The Expeditioner Blog
It’s not too late to cruise the Kimberley Coast in 2018, several of our favourite ships still have rooms available during the season.
One of the small ships we think offers great value Kimberley cruising is the Eco Abrolhos, and we’ve got a number of cabins left available throughout 2018 – including the peak June and July period.
Eco Abrolhos is a classic catamaran, her design providing excellent stability in open waters. Accommodating just 38 guests, she has just returned to service following time spent in dry dock where her interior common areas received a stylish new makeover. Whilst she might not have all the bells and whistles featured on some brand new ships, she does offer an unpretentious, relaxed experience with good food, great company and a fantastic all-Aussie crew. There’s also a great choice of rooms to suit all budgets, from compact Lower Bunk rooms, right through to Deluxe Staterooms.
But what we particularly love about the Eco Abrolhos is her Kimberley cruise itinerary. Operating between Broome and Darwin (and vice versa), she makes the trip over 14 days, almost 30% more time than some other ships who tend to offer the same route over 11 days. This extra time means that as well as seeing all the iconic ‘must see’ sites of the Kimberley Coast, guests can also linger a little in certain locales, and there’s also plenty of time for fishing and other activities that sometimes aren’t possible on shorter Broome to Darwin trips.
Here’s an overview of the Eco Abrolhos cruises we still have availability on during the 2018 season.
Departing 17 May 2018 – Broome to Darwin *Limited Availability*
Departing 01 June 2018 – Darwin to Broome *Limited Availability*
Departing 16 June 2018 – Broome to Darwin *Available*
Departing 01 July 2018 – Darwin to Broome *Available*
Departing 16 July 2018 – Broome to Darwin *Available*
Departing 31 July 2018 – Darwin to Broome *Available*
Departing 15 August 2018 – Broome to Darwin *Available*
Departing 30 August 2018 – Darwin to Broome *Available*
Single Travellers Save
If you’re travelling on your own then the Eco Abrolhos might be even more appealing to you! Sonia and Jay (the owners of Eco Abrolhos) offer single travellers the opportunity to cruise the Kimberley coast in a Lower Bunk cabin without the need to pay a single supplement – that can mean a saving of several thousand dollars! Call us today for details!
So, if you’re looking for a great value Kimberley cruise in 2018 why not consider the Eco Abrolhos. Not only does she offer superb value for money (fares start at $9,355 per person), you’re also guaranteed one of the Kimberley's most comprehensive itineraries and great service from an experienced crew. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what a few recent expeditioners have said about their time cruising the Kimberley aboard Eco Abrolhos:
“WOW! What a great trip cruising the beautiful and amazing waterways of the Kimberley - much more than we had imagined.” Glenys, September 2017
"The Eco Abrolhos is a family owned and operated business, and they have really nailed it!!
The boat is comfortable, and has plenty of space to be either with other passengers or find a quiet corner to curl up with a book. Every day was different, exciting and interesting, and because there are four tender boats it means that there is a choice of activities, and everybody does not have to go on the same adventure.” Ivan & Linda September 2017
“The cruise along the Kimberley coast was amazing! Much more than we had expected! We’re still on a high! The crew were amazing and our fellow passengers were just so easy to get along with. The sights along the way (including the crocs and sharks) were beyond our wildest dream, the food fantastic and the excursions brilliant. We especially loved the casual, friendly atmosphere among both the crew as well as the passengers. Fishing and crabbing were a bonus. The experience is up there amongst the top 3 of our travel adventures! Well done!” Roslyn & Paul, August 2017
“The NW Kimberley showcased! Experienced, knowledgeable crew that worked tirelessly to provide us with a unique experience. Great food, comfortable onboard environment and excursions into an area that is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world.” Janet, July 2017
For bookings aboard the Eco Abrolhos and other great Kimberley cruise ships give the expert team at Kimberley Cruise Specialists a call today on 1800 90 20 80 or visit www.kimberleycruisespecialists.com.au