Small ship expedition

In leading the evolution from tourist to traveller, APT is delighted to offer a whole new way to explore the world’s seldom-seen treasures – aboard its very own luxury expedition cruise ship.

The family-owned Australian company has expanded its cruising repertoire by introducing a number of luxury expedition cruises designed especially for Australian and New Zealand travellers. Exploring diverse regions such as Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Cuba and Australia’s Kimberley coast, APT has elevated luxury adventure travel to a new dimension.

Recently refurbished in May 2012, APT’s elegant expedition ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, features just 55 suites, offering the perfect balance between the spacious comfort of a large ocean liner and the boutique advantages of a smaller vessel. The ship is fully stabilised, reducing 70 per cent of the ocean’s roll, ensuring a smoother sailing.

Life onboard the MS Caledonian Sky feels akin to a luxurious private yacht and reminiscent of a fine country club. Finely decorated public areas abound, a little music in the Main Lounge after dinner, knowledgeable guest speakers and informative port briefings all contribute to make APT’s luxury expedition voyages a most memorable experience.

To complement the extensive sightseeing already included, APT provides a collection of handpicked Signature Experiences for a genuine immersion in each destination. Widely diverse, these activities are featured at no extra cost. And in personalising the expedition experience, APT also offers a range of different Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions – from rounds of golf and cooking classes, to military history tours and a Papuan Sepik River experience.

APT ensures that each adventure holiday is hassle-free, taking care of tipping, shore excursions and wine with lunch and dinner in the one inclusive price. Moreover, each itinerary has been carefully designed for APT guests, each onboard expedition team has been hand-picked for the journey, and each departure is a one-off – making APT’s expedition program the most specialised on the seas.

Find out more about APT’s Small Ship Expeditions.