How do I reserve or book a cruise?
You can choose to email, fax, post or call through your reservation to our sales team. We will hold your cabin for 7 days as a tentative booking until such time we received a completed booking form and a non refundable deposit of 20%. Once to hand, we will forward you an invoice and receipt with details of final payments required. When you are completing your booking form you are acknowledging you have read and understood our terms and conditions.
If you purchase a cruise within 90 days of the departure date then your full amount is due within 7 days.
What are the cruise departure and return times
We endeavour to depart Broome at approximately 2pm to have you up and ready for your first Kimberley adventure the following morning. It is encouraged to spend the time, while we steam up the coast, winding down, chilling out, get to know your fellow adventurers and crew and enjoy the scenery from the foredeck. Upon our return to Broome, we arrive at the mooring at approximately 7am where you can enjoy your last MV Diversity II breakfast and then sadly pack your bag for your transfer to your nominated “terra firma” location.
What meals or snacks are provided?
All meals and snacks are provided while aboard MV Diversity II. Our chef will prepare your meals from local fresh produce where available. Trust us you will not go hungry.
Do you cater for special dietary needs?
In this day and age, there are a large number of dietary requirements and Diversity is happy to fulfill those requests/needs where possible. It is important to advise us of your special dietary needs on the initial booking form supplied and then we will confirm with you 30 days prior to departure . Our chef will also be aware of your requests/needs.
What type of power and voltage is available aboard?
Each cabin is fitted with a 240v, 50Hz, Australian socket. It is a double power point suitable for recharging the ever important camera batteries, using hair-dryers (you will need to bring your own), laptops and even sleep apnea machines.
Can I bring my Drone on board?
Unfortunately we do not allow for clients to bring their Drones on-board. We have have they disrupt local Birdlife, can be noisy and permits are needed to fly them in the Kimberley.
How do I contact other people whilst I am on the cruise?
MV Diversity II has two satellite phones available for your family to contact you or vice versa. Charges start at $1.00 per text message (limited characters apply) and $3 per minute for voice calls. All voice calls are charge at a full minute and are rounded up. See your Skipper for further details.
What are the smoking restrictions aboard?
Smoking is permitted on the mid decks only. No smoking anywhere inside the vessel and that includes the toilet on the back mid deck. Disposal of ash and butts must be in the butt buckets supplied and we ask that all smokers be considerate of their fellow passengers and crew.
What should I do about motion sickness?
While we do not expect it consistently rough seas, we do recommend where you have a history of motion sickness or are unsure how you will go, visit your doctor or chemist to obtain medication.
What happens if I fall sick during the cruise?
Our guests safety, health and well-being is paramount while you entrust us to show you the Kimberley. In saying that we recommend you take out comprehensive Travel Cover including emergency evacuation (due to the remote locations we visit – only other access is helicopter or sea plane where applicable). While we do not recommend any one travel insurance company, we suggest you clarify with the insurance company/broker that evacuation for medical reasons is included.
What type of medication should I bring?
While we supply a well stocked first aid kit, we do not supply personal medication. Please ensure you remember to pack what medications you are on and we recommend on filling an extra prescription prior to leaving home if you think you may run out while in Broome or cruising.
What types of luggage can I bring aboard?
We prefer you use soft bags or backpacks when cruising with Diversity. It is recommended you pack lightly and if you wish to leave extra clothing and/or items at our office while you are cruising, we are happy to oblige.Where a scenic plane transfer is part of a cruising package, then weight restrictions of 8kg apply. This will be confirmed upon your final payment of your booking.
What should I bring on the cruise?
See our “Packing Tips” page or the “What To Bring” page.
Do I need to supply my own towels?
No. We will provide you with a bath and hand towel plus a beach towel will be available at each water excursion.
What do I do about alcoholic drinks during the cruise?
We are not licensed to sell alcohol however we will provide information on purchasing locally and your order will be waiting for you – chilled of course – (labelled with your name) when you board MV Diversity II on departure day. When ordering don’t forget you will be on holidays and there is no local bottle-shop along the Kimberley coast while cruising so don’t leave yourself short.
What do I do about non-alcoholic drinks during the cruise?
We provide complimentary soft drinks and mixtures – these consist of Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta/Sunkist, Lemonade, Solo/Lemon, Dry Ginger Ale, Soda Water and Tonic Water. Where you wish another variety please add to your alcohol order or bring it with you on departure day.
What can I do with my valuables during the cruise?
We do not recommend you bring valuables aboard however if you wish to lock something away, please see your Skipper.
What toiletries do I need to bring?
We provide shampoo, conditioner, liquid body soap in fixed dispensers in all of the bathrooms and en-suites. For those who wish to bring their own, please do so. Insect repellent and SPF30+ is supplied on deck and in the excursion tenders.
What do I need to do about fishing tackle and bait?
We supply free use of good quality rods, reels and tackle. You are welcome to bring your own if you so wish. Any rod or reel lost or damage must be paid for to either be replaced or repaired by the person who was using the rod and/or reel.
Here goes your titleWhat if I want to explore rather than fish?
We offer you, the guest, the opportunity to choose your excursion at selected locations. This means if some want to explore and others want to fish, we can do this. Our Skipper will let you know when this is available
What can I do about car/caravan storage during the cruise?
Unfortunately all of our storage is based in Perth and we are unable to provide this service, we recommend you contact our friendly Broome Visitor Centre on 08 9192 2200 for options.