Media Reviews

Southern Indulgence

Kangaroo Island Beach Scene with Seals

South Australia’s coastline offers tourists some of the most amazingly diverse experiences. From Kangaroo Island in the southeast of the state to the town of Ceduna on the north-west coast, visitors are treated to an endless horizon of white sandy beac…

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South Australia in Style

Photojournalist Cormac Hanrahan recently joined the TRUE NORTH and experienced the best of South Australia – fine wine and fresh oysters, fishing for King George whiting and cage-diving with great white sharks!   In the lobby of an upmarket Adelaide ho…

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All Aboard for the Rowley Shoals!

Club Marine – Vol. 32 No. 1 Marine Wonderland Exploring the Rowley Shoals An exclusive opportunity to win an adventure cruise to discover the pristine waters of the untouched Rowley Shoals! Club Marine’s greatest-ever giveaway, the Boatloads of Fun com…

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See rugged, remote Australia by boat on this bucket-list cruise

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As a special contributor to the Dallas Morning News, Michael Hiller recaps his recent Kimberley adventure-cruise aboard the TRUE NORTH.  Dallas News – Feb 10 2017 You don’t book a True North Adventure Cruise through Australia’s remote Kimberley region…

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Wild at Heart – Adventure Cruising in the Kimberley Region

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Australia’s Kimberley Coast is an isolated region of dramatic waterfalls, tides and cliffs – all best experienced by ship.  Ian McGuire discovers one of the world’s final frontiers aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH! True North Adventure Cruises are on the f…

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The Rowley Shoals: An Underwater Smorgasbord

The Rowley Shoals An Underwater Smorgasboard

Nigel Marsh visited one of the most remote dive destinations in Australia aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH and discovered a collection of corals, fish and sharks that blew his socks off! From my first dive at the Rowley Shoals I knew I was exploring somewh…

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Kimberley’s Greatest Hits – Judy Bailey

“Kimberley’s Greatest Hits”  Judy Bailey, NZ Herald Travel Section, November 8 2016. Judy Bailey discovers the beauty of one of the world’s great wildernesses on an action-packed cruise aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH. There is nowhere else I’d rather be,…

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Good Tidings by Michelle Kearney

Good Tidings – Michelle Kearney reviews the spectacular Kimberley coast in the latest edition of Signature Magazine.  The best way to explore the ancient Kimberley coastline is on a ship purpose built to navigate shallow coastal areas and wild rivers. …

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Exploring the Remote Rowley Shoals by Nigel Marsh

Exploring the Remote Rowley Shoals features in the November issue of Dive Log Magazine.  Underwater photographer Nigel Marsh details his recent experiences at the Rowleys aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH.  Read his exciting article here . Why not experienc…

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Kings of the North Features in Ocean Charters

“Kings of the North” by Scott Alle is featured in the latest Ocean Charters Magazine, August 2016. Craig Howson talks to Scott Alle about legendary ship TRUE NORTH, his most memorable cruising experiences and his remarkable partnership with North Star …

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True Adventure by Jane Freebury

“True Adventure To the Sepik River and the Bismarck Sea” with Jane Freebury featured in The Weekend Australian, April 2016. Jane recalls her experience as a guest of the TRUE NORTH and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority in this latest article. There i…

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The Kimberley Rocks by Roderick Eime

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“Find your true north as you cruise amongst 20,000 year old cave paintings.” Read Rod Eime’s latest story in Vacations & Travel Magazine. Please note there are still 2016 cabins available on our flagship Kimberley itinerary: see Kimberley Ultimate

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Cruising (wild style) on the Kimberley Coast

For a luxurious and intimate cruise experience Gary Allen explores one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, the Kimberley Coast in Western Australia, on board a floating boutique hotel. View full article By Gary Allen | Published #65, Luxury Tra…

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Luxus – Yachting in Australien

Product review for German speaking visitors November 2015. Kimberley ist eine der neun Regionen des australischen Bundesstaates Westaustralien und mit 424517 Quadratkilometern fast so groß wie Deutschland und Österreich zusammen. Es ist aber auch die H…

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Exploring the Kimberley – The Globe & Mail Canada

The land of ahhhs: Exploring the Kimberley By Tim Johnson, The Globe Mail 30th October 2015 (Canada) Covering the northwest edge of the continent, this sawtooth stretch of sandstone is shot through with coves, rivers and waterfalls. Extremely hot in th…

