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Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise)

Sydney Harbour is an epicentre of excitement during the festive season and being outrageously spoilt on-board the True North is the penultimate option to experience all! After spending the ‘big day’ with family and friends – it’s time for some more intimate indulging! Slip away for a sumptuous Christmas dinner on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world! Then take the ‘best seat in the harbour’ for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – one of Australia’s most spectacular sporting events!

A truly very different way to spend this joyous time of year.
25 December, 2018 to 29 December, 2018 Make a booking request for Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise), departing on 25 December, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Ocean Class - Twin £ 2277 GBP pp
Located on the lower deck Ocean Class cabins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 square metres. Other features include 2 portholes, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.
River Class - Double £ 3417 GBP pp
Located on the middle deck River Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class. Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.
Explorer Class - Stateroom £ 3987 GBP pp
Located on the upper deck Explorer Class cabins feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 15 square metres. Other features include large panoramic windows, amenities fridge, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise) itinerary:

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Day 1: Sydney
Welcome aboard the magnificent TRUE NORTH in magnificent Sydney Harbour. Christmas dinner will be served as the TRUE NORTH cruises one of the finest harbours in the world!
Day 2: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Start the day with something special – a visit to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on starting day! See and experience the pre-race tension as the contenders prepare for one the world’s famous yacht races! Enjoy a champagne breakfast on the bow and watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart from one of the most enviable platforms in the harbour. Then visit famed Taronga Zoo or the ubiquitous Opera House before we enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise ‘past the heads’ and along Sydney’s revered northern beaches to picturesque Pittwater – more opportunity to dine in style!
Day 3: Pittwater
Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, beach combing and a scenic cruise past the Pittwater Yacht clubs. There may also be a chance to walk from Longnose Point to Flint and Steel Bay through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – Australia’s second oldest national park. A helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley and wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight! Whilst you are enjoying lunch the TRUE NORTH will cruise to Maitland Bay. Enjoy a swim or a bush walk through the surrounding national park. Sunset drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the beach before an evening cruise to Jerusalem Bay. For the disciples, an afternoon round of golf might also be possible.
Day 4: Jerusalem Bay
Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas. Join the crew for a bush walk along the Jerusalem Bay Bush Trail or head out in the tenders for sight seeing and swimming. Then savour a lunch on the sparkling waters of Cowan Creek, or join the heli- flight to the Blue Mountains and enjoy lunch at Echoes Boutique Hotel – 2007 winner of “Restaurant of the Year”! In the afternoon the TRUE NORTH will anchor at the mouth of the mighty Hawkesbury. Take a scenic ride in one of the ship’s expedition boats to the river’s upper reaches or visit a local Oyster farm. And in the evening a live band to make your last night in the Hawkesbury a night to remember!
Day 5: Sydney
The TRUE NORTH will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for 0800 disembarkation.
Please Note:
This itinerary is provided as example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.

Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
This itinerary is provided as example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Day 5: Sydney *
The TRUE NORTH will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for 0800 disembarkation.
Day 4: Jerusalem Bay *
Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas. Join the crew for a bush walk along the Jerusalem Bay Bush Trail or head out in the tenders for sight seeing and swimming. Then savour a lunch on the sparkling waters of Cowan Creek, or join the heli- flight to the Blue Mountains and enjoy lunch at Echoes Boutique Hotel – 2007 winner of “Restaurant of the Year”! In the afternoon the TRUE NORTH will anchor at the mouth of the mighty Hawkesbury. Take a scenic ride in one of the ship’s expedition boats to the river’s upper reaches or visit a local Oyster farm. And in the evening a live band to make your last night in the Hawkesbury a night to remember!
Day 3: Pittwater *
Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, beach combing and a scenic cruise past the Pittwater Yacht clubs. There may also be a chance to walk from Longnose Point to Flint and Steel Bay through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – Australia’s second oldest national park. A helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley and wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight! Whilst you are enjoying lunch the TRUE NORTH will cruise to Maitland Bay. Enjoy a swim or a bush walk through the surrounding national park. Sunset drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the beach before an evening cruise to Jerusalem Bay. For the disciples, an afternoon round of golf might also be possible.
Day 2: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia *
Start the day with something special – a visit to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on starting day! See and experience the pre-race tension as the contenders prepare for one the world’s famous yacht races! Enjoy a champagne breakfast on the bow and watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart from one of the most enviable platforms in the harbour. Then visit famed Taronga Zoo or the ubiquitous Opera House before we enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise ‘past the heads’ and along Sydney’s revered northern beaches to picturesque Pittwater – more opportunity to dine in style!
Day 1: Sydney *
Welcome aboard the magnificent TRUE NORTH in magnificent Sydney Harbour. Christmas dinner will be served as the TRUE NORTH cruises one of the finest harbours in the world!
* = Indicative
Map for Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise)
True North, the ship servicing Sydney Rocks (Christmas Cruise)

True North

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 50 metres/ 164 feet

Passenger Capacity: 36

Built/Refurbished: 2005

 

The TRUE NORTH allows discerning adventurers to experience wilderness in surroundings more akin to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels. Guests are able to take advantage of a number of lavish vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on plasma screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world.

A popular venue on any North Star cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista – large panoramic windows ensure that guests never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’. All cabins feature stylish décor, en-suite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds.

Multiple expedition boats provide guests with greater opportunity to do “what they want, when they want” and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter!The purpose built TRUE NORTH is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems – guests need only step out of their cabins to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride.

True North Lounge Vista

Cabin layout for True North
• Visit the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

• Enjoy a champagne breakfast on the bow and watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart from one of the most enviable platforms in the harbour

• Walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse
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