Date: November/December Departures
Travel Style: Cruising
Starting in Australia this adventure is packed with diverse destinations and fascinating experiences. From the Bismarck Sea to the beautiful Louisiade Archipelago, this itinerary travels through a stunning tropical landscape of island and reef.
- Aboard the True North
- Trip Route
- Dates & Cost
Date: November/December Departures
Host: Local Expert Crew
Cost: Starting from AU$24,995 per person
Starting in Australia this adventure is packed with diverse destinations and fascinating experiences. Frequently described as the ‘home of corals’ it features stunning underwater landscapes and countless picture-perfect islands. From the Bismarck Sea to the beautiful Louisiade Archipelago, this itinerary travels through a stunning tropical landscape of island and reef.
Our time in Indonesia also features Cenderawasih Bay – see whale sharks interacting with local fishermen and then snorkel with these gentle leviathans of the sea. The mighty TRUE NORTH then cruises pristine island areas of Papua New Guinea encountering overwhelming hospitality, unchanged village life and some of the most highly regarded snorkelling and diving in the world!
Fly in the ship’s helicopter over the active volcano at Rabaul and visit the stirring Isurava memorial on the Kokoda Track. Swim with manta rays, snorkel endless coral walls in the Lusancay group and enjoy sunset drinks on your ‘very own’ sand cay! Oversize mackerel, dog-tooth tuna and coral trout will keep the anglers busy. Our Melanesian friends greet us with warm hospitality that is normally reserved for returning family and the smiles and laughter of their children will leave lasting and cherished memories.
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While not expected, itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other conditions
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 wall mounted screens in the ship’s lounge and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world.
A popular venue on any TRUE NORTH cruise, 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’. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class and River Class staterooms offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds.
Multiple adventure 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 on-board 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 stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride.
Ocean Class $24,995 | River Class $30,995 | Explorer Class $34,995*
Ocean Class $25,995 | River Class $31,995 | Explorer Class $35,995*
- December 2 - 12, 2021
- November 19 - 29, 2022
* All prices are per person and in Australian Dollars.
All quoted prices effective at time of publication (April 23rd, 2021). Itinerary is subject to change due to improvements or changes in local conditions; prices are subject to change.