True North luxury cruise ship brings tourists to Victor Harbor

LUXURY: The True North cruise ship anchored just off Granite Island Friday morning, while guests experienced swimming with the tuna at Oceanic Victor. Photo: Jack Manning.
LUXURY: The True North cruise ship anchored just off Granite Island Friday morning, while guests experienced swimming with the tuna at Oceanic Victor. Photo: Jack Manning.

The True North luxury cruise ship made waves in Victor Harbor when it anchored off Granite Island last Friday.

The luxury vessel which holds up to 36 guests and 22 crew members ferried guests to Granite Island before they were taken out to experience Oceanic Victor.

In a win for tourism in the area, it is the second time the True North has brought guests to Victor Harbor, in what is to become a regular visit as part of their Southern Safari Cruise, which also takes guests past Kangaroo Island on a voyage between Adelaide and Ceduna.

True North advertises the opportunity to “take a stroll around the charming township of Victor Harbor” as part of the nine day luxury cruise.

On Friday, over 30 guests were present, having the opportunity to experience Oceanic Victor, Granite Island and the town itself.

This follows an ongoing relationship between True North and Oceanic Victor. The luxury cruise ship previously ran regular trips to the business when it was located in Pt Lincoln. Oceanic Victor Director Mick Dyer said having True North guests come and experience Victor Harbor is great for tourism. 

“They used to visit the business in Port Lincoln and because we moved here, they've sort of followed us here,” he said.

“But it’s not just because of us. This is a beautiful location and a beautiful harbor for the guests to experience.

“This is a 5 star bespoke cruise tour. They do things all around Australia and want to visit the best places possible and they have chosen to come here to Victor Harbor, not just to swim with us but because it's a beautiful safe harbor and a lovely view.”