Everything you need to know about cruising the spectacular waters of The Kimberley: price, star rating, which port to jump on board and just how much luxury you can expect. 

Silversea Cruises

Luxe rating: 6-star
Cruising style: High-end luxury; a more traditional-style cruising experience thanks to ship size; international staff
Ship name: Silver Discoverer
Departure ports: Darwin, Broome
Berths: 120
Price: From $10,950 for 10 days
Contact: 1300 306 872; silversea.com

True North Luxury Adventure Cruises

Luxe rating: 5.5-star
Cruising style: Intimate adventure expedition with Australian staff; high-end luxury
Ship name: True North
Departure ports: Broome, Wyndham
Berths: 36
Price: From $10,495 for 7 nights up to $15,295 for 13 nights
Contact: 08 9192 1829; northstarcruises.com.au

Great Escape Charter Company

Luxe rating: 5-star
Cruising style: Intimate adventure expedition with Australian staff; extremely comfortable
Ship name: MV Great Escape
Departure ports: Broome, Wyndham
Berths: 14
Price: From $4185 for 4 nights, up to $18,130 for 13 nights
Contact: 08 9193 5983; greatescape.net.au

Odyssey Expeditions

Luxe rating: 5-star
Cruising style: Intimate adventure expedition with Australian staff; extremely comfortable
Ship name: Odyssey
Departure ports: Broome
Berths: 20
Price: From $7900 for 9 days
Contact: 1300 683 255; odysseyexpeditions.com.au

Kimberley Quest (formerly Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises)

Luxe rating: 5-star
Cruising style: Intimate adventure expedition with Australian staff; extremely comfortable
Ship name: Kimberley Quest II
Departure ports: Broome, Mitchell River, Wyndham
Berths: 18
Price: From $9180 for 8 days
Contact: 1300 156 035; kimberleyquest.com.au

Coral Expeditions

Luxe rating: 4.5-star
Cruising style: More traditional ship-style cruising on a larger build; Australian staff
Ship names: Coral Princess and Oceanic Discoverer
Departure ports: Darwin, Broome
Berths: Coral Princess 48, Oceanic Discoverer 72
Price: From $7390 for 10 nights on Coral Princess, from $8990 for 10 nights on Oceanic Discoverer
Contact: 1800 079 545; coralexpeditions.com

Discovery One Kimberley Cruises

Luxe rating: 4.5-star
Cruising style: Intimate adventure expedition with Australian staff; very comfortable
Ship name: Discovery One
Departure ports: Derby
Berths: 22
Price: From $5990 for 12 days
Contact: 1800 185 960; discoveryone.com.au

Diversity Charter Company

Luxe rating: 4-star
Cruising style: Intimate, eco-adventure, with a focus on fishing
Ship name: MV Diversity II
Departure port: Broome
Berths: 12
Price: From $7385 for 7 nights
Contact: 08 9192 6407; diversitycharters.com.au

Unreel Adventure Safaris

Luxe rating: 4-star
Cruising style: Intimate, eco-adventure, with a focus on fishing
Ship name: MV King Tide
Departure ports: A chartered bus takes passengers from Broome to Derby for the start of the cruise, then enjoy a scenic flight from the end-point at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm back to Broome
Berths: 10 twin-share, bunk-style quarters
Price: From $3890 for 5 nights
Contact: 0417 180 463; unreeladventures.com

One Tide Charters

Luxe rating: 3-star
Cruising style: ‘Real’ adventure: rough ‘n’ ready expedition, with beach camping for accommodation
Ship name: Kimberley Explorer
Departure ports: Derby
Price: From $4080 per person for 6 days
Contact: 0417 913 807; onetide.com

 

MORE:

Reviewed: On board the National Geographic Orion, ‘Kimberley Dreaming’ cruise

The Australian Traveller guide to the Kimberley 

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