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To everyone on the West Coast Explorer Cruise:
Many, many thanks for yet another fantastic adventure. An extra special thank you for all you did to make my birthday the best ever. I was very surprised by everything – decorated dining room, birthday cake, and most of all the card! You are all very special people and certainly made me feel very special. Bring on the next one! Best regards to all.

Ray Cary

Reviewed cruise(s): West Coast Explorer

What was so obvious from the first minute was the genuine friendliness of all the crew. They were simply super! There is nothing you could fault, super food, the right mix of activity and leisure and the Shoals a very special place. We must mention Dr Andy, his passion made the reef alive. Congratulations to you all. WE will be back soon!

John & Desiree Day

Reviewed cruise(s): Coral Atoll Cruise

The most amazing experience. We have loved every second of our trip. Your crew are exceptional and we could want for nothing. We’ll definitely be back.

Lisa & Julian Iuliano

Reviewed cruise(s): Coral Atoll Cruise

Another wonderful trip, thank you to all.

Bob Mostyn & Louise Burney

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - Blue Water Classic

Well above expectations. Just great!

Peter & Edith Ryba

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - Blue Water Classic

Wonderful setting, wonderful sites, wonderful food, company, facilities, crew – it was perfect. Thank you to everyone!

Robert & Pauline Mostyn

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - New Year Spectacular

Thank you to all the crew of the True North for yet another wonderful experience. See you in October!

Pam & Graham Gilbertson

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - New Year Spectacular

You promised and wow did you deliver. Such a special experience that has imprinted lifelong memories. The crew on this trip are a credit to the company, themselves and Australia. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sue & Geoff Holland

Reviewed cruise(s): Southern Safari

Our first trip with True North and a wonderful experience – we enjoyed it so much that we have booked for next year, bring on more of the same excellence!

Peter & Robyn Wight

Reviewed cruise(s): Southern Safari

The most marvellous way to see this unique part of the world. Thank you to the expert & caring crew!

Jill Swann

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Yes a Lovely, Exciting adventure and we Australians should all experience this part of our wonderful Country. Thank you True North staff!

Judy Rose

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Snapshot

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 25 YEARS!! Sorry am not able to take up the heli offer, but one day will be back. Our trip was the best holiday I have ever had! Memories are still fresh and I absolutely loved it. Love and hugs

Bridget Noble

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The Kimberley Ultimate with the Helicopter package was just the most amazing 2 weeks we have experienced anywhere in the world, made perfect by the fantastic services and support by the True North Crew.

Trevor & Judith St Baker

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate

An amazing journey, we feel so privileged to have been able to enjoy the sensational Kimberley and to be treated with such enthusiasm and care by the wonderful crew.

Jan & Mike

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate, Kimberley Waterfalls

Impossible to beat – wonderful crew, scenery & outings. To all the boys & girls aboard, you made it for us!!! Thanks heaps!

Sue Bell

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate, Kimberley Waterfalls

Thank you all for a most incredible experience. Each & every member of the crew has displayed a great attitude, consistently courteous, helpful & with a sense of fun. So many smiles!!! We have truly appreciated this wonderful opportunity to see this amazing part of our country and in such style! We will be back in December!

Ian & Maureen Maxwell

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate, Kimberley Waterfalls

Congratulations on reaching this milestone… Happy 30th Anniversary. EVERY DAY on TRUE NORTH was full of treasured memories. One memory I would like to share with you was the experience I had on a “Ladies Only” fishing trip. It was such FUN!! Many FIRSTS for me – NEVER been fishing in a boat before, NEVER drank champagne holding a fishing line in one hand and a glass in the other and NEVER caught a Barramundi before and then that evening, at dinner, got to wear “the cap”, because my catch was the first Barra caught that day. Hard to beat this day, but it was only one of many. Your helicopter BBQ’s are also very memorable experiences and could we ever forget the oysters, so fresh and eaten with a squeeze of lemon, just standing on the beach and eating freshly caught mud crabs on the beach around the bonfire.

Sheryl Ross

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Waterfalls

Thank you everyone for the most special week. To be in this pristine environment with so much care & attention – a time I will never forget. I hope that this is not a goodbye but “Au-revouir” until we meet again.

