Reef Prince

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Overview

About Reef Prince

The M.V Reef Prince – operated by Kimberley Expeditions, focuses on value for money Kimberley experiences and delivers! Aboard the 38 metre expedition vessel MV Reef Prince you will find yourself cruising through towering gorges and tributaries, travelling ‘down river’ in the excursion tenders and enjoying waterfalls such as King Cascade or the King George Falls. Kimberley Expeditions offers affordable Kimberley expeditions with a proven history of quality customer service.

Reef Prince Highlights

MV Reef Prince is a 38-metre, 36 guest, fully air conditioned, stable catamaran which is perfect for cruising Australia’s northern coast line in comfort and style. The comfortably appointed Reef Prince offers a selection of 18 all en-suited cabins, with a choice of bedding configurations. There are plenty of seating areas available for you to find a quiet corner or socialise with new found friends. Reef Prince features a magnificent upper deck shaded alfresco area where you can relax in comfort, dine and drink while enjoying the breathtaking, panoramic views. On the vast bow we have seating for all guests to enjoy whales, photograph the gorges or to just relax.

The vessel is designed specifically for the northern coast, allowing you to enjoy the many spectacular sights of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land all with an exceptional standard of safety and comfort. Throughout your cruise experience you will also receive personalised and attentive service of the highest standard from our exceptional crew. The crew are there to ensure you have the cruise of a lifetime and all onboard are passionate about the Kimberley region and want to share this amazing place with you. We also carry smaller expedition vessels, which allow guests to choose from a wide variety of activities available such as bush walking, touring waterfalls and gorges, beach picnics and sunset drinks, fishing, mud crabbing and exploring

Dates & Rates 2020

2020 Reef Prince Kimberley Expedition

Reef Prince – Dates 2020
Cruise Route Dates
8 day Arnhem Land Cruise Darwin – Darwin 3 March – 15 March
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 16 March – 26 March
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 28 March – 7 April
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 9 April – 19 April
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 22 April – 2 May
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 4 May – 14 May
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 25 May – 4 June
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 7 June – 17 June
8 day Arnhem Land Cruise Darwin – Darwin 19 June – 26 June
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 28 June – 8 July
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 10 July – 20 July
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 22 July – 1 August
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Broome – Darwin 4 August – 14 August
11 day Kimberley Expeditions Darwin – Broome 16 August – 26 August
8 day Kimberley cruise Broome – Broome 29 August – 5 September
8 day Kimberley cruise Broome – Broome 7 September – 14 September
8 day Kimberley cruise Broome – Broome 16 September – 23 September
8 day Kimberley cruise Broome – Broome 26 September – 3 October
Reef Prince – Rates 2020 (per person)
Room Type State Class Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
11 day Kimberley Cruise $12,895 $11,990 $11,480 $10,895 $10,375
8 day Kimberley Cruise $9,780 $8,875 $8,485 $8,095 $7,695
8 day Arnhem Land Cruise $9,780 $8,875 $8,485 $8,095 $7,695

Cabin Configuration: STATE CLASS *MID DECK* Port Side Cabins 15 & 17 Starboard Side Cabins 16 & 18 CLASS 1 *MID DECK* Port Side Cabins 9 & 10 Starboard Side Cabins 11 & 12 CLASS 2 *MAIN DECK* Port Side Cabins 2 & 4 Starboard Side Cabins 6 & 8 CLASS 3 *MAIN DECK* Cabins 1, 3, 5 & 7 – Internal Cabins CLASS 4 *MID DECK* Cabins 13 & 14 – Internal Cabins.

Kimberley and Arnhem Land Cruises operate with cabin classes. All other cruises are allocation by First In Best Dressed. Cabin accommodation is based on twin share. Singles Share Policy – Cabin accommodation is based on double occupancy unless you book a solo cabin which will incur 20% single supplement fee.

Dates & Rates 2021

2021 Reef Prince Kimberley Expedition

Reef Prince – Dates 2021
Cruise Route Dates
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 19 March – 29 March
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 31 March – 10 April
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 12 April – 22 April
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 25 April – 5 May
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 7 May – 17 May
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 19 May – 29 May
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 31 May – 10 June
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 12 June – 22 June
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 24 June – 4 July
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 6 July – 16 July
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 18 July – 28 July
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 30 July – 9 August
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 11 August – 21 August
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 24 August – 3 September
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Broome – Darwin 5 September – 15 September
Kimberley Expedition 10 nights Darwin – Broome 17 September – 27 September
Reef Prince – Rates 2021 (per person)
Room Type Price
State Class $14,185
Class 1 $13,190
Class 2 $12,600
Class 3 $11,985
Class 4 $11,400

Cabin Configuration: STATE CLASS *MID DECK* Port Side Cabins 15 & 17 Starboard Side Cabins 16 & 18 CLASS 1 *MID DECK* Port Side Cabins 9 & 10 Starboard Side Cabins 11 & 12 CLASS 2 *MAIN DECK* Port Side Cabins 2 & 4 Starboard Side Cabins 6 & 8 CLASS 3 *MAIN DECK* Cabins 1, 3, 5 & 7 – Internal Cabins CLASS 4 *MID DECK* Cabins 13 & 14 – Internal Cabins.

Kimberley and Arnhem Land Cruises operate with cabin classes. All other cruises are allocation by First In Best Dressed. Cabin accommodation is based on twin share. Singles Share Policy – Cabin accommodation is based on double occupancy unless you book a solo cabin which will incur 20% single supplement fee.

