In the sparsely populated region of Kimberley in North Western Australia there is a port known as Kuri Bay, which is hundreds of miles from any significant settlement……it is almost the definition of “the middle of nowhere“, as you can see by its location in Google Maps.
Intercruises Australia recently shot some Go-Pro footage (bottom of page) in preparation for the call of P&O Australia’s Pacific Eden, which will be the largest ship to ever call at the port, carrying 1200 guests (the only other ship to call at the port was The Orion, which had 80 guests!). Guests will only be able to venture ashore on the one official shore excursion, created and run by Intercruises Australia.
The Go-Pro footage was captured by James Coughlan, Shorex Manager Australia, and is primarily to help the onboard team understand the challenges of the excursion when promoting it to guests, who will have to travel by tender and seaplane, as well as handle 60-90 minutes of walking across uneven and hilly terrain once ashore. The tour itself is to Paspaley Pearls, a remote pearl farm that produces the majority of the world’s South Sea Pearls. Groups will be led through the area by staff from the farm, who will provide an insight into pearl farming.
“This really is a unique place and a unique excursion, but it has some challenges and the guests need to be aware of these before opting to take the tour. As the cruise lines’ local partner we must accurately communicate the potential challenges of any shore excursion – video is a great way of doing this; the onboard crew can watch and then provide guests with realistic tour expectations, reducing any potential issues and negative feedback.” Said James Coughlan, Shorex Manager Australia.
If you want to capture video Go-Pro footage of your shore excursions, either for the onboard team or for cruise lines to help promote an excursion to guests, please contact Carmen Morosan, Global Shorex Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Intercruises Marketing & Communications Department, part of the Intercruises Global Platform: email@example.com