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MS Caledonian Sky

Part of APT's small ship cruise fleet, the MS Caledonian Sky offers its guests personalised attention and an all-inclusive experience. With less passengers than other vessels for its size, an exceedingly comfortable cruise discovery through Asia and Australia awaits.
SHIP TYPE
Expedition Cruise Ship
PASSENGERS
114
CREW
75
LAUNCHED
1991
REFURBISHED
2021

MS Caledonian Sky Cruises View all Choose from 128 holidays cruising on board the MS Caledonian Sky

10 Days Broome to Darwin

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10 Days Darwin to Broome

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15 Days Kununurra to Broome

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9 Days Cairns to Cairns

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MS Caledonian Sky Reviews (9) 356 reviews of MS Caledonian Sky from past clients of Global Journeys

4.6
AVG. RATING 4.6 / 5
9 REVIEWS
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Qld Reef and Island Discovery   0 , QLD, Australia, Nov 2021
We would book with Global Journeys again and this is our 3rd very happy trip with APT. Caledonian Sky was fabulous. Staff, food, music, rooms all first class. However, we wouldn't do a cruise again on this particular ship because of the zodiacs. They are difficult to sit on for any length of time and quite often you get very wet which is to be expected ...read more I suppose. On another APT cruise they used Explorers and we found them so much better. Overall tho, we really had a fabulous holiday.
Amazing wilderness cruise in the Kimberley   3 , WA, Australia, Sep 2019
The Kimberley is a once in a lifetime experience and one that all Australians should undertake. The landscape, coast, wildlife, Aboriginal art and culture are unique. The APT vessel, crew, expedition team and service were faultless. We have been on many trips, cruises and independent travel - this experience was the best we have ever experienced. We ...read more can recommend it without reservation.
Complete Kimberley's tour   3 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2018
Great trip well organised but I suggest people do the land trip first and followed by the cruise.The food, accomodation and itinerary for land and sea trips were first class.
Kimberly Perfection     9 , SA, Australia, Aug 2018
Our first APT trip - and what a trip. Everything was wonderful - the experiences, the learning, the company, the food, the wine, the cabin, the entertainment and best of all - the amazing crew. We loved that there seemed to be genuine respect and appreciation between all staff (different to other big ship experiences). Despite having to answer the same ...read more questions and give out the same information hundreds (1000's?) of times, everyone acted as if it was the first - and with a big smile. The cabin attendants (hi Savio!) and catering and other hospitality staff always looked and sounded as if they were delighted to see you, the deck guys were amazing AND entertaining and the expedition team were just wonderful - enthusiastic, generous, knowledgeable and skilled. We were sad to arrive in Darwin at the end of the cruise. Thank you everyone.
First time visit to Japan's smaller ports and South Korea   9 , QLD, Australia, Apr 2018
The holiday was fine but in a few respects, lacked attention to detail. The least satisfactory component was the lack of coordination related to the travel plan and the pre and post activities. APT claimed that they provided detailed options to clients for both but none of this information made its way to us. APT staff said that if clients booked direct ...read more they got all details but clients who booked via second parties missed out because agents fail to pass on information. The truth might be different?

We thought the trip overall was excellent but multiple journey APT clients seemed to be grumbling that the execution of arrangements fell short of previous experiences. Some are hard to please!

One real deficiency is that there was no meet and greet activity on arrival in Tokyo. We arrived at the hotel and found one other couple wandering around. We didn't see an APT representative until next day.

On departure we were scheduled to leave the ship at 9 am but not fly out until 11.45pm. Last minute changes were made by APT, at additional cost, but we still reached the airport almost 8 hours before fly time and five hours before luggage could be handed over.

Once on the ship we were well catered for and most daily plans seemed appropriate. We saw rather too many temples and gardens. With a little thought the program could be enhanced. For example, the staple Japanese food is rice. It would be possible to visit a rice farm and hear about production, transport and marketing of this important crop. We just drove past farms like they didn't play any role in society. Further, several major car manufacturing plants were observed being Mazda and Toyota. Many on the trip would have loved an opportunity to see a robotic car production line. Japan is a great manufacturing country and they have enormous price in their products. Surely more diversity is possible?

