Effective 4 July 2020, True North has un-paused its COVID-19 enforced temporary cruise suspension with a reworked sailing schedule for the remainder of the calendar year.
The continued closure of the West Australian border means that the first post-COVID departure was a very colloquial affair exploring the Kimberley coast over seven nights. Founding Director Craig Howson says the initial departures are likely to be impacted by border closures “but we are hoping that guests from interstate will be able to join us soon.”
The rekindled program kicks off with True North’s popular itineraries: the Kimberley Snapshot and the flagship Kimberley Ultimate.
The Coast & Coral itinerary that proved to be a hit last year returns in late August, along with another bucket-list sailing to Rowley Shoals. In late October, True North also plans to reintroduce an old favourite – the 13-night Over the Top from Darwin to Cairns. The amended 2020 schedule also includes a selection of new itineraries.
The seven-night Kimberley Northern Atolls features both the Rowley Shoals and, rarely visited Scott Reef, and two maiden voyages on the Great Barrier Reef will provide an opportunity for guests onboard to experience destinations not normally visited by larger ships, including the Gold Coast and Fraser Island.
True North will then sail to Sydney for the Christmas and New Year itineraries which feature the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and the Harbour Bridge fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
“The best news is that in many instances, our amended 2020 sailing schedule includes pricing that is up to 25% less than our normal pricing,” Howson added.
The company has also launched a new program called True North Fresh. It features enhanced onboard hygiene and a special booking condition that provides greater flexibility. See truenorth.com.au/true-north-fresh/
For more details on True North’s amended sailing schedule, see truenorth.com.au/cruise-map/schedule/