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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 70 holidays cruising on board the MS Caledonian Sky

10 Days Broome to Darwin

Operator: APT

From 10,899
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10 Days Darwin to Broome

Operator: APT

From 10,899
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9 Days Cairns to Cairns

Operator: APT

From 10,158
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20 Days Broome to Darwin

Operator: APT

From 18,932
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MS Caledonian Sky Reviews (14) View all 386 reviews of MS Caledonian Sky from past clients of Global Journeys

4.6
AVG. RATING 4.6 / 5
14 Reviews
5 Star
57%
4 Star
43%
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
The Amazing Kimberley   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The cruise on the Caledonian Sky was once again a wonderful adventure. This was the fourth time we have travelled on this ship. Previously we had toured with Noble Caledonian tours and we can honestly say that the service from the expedition team and hotel staff was the same which was of high quality The highlight of the trip was Montgomery's reef. ...read more If you thinking of taking this trip it would be better at the end of the wet season as when we where there in September the waterfalls were dry but the landscape was beautiful. The knowledge of the expedition team was fantastic.

The only negative was that on arrival in Broome we had not been booked into the hotel that we originally booked and paid for due to confusion between Oaks and APT but the staff of Oaks Cable Beach were able to organise with Oaks Town for us to stay with them sat the Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary. Thank you Rachael from Oaks Cable Beach.
Kimberley Cruise   0 , WA, Australia, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time on the Kimberley cruise. The Caledonian Sky was very comfortable, the meals and drinks were first rate and the crew were excellent, very attentive and always polite. Overall, we’d give it 10 out of 10.
Fabulous Kimberley cruise   0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our Kimberley cruise. The crew were lovely, and efficient, and the expedition team were great… very knowledgeable and helpful. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The food was great.. with lots of variety, but also not huge portion sizes ( which I appreciated ). We did have a few COVID cases on board… but the Captain was very ...read more good with keeping us informed on what was happening. A great and comfortable way to see the Kimberley coast.
Grand Kimberley Coast May 6 2022   1 , NSW, Australia, May 2022
Everything was superb bar one. The boat, the cabin, the hotel staff on the boat, the expedition team and the musicians were all wonderful. We had a totally enjoyable time. Fellow travellers were all very nice. Food and drinks were very good.
According to our personal itinerary we were supposed to go to Hilton Darwin at 3.30 pm May 6 2022 to be taken ...read more by bus at 3.45pm to the embarkation pier. But it was changed to 12.30 pm, No one informed us. No phones calls, no SMS, no email. Quite a few of our fellow passengers who stayed at Hilton Darwin also were not informed of the change. As our luck had it we went to Hilton Darwin on May 5 2022 just to check out the place and found out that departure was changed to 12.30pm. Even then we thought it was only for travellers staying in Hilton Darwin. In any case we went to Hilton Darwin at 12 noon to have lunch and only then did we realise that the 12.30 pm departure applied to everyone.
Kimberley Coast Trip to Remember   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2022
Travelled on APT Caledonian Sky 9 night cruise from Broome to Darwin late May 2022. We had the most wonderful time. The sights and experiences were unforgettable and we loved every moment of the cruise. Very professional, very organised, food above expectations. Cannot fault any aspect of this trip. Special thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys for ...read more her assistance over the past couple of years as we maneuvered our way through COVID and cancelled trips. Hannah was always timely in her responses and kept us informed of any new developments. Will certainly book through Hannah and Global Journeys for future trips.
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.

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 70 cruise sailings by departure date on board MS Caledonian Sky

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
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
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
22,990
Tuesday
09 May 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
11,995
Tuesday
09 May 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
24,390
Saturday
13 May 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
22,990
Wednesday
17 May 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,290
Thursday
18 May 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
11,995
Thursday
18 May 2023
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Kununurra
21,190
Thursday
18 May 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
22,990
Saturday
20 May 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
23,440
Saturday
27 May 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
11,995
Saturday
27 May 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
24,240
Monday
05 Jun 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,695
Monday
05 Jun 2023
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Kununurra
21,840
Sunday
18 Jun 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
23,990
Thursday
22 Jun 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,990
Friday
23 Jun 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,695
Friday
23 Jun 2023
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Kununurra
22,090
Friday
23 Jun 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
23,840
Sunday
25 Jun 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
23,540
Sunday
02 Jul 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
12,695
Thursday
06 Jul 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
23,990
Monday
10 Jul 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,990
Tuesday
11 Jul 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,695
Tuesday
11 Jul 2023
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Kununurra
21,840
Thursday
13 Jul 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
23,540
Thursday
20 Jul 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
12,695
Monday
24 Jul 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
23,840
Friday
28 Jul 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,990
Saturday
29 Jul 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,695
Saturday
29 Jul 2023
21 Iconic Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Kununurra
22,090
Saturday
29 Jul 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
23,840
Monday
31 Jul 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
23,740
Monday
07 Aug 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
12,695
Monday
07 Aug 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
25,190
Friday
11 Aug 2023
24 Kimberley Complete with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
24,190
Tuesday
15 Aug 2023
20 Essence of the Kimberley with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Darwin
19,840
Wednesday
16 Aug 2023
10 Grand Kimberley Coast Darwin to Broome
12,695
Friday
18 Aug 2023
26 Kimberley and Top End with Grand Kimberley Coast Broome to Broome
23,090
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.