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Orion Expedition Cruises - Kimberley and Arnhem Land

Orion Expedition Cruises - Kimberley and Arnhem Land

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Nothing can fully prepare you for the dramatic contrasts of Australia’s north-west, Arnhem Land and Darwin in the Northern Territory, rich in Aboriginal culture and galleries of ancient artwork. Towards the west in Western Australia, in the historic pearling town of Broome, the colours of nature are vibrant and intense: rich red earth, azure blue seas and brilliant white sand beaches. North of Broome lies the ragged Kimberley coast, a place you can only comprehend from the sea. Rugged gorges, inlets, waterfalls plunging 100 metres all combine for an awe-inspiring experience you simply can't have by travelling overland.

Join Orion Cruises and discover the beautiful landscapes that the Northern Territory and Kimberley has to offer for your self.

Cruise Options:


10 NIGHT KIMBERLEY EXPEDITION - Darwin to Broome

2013 Departure:
17 June, 07 + 27 July, 05 September
(Reverse) 27 June, 17 July, 06 + 26 August

2014 Departure:
12 May, 01 + 21 June, 11 + 31 July, 20 August
(Reverse) 22 May,11 June, 01 + 21 July, 10 August

Orion’s Expedition Team will lead your exploration of secluded beaches and river inlets – waters famous for an abundance of wildlife. From spectacular waterfalls and awe inspiring gorges, to ancient cultural history and indigenous rock art, the only way you can access the best of the Kimberley is from the sea onboard Orion.

This itinerary has been enhanced to include complimentary flight seeing over the famous Bungle Bungle ranges. Please note these voyages are made up of two international sailings and will be ticketed as such. One way pricing to/from Jaco Island is also available.

King George Falls Aboriginal Art

ITINERARY = Darwin to Broome
  • Day 1 - Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Day 2 - Com, East Timor
  • Day 3 - at sea
  • Day 4 - Wyndham (for included Bungle Bungles Flight)
  • Day 5 - King George River and Falls
  • Day 6 - Vansittart Bay
  • Day 7 - Hunter River (optional helicopter to Mitchell Falls)
  • Day 8 - Montgomery Reef Raft Point
  • Day 9 - Talbot Bay/Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Day 10 - Nares Point & Crocodile Creek
  • Day 11 - Broome, Western Australia
ITINERARY = Broome to Darwin
  • Day 1 - Broome, Western Australia
  • Day 2 - Nares Point & Crocodile Creek
  • Day 3 - Talbot Bay/Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Day 4 - Montgomery Reef Raft Point
  • Day 5 - Hunter River (optional helicopter to Mitchell Falls)
  • Day 6 - Vansittart Bay
  • Day 7 - King George River and Falls
  • Day 8 - Wyndham (for included Bungle Bungles Flight)
  • Day 9 - at sea
  • Day 10 - Com, East Timor
  • Day 11 - Darwin, Northern Territory
Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2013
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - N/A
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $10,885
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $12,930
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - $14,160
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - $16,900
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - $19,630
    * Prices are valid till 31 December 2013
Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2014
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - $7,965
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $9,245
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $10,980
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - $12,020
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - $14,345
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - $16,675
    * Prices are valid till 31 December 2014
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Map of 10 Night Art of Exploration


10 NIGHT ART OF ARNHEM LAND - Darwin to Broome

2013 Departure - 16 August

Hosted by Australia’s pre-eminent collectors of indigenous art, this voyage will undertake an in-depth exploration of the remote art communities along Australia’s Arnhem Land coastline. This will be the perfect voyage for experienced and novice collectors alike. Please note these voyages are made up of two international sailings and will be ticketed as such. One way pricing to/from Merauke is also available.

Mitchell Falls Hunter River

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 - Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Day 2 - Com, East Timor
  • Day 3 - at sea
  • Day 4 - WYNDHAM (for Kununurra Art Gallery OR Bungles Flight OR Ord River Cruise)
  • Day 5 - Wyndham (for Warmun Art Gallery Trip)
  • Day 6 - King George River and Falls
  • Day 7 - Vansittart Bay
  • Day 8 - Bigge Island
  • Day 9 - Montgomery Reef Raft Point
  • Day 10 - Nares Point & Crocodile Creek
  • Day 11 - Broome, Western Australia
Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2013
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - N/A
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $10,885
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $12,930
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - $14,160
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - N/A
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - $19,630
    * Prices are valid till 31 September 2013
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Map of 10 Night Art of Arnhem Land


14 NIGHT KIMBERLEY WITH SPICE - Broome to Bali

2013 Departure - 15 September
2014 Departure - 30 August

This unique Orion expedition combines the spectacular Kimberley region with the remote Spice Islands of the Indonesian archipelago. We sail from Broome with its long and colourful pearl-fishing history through the pristine waters of the Kimberley. The Kimberley has a rich diversity of wildlife and September is the prime time to see the world's largest numbers of migrating Humpback whales as they head north from the Antarctic to rest and calve. With spectacular excursions and forays up waterways, explore the best of the Kimberley including the famous King George Falls. As we arrive here late in the dry season, our Zodiacs can venture even closer to the river falls. Our expedition team will take you back in time exploring for ancient art galleries of indigenous rock art. The uninhabited island of Satonda, and the tiny fishing village of Kenanga on nearby Sumbawa present fascinating contrasts. Discover the culture and art of these remote islands with fascinating welcoming ceremonies and traditions like the Pasola horseback fighting of Kodi. With the dramatic prehistoric dragons and gorgeous pink sands of Komodo and the ancient culture of Sumba that pre-dates the prominent Hindu and Christian religions of the area, this is a brilliant combination of Kimberley and the Spice Islands.

Vansittart Bay Orion in the Kimberley

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 - Broome, Western Australia
  • Day 2 - Nares Point & Crocodile Creek
  • Day 3 - Montgomery Reef Raft Point
  • Day 4 - Kuri Bay
  • Day 5 - Bigge Island
  • Day 6 - King George River and Falls
  • Day 7 - Wyndham (operational stop)
  • Day 8 - at sea
  • Day 9 - Semau, West Timor
  • Day 10 - Savu
  • Day 11 - Kodi, West Sumba
  • Day 12 - Komodo
  • Day 13 - Satonda and Kenanga, Sumbawa
  • Day 14 - Badas, Sumbawa
  • Day 15 - Bali
Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2013
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - N/A
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $15,240
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $18,100
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - N/A
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - N/A
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - N/A
    * Prices are valid till 31 September 2013
Expedition Fares: Ctgy Type Price - 2014
(AU$ per person)
  • Deluxe Stateroom B - Stateroom - $11,155
  • Oceanview Stateroom A - Stateroom - $12,955
  • Junior Suite JS - Junior Suite - $15,385
  • Deluxe Suite DS - Deluxe Suite - $16,850
  • French Balcony Suite BS - Balcony Suite - $20,110
  • Owners Suite OS - Owners Suite - $23,360
    * Prices are valid till 31 August 2014
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Map of 14 Night Kimberley with Spice

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CRUISE FARE – WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included in your cruise fare are accommodations as booked, cruise transportation, all meals onboard, 24-hour room service, entertainment and educational programmes, use of ship's sporting equipment and facilities, port & handling charges, Zodiac excursions and tender transfers, access to the ship's library, Govt. Fees & Taxes. Fares also include the services of 75 experienced crew.

CRUISE FARE – WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Fares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to: travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, hair dressing and massage treatments, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone and internet charges.

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