A lasting impression will be the friendly welcomes provided by locals in all of the small ports visited. Their efforts were remarkable. The brief visit to South Korea was no different.
Lovely cruise with great highlights     4 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2018
Great holiday but sadly with a few hiccups. Arrived on an early flight into Tokyo booked by APT picked up by rep and taken to our hotel to find that us as well as many others on the tour could not get into our rooms until mid afternoon (after 2pm) which left many weary travellers longing for a shower and rest to hang around the hotel.

Similar problem ...read more at the end of the tour when a lot of us had been booked on late night flights after disembarking in the early morning but APT did, on realizing the problem, organize a morning tour with an afternoon drop off at the airport, at an extra cost, which filled in a few hours but still a long wait for our 11.30pm flight home!

The tour itself was very enjoyable with great inclusions and a good group. Unfortunately we both came down towards the end of the trip with a very aggressive respiratory infection which laid us up for over a week which is why I am late sending in this feedback.
A great trip and enjoyed it all   3 , ACT, Australia, Apr 2018
I like small ship travelling as you get to interact with all the fellow passengers. I have been to Japan several times and have experienced much of its beauty and culture, but on this trip I did do some things that were new for me. I found this trip was a great mix of things to do with a friend who I was introducing to this part of the world, culture ...read more and people.

One thing that could be improved would be more tasting of the authentic Japanese food which is just great, healthy and a work of art also.

Thank you for the effort that was put into this trip.
A very good cruise round Japan   2 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2018
Fascinating country and people. Comfortable ship with a good crowd of passengers. Excellent crew. The cruise was well organised, combining the ship's cruise director and her deputy with the three botanical guides. However once we left the ship on the final day, with only the botanical guides to lead us, the trip fell apart to some degree.

The shore ...read more excursions were a little disappointing as the Japanese guides tended to be hesitant, not fluent in English and often there was a tension between the Japanese guide, our botanical guide and the cruise director or deputy on the bus. Who was in charge?

Attention to detail and special events - demonstrations / treats etc were appreciated. The welcome to port and farewell from port events were especially memorable. Would recommend Botanica to friends even though they may only have a passing interest in gardens as there were lots of other sights included in the cruise.
First time Solo!   2 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2017
APT Botanica & Global Journeys are so reliable! I know that when I book through Yvonne - the hassles & worries of organising such a trip as this, are left in very capable hands. I loved the combination of gardens, culture & art. My fellow travellers were a great mix & I would recommend this trip for solo travellers. Fabulous!

Life on Board MS Caledonian Sky What can you expect when cruising on board MS Caledonian Sky

MS Caledonian Sky
MS Caledonian Sky

APT’s award-winning expedition ship, cruises the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand and ventures where large passenger ships can't. Read more

All-inclusive. All taken care of.
All-inclusive. All taken care of.

From the moment you depart to the moment you return, everything you need is included in the trip price you pay. Read more

Luxury Service
Luxury Service

APT's small ship expeditions are all about the luxury of chasing your own adventure with the comfort of knowing they are always there to lend a hand. Read more

Your Avenue to Adventure
Your Avenue to Adventure

Each ship carries a fleet of inflatable Zodiac vessels to get you close to where the action happens.

Signature Experiences
Signature Experiences

Get close to iconic wonders, and experience new customs and cultures with APT's Signature Experiences. Read more

Expect the Unexpected
Expect the Unexpected

On APT's expedition cruises, there is no regimented itinerary, which means that APT can tailor each day to maximise your experience.

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Standard Suite Forward
 
Standard Suite
Castle Deck (Level 1)
 
Superior Suite
Caledonian Deck (Level 2)
 
Premium Suite
 
Premium Balcony Suite
 
Owners Corner Balcony Suite
Promenade Deck (Level 3)
 
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Bridge Deck (Level 4)
Panorama Deck (Level 5)

Cabins

  • Standard Suite, 244 sq. ft/ 22.7 sq. m
  • Portholes
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Superior Suite, 232 sq. ft/ 21.6 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Premium Suite, 217 sq. ft/ 20.2 sq. m
  • Large window
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Spacious wardrobe, dsressing table with large mirror and stool or desk
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Deluxe Balcony Suite, 260 sq. ft/ 24.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 4.2 sqm
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Premium Balcony Suite, 278 sq. ft/ 25.8 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 5.6 sqm
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Owner's Corner Suite, 304 sq. ft/ 28.2 sq. m (including balcony)
  • Private Balcony 11.6 sqm & two forward facing portholes
  • Sitting area complete with coffee table & armchairs
  • Flat screen televisions (DVD players and DVDs can be borrowed from reception for use in your suite
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, a heated towel rail, shaver outlet and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort
  • Walk-in wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror
  • Mini-fridge, cabin to cabin telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Bottled water replenished daily

