Do I need to arrange travel insurance?
We strongly advise taking out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your cruise.
Is there a laundry service on board?
Yes. Our stewardess is more than happy to wash your clothes for you. Please place your items in the laundry bag provided in each stateroom.
How often is my stateroom serviced?
Your stateroom is serviced daily by our stewardesses.
Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
Ocean Dream is fully equipped with excellent fishing gear including rods, reels and lures. We ask that you replace any fishing gear that is lost or damaged. If you would like to bring your own gear, please call the office beforehand to make sure there are no luggage restrictions applicable to your cruise.
What should I pack?
We recommend our guests to pack their personal items into a soft luggage bag. Guests will need to pack light weight clothing suitable for warm weather conditions. A long sleeved shirt like those worn for fishing are a good idea for long periods in the sun. A day pack is also handy for day excursions and hikes. Cruises from June-August might experience cooler nights so a light cardigan or pullover would be ideal.
There is a no shoe policy whilst on board Ocean Dream. The reason for this is to maintain the vessel in pristine condition and up keep the casual atmosphere. However, you will need water shoes or reef sandals for water landings and a pair of enclosed shoes for bush walking.
What level of fitness is required?
It is totally up to you as to your level of engagement in our daily activities. Some days you may prefer to stay on the vessel and relax and that is totally fine. However, if you would like to partake in our daily excursions then a moderate level of fitness is required. There will be disembarkations of the vessel into tenders and onto shore, climbing over uneven rocky ground, bush walking and some moderate climbs up to Indigenous Art sites.
Can I smoke on board Ocean Dream?
Smoking is permitted on the top deck only. Please use the ash trays provided and respect the environment.
Can you cater for specific dietary requirements?
Of course we can. Please inform the office at the time of booking with any dietary requirements.
Can I bring my children?
Children are allowed on board Ocean Dream, however, the parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of the children at all times. The Kimberley is a remote wilderness area with inherent dangers and life on board a vessel has its own potential hazards. Ocean Dream does not have any special facilities on board for children including child minding or play equipment.
Can I make phone calls and send and receive emails?
Due to the remote location of our adventure cruises, there is no mobile phone reception so you will not be able to use your phone to make calls. For emergencies, the vessel has a satellite phone. Internet accessibility is possible however it is limited by location and sporadic. Whilst we encourage our guests to make the most of their cruise by “disconnecting” we understand the need to keep in touch with loved ones, especially when you are having so much fun.
Use of the satellite phone and internet will incur additional costs that can be arranged with the captain of the vessel.
Our office is happy to pass on any messages to and from the vessel.
What is not included in the price?
Use of the internet and satellite phone is not included. Additional costs apply and can be arranged with the captain of the vessel.
All scenic helicopter flights.
Alcohol- please arrange with our office 6 weeks prior to your cruise to order your alcohol. We will make sure that your order is delivered to the vessel, labelled and chilled ready for your arrival.
What is included in the price?
Transfers from your accommodation in Broome and Kununurra to the vessel and in reverse are included in the price. We will take care of all your travel requirements whilst on board Ocean Dream including day expeditions and activities.
Light aircraft transfer to Mitchell Plateau and helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls are included in our Kimberley 8 Day Southern cruises.
The on board chef will prepare a delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for our guests each day as well as morning and afternoon tea. All non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price and there is an espresso machine and tea making facilities available to our guests at all times.
Each stateroom is fully equipped with bed linen, towels, shower wash, shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer. Towels for the spa and excursions are also provided.