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Over the past few months we’ve been incredibly busy booking our clients on 2018 Kimberley cruises – and although there's still six months until the 2018 season fires up, if you’ve got your heart set on a Kimberley cruise in 2018 you will need to be quick to grab one of the remaining cabins!
So don't waste any time; check out our availability below and, to sweeten the deal, we’re offering some exclusive discounts and bonuses when you book your 2018 Kimberley cruise by 30 November 2017.
You can save up to $4,200 per couple when you book a select 2018 Kimberley cruise aboard Kimberley Quest II, or take advantage of bonuses of up to $1,000 per couple across our entire range of ships – but these deals are exclusive to Kimberley Cruise Specialists. Special offers can include free nights at Broome and Darwin's top hotels, flight credits, cruise discounts and more. Telephone us on 1800 90 20 80 to find out more about the great deals on offer.
To help you with your planning. We’ve put together an overview of our availability on 2018 Kimberley cruises aboard our recommended small ships – but you will need to be quick as remaining cabins are being snapped up quickly.
Kimberley Quest II
Accommodating just 18 travellers, the Kimberley Quest II is one of the smaller ships cruising the Kimberley Coast, but what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in adventure! Crewed by Kimberley locals, Kimberley Quest II is able to sneak up rivers and creeks, making exploration a breeze. Expert guides, great dining and a laidback, ‘barefoot’ ambience make a Kimberley Quest II cruise a holiday to remember!
Kimberley Quest II has cabins on the following 2018 cruises available:
14 Day Ultimate Quest
Departing 27 March - from $16,358 per person - Take 10% off this date!
Departing 08 May – from $16,358 per person
Departing 22 May – from $19,951 per person
Departing 05 June – from $16,358 per person
10 Day Adventure Quest
Departing 11 September - from $9,500 per person - Take 10% off this date!
Departing 20 September – from $9,500 per person - Take 10% off this date!
8 Day Southern Quest
Departing 26 June – from $10,933 per person
Departing 03 July – from $10,933 per person
Departing 10 July – from $10,933 per person
Departing 31 July – from $10,933 per person
Departing 07 August – from $10,933 per person - Take 10% off this date!
Departing 21 August – from $10,933 per person - Take 10% off this date!
Departing 28 August – from $10.933 per person
Departing 04 September – from $10,933 per person - Take 10% off this date!
8 Day Northern Quest
Departing 10 April – from $10,933 per person
New for 2018! 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley
Departing 06 October – from $3,500 per person
Departing 09 October – from $3,500 per person
Another of the Kimberley’s smaller ships, the Great Escape accommodates just 14 travellers and is incredibly popular amongst adventurers; in fact she is almost fully sold out for 2018!
At the moment, the only cruise available during 2018 is as follows:
8 Day Southern Kimberley Experience
Departing 13 September – from $10,165 per person
Don’t forget that availability can change due to cancellations, so give us a call if the Great Escape is your preferred ship and we will see what we can do for you!
Coral Expeditions I
Coral Expeditions pioneered Kimberley cruising over 20 years ago, and still today Coral Expeditions I is a fantastic choice when planning a Kimberley cruise. Renowned for their expert guides and fantastic service, Coral Expeditions I offers great value for money and an itinerary that includes all of the major icons of the coast between Darwin and Broome.
There’s just a handful of rooms available aboard Coral Expeditions I on the following cruise dates:
11 Day Broome to Darwin & v.v.
Departing 30 March – from $8,290 per person
Departing 09 April – from $8,290 per person
Departing 20 April – from $8,290 per person
Departing 24 September – from $8,290 per person
Big sister to Coral Expeditions I, Coral Discoverer accommodates 72 passengers and has the facilities you would expect of a much larger ship. Recently undergoing a full refurbishment, Coral Discoverer is stylishly-appointed and well-equipped for adventure. A great choice for those looking for a slightly larger vessel, but still with the flexibility of small group exploration. One of our most popular ships!