Janet Goss

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Barra Bonanza

WOW what a trip! Up with the Best! Great camaraderie amongst the guests and the team. No stone is left unturned. Will be back again! Thank you for a great holiday.

Betty Croft

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Barra Bonanza

It’s not the moments we breathe – it’s the moments that take your breath away!

Bernie & Leila Hart

Reviewed cruise(s): Raja Ampat Explorer

Once again the wow factor every day and a wonderful effort by all of the dedicated crew of True North – thank you.

Colin & Judy Evans

Reviewed cruise(s): Raja Ampat Explorer

Whoa what an experience, highlights every day whale sharks, false killer whales, great snorkeling, interesting village. Jack and I had many new & great experiences. Thanks to the world’s best crew. Barb & Jack (the world’s luckiest people)

Jack & Barb Clark

Reviewed cruise(s): Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay

Another trip in paradise, who would know the joy of swimming with such gentle giants, thank you each and every one of you. Bless you all!!

Gill & Dennis Warner

Reviewed cruise(s): Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay

What a great cruise of discovery, absolutely amazing! Real dragons, beautiful snorkelling, great walks and interesting villages and a wonderful crew that made each day eventful and interesting. Thanks!

Jack & Barbara Clark

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What an amazing & truly unique experience! We loved the volcano heli flight & “warra kalup”: float down the river. Crew are all outstanding, food was spectacular-thanks Andy & Zac! We had a trip of a life time, thanks all!

Troy and Kerry Smith

Reviewed cruise(s): Sepik Soiree

Perfect! Couldn’t imagine a better holiday!

Aaron Gawlinski & Nicole Guala

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventures in Paradise, Sepik Soiree

It was the experience of a life-time. At least of my and Lisa’s life-time. Truly stunning. From choppering into the most sacred site on the Kokoda Track, to scuba diving with a hammerhead shark, to visiting remote PNG villages, the whole thing was invigorating and inspiring from first to last.

Peter FitzSimons & Lisa Wilkinson

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventures in Paradise

An absolutely wonderful holiday never to be forgotten. The people & Crew, the standard of service & the sights just wonderful. See you again in October

Jennifer and Dennis

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate

The most amazing holiday ever! A true education on the spectacular Kimberleys. Thanks so much to all and we love your passion!! Xxx

Jan & Mike Bolton

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate

We love your ‘backyard’. It is a beautiful part of Australia & the True North & Crew were outstanding

David & Janine

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The best ‘truly Australian’ travel experience there is. Thank you to every one of you- you should be very proud of True North.

Ilana & Tony

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Snapshot

Spoiled for any other diving

Diane & Gary Jeffret

Reviewed cruise(s): Coral Atoll Cruise

Third Trip aboard ‘True North’ and for diving and marine life the best I have experienced!

Greg Haines

Reviewed cruise(s): Coral Atoll Cruise

Very different from the Kimberley, but just as awesome and enjoyable

John & Elaine Croft

Reviewed cruise(s): Southern Safari

Fabulous boat, fantastic crew, great guest/fellow passengers, wonderful food, exciting adventures, lots of fun. We have run out of superlatives!

Lis & Geoff Haddy

Reviewed cruise(s): West Coast Explorer

It was an outstanding success! The ship is the perfect size for small groups and we had 36 guests. The relaxed atmosphere and personal service was a noticeable contrast when compared to more typical circumstances. Offering an adventure-cruise was also a significant point-of-difference when measured against the norm! The variety of activities and stunning scenery kept everyone engaged and resulted in a much greater level of comradery amongst our group.

On-board comfort and stunning cuisine (particularly eating the amazing fish our group caught) elevated the occasion even more and the whole package has lifted the bar when it comes to rewarding performance. It’s easy to see why the TRUE NORTH has such a great reputation in the leisure and travel industry – it deserves to make a similar mark in the corporate world!

Andrew Moore, General Manager (Automobile) Suzuki Australia

Reviewed cruise(s): Charters

Attending a corporate event on the TRUE NORTH is something quite unique! Substitute expensive international airfares, hotel bars, swimming pools and the usual round of sightseeing with stunning wilderness, snorkelling over pristine coral and landing monster fish and you certainly have a corporate event with a difference. And you’ll also be supporting the Australian economy!

