Lindblad and APT still to get permits to sail in Kimberley with the season only weeks away

With the Kimberley season just weeks away, two major vessels have still to receive the necessary permits to sail the itineraries they have been selling, according to sources in the pristine wilderness destination. Hundreds of […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 31 2023

You can now have an overnight seaplane adventure to Horizontal Falls

Journey Beyond has launched an exclusive new adventure, offering guests the chance to hop aboard houseboat Jetwave Pearl with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures for a luxurious 24-hour stay. Starting from $1700 for an adult, the […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 28 2023

Kimberley sparks cruise boom – and concerns over safety and overcrowding

By Brian Crisp and Peter Lynch The Kimberley, jewel in Australia’s cruising crown and boasting two World Heritage sites, is in serious danger of becoming overcrowded as more and more cruise lines plan to sail […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 16 2022

Is the key to restarting Australian cruising a 12-hour docking delay for ships with COVID cases

It’s a tale of two continents: in America, today marks the end of the mandatory health protocols on cruise ships and a change to a voluntary system.  In Australia, cruise ships remain banned and a […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 12 2022

Silversea reports around 75% of their Kimberley 2022 season has sold out

Silversea cruises has released a new brochure for its 2022/23 sailings in Australia’s Kimberley region, reporting that 75% of the 2022 season has already sold out. Guests will sail on the 144-person Silver Explorer to […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 16 2021

Silversea cancels Kimberley and blames government inaction

The Government’s inability to present the cruise industry with a way forward has claimed another victim, with luxury line Silversea cancelling all 10 cruises of its upcoming Kimberley season. The news means the line has […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 21 2021

APT claims first with planned WA cruise on Caledonian Sky in June

APT today claimed it had made a breakthrough in getting the Caledonian Sky sailing June dates in the Kimberley agreed – the first foreign-flagged vessel to be permitted to operate in Australian waters. But the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 30 2021

Federal government needs to create national guidelines for Australian cruising

The chair of Cruise Lines International Association Australasia says the Northern Territory’s halt to a Kimberley season demonstrates the challenge while there are no federal government guidelines. Last weekend, the Territory health department revealed new […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 30 2021

6 ways to see The Kimberley

One of the most compelling expedition cruising regions, with itineraries selling out a year in advance, is here in Australia. Straddling the far northwest of Australia across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, the Kimberley […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 4 2020

Ponant to sail to the Kimberley for the first time

Luxury expedition cruise line Ponant heads to the Kimberley coast for the first time this year and already three of its four cruises are sold out. Bookings for next year’s Kimberley cruises from Darwin to Broome […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jan 20 2017

2016 Kimberley cruises almost sold out – in January!

Australia’s love affair with cruising in the wilds of the Kimberley coast is off to a flying start, with few cabins available for this year – and we’re only in January! An astonishing 90% of […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jan 29 2016