11 Day Broome to Darwin & v.v.
Departing 06 April – from $10,290 per person
Departing 16 April – from $10,290 per person
Departing 10 September – from $11,590 per person
Eco Abrolhos is another great option for those wanting to experience the Kimberley, whilst sticking to a budget. This 14 day Kimberley adventure cruise covers the entire coast between Broome and Darwin or vice versa, including all the must see icons. This comfy catamaran is renowned for its laidback service and good old Aussie hospitality. It’s also great for single travellers who can book their own room (selected cabins) without having to pay for a single supplement.
Interested in a Kimberley cruise aboard Eco Abrolhos? How do these available 2018 dates look?
14 Day Broome to Darwin & v.v.
Departing 17 May – from $9,355 per person
Departing 01 June – from $9,355 per person
Departing 16 June – from $9,355 per person
Departing 01 July – from $9,355 per person
Departing 16 July – from $9,355 per person
Departing 31 July – from $9,355 per person
Departing 15 August – from $9,355 per person
Departing 30 August -0 from $9,355 per person
Odyssey is a great choice for travellers looking for a small ship experience, without the huge price tag! Odyssey is a stylish catamaran, with comfortable cabins featuring shared facilities (there’s a toilet/shower facility for every two cabins on board). You can choose between a comprehensive 14 day trip to see the best of the Kimberley’s waterfalls, or a shorter eight day program focusing on the southern Kimberley coast.
There’s still space on the following 2018 cruises:
14 Day Kimberley Waterfall Odyssey
Departing 05 March – from $9,900 per person
Departing 04 April – from $9,900 per person
Departing 18 April – from $9,900 per person
Departing 18 May – from $9,900 per person
9 Day Kimberley Odyssey
Departing 03 June – from $7,950 per person
Departing 23 June – from $7,950 per person
Departing 01 July – from $7,950 per person
Departing 13 July – from $7,950 per person
Departing 10 August – from $7,950 per person
Departing 30 August – from $7,950 per person
Departing 19 September – from $7,950 per person
Perhaps the most well-known small ship cruising the Kimberley Coast, the True North continues to rack up luxury travel awards and this year was named one of the world’s top 25 travel experiences. If your budget stretches far enough, the True North is a great choice and you have the option to select from several different itineraries – we recommend the full 14 day coastal experience.
There’s limited cabins available aboard the True North on the following 2018 Kimberley cruise dates:
14 Day Kimberley Ultimate
Departing 02 June – from $21,995 per person
Departing 23 June – from $21,995 per person
Departing 14 July – from $21,995 per person
Departing 04 August – from $21,995 per person
8 Day Kimberley Snapshot
Departing 28 July – from $13,595 per person
Departing 18 August – from $13,595 per person
11 Day Kimberley Waterfalls
Departing 22 March – from $17,995 per person
Departing 01 April – from $17,995 per person
Departing 11 April – from $17,995 per person
The Kimberley Pearl is one of the newest ships operating on the Kimberley coast, and has an interesting history as a former Pearl Lugger for famed Paspaley Pearls. Kimberley Pearl takes just 12 adventurers on eight day trips around the Southern Kimberley, taking in highlights including Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef. Why not get a few couples together for a private charter of Kimberley Pearl - it's great value!
The following departures have cabins available for 2018:
8 Day Kimberley’s Southern Pearls
Departing 19 May – from $5,600 per person
Departing 09 June – from $5,600 per person
Departing 28 July – from $5,600 per person
Departing 18 August – from $5,600 per person
Departing 25 August – from $5,600 per person
Departing 15 September – from $5,600 per person
Departing 22 September – from $5,600 per person
Departing 29 September – from $5,600 per person
2019 Kimberley Cruises available now
If you’re looking further ahead to 2019, we’ve got schedules and prices loaded on our website for all of our Kimberley ships. It pays to get in early to secure your preferred cruise date and cabin type, so ask us about earlybird discounts on 2019 Kimberley cruising today.
For bookings and more information about our 2018 Kimberley cruise savings
FREECALL 1800 90 20 80
Availability is current as at 9:00AM, Tuesday 10 October and is subject to change. All prices are per person, twin share in Australian Dollars.