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We traveled on the reef prince, this trip over delivered in every area. Due to the tides the staff... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2023
Kerryls
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Newport, Australia
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Adventure, fun and heart-breaking natural beauty

This trip was a long time coming for me. I originally booked in 2020 but then something big came... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2023
Helen J
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Just amazing is the best way to describe our recent trip on this wonderfull boat.food,excursions,crew Accomodation, Big All the skipper Brooke the cruise director amazing a wealth of knowledge Magda, Ruby Claudia. Fritz Andreas Simon Josh All super And Dont worry about drink prices they are very reasonable
If there are any Broome to Broome trips available this season get quick

Date of experience: August 2020
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tomB4320OI, Public Relations Manager at Kimberley Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Thanks so much for your kind words - we'll be sure to pass on your praise to the crew.

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Reviewed 20 March 2020

The excellent craft Reef Explorer crewed by the wonderful people of Kimberley Expeditions carried us from Geraldton to Broome on the North Western Australian coast. We sailed via The Abrollhos, Steep Point and Dirk Hartog Island in Shark Bay, Exmouth and Ningaloo, Monte Bellos Islands and Rowley Shoals.
Experiences included diving on the Batavia wreck, swimming with whale sharks, diving on magnificent coral reefs at all locations. The underwater sealife is uncomparable with anywhere I have previously visited. Fresh fish and crayfish caught daily by the guests were served the same day for our delicious meals. Weathger and sea conditions beautiful and the WA coast stunning.
I will be back!

Date of experience: March 2020
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tomB4320OI, Public Relations Manager at Kimberley Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Hi Tim, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you you had a wonderful time and will be back with us again - we hope it is soon!

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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Unique opportunity to visit isolated islands and reefs of WA, with stops at places of historical and natural significance. Lovely and enthusiastic crew, exceptional food, exciting fishing and wonderful diving.
I travelled on my own, and found my fellow adventurers to be great company.
The boat is comfortable and well appointed - cabins are compact, but not expected to be grand.

Date of experience: March 2020
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tomB4320OI, Public Relations Manager at Kimberley Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Hi Jozy, thanks for your great feedback. Our cruise up the WA coast is a great adventure and we are so pleased you enjoyed it. Hopefully you can join us again - maybe on a Kimberley Cruise next time?

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Reviewed 7 November 2019

We must have been on a different cruise from all these reviews, first the food from very tasty to just not enough , only one choice for the evening meals, take it or go hungry if you do not like what is offered, Ie fish stew pie served with only 6 chips, yes 6, I must have been lucky my wife only got 5, or on another night 4 tasty meat balls with salad only, it could have been great if cream potatoes and peas were served as well, I felt that some of the meals were fit for Jenny Craig diets but on the flip side all meals were beautifully presented, then on one day, that the seas were rough,for the many passenger that were not sea sick no meals were cooked for lunch, only left overs soup and pizza from the previous day. Cabins were only just serviced, bed made up but sheets not changed during the entire cruise. Enough about my winging Most of the crew staff were fantastic, helpful, always smiling and making every efforts to make the cruise happy especially the cruise director
before booking this cruise Broome to Darwin we were painted by the owners a wonderful picture of what to expect on the cruise but sadly it did not deliver. many parts were wonderful but it did not deliver to what was promised,
I will never recommend this cruise to any foodies (food lovers) and compared to large cruise line this is way too expensive for the comfort and service provided

Date of experience: September 2019
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tomB4320OI, Public Relations Manager at Kimberley Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback - we are always looking for ways to improve and can only get better by listening to our guests.

Just in response to your comments: The bed sheets get changed every three days, but if sheets look dirty or soiled at anytime they are changed, likewise towels are renewed whenever needed. We carry a full boat change of linen for four changes if necessary and also have three, brand new, large washers and dryers on board so we are always happy to change sheets on request.

I am sorry you felt the portion sizes were too small. If anyone wants more food it is always there. We don’t place any limits on the amount we serve to our guests.

We don't compare to one of the large cruise ships - our experience is very different. We offer adventure cruising for small numbers of guests who are looking for a more personal experience. Our smaller vessel is perfect for exploring the Kimberley region. We are confident that the level of comfort, service and overall experience we provide offers guests excellent value for money and the vast majority of our reviews support this.

Again, thanks for the feedback we are pleased that the crew made the cruise a happy one but we are sorry your experience with us was not more fulfilling for you.

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Reviewed 1 November 2019

My husband and I recently returned from the 6 night Rowley Shoals cruise. The boat moors for 2 nights each in the lagoons of Clerke reef and Mermaid reef. The journey to and from the shoals was rather bumpy so come prepared if you get seasick. The staff do provide TravelCalm (hyosine). The Reef Prince has been recently renovated and is extremely comfortable. We had a queen cabin which had plenty of storage space, a very comfortable queen size bed which you could get out of on both sides, heaps of power points, good lighting, a decent sized shower and comfortable to cool airconditioning which is centrally managed through the boat. Sound insulation between cabins was a bit poor and neighbours could be heard if speaking in a normal voice. This was never a significant problem. Engine and generator noise through the night was not too intrusive (I have been on much noisier boats). Our cabin was on the deck above the main deck and definitely experienced more rocking in choppy seas than decks below us. Something to consider if you get seasick. The food is prepared by a chef and it was excellent and plentiful every day.
Activities included diving, snorkelling, fishing and sand island visits. As this is not a dedicated dive boat, diving is done from either a large covered tender which is kept moored inside the lagoon at Clerke reef or from aluminium dinghies (Mermaid reef). Each diver is given a plastic box in which to store loose gear. Space on the Reef Prince is at a premium for storage of the boxes, wetsuits etc and it can get quite crowded on the preparation decks. Divers set up all their own gear and then the tanks etc are kept in the tender and remain there for the 2 days you are moored here.The tender has sufficient space to cater for divers and snorkellers. It has a toilet, a central dry bench, and room for a portable BBQ (to have surface interval snacks of BBQ kebabs!). The tender has a good ladder for climbing back on board. The dinghies are less comfortable but journey times to/from dive sites are pretty short. Tanks and gear have to be loaded and unloaded for each dive. None of the dives are guided, though occasionally Nick or one of the crew would come along for a dive. You are given a simple dive briefing by Nick the captain and then left to your own devices. It would have been helpful to have a picture of the dive site for a more informed briefing. Dive time is limited to 45 minutes max. to enable everyone to be picked up by the boat at around the same time. All the dive sites were interesting with great visability most times. You did not need to go below 30m to see everything. Most dives were a lot shallower. Any sites that had a bit of current were treated as drift dives. We were given several opportunities to snorkel with the returning tide through boat channels in the reef. This was fun. There was one other boat at the Shoals during our stay but we were always the only ones at each of the dive sites. The weather was perfect except for the last day which was windy and very choppy. We opted not to dive this day. Nick and his crew (7 or 8 ) were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. I would happily go back to Rowley Shoals with Kimberly Expeditions.

Date of experience: October 2019
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tomB4320OI, Public Relations Manager at Kimberley Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience onboard Reef Prince. It sounds like you had a fantastic time at the Rowley Shoals and enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully the Kimberley Expeditions team will see you again sometime soon.

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