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MS Island Sky

Soft Expedition Cruising | Europe

Spend the day discovering the world’s greatest wonders, and at night, return to the quiet tranquillity of the boutique MS Island Sky - your stylish home away from home, and a destination in itself.
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Overview

Completely refurbished in 2010, the stylish MS Island Sky is the ideal vessel for your Small Ship voyage.

  • Enjoy the convenience of a mini-fridge, individual climate control and bottled water provided daily. Some suites also have private balconies.

  • All suites feature outside views and feature elegant ensuites. A hairdryer, plush bathrobe, slippers and designer toiletries are also provided.

  • Several public lounges and bars and a large outside deck are perfect for taking in the ever-changing panoramas.

  • With just 57 suites, APT guests will enjoy the benefit of unusually spacious suites all with ocean views.

Suite Categories

Island Sky Standard Suite.
Standard Suite

Category: Standard Suite, 244 sq .ft/ 22.7 sq. m

Island Sky Superior Suite.
Superior Suite

Category: Superior Suite, 232 sq .ft/ 21.6 sq. m

Explore Lisbon in Portugal during a Small Ship cruise with APT.
Premium Suite

Category: Premium Suite, 217 sq .ft/ 20.2 sq. m

Island Sky Corner Suite.
Corner Suite

Category: Corner Suite, 237 sq .ft/ 22 sq. m

Island Sky Deluxe Balcony Suite.
Deluxe Balcony Suite

Category: Deluxe Balcony Suite, 268 sq .ft/ 24.9 sq. m

Island Sky Owners Suite.
Owner's Balcony Suite

Category: Owner's Balcony Suite, 322 sq .ft/ 30 sq. m

Four passengers drinking beverages around a table.
Island Suite

Category: Island Suite, 344 sq .ft/ 32 sq. m

Ship details

The MS Island Sky offers the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantage of a smaller ship.

Length: 90.6m | Width: 15.3m | Max. Cruising Speed: 12 knots | Tonnage: 4,200 | Total Refurbishment: 2010 | Guest Capacity: 114 | Crew: 75 |

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On board, you'll enjoy first-class service from the attentive crew, whilst onshore, your specialist team and expert local guides bring your destination to life.

The Captain and Crew - Aboard the MS Island Sky, high quality service and attention-to-detail come as standard. The professional and attentive crew cater to your every need, and thanks to a high ratio of crew-to-passengers, you'll enjoy a level of truly personalised service that far exceeds your expectations. Arrive on board as a guest, and leave your journey feeling more like a member of your onboard family.

Local Guides - We understand that in certain locations, it takes a local to show you the hidden gems that only residents know about. That's why, in most destinations on your APT Small Ship cruise, you'll gain a deeper insight and enjoy the added benefit of in-depth commentary from expert local guides.

Cruise Director - From the moment you are greeted at the airport until your departure flight home, an APT representative is with you for the entirety of your holiday to ensure a stress-free and seamless experience. While on the MS Island Sky, an APT Tour Director is with you.

Guest Speakers - Expert guest speakers are sure to enhance your onboard experience. With their specialist knowledge, they will introduce you to the culture and history of the places you visit, as well as making themselves available for informal chats.

Expedition Team - On an APT Expedition cruise, you’ll venture into some of the most remote and intriguing corners of the earth. To ensure you get the most out of your adventure, all Expedition cruises are led and organised by our outstanding onboard Expedition Team. These hand-picked experts are specialists in their field. They are naturalists, historians and ecologists who will share their knowledge and enthusiasm with APT guests. They will coordinate the daily programme and hold talks and briefings throughout the cruise. Whether it be an historian retelling fascinating stories, or the marine biologist who dives into the open water to film a rare underwater scene for guests to experience on screen, your Expedition Team truly bring these magnificent regions to life.

The MS Island Sky offers the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantages of a smaller ship.

The stylish lounge area hosts daily briefings and talks throughout the voyage, and a pianist plays regularly at the elegant bar. The onboard library is stocked with books, games and computers with internet access

Outside, you'll find the rear sun deck, where delicious meals are served in warm weather under shade, a bar and comfortable deck furniture for relaxing with a book. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck. There is also a small hairdressing salon with appointments available upon request.

Exquisite gourmet cuisine is sure to be a highlight of your Small Ship Cruise onboard the MS Island Sky. Each meal showcases world-class quality and impeccable service in true APT style.

An Intimate Dining Experience - Dining on board your ship is a relaxed and friendly experience. Enjoy delicious, outstanding cuisine in the company of a small number of other guests. Meals are offered in a leisurely single seating, so you may enjoy a relaxed meal reflecting on the day's discoveries with new friends.

Delicious Buffet Breakfast - In the elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style. Enjoy the luxury of dishes cooked specially to order. Fruit juice, tea and coffee complete a fresh start to the day.

Tantalising Lunch & Dinner - Friendly and professional table service means all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal. For lunch and dinner, you'll love the tempting choices available on our ever-changing à la carte or buffet menu.

Dine Al Fresco - The MS Island Sky boasts an outdoor dining area and when weather permits, meals can be enjoyed al fresco.

Enjoy a Touch of Local Flavour - We recognise that a key part of Small Ship cruising is the opportunity to discover the local flavours of the regions you visit. That’s why we include many opportunities to sample the local cuisine on board and enjoy an authentic insight into regional cuisine. Where possible, our chef will obtain fresh local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat.

Included Beverages - As part of your all-inclusive lifestyle, complimentary beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic - are served at your discretion throughout the entire day, including regional beer and wine. On board, 24-hour tea and coffee is available for your convenience.

See a sample Lunch Menu here.

See a sample Dinner Menu here.

Depending on your itinerary, an exciting range of onboard entertainment awaits, whether it be an insightful lecture on the regions you're visiting, or a classical pianist performance in the elegant lounge.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary