Cruise 10 nights Darwin roundtrip with Ponant Yacht & Expedition Cruises or choose Darwin to Broome for 10 nights with Silversea. Whichever exploration package you choose, you are sure to experience a once-in-a-lifetime discovery in complete luxury not many travellers have the fortune to experience as these two cruise lines are among the very few permitted to land in this travellers ‘hotspot’. Call 1300 857 437 or your Travel Agent to book.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

APT Expands Kimberley Coast Cruising in 2017

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Australia’s leading domestic travel operator APT is expanding its Kimberley Coast Cruising in 2017, announcing the addition of a new ship to its cruise portfolio.

The new APT Kimberley Coast Cruising 2017 brochure offers the largest range of cruising to the region.

Available in travel agents from today, it features a choice of three cruises styles - luxury, expedition and boutique - across three different vessels. APT is also seeing a surge in popularity amongst those wishing to combine coastal cruising in the region and so is offering a range of cruise and 4WD Kimberley Wilderness Adventures so guests can explore the region from land and sea.

The latest addition to APT’s Kimberley cruise portfolio is a luxury cruise experience that showcases the highlights of the Kimberley aboard L’Austral.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New PONANT Kimberley ‘Time Capsule’ expeditions for 2017

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A very modern way to experience a very ancient place

“I am very excited about revisiting an old destination, in fact a very old destination,” enthuses award winning photographer and adventurer Mick Fogg, a veteran of 120 Kimberley expeditions. Mick will lead the experienced expedition team when specialist luxury and expedition cruise company PONANT explores Australia’s own Kimberley region in 2017 for the first time.

Four 10 night voyages between Darwin and Broome / Darwin Darwin are scheduled between July and September 2017.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

True North wins Best Australian Adventure Experience

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TRUE NORTH WINS EIGHTH GOLD LIST AWARD IN THREE YEARS

Best Australian Adventure Experience and Best Luxury Cruise Ship (Small)

North Star’s Charity Turner and Peter Trembath receive the company’s
Gold List awards from Luxury Travel’s Adam Davey.
The adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH has again won the coveted award for Best Australian Adventure Experience at Luxury Travel magazine’s annual Gold List Awards. The ship was also voted Best Luxury Cruise Ship (Small) and has now won an impressive eight Gold List awards in just 3 years.

Luxury Travel progressively announced award winners via their social media network on Wednesday
and then followed-up in the evening with a reception for all finalists at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel.

North Star Cruises Australia’s general manager, Peter Trembath, said the company’s long term loyalty to brand and, a culture of attention to detail and personal service was responsible for North Star’s consistent award-winning performance.

“There is a strong desire to ensure that every opportunity to engage the company is an opportunity to engage North Star’s original blend of adventure and luxury. And, the culture on-board the TRUE NORTH has always been about satisfying guest desire.”

Mr Trembath added “North Star has never shied away from introducing new opportunities for adventure and our proven recipe for going wild in style has always hit the mark with those who seek more than just a holiday.”

North Star’s success has meant that cabins on the TRUE NORTH were in constant demand however Mr Trembath explained that the determined adventurer could still secure a 2015 opportunity to experience life on-board the revered adventure-cruise ship.

“However, they will need to act quickly, remaining availability is disappearing fast!” 


FAST FACTS

 Australia’s premier luxury adventure-cruise ship, the TRUE NORTH is purpose-built to sail deep into the heart of the wilderness, visiting areas that larger ships cannot access. Guests are privy to very-high quality off-ship experiences courtesy of the ship’s biologist and a team of naturalists, a ship’s helicopter and six dedicated expedition boats.

 Exceptional food and wine are also at the heart of a TRUE NORTH experience. The ship’s modern Australian cuisine is supplemented with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by an outstanding selection of Western Australian wines. Cabins are spacious and modern; there is a panoramic lower deck dining room, an alfresco bar, an observation lounge and a dedicated sports deck.

 Daily activities include scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics, cultural events and spectacular flights in the ship’s helicopter.

 Destinations include the Kimberley – a panorama of rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and majestic waterfalls; the still-wild coast of Western Australia featuring the intriguing Abrolhos Islands, world-famous Ningaloo Reef, fishing paradise at the Montebello Islands and, the pristine Rowley Shoals; the breathtaking islands of the Raja Ampat; the whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay; the mighty Sepik River and the un-spoilt islands of Papua New Guinea; the rarely visited Louisiade Archipelago; beautiful Sydney Harbour and, a seafood safari around the delightful Eyre Peninsula.

Bookings: Contact North Star Cruises on 08 9192 1829 or email cruise@northstarcruises.com.au