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Tasmania waves goodbye to small luxury cruises claiming passengers are “high risk”

APT’s MS Caledonian Sky has been forced to cancel all sailings to Tasmania this year and in 2022 after the local health authorities enforced a new ruling that they obtain “pre-approval from the Deputy State […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 15 2021
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How APT’s new intrastate itineraries are paving the way for an Australia cruise restart

When APT’s Caledonian Sky made her way over the horizon towards Darwin in June 2021, she represented a beacon of hope for the cruise industry. She was the first foreign flagged ship to arrive in […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 19 2021
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APT hires Aussie crew and readies Caledonian Sky for Kimberley

Boutique ship, Caledonian Sky has arrived in Cairns with APT gearing up to launch its Kimberley season on June 11. APT has confirmed that it has all its crew in place and they are currently […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 17 2021
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Exclusive: Home Affairs says all foreign-flagged cruise ships must employ Aussie staff

The government is insisting cruise ship operators wanting to sail Australian waters must employ Australians to take on hospitality and other non-specialised jobs, despite a shortage of such staff across the country. The surprise ruling […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 14 2021
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Another Kimberley problem as APT cancels its first sailing due to lack of crew

APT’s much anticipated sailing of the Kimberley onboard MS Caledonian Sky on June 2 has been cancelled because of a shortage of qualified crew. At time of writing, it was unclear what went wrong – […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 11 2021
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Scenic makes it official: We’ll cruise the Kimberley in June

The government’s move to continue the ban on international cruise vessels under the biosecurity act hasn’t deterred the six cruise lines determined to sail the Kimberley and other Australian itineraries this year. This morning, Scenic […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 4 2021
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APT acquires small expedition ship

APT is expanding its expedition fleet, with the acquisition of a third vessel. MS Sea Explorer will join MS Island Sky and MS Caledonian Sky in October. The ship was purchased from the Renaissance Cruises […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 10 2014