The multi-awarded North Star Cruises Australia cruises around the Australian coastline, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Sea. Instead of casinos and swimming pools, True North has exciting itineraries with a variety of daily activities to choose from. And because of True North‘s unique shallow-draft design, guests need only step through their cabin doors to experience their destination!


Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, culture, picnics, nature, diving and exploring. Some cruises have special guests: naturalists, artists, photographers or winemakers.


Signature meals include freshly caught barramundi and giant black-lip oysters. Have a ‘heli-picnics’ while enjoying a wide variety of seafood including shrimp, squid, baked fish, pearl meat and smoked salmon. There are also plenty of meat dishes, fresh vegetables, and garden salads!


True North features six expedition vessels and a helicopter. In addition, there are vantage points on board, including a forward observation lounge, the ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. A laundry/valet service is also available at a minimum cost.


EXPLORER CLASS STATEROOM CABINS12 sqm, Mini-fridge, Double basin in ensuite, DVD player, Large plasma TV, King-size bed RIVER CLASS12 sqm, King-size bed, Private ensuite with large windows, DVD player, Plasma TV, Satellite phone OCEAN CLASS12 sqm, Twin single beds, Ensuite with spacious shower, DVD player and plasma TV, Satellite phone


  • Southern Safari
  • West Coast Explorer
  • Kimberley Wilderness Cruise
  • Coral Atoll Cruise
  • West Papua Discovery
  • Adventures in Paradise: Cairns
  • Solomon Sojourn
  • Archipelago Adventure
  • Sydney Rocks

Established: 1987

Vessels: 50-metre mono-hull adventure cruise ship

Star rating: N/A

Tonnage:  742

Passengers: 36


Accommodation, All meals, Entertainment, Port taxes, Government fees, Onboard activities, Shore excursions, Lectures/presentations, Cylinders and weight belts (on dive cruises), Snorkelling equipment (masks, snorkels and fins), Fishing rods and hand lines.