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15th August 2017 / Media Release from TRUE NORTH ADVENTURE CRUISES / Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements / The Homebody, the Deep Diver and the Beach Bum!
In 2015 guests on-board the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH teamed-up with marine researchers from Conservation International and started to deploy fin-mounted satellite tags on whale sharks encountered during the ship’s Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay itinerary. And the results have proved to be quite surprising.

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New Guest Lounge for the True North

23rd April 2017 / Media Release from TRUE NORTH ADVENTURE CRUISES / New Guest Lounge for the True North / True North Adventure Cruises has opened a brand new guest lounge in Broome!

Guests waiting to embark or having just disembarked from the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH will now be able to avail themselves to the welcoming surrounds of The Artisan’s Lounge – a meeting place for craftsmen and craftswomen of adventure!

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Kimberley Water Falls

27th February 2017 / News Item / 9 News Perth / Locals call it one of the great natural wonders of the world, twice maybe three times a century, a huge monsoonal wet hits the Kimberley in our far north. This year it’s transformed the rugged ranges into giant waterfalls after one of the most extreme wet seasons ever.

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WA Jumps on to Chinese Bucket List

16th March 2017 / thewest.com.au / Ken Acott / WA Jumps on to Chinese Bucket Lists / Tourism WA’s top man in north Asia, Johnny Nee, says the trend is emerging as more affluent and adventurous Chinese tourists look for unique holiday experiences.

More than 51,000 Chinese tourists visited WA last year — up 17.4 per cent on 2015.

And while they were here, they spent $252 million — or almost $5000 each, nearly three times the national average.

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Perth-Listed-Must-See

13th February 2017 / News Item / The West Australian / Perth a must-see tour destination in 2017 / ANYONE from Perth is sure talk-up the coastal city, and it seems the rest of the world is starting to pay attention too. Lonely Planet has listed Pinky’s Eco Retreat and Beach Club on Rottnest Island as number eight on the top 10 best new openings of 2017. The article hails Rottnest as ‘a car-free island with 63 white sand beaches, snorkelling trails and the quokka’.

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Crown Towers Logo

16th December 2016 / News Item / Crown Towers Perth Takes Centre Stage in High End Australian Tourism Market / Crown Towers Perth was officially opened last night by the Premier of Western Australia and Tourism Minister, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, cementing the arrival of Perth’s newest and most luxurious hotel.

Four years in the making, Crown Towers Perth will set a new standard in the high-end tourism market – targeting the high-growth potential domestic and international luxury traveller.

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14th December 2016 / News Item / Spirit of Australia – Qantas’ in-flight magazine / Spirit of Australia – Qantas’ in-flight magazine conducted a survey earlier this year to identify their reader’s favourite Australian travel experiences. The top 5 national winners were announced in the magazine’s December issue and, 2 of the 5 winners included experiences that can be savoured on the TRUE NORTH’s Kimberley itineraries!

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Qantas Direct Flights To Australia

12th December 2016 / News Item / Qantas to Fly Non-Stop Perth to London / Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. The 14,498 kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe when it begins in March 2018.

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Barra Bonanza

9th December 2016 / News Item / CampdenFB / Even more accolades for the TRUE NORTH! / CampdenFB, a much-respected investment journal recently nominated its top 5 picks for Untouched Wilderness Experiences in Bespoke Luxury and, cruising the Kimberley with True North Adventure Cruises looked to be in pretty good company sitting alongside adventures in the Galapagos, The Antarctic, The Amazon and, Outer Space!

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Cruise Critic Editor's Pic Award

8th November 2016 / Best for Adventure Award: TRUE NORTH / Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise review site has announced its first-ever Cruise Critic Editors Picks Awards exclusively for Australian cruise operators. The awards name the best cruise lines in more than 15 categories and are featured on Cruise Critic’s dedicated Australian site.

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Back to the Barossa

3rd October 2016 / Media release from the TRUE NORTH / Back to the Barossa! / Visits to Seppeltsfield and Magill Estate retained in TRUE NORTH itinerary!

The TRUE NORTH’s 2017 Southern Safari is again set to feature the world-famous Barossa Valley.

Guests on the 2016 sojourn out of Adelaide were treated to a bonus when lunch at historic Seppeltsfield and wine tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate were first added to the itinerary.

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30 Year Celebratory Logo

North Star Cruises Australia – now True North Adventure Cruises – has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land. Howson…

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China Southern Airlines Partners

Direct Flights to the Southern Safari! The South Australian Tourism Commission has announced that an agreement has been signed today between the SA Government and China Southern Airlines, securing direct flights between Adelaide and mainland China. The airline will operate three direct flights per week between Adelaide and Guangzhou beginning in December 2016. The announcement…

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King George Falls From Above - Christian Fletcher

Christian Fletcher As a landscape photographer, I’m fascinated by both the grand landscapes that are not of our own creation, and those that we have artificially created. Professional photographer Les Walkling once stated that landscapes possess our imagination, inspire reverence and awe and guide us back to where we have come from. We only have…

