COVID-19 and 2021 Season
Hello from Kimberley Expeditions,
Here at Kimberley Expeditions we can assure our wonderful guests (both past and future), along with our valued trade partners, that we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation extremely closely including government advisory boards, tourism bodies, the World Health Organisation (WHO), local travel partners and our suppliers from around the world.
The health and safety of our passengers and crew is always our paramount concern.
2022 Cruise Season Update Following WA Border Announcement
BORDER RESTRICTIONS AND KIMBERLEY CRUISES
There are currently NO WA State Entry – G2G Pass OR NT Entry – Border Declarations applicable to your travel however this is subject to change without notice at any time. It is our guests responsibility to ensure that they keep themselves well informed of the directives of the relevant state governments.
We will carefully monitor the situation and follow all the government guidance before making any changes.
The safety, well-being and happiness of our guests and crew are always our highest priority.
In the meantime, we ask that all passengers review the following:
- Ensure that your Comprehensive Travel Insurance is relevant to the changing circumstances
- Government Vaccination Policy
- Interstate Travel Conditions of Entry
While we will do our best to keep you informed and assist you, it is ultimately your responsibility to be aware of how this may impact your journey.
Guests are responsible for meeting the current WA and NT State Government interstate conditions of entry and quarantine. These conditions can change at any time and we strongly recommend that guests check regularly and 15 days prior to departure date.
It is crucial that all of our guests have full and valid travel insurance.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely as it is constantly evolving, and we would like to reiterate that every decision we make is in the best interests of all travellers.
WHAT YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
All guests must complete a health declaration & return to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion 24 Hours prior to cruise departure which is attached to your boarding pass. If there are any changes after submission of your Health Declaration please advise Kimberley Expeditions immediately.
Please click the button to the Health Declaration Form for completion & return to email@example.com. Health Declaration must be completed by each Guest. You will also be required to complete further health information on embarking. The Health Declaration is part of our Covid Management Plan & is a cruising requirement.
Passenger Health & Responsibility
If any guests presents themselves for boarding displaying any symptoms/signs of illness they will be refused boarding & will be advised to seek immediate medical advice.
All guest/s will have their temperature taken at time of boarding. If any guest/s displays symptoms/signs of illness at time of boarding guest/guests will be refused boarding.
If any guest/s displays symptoms/signs of illness whilst cruise is in progress, the Skipper will determine course of action on presentation of circumstance. In the event that the skipper determines guest/s need to be Medivac from the vessel this will be at the guest/s expense. We strongly advise that all passengers purchase cruise cancellation and interruption insurance as protection against any circumstance which may force you to cancel or leave an expedition whilst it is in progress.
What if you test Positive on Board
Our Covid-positive protocols are determined by the directives of the relevant state health authorities. Please note that these requirements are changing nation-wide as the pattern of Covid infections evolve and the response to Covid liberalises. Government policies in place at the time of your travel will apply.
As of April 2022, any guest who shows symptoms of COVID onboard is required to inform our crew who will administer a RAT promptly. If you test positive, you have to undertake a period of isolation in your cabin to protect your fellow travellers, or ashore in a hotel or your residence on disembarkation.
Guests in isolation onboard will be served our normal meals and beverages in-room and will be attended to by our crew . Kimberley Expeditions does not cover any liability for loss of experience or other impacts associated with any isolation or quarantine arising from the voyage. We will not be able to offer any refunds on the portion of the cruise that is affected by Covid infection.
Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you all aboard Reef Prince to explore the magnificent Kimberley coast with us.
For more information, call the Kimberley Expeditions team on 1300 874 707 or contact your travel agent.
Debs, Sonia, Steve and the Team.
Kimberley Expeditions can offer you a Kimberley expedition cruise of a lifetime!
Join us aboard MV Reef Prince in our air conditioned, catamaran with a choice of en-suited cabins. Our vessel Reef Prince is designed specifically for the Northern Australian and Kimberley coast!