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11 day cruise aboard MS Caledonian Sky.

Explore the stunning landscapes, as you cruise aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.

from $9,495 USD per person

With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved by majestic and powerful rivers, the Kimberley coast is simply spectacular. Cruise in Luxury for 10 nights along the stunning coast. View complete itinerary

Trip code: GKCS11R
Duration: 11 days
Accommodation: Small Ship Cruising
Journey: Darwin to Broome
Meals included: 29

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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Darwin, Embark Ship

Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your expedition ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail.
Stay: 10 Nights: MS Caledonian Sky
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. At sea

Become familiar with your small expedition ship and its outstanding facilities as you enjoy a full day at sea.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, it plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

With your Expedition Team, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s Indigenous rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Bigge Island

Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately six kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is well known for its Indigenous rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting tall ships and the mysterious Wandjina figures.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tide and pristine ecosystems, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and birds. Explore the Hunter River and visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls departs (own expense).
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George’s Basin

Visit Careening Bay, the home of the Mermaid boab tree, and where Phillip Parker King was forced to beach his damaged ship HMC Mermaid in 1820. You’ll explore Prince Regent Nature Reserve, a protected area, and cruise St George’s Basin.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay, an amazing location for whale watching during the season. Later, travel ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Cruise through Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the incredible Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, embark on a ride through the falls on a high-powered fast boat. Sir David Attenborough described this as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Later, take a Zodiac cruise through Cyclone Creek and keep an eye out for native birdlife.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island

Arrive in the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and explore this important location for breeding seabirds. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Disembark Cruise, Depart Broome

Disembark your ship this morning and enjoy a Broome orientation tour before being transferred to Broome airport this afternoon.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Admire King George Falls, the tallest single drop falls in Western Australia
  • Marvel at the incredible wildlife and Indigenous art of Bigge Island
  • Witness the tidal phenomenon and marine life of Mongomery Reef
  • Take an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through the iconic Horizontal Falls

Map

Photos

Witness spectacular views from the sun deck aboard the MS Caledonian Sky.

Click for larger version

Included Experiences

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
  • 10-night cruise aboard the elegant MS Caledonian Sky
  • Expert 10-member APT Expedition Team and Leader
  • Daily excursions on zodiac vessels
  • All meals and exclusive beverages package
  • Transfers, port charges, sightseeing and park fees

Suite Floor and Ship Plan

MS Caledonian Sky

Length: 90.6m, Width: 15.3m, Max. Cruising Speed: 12 knots, Tonnage: 4,200, Total Refurbishment: 2012, Guest Capacity: 110, Crew: 75

See MS Caledonian Sky Deck and Suite Plans here.

Enjoy all the comforts of home in your spacious Standard Suite aboard the Caledonian Sky with APT.Standard Suites

Castle Deck - 244 square feet / 22.7 square metres
Standard Suites feature multiple port holes, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.



Enjoy the luxury of a Superior Suite aboard the Caledonian Sky on your APT expedition cruise.Superior Suites

Caledonian Deck - 232 square feet / 21.6 square metres
Superior Suites feature a large window, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.


Unwind in your Premium Suite on board the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.Premium Suites

Promenade Deck - 217 square feet / 20.2 square metres
Premium Suites feature a large window, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.


Enjoy the style and comfort of your Deluxe Balcony Suite on board the Ms Caledonian Sky with APT.Deluxe Balcony Suites

Bridge Deck - 260 square feet / 24.2 square metres
Deluxe Balcony Suites feature a private balcony,  en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious walk-in wardrobe.


Relax in your Premium Balcony Suite on board the Noble Caledonia.Premium Balcony Suites

Promenade Deck - 277 square feet / 25.7 square metres
Premium Balcony Suites feature a private balcony, en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious walk-in wardrobe.

Indulge in the spacious and luxurious Owner's Corner suite on board the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.Owner's Corner Suites

Promenade Deck - 303 square feet / 28.2 square metres
Owner’s Corner Suites are spacious suites that feature a large private balcony, two portholes, ensuite bathroom with a shower and spacious wardrobes.

See MS Caledonian Sky Deck and Suite Plans here.

Virtual Tours

MS Caledonian Sky

Recently refurbished in 2012, the MS Caledonian Sky offers the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantage of a smaller ship.

View a virtual tour of the MS Caledonian Sky expedition ship here.

Accommodation

  • Choose from a range of cabins aboard MS Caledonian Sky
  • Private Balcony Suites available
  • Exclusive all-day beverages package

Dining

  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Solo traveller pricing based on a Standard Suite (Forward)
  • Please enquire for solo upgrade prices
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

11 day cruise aboard MS Caledonian Sky.