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KREUZFAHRTEN – von Ingrid Brunner 8th October 2015

Word is traveling far and wide about the spectacular Kimberley coastline and, the world class adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH. The region is becoming increasingly popular with travellers from Germany and, we are pleased to invite German speaking adven…

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Crown Issue 2 – Archipelago À Gogo

Archipelago, À Gogo – Winter 2015, Crown Group An almost forgotten chain of islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea holds a wealth of wonders for those who choose to travel there aboard luxury cruise ship TRUE NORTH, writes Roderick Eime. We are flyi…

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PNG By Sea by Roderick Eime

PNG, By Sea, Paradise Vol. 14 Once the domain of fearless National Geographic photojournalists and intrepid explorers, PNG is re-emerging as the ideal adventure destination – this time by ship in five-star luxury. Roderick Eime reports. Like fleeting s…

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Luxury Travel Magazine – Papua New Guinea by Peter FitzSimons

Get There Cruise – Papua New Guinea Article by Peter FitzSimons, photography by Oliver Oldroyd. There are two ways to measure the worth of a holiday: the joy it gives you at the time, and how often afterwards you look back on it with pleasure. ‘Cos you…

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Centurion Magazine – July 2015

The Last Boat To Paradise The True North – a cruiser with 18 double cabins, gourmet chefs, scuba gear, and a helicopter onboard – is the best way to access the Solomon Sea, an empty swath of the South Pacific where WWII shipwrecks, coral reefs, and und…

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Travel & Leisure South East Asia – April 2015

Melanesia Rising Two dimdims fly off a yacht… It’s the start not of a joke but the trip of a lifetime for Sophy Roberts, who scuba dives below Papua New Guinea and chugs above it in a mixmaster bilong Jesus Christ. Photographed by Ken Kochey. There is…

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The Many Faces of Papua New Guinea

*Article by Maria Visconti / Source: Travel there next Have you ever been in a plane where it is all one class – business class – and  there are twice as many seats as there are passengers? Where champagne flows and delicious titbits arrive periodicall…

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Exploring the Solomon Sea – TRUE NORTH cruise

UK Financial Times Feature by Sophy Roberts, (March 2015) The islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea receive few visitors but a luxury cruiser now allows adventurers to explore. In this glassy stillness five degrees south of the doldrums, there’s no…

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Farther Shores – The Sepik Soiree Cruise in PNG

Sally Patten, Sophisticated Traveller Feb 2015 A journey around Papua New Guinea’s remote northern islands combines luxury cruising with the chance to experience – and contribute to – traditional village life, writes Sally Patten. The first person I me…

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Forbidden Waters – Signature Travel & Style Nov 2014

Located on Australia’s doorstep, Papua New Guinea intrigues Tricia Welsh with its wild, exotic nature – birds of paradise, tree kangaroos, colourful tribal costumes – not to mention man-eating crocodiles. With a colourful history of unstable politics,…

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The Great North West – Ocean Magazine Issue 57

Ask any Australian about The Kimberley and they will get a wistful look in their eye as they are transported by the dream of visiting one of the nation’s most astonishing natural wonders! It’s no coincidence that Tourism Australia chose Western Austral…

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Ocean Magazine Reviews PNG Adventure Cruise

Once the domain of fearless National Geographic photojournalists, headhunters and god-fearing missionaries, Papua New Guinea is re-emerging as the ideal adventure destination. Can you visit this ‘land that time forgot’ in five-star luxury? Roderick Eim…

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Kimberley Cruising rated No. 1 Australian Holiday!

Australia’s best 100 holidays listed by Australian Traveller magazine – as reported in the SMH April 3, 2014 QUEENSLAND has been robbed of its dream destination reputation, with the state’s top spot ranking only the 10th best Aussie holiday. That’s rig…

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“Simple Pleasures” – Australian Doctor Magazine

“Simple pleasures” A three-stage journey by yacht, helicopter and dugout canoe provides MARIA VISCONTI with a unique slice of remote village life in PNG. – 21st March 2014 LIFE onboard this luxury yacht is so laid back, it’s horizontal. There is a no-s…

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“Into the Wild” Andrew Denton Tours PNG Aboard TRUE NORTH

It is my second day, and first time, in Australia’s nearest neighbour. After an encearingly shambolic welcome “sing-sing”, the men of Noipus are demonstrating the “whipping ceremony” an initiation ritual that involves one man cracking a two-metre-long …

