MS Caledonian Sky

4.6 out of 5
8 Reviews

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.

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Expedition Ship
Passengers
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106
Crew
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75
Year Launched
Launched
1991
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2018

MS Caledonian Sky Cruises

Choose from 29 holidays cruising onboard the MS Caledonian Sky

25 Days Osaka to Beijing
Operated By: APT
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$848
15 Days Perth to Broome
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$15,214
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$576
17 Days Kununurra to Broome
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$14,542
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$576
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MS Caledonian Sky Reviews (8)

Read recent reviews for the MS Caledonian Sky from Global Journeys' past travellers

“Amazing wilderness cruise in the Kimberley”
- 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 can recommend it without reservation.

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“Complete Kimberley's tour”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2018 2 Helpful Votes

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.

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“Kimberly Perfection ”
- SA, Australia Aug 2018 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

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 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.

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“First time visit to Japan's smaller ports and South Korea”
- QLD, Australia Apr 2018 9 Helpful Votes

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 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.

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“Lovely cruise with great highlights”
- NSW, Australia Apr 2018 4 Helpful Votes View Photo

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 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.

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Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • 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

MS Caledonian Sky

Watch the world go by aboard the MS Caledonian Sky. Boasting unusually large suites and public spaces, while also featuring a high crew-to-guest ratio, this vessel provides guests with a personalised cruise experience.

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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.