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Crocodile- Kimberley coast

When making your travel plans don’t forget to consider an adventure in Australia! Exchange rates can make an Aussie holiday a very attractive proposition and it may just be the perfect time for you to tick the majestic Kimberley coast off your travel bucket list! And two of True North Adventure Cruises’ much-loved adventure partners…

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qantas flights to broome

Great news for those wishing to visit Broome this Winter from Victoria! Qantas has announced the inclusion of a third direct flight between Melbourne and Broome this year. Direct Melbourne/Broome flights re-commence on Sunday March 20, the regular Wednesday service will start on the May 4, and a new Friday service will be available from…

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Happy Days at King George Falls

At North Star Cruises team work is everything. We are proud of our team members and their commitment to our guests and, each other. And increasingly, we are finding that we are attracting other business leaders who are equally aware of just how important their team is to their own success! There are times when you…

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Tourism WA Ambassadors on True North 2016

North Star Cruises recently assisted Tourism WA to launch the 2016 Ambassador Program on board the TRUE NORTH. Guests at the glamorous Sydney Harbour event included Richard Wilkins, Kate Ritchie, Layne Beachley, Kirk Pengilly, Joel Jackson, Lincoln Lewis, Todd McKenny and Tammy McIntosh. All are WA advocates or “WAmbassadors” keen to share their passion for Western…

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Emirates flight EK420 lands at Perth Airport

Emirates will commence a second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August 2016, replacing the current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425. The second daily A380 service to Perth follows Emirates’ recent announcement that its flagship A380 aircraft will serve more destinations in 2016.  For East-bound destinations, this includes a new two-class A380 service…

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Gold List Awards

2016 is another iconic year for everyone at North Star Cruises – it is the company’s 30th anniversary! We are sure that you will agree that this is a milestone worth celebrating and it would be a great start to the year if you could help us with our quest to again dominate Luxury Travel…

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Maresa

A Philanthropic Christmas! It will soon be the end of another special year on-board the mighty TRUE NORTH. And what better way to recap than with stories from our much-loved cruise directors. Here Marese and Tegan recount experiences made possible by the generosity of guests and crew alike. “During one of our Sepik Soirees we made…

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Twin Falls - Andrew Tischler

Andrew Tischler’s travels on the TRUE NORTH have changed the way he paints. In this article Andrew explains how he became involved with the TRUE NORTH and explains the profound impact of his first visit to the Kimberley…….

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Above Receding Water - Andrew Tischler

Andrew Tischler is a landscape artist who draws together “the elements of a place”. He wants you to feel what it’s like to be in the Kimberley and he hopes that his work will encourage others to visit this special place. Here Andrew shares some of his most inspiring Kimberley paintings.

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Montgomery Reds - Mark Stothard

Mark Stothard is a ship builder and proud half owner of TRUE NORTH. In this interview Mark talks about how he came to be involved with TRUE NORTH, his passion for expedition photography and the equipment he uses on his expeditions. He also shares some of his favourite images from his travels on the TRUE…

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North Star adds the Barossa to its Southern Safari!

New day one highlights to include visits to Penfolds’ Magill Estate and Seppeltsfield North Star Cruises has announced some significant upgrades to the first day of its already popular Southern Safari itinerary! The 8 night sojourn out of Adelaide has always commenced with a “day amongst the vines” but guests embarking on the 2016 version will…

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True North Promotion - The Australian

Have you always wanted to go on a TRUE NORTH cruise? Then lookout for an upcoming competition in The Australian newspaper!  Buy a copy of The Australian and you could win a 10 night Kimberley Waterfalls cruise including return domestic flights for 2 adults.  The promotion runs from November 7-22 2015. You’ve got to be…

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Larry Mitchell - Kris Village

The TRUE NORTH has long been a floating gallery of stunning artwork. The cabins and day accommodation areas have featured the work of landscape painters such as Ingrid Windram, Jacinda Bayne, Andrew Tischler and Larry Mitchell. But our relationship with Mitchell has added dimension. Larry Mitchell is not just a revered landscape painter. He is…

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Larry Mitchell Pilbara Island

Larry Mitchell is most famous for his landscape painting, particularly his images of the Western Australian coastline. Over the past decade Larry has been increasingly focused on the urgent need for environmental conservation. Larry talks about how his travels on the TRUE NORTH have given him access to remote areas of the Pacific Ocean and Indian…

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Darren Jew

Underwater photography specialist, Darren Jew, joins TRUE NORTH on a photography expedition tour this December. He recently talked to us about his passion… *Darren, you’re a 5-time Canon/AIPP Australian Prof Science, Environment and Nature Photographer of the Year, what intrigues you most about visiting the acclaimed Louisiade Archipelago (PNG) aboard TRUE NORTH this December? All destinations have…

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PNG - SECRETS OF UNDERWATER

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Darren Jew to join Archipelago Adventure! If strolling on tropical islands, snorkelling in pristine tropical waters and, revelling in the comfort of a floating boutique hotel sounds like the perfect short break – then don’t miss the TRUE NORTH’S Archipelago Adventure! This 5 night sojourn around PNG’s rarely visited…

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