MS Caledonian Sky Cruise Schedule All 128 cruise sailings by departure date on board MS Caledonian Sky

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Saturday
18 Jun 2022
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
21,590
Friday
24 Jun 2022
15 Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience Kununurra to Broome
15,590
Wednesday
29 Jun 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,495
Wednesday
29 Jun 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
23,390
Tuesday
12 Jul 2022
15 Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience Kununurra to Broome
15,590
Saturday
16 Jul 2022
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,840
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,495
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
19,840
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
23,390
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast (Land in Reverse) Darwin to Broome
23,390
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Darwin
24,390
Tuesday
26 Jul 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
12,495
Tuesday
26 Jul 2022
15 Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience Broome to Kununurra
15,590
Saturday
30 Jul 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast (Land in Reverse) Broome to Darwin
23,540
Thursday
11 Aug 2022
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
21,740
Saturday
13 Aug 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
12,495
Saturday
13 Aug 2022
15 Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience Broome to Kununurra
15,590
Monday
22 Aug 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,495
Monday
22 Aug 2022
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
19,540
Monday
22 Aug 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
23,490
Monday
22 Aug 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast (Land in Reverse) Darwin to Broome
23,490
Monday
22 Aug 2022
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Darwin
24,390
Sunday
04 Sep 2022
15 Grand Kimberley Coast with Purnululu Experience Kununurra to Broome
15,090
Friday
09 Sep 2022
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
11,995
Friday
09 Sep 2022
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
22,090
Sunday
09 Oct 2022
9 Cape York & the Great Barrier Reef Expedition Cairns to Cairns
11,245
Monday
17 Oct 2022
9 Cape York & the Great Barrier Reef Expedition Cairns to Cairns
11,245
Monday
24 Oct 2022
10 Botanical Wonders of Tropical North Queensland Cairns to Cairns
10,795
Tuesday
25 Oct 2022
9 Cape York & the Great Barrier Reef Expedition Cairns to Cairns
11,245
Wednesday
02 Nov 2022
13 Queensland Reef and Islands Discovery Cairns to Brisbane
16,395
Monday
14 Nov 2022
13 Queensland Reef and Islands Discovery Brisbane to Cairns
16,395
Saturday
26 Nov 2022
13 Queensland Reef and Islands Discovery Cairns to Brisbane
16,395
Thursday
08 Dec 2022
12 East Coast Discovery Brisbane to Melbourne
12,995
Monday
19 Dec 2022
5 Coastal Victoria Discovery Melbourne to Melbourne
4,995
Friday
23 Dec 2022
5 Coastal Victoria Discovery Melbourne to Melbourne
4,495
Tuesday
27 Dec 2022
5 Coastal Victoria Discovery Melbourne to Melbourne
4,495
Saturday
31 Dec 2022
5 Coastal Victoria Discovery Melbourne to Melbourne
4,995
Wednesday
04 Jan 2023
7 Tasmania Exploration Melbourne to Hobart
7,495
Tuesday
10 Jan 2023
12 Tasmania and South Australia Expedition Hobart to Adelaide
13,695
Saturday
21 Jan 2023
12 Tasmania and South Australia Expedition Adelaide to Hobart
13,695
Wednesday
01 Feb 2023
8 Tasmania’s Wilderness Coast Hobart to Hobart
10,495
Wednesday
08 Feb 2023
8 Tasmania’s Wilderness Coast Hobart to Hobart
10,495
Sunday
26 Feb 2023
8 South Australian Coastal Frontier Adelaide to Adelaide
10,595
Sunday
05 Mar 2023
8 South Australian Coastal Frontier Adelaide to Adelaide
10,595
Sunday
12 Mar 2023
15 Great Australian Bight Coastal Discovery Adelaide to Perth
18,245
Sunday
26 Mar 2023
7 South West Coast Explorer Perth to Perth
8,245
Saturday
01 Apr 2023
15 Colours of the Coral Coast Perth to Broome
18,845
Tuesday
25 Apr 2023
15 Colours of the Coral Coast Perth to Broome
18,845
Saturday
29 Apr 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,290
Tuesday
02 May 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
24,390
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from APT. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.