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Accommodation
Reef Prince State Class

STATE CLASS

MID DECK – EXTERIOR/WINDOW

QUEEN SIZED CABIN WITH EN-SUITE
(Port Side Cabins 15 & 17) (Starboard Side Cabins 16 & 18)

Our premium, spacious cabins include: QUEEN BED with en-suite, large viewing windows, television, DVD players, air conditioning, storage cabinet and bar fridge.

Reef Prince Class 1

CLASS 1

MID DECK – EXTERIOR/WINDOW

DOUBLE CABIN WITH EN-SUITE
(Port Side Cabins 9 & 10) (Starboard Side Cabins 11 & 12)

DOUBLE BED with en-suite, viewing windows, DVD players, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Reef Prince Class 2

CLASS 2

MAIN DECK – EXTERIOR/WINDOW

DOUBLE OR TWIN CABINS WITH EN-SUITE
(Port Side Cabins 2 & 4) (Starboard Side Cabins 6 & 8)

Cabins 2, 4, 6: DOUBLE BED with en-suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Cabin 8: TWIN SINGLE BEDS with en-suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Reef Prince Class 3

CLASS 3

MAIN DECK – INTERIOR

DOUBLE CABIN WITH EN-SUITE
(Internal Cabins 1, 3, 5 & 7)

DOUBLE BED with en-suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Reef Prince Class 4

CLASS 4

MID DECK – INTERIOR

TWIN CABINS WITH EN-SUITE
(Internal Cabins 13 & 14)

Cabin 13: SINGLE BUNK BEDS with en-suite, DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Cabin 14: TWIN SINGLE BEDS with en-suite, personal DVD player, air conditioning, storage cabinet.

Ship
Reef Prince Main Deck
Reef Prince Mid Deck

Included in your cruise fare:

  • Accommodations as booked on board
  • All meals on board
  • Facilities, port & handling charges
  • Excursions and tender transfers
  • Govt. Fees & Taxes
  • Whilst on the vessel all your catering, ice, tanks, weight belts and air fills

Fares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to:

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Shopping on board
  • Bar expenses
  • Hotel transfers may not be included – varies on cruise type
  • Optional experiences including helicopter flights
  • Single fare guests who do not wish to share with a same sex passenger
  • Medical treatment
  • Telephone and internet charges
  • You will need to bring your own dive & snorkel equipment

Packing Suggestions

Toiletries and Medications

We do require you to bring your own private toiletries which include:

  • Personal toiletries/hygiene items (we provide hair-dryers)
  • Prescription medication
  • Vitamins
  • Motion sickness preventative
  • Chapstick
  • Sun protection (sunscreen is provided on-board)
  • Insect repellent (Repellent spray is provided on-board)

Dress Code

We advise guests to pack four to five changes of casual clothing which are comfortable. There is no dress code for dining as a rule, generally “Kimberley casual” attire for evenings is recommended.

Excursions

Light-weight and quick-dry clothing for excursions is recommended. This includes a few pairs of shorts, T-shirts, a long-sleeved shirt and pair of light-weight pants that offer protection against the sun.

Clothing

  • T-shirts/Blouses – Short-sleeved, quick-drying and sun protected
  • Long-sleeved Shirts – Quick drying, sun-protected and breathable (Can be purchased on-board)
  • Jumper/Jacket- Suitable for cooler nights
  • Shorts – Loose, quick-drying and comfortable
  • Pants – Long, light-weight and comfortable.
  • Sleep wear, undergarments and socks
  • Bathing suits for swimmers

Footwear

  • Enclosed walking shoes (sneakers or similar with good ankle support for bush walking).
  • Shoes/Sandals (for on board and scenic excursions)
  • We also recommend you bring another pair of shoes that you do not mind getting wet as we regularly have wet landings
  • Reef shoes or equivalent with good ankle support – a pair of redundant joggers are a cheaper option.

Extras

  • Sports towel (quick drying and light weight)
  • Wide-brim hat (available for purchase on-board)
  • Polarised sunglasses
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FAQs
When should I cruise to see the best of the waterfalls?
The best time to see the waterfalls of the Kimberley depending on the magnitude of the wet season rains is April and May.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises.
When is the Peak season?
The best time to sail and escape the southern winter chill is from the first of June until the end of August. if there has been a decent wet season waterfalls may still be flowing at the end of august. King Cascades and Prince Regent river are spring fed and so run all year round.
When is whale watching season?
The peak season is July to August.
What do I wear?
We will send you a list of what to pack. Ultimately comfortable clothes for daily activities including footwear you don’t mind getting wet. In the evenings we suggest smart casual attire.
Does my cabin have power?
Every cabin has 240V power points for your appliances.
Will I have access to the internet and phone service?
Once the Reef Prince leaves port there is no service. There is a satellite phone onboard for emergency contact between the ship and land.
What are the meals like?
Our meals are based on healthy local produce and fresh seafood and our chef will tempt your tastebuds with a plethora of culinary delights including our guest’s favourite scones, jam and cream. If you have dietary concerns, let us know so we can adjust your food experience accordingly.
Where can I store my car and camper / caravan?
We have a depot in Broome where you can safely store your vehicle and in Darwin we can recommend a reputable car storage facility. Send us a message through our contact form with your requirements and we can provide you with further information.
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