With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved by majestic and powerful rivers, the Kimberley coast is simply spectacular. Cruise in Luxury for 10 nights along the stunning coast. View complete itinerary

Trip code: GKCS11R
Duration: 11 days
Accommodation: Small Ship Cruising
Journey: Darwin to Broome
Meals included: 29

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Darwin, Embark Ship

Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your expedition ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail.
Stay: 10 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. At sea

Get acquainted with your expedition ship and enjoy informative lectures on board.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls

Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in World War II. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls. The highest single drop falls in Western Australia, it plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

With your Expedition Team, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Bigge Island

Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately six kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is well known for its Indigenous rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island, see examples of first contact art depicting tall ships and the mysterious Wandjina figures.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls

Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tide and pristine ecosystems, there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover here including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and birds. Explore the Hunter River and visit Naturalist Island where an optional helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls departs (own expense).
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George’s Basin

Visit Careening Bay, the home of the Mermaid boab tree, and where Phillip Parker King was forced to beach his damaged ship HMC Mermaid in 1820. You’ll explore Prince Regent Nature Reserve, a protected area, and cruise St George’s Basin.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point

Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay, an amazing location for whale watching during the season. Later, travel ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Cruise through to Talbot Bay, known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the incredible Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, embark on a ride through the falls on a high-powered fast boat. Sir David Attenborough described this as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Later, take a Zodiac cruise through Cyclone Creek and keep an eye out for native birdlife.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island

Arrive in the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and explore this important location for breeding seabirds. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Disembark Ship, Depart Broome

Disembark your ship this morning and enjoy a Broome orientation tour before being transferred to Broome airport this afternoon.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Admire King George Falls, the tallest single drop falls in Western Australia
  • Marvel at the incredible Indigenous rock art of Bigge Island
  • Witness the tidal phenomenon and marine life of Montgomery Reef
  • Take an exhilarating high-powered fast boat ride through the spectacular Horizontal Falls

Map

Photos

Witness spectacular views from the sun deck aboard the MS Caledonian Sky.

Click for larger version

Included Experiences

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
  • 10-night cruise aboard the elegant MS Caledonian Sky
  • Expert 10-member APT Expedition Team and Leader
  • Daily excursions on Zodiac vessels
  • All meals and exclusive all-day beverages package
  • Transfers, port charges, sightseeing and park fees

Suite Floor and Ship Plan

MS Caledonian Sky

Length: 90.6m, Width: 15.3m, Max. Cruising Speed: 12 knots, Tonnage: 4,200, Total Refurbishment: 2012, Guest Capacity: 110, Crew: 75

See MS Caledonian Sky Deck and Suite Plans here.

Enjoy all the comforts of home in your spacious Standard Suite aboard the Caledonian Sky with APT.Standard Suites

Castle Deck - 244 square feet / 22.7 square metres
Standard Suites feature multiple port holes, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.



Enjoy the luxury of a Superior Suite aboard the Caledonian Sky on your APT expedition cruise.Superior Suites

Caledonian Deck - 232 square feet / 21.6 square metres
Superior Suites feature a large window, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.


Unwind in your Premium Suite on board the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.Premium Suites

Promenade Deck - 217 square feet / 20.2 square metres
Premium Suites feature a large window, an en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious wardrobes.


Enjoy the style and comfort of your Deluxe Balcony Suite on board the Ms Caledonian Sky with APT.Deluxe Balcony Suites

Bridge Deck - 260 square feet / 24.2 square metres
Deluxe Balcony Suites feature a private balcony,  en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious walk-in wardrobe.


Relax in your Premium Balcony Suite on board the Noble Caledonia.Premium Balcony Suites

Promenade Deck - 277 square feet / 25.7 square metres
Premium Balcony Suites feature a private balcony, en-suite bathroom with shower and spacious walk-in wardrobe.

Indulge in the spacious and luxurious Owner's Corner suite on board the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.Owner's Corner Suites

Promenade Deck - 303 square feet / 28.2 square metres
Owner’s Corner Suites are spacious suites that feature a large private balcony, two portholes, ensuite bathroom with a shower and spacious wardrobes.

See MS Caledonian Sky Deck and Suite Plans here.

Virtual Tours

MS Caledonian Sky

Recently refurbished in 2012, the MS Caledonian Sky offers the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantage of a smaller ship.

View a virtual tour of the MS Caledonian Sky expedition ship here.

Accommodation

  • Choose from a range of cabins aboard MS Caledonian Sky
  • Private Balcony Suites available
  • Exclusive all-day beverages package

Dining

  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and may be modified on board your ship
  • Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • High Zodiac Activity – this expedition cruise uses Zodiacs for all excursions
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

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