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Australian Small Ship Expedition Cruising

Step aboard the MS Caledonian Sky to discover some of Australia's most spectacular coastlines. With a maximum of 99 guests being looked after by 75 crew, you'll be in good hands all the way. Your agile ship will take you to places you've never dreamed of.

View of Caledonian Sky ship

Sail Away from the Crowds

Bigger is not always better in the cruising world. Our expedition ships are purposely built small, carrying just 99 guests instead of thousands so we can access shallow shorelines and remote coastal areas.
Zodiacs in ocean, Montgomery Reef Kimberley

Your Avenue to Adventure

Each ship carries a fleet of inflatable Zodiac vessels to get you close to where the action happens. Our expedition ships cruise along the varied parts of Australia's coastline, making use of Zodiacs every day to reach remote locations, so you can admire the landscapes from sea level.
Zodiac Passengers in Kimberley

Expect the Unexpected

On our expedition cruises, there is no regimented itinerary, which means that we can tailor each day to maximise your experience. We might stay a little longer on a remote island to catch sight of some wildlife, or take a different route on our Zodiacs if the tides are changing faster than expected.

Best-in-Class Fleet

MS Caledonian Sky

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

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Sun Deck on top of ship, Caledonian Sky

Health and Wellbeing

Solo cruise

On Tour Protocols

To ensure your health and wellbeing, we adopt industry-leading practices and consult with the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as well as the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).

Our Health & Safety Guide

Unique Itineraries

Unique and diverse itineraries offer you the opportunity to enjoy rare experiences across Australia’s incredible coastlines. Among other highlights, you can cruise past Victoria’s remarkable 12 Apostles on the Shipwreck Coast, indulge in ocean-fresh oysters in South Australia’s Coffin Bay and explore the wildlife-rich Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia.

New Zealand Expedition Cruising

Journey through New Zealand. From alpine vistas of Queenstown to a cruise through the Milford Sound. Discover the beauty of New Zealand. So close. Worlds away.

The Sub-Antarctic Islands

Remote and rarely visited, the Sub-Antarctic islands are a feast for the eyes and the senses. Extraordinary wildlife - seals, penguins, whales and seabirds - compete for attention with with dramatic and wild scenery. Spend a night on stunning World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island, halfway between New Zealand and the Antarctic continent, where an Australian research base operates.

Penguin colony resting at the shores edge with a ship in the background

Discover Native Wildlife

The largely untouched Sub-Antarctic islands teem with wildlife. Amid raw beauty, millions of seabirds breed alongside penguin rookeries that are home to hundreds of thousands of birds. Seal colonies abound, and the whales are prevalent in the chilly waters.

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View from above of passengers walking along the beach, Western Australia


From the remote Kimberley and the tip of Cape York to the heart of the Red Centre and the natural wilderness of Tasmania, discover Australia with the experts.
Interior of Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge tent with passengers sitting outside

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges

True seclusion awaits in the remote Kimberley at our network of wilderness lodges, available exclusively to APT guests. From spacious ensuites to chef-prepared three-course meals and private front decks, this really isn’t your average wilderness camping experience.
Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand

From sailboat-studded horizons of Auckland to alpine vistas of Queenstown, we cover everything from New Zealand’s major attractions to the smallest of nooks. Join us and experience it for yourself.