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“Frontier Land” AUDI Magazine March 2014

One of the last true wilderness areas in the world, Australia’s vast Kimberley region remains little more than a concept to most. Paradoxically beautiful, yet dangerous in the extreme, exploring this remote area requires considerable expertise and loca…

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Mercedes Magazine Feature: Tricia Welsh

Mercedes Magazine Australia November 2013 Located a mere 150 km from the tip of Australia’s Cape York Peninsula, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the last true wildernesses in the world. Few Australians have visited and even fewer have it on their wish…

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The Giants Playground

Whale Sharks aboard True North

Luxury Travel Magazine July 2013 by Belinda Wilkinson In a remote bay in West Papua Whale Sharks jostle like puppies to be fed by hand by local fishermen. Belinda Wilkinson sailed North aboard the luxury yacht TRUE NORTH to swim with them. Images by Tr…

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Signature Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Volume 10 2013

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Great Southern Land A seafood safari across the Great Australian Bight gives Sue Wallace the chance to get cosy with creatures both fearsome and beautiful amid some of the most stunning scenery in the country! To read the full article please click here…

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Voyeur Magazine (Virgin Airlines) May 2013

International high-end cruiser company North Star Cruises combine adventure and luxury — which could mean handfeeding whale sharks in West Papua, exploring Aboriginal rock art in remote caves, or getting up close and personal under a waterfall in the K…

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Qantas Magazine Feature Rowley Shoals Cruise

Multihued fish and coral abound as Amruta Slee explores what lies beneath at the Rowley Shoals off the WA coast. Feature article appears in Qantas Magazine April 2013 Luxury Travel Issue. To read the full article please click the following link: Qantas…

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Robb Report Feature Sepik River Cruise

True Blue: An authentic cultural adventure unfolds along Papua New Guinea’s seldom-sailed Sepik River. – March 2013 by Tricia Welsh All eyes are on the eight young men seated around the fire. The skin on their backs and shoulders is deeply scarred, hav…

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Ultimate Travel Magazine On Kimberley Adventure Cruise

Travel journalist Joanna Hall reviews True North’s Kimberley Snapshot Cruise for Ultimate Travel Magazine, with glowing reports! It is one of Australia’s most remote destinations, and in this cruise review Joanna Hall finds True North gets would-be adv…

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Ocean Magazine: Flinders Footsteps ‘Southern Safari’

Ocean Magazine: Flinders Footsteps ‘Southern Safari’ Issue #48 In Flinders’ Footsteps: Matthew Flinders may be renowned as the first to circumnavigate Australia, but as Sue Wallace discovers, travelling as a guest of TRUE NORTH, modern day explorers ca…

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Club Marine Magazine Feature

West Papua Discoverer Cruise

Latest Article from Club Marine Magazine! – 12/12/2012 Bismarck Bound by Chris Beattie. Read this hot-off-the-press article by Chris Beattie of Club Marine Magazine from the latest Bismarck Bonanza PNG cruise in November, click on the PDF link. For mor…

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RM Williams Outback Magazine: Heading North

RM Williams Outback Magazine: Heading North – Nov/Dec 2013 Story and Photos by Mark Muller True North and her crew lap Australia each year, by way of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, but their home will always be the Kimberley… There is a heightened s…

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Travelling Around The Kimberley with Maggie Cooper

Kimberley Snapshot Review Reported in the Northern Star by Maggie Cooper: November 10th 2012 “THERE IS nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. So declared the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in…

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TRUE NORTH Missions of Mercy: The Weekend Australian

Luxury Expedition Vessel’s Missions Of Mercy – The Weekend Australian May 26-27 2012 “…True North has operated numerous mercy missions since it began cruising around Papua New Guinea seven years ago.” To view the following article please click on thi…

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Hooked on Paradise with A PNG Cruise

Hooked on paradise: PNG cruise – by Scott Podmore – news.com.au ESCAPE 25th December 2011 Article SHOCK set in the moment my fishing guide Ben locked a look of horror on me after frantically grasping the fishing line. I’d been barbed by a barracuda! An…

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Sydney Morning Herald – Stunning Secret World of PNG

True North PNG Cruises

Treasure Islands Craig Tansley finds a stunning secret world of teeming wildlife and island villages untouched by modernity. Each morning the islanders are here with the sunrise and in the evenings, long after the sun sets, they linger, not missing a m…

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