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Small Ship Cruising

APT's fleet of small ships have access to some of the world’s most pristine and untouched ports. They offer the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantages of a smaller vessel. Sailing to destinations around the globe, step ashore right into the centre of town and enjoy more time to explore.

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Whether you want to discover the hidden isles of Japan or navigate the sun-soaked waters of Southeast Asia, a Small Ship Cruise guarantees you a delightful ingress into the vibrant culture of Asia.       
From charming coastal ports of the Baltic to Scandinavia’s verdant archipelagos and pristine fjords, get to know Northern Europe’s most evocative landscapes up close. Venture by Zodiac and step ashore to uncover even more unforgettable experiences.       
With tumbling falls, fascinating reefs and gorges carved by powerful rivers, the Kimberley Coast is simply spectacular. From sublime Horizontal Falls to ancient Indigenous rock art, gain a front-row seat to the region's most amazing sights.      
Fascinating wildlife, thrilling Zodiac rides, unparalleled glacial scenery – Antarctica is a breathtaking world of white and blue. Waking up to a world of white that floats on a deep blue sea – where vast colonies of sea birds, penguins and seals beckon you to explore.
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Uncover Tasmania’s best guarded secrets on a small ship cruise, gaining rarely experienced insight into the mystical natural surrounds. Explore hard to reach places and traverse the pristine waters surrounding Tasmania’s southern and eastern shores.

Whether you’re exploring the rich history and abundant wildlife of Doubtful and Dusky sounds using the ship’s Zodiacs; watching the plume of steam continually spout from White Island’s crater; or visiting Stewart Island for a guided walk through vegetation; the access afforded to you by the MS Caledonian Sky will ensure you experience the most out of every location you visit.

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Aerial view of Akaroa coastline, New Zealand
APT’s privately chartered fleet of Luxury Mega-Yachts are the pinnacle of poise. Enjoy spacious suites, well-appointed public spaces and large outside deck areas perfect for taking in the ever-changing panoramas of the world's most exotic locales.       
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  • An evocative collage of colour, culture, beauty and history - South America is a land like no other
  • Taking a small group Antarctica cruise allows you to get closer to wildlife including penguins, fur seals and orcas
  • Experience centuries of epic history, esteemed legend and regal enchantment as you traverse the cultural canvas of Europe and Iceland
  • Whether you choose to join a rugged Kimberley coast cruise or take in the pristine beauty of Tasmania, you are guaranteed to fall in love with Australia

  • All-inclusive. All taken care of. From locally inspired dining, Freedom of Choice experiences and personalised service throughout
  • APT’s privately chartered fleet of Luxury Mega-Yachts are perfect for taking in the panorama of exotic locales such as the Mediterranean and Croatian coasts.