Every day was filled with fun and adventure, the service was exceptional and having fresh fish for lunch and dinner was the cherry on top! The TRUE NORTH … not your average corporate venue – but who wants to be average!

John Gardner, Dealer Principal at Brian Gardner Motors

Reviewed cruise(s): Charters

Once again – addicted. Great cruise – I can’t wait for our next hit, thanks True North.

Larry and Di Mitchell

Reviewed cruise(s): The Mystery of Melanesia

This cruise was amazing, it should be called ‘Melodies of Melanesia’.

Ken & Lesley Bretherton

Reviewed cruise(s): The Mystery of Melanesia

Well True North you have done it again! Amazing destinations with beautiful people welcoming us with their “sing sing”, happy faces and big wide smiles. Some great snorkelling. Thanks to the crew – the best crew in the world!

Jack & Barbara Clark

Reviewed cruise(s): The Mystery of Melanesia

Very friendly! Very helpful! Unique!

Martha Barr

Reviewed cruise(s): The Mystery of Melanesia

I would like to thank The Haines Group for the opportunity we have recently experienced aboard the ‘True North’. The 7-day Snap Shot Tour through the Kimberley’s is not a holiday rather a 5-star Adventure exploring a part of Australia that is relatively untouched. Amazing History, Fishing and Hiking through Gorges, add to this great food and people, not to mention the ‘True North ‘itself! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a week.

Edward Richardson, Richardson Marine

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Fab-u-lous! Best food I have ever had on a cruise ship, best crew, by a distance and a true Adventure in Paradise. The people watching was sensational. Experience of a lifetime. Felt so privileged.

David Robson

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventures in Paradise

Virgin True North Travellers. Loved it all. Food constantly high quality, loved the Sepik & Island visits. Best snorkelling of my life. Thank you to wonderful crew for memories to help celebrate 40 years of marriage

Cathy & Steve Day

Reviewed cruise(s): Sepik Soiree

Wonderful, fantastic, great, astonishing etc! Nevertheless this cruise has been an amazing one, the spot, the villages, ,the snorkelling, the food! Ah, the food… And you guys… such skills, care and gentleness… thank YOU to each and everyone of you… I keep you in my mind and my heart

Marion Dufayet

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We have travelled the globe by land, sea, air and this voyage has topped it all. Incredible, a big thank you to True North. Spreading the joy and love xxxx

Yvonne & Ulrich

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate

What a wonderful trip! Truly one of a life time. The crew, accommodations, food etc… incredible. Sam and I hope to be back again before too long.

Judy & Sam Coats

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Ultimate

Thanks again for a great adventure. Orcas, Australian Sea Lions, NZ Fur Seals, fresh abalone, squid and prawns on the ‘barby’. Many thanks to a great crew (the best). Have a great 2019 cruising.

Jack & Barbara Clark

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventure South West

Food – every meal was a visual and gastronomic feast, set off by the fabulous ever changing table settings.

Evi Ferrier

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventure South West

Well what can I say…. The trip just blew me away!!! It was such an amazing time and definitely the icing on the cake after my 32nd travel through Australia!

The route, the scenery, the combination of boating, boat excursions and heli-flights – all along with the most amazing scenery, hardly any other tourists, the beautiful boat, the amazing lovely knowledgeable crew and the great group of guests – it was almost too much to take in – all of my senses awakened and my heart and soul took in all this beauty and experiences – a once in a lifetime trip!

Clare Walker

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Snapshot

Never seen the Kimberley Coast before, True North made it possible to access remote passages and fiords of the remote western Australian coast line. The on board helicopter was a seamless transport to see the Kimberley coast from above and gave a complete magnification of the journey, as well as permitting access to the remote indigenous cave art consented by local indigenous communities. The Montgomery Reef over 100 kms long is a powerful natural wonder that rises from the sea as the 11 metre tide drops. Both at water level at the Cruise ship and from the helicopter this amazing sight will be my highlight along with the major waterfalls enroute which we encounter as a cooling natural rainfall in the 30 degree daytime. The compact cruise ship True North boasted hotel room comfort. Food was restaurant quality embellished by the catch of the day. I loved the spacious lounge and forward deck.

Finally, the major stand out was the genuine staff service culture and friendliness, I think very hard to beat.

A genuinely unique experience. Highly recommended.

 

George Savvides

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Snapshot

Words fail us … this trip was breathtaking from the mighty Kimberley to the stunning coral. All capped off by the best crew. Thank you to all!!

Josh & Steph Bovell

Reviewed cruise(s): Coast and Coral

WOW, WOW & WOW. You’ve got it right. Love everything and everyone. HUGE thanks

Anonymous

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventure South West

True North never fails to deliver. The Galapagos of Australia was the true highlight. Thanks goes to an awesome crew and the delightful company of all onboard

Howard & Cheryl Young

Reviewed cruise(s): Southern Safari

Absolutely lives up to its name – Adventures in Paradise

Lauren Allnutt

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventures in Paradise

Truly a wonderful adventure we were fortunate enough to experience! By the end of the trip, we are so grateful to the amazing staff we now call friends. Thank you!

Karen & Graham Best

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Cant tell you how much we enjoyed our 3rd trip, truly wonderful. See you again!

Cott & Kay Fox

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AHOY! We’re on True North, We’re bound AHOY! AHOY! For ol’ Sydney town AHOY! AHOY! AHOY! And then we’ll sail out of the harbour & back again!…. see you in 3 weeks!

Joy & Rolf Koren

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - New Year Spectacular

Words become small to describe the magic of the TRUE NORTH. Everything, everyone is AMAZING. True North you put a SPELL ON US!! We are addicted.

Brigitte & Florence

Reviewed cruise(s): Sydney Rocks - New Year Spectacular

So happy to be introduced to the underwater world – our snorkelling skills will no doubt be further enhanced on our next ‘true North’ adventure. Always a happy time on True North, thanks to all the staff

Anonymous

Reviewed cruise(s): West Coast Explorer

Again, beyond expectation. True North you are all winners. Thank you for a wonderful & happy week

Hazel Watson

Reviewed cruise(s): Adventure South West

Although we do 10-12 cruises a year this was and remains our favourite cruise experience of all time.

Steve Leland – Special Features Writer, Porthole Cruise Magazine. USA

Reviewed cruise(s): Kimberley Waterfalls

Kimberley Islands:

Brad & Margo Holt, “Loved It! Loved it! Loved it! Staff could not be faulted & definitely made us feel relaxed & comfortable. Food was beautiful & the scenery spectacular! Well done guys!” Helen & Stewart Nuttall, “What an AMAZING holiday! The crew, places & experiences will stay with us forever, Thank you!”

Kimberley Ultimate:

Jennifer and Dennis, “An absolutely wonderful holiday never to be forgotten. The people & Crew, the standard of service & the sights just wonderful. See you again in October”

Jan & Mike Bolton, “The most amazing holiday ever! A true education on the spectacular Kimberleys. Thanks so much to all and we love your passion!! Xxx”

Kimberley Snapshot:

David & Janine, “We love your ‘backyard’. It is a beautiful part of Australia & the True North & Crew were outstanding”

Ilana & Tony, “The best ‘truly Australian’ travel experience there is. Thank you to every one of you- you should be very proud of True North”

Coral Atoll Cruises:

Diane & Gary Jeffret, “Spoiled for any other diving”

Greg Haines, “Third Trip aboard ‘True North’ and for diving and marine life the best I have experienced!”

West Papua & PNG:

Jack & Barb Clark, “Whoa what an experience, highlights every day, whale sharks, false killer whales, great snorkeling, interesting village. Jack and I had many new & great experiences. Thanks to the world’s best crew. Barb & Jack (the world’s luckiest people)”

Barbara & Barrie Baker, “A superb adventure, enhanced by the wonderful crew, Highlights were the Sepik trip!”

Troy & Kerry Smith, “What an amazing & truly unique experience! We loved the volcano heli flight & ‘warra kalup’: float down the river. Crew are all outstanding, food was spectacular-thanks Andy & Zac! We had a trip of a life time, thanks all!”

Peter & Margie Robinson, “Another wonderful and exciting cruise! It was full of culture & fun. Pleasing us was the crew’s intimate aura and it worked. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

Southern Safari:

John & Elaine Croft, “Very different from the Kimberley, but just as awesome and enjoyable”

West Coast Explorer:

Lis & Geoff Haddy, “Fabulous boat, fantastic crew, great guest/fellow passengers, wonderful food, exciting adventures, lots of fun. We have run out of superlatives!”