It doesn’t take long to get your sea legs on the 36-passenger True North as you sail the waters off Australia’s coastlines. The small ship adventure cruise also heads into the wilds of Papua New Guinea in addictive seven- to 13-day journeys that have earned parent company North Star Cruises, a loyal following among Australia’s traveling elite.
This is soft adventure at its finest: snorkeling in remote places not used to human interaction, fishing for the lunch of a lifetime, visiting villages whose residents rarely see outsiders, and swimming with large, gentle whale sharks that are only too willing to share their waters.
The True North plies the wide Australian coastlines at all points and has separate ventures into West Papua and Papua New Guinea from Darwin and Cairns. READ MORE …