Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast

Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast

From NZD $22,740

Description

Small Ship Expedition Cruising. Explore by Zodiac with your Expedition Team to get closer to the sights on an APT Small Ship Expedition Cruise.

Finest Onboard Dining. From room service to elegant outdoor dining, you’ll be amazed by the culinary options aboard an APT Expedition Cruise.

Spacious Suites On Sky Ships. With the largest lead-in cabins in the region for ships of this size, welcome to APT Small Ship Expedition Cruising.

Trip Name
Kimberley Complete With Grand Kimberley Coast
Days
24
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 114 (in 57 suites) Built: 1991 / refurbished 2012 The MS Caledonian Sky accommodates a maximum of 114 passengers in 57 spacious outside suites. Many have walk-in wardrobes and some feature tub baths. There will be seven categories of suites and sixteen suites will have private balconies. For those familiar with the MS Island Sky she will feel like a second home, although there are some differences. The dining room, lounge, Lido Deck and bar are all similar. However, the ‘Club’ on the MS Caledonian Sky has been transported to the very top deck. Here, there is a library and bar which leads out on to a lovely forward deck. The ‘Club’ has wonderful views with ceiling to floor windows. If you like the MS Island Sky, we are sure you will also approve of her sister. And, of course it is important that we offer the very best of facilities. However, equally as important are the staff on board whether they are the vessel’s crew or our own expedition staff. Noble Caledonia’s reputation has been built on providing the very best in all areas. Their crew of 74 not only offer an excellent service they are also noted for their kindness and attention to detail. A well run ship with a warm atmosphere is what we are known for, and it is because most of our crew have been with us for many years that we are able to engender such an atmosphere. Your Suite Onboard there are 57 exceptionally spacious and well designed suites. The passenger accommodation is arranged over four decks and all suites have outside views. All feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub. Facilities in the suites also include walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Your space The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge where daily briefings and talks will be provided throughout the voyage and an elegant bar where a pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The bar also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. In addition there is the Club Lounge on the Panoramic Deck which features a bar. The onboard travel library is the perfect place to relax with a book and is stocked with reference books pertaining to the places the vessel is visiting along with a selection of games and two computers with internet access. Daily newspapers and magazines are also placed in the library depending on local availability. Outside there is a rear Lido deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck with bar service and comfortable deck furniture for sun bathing or relaxing with a book. There is also a small gymnasium onboard and hairdressers with appointments made on request. Your dining With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, the quality of cuisine will be of a consistent superior quality. Where possible and when it meets his high standards, our accomplished chef will obtain local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat. Such purchases enhance the well stocked larders and bring a local touch to the varied menus. In the main elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order and lunch and dinner is à la carte. When weather permits, breakfast, a buffet-style lunch and dinner are also served on deck. To enhance your dining experience even further a selection of wines are included with lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tea and coffee are available 24 hours. With sufficient notice, most diets can be catered for on board. For your comfort, safety and security The vessel is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilisers to minimise the ship’s motion. The Captain and officers operate an open-bridge policy that allows passengers onto the bridge at most times with the exception of arrival and departure from port and during times of complicated navigation. Here you can check the ship’s progress by charts and learn more from the officers about your journey. There is also a dedicated channel on your television in your suite showing the routing of the vessel along with technical information and estimated times of arrival and departure from port. On board you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks. Smoking on board is restricted to outside decks only. Gratuities Unlike many other cruise vessels, onboard the MS Caledonian Sky you do not need to worry about tipping staff as we have included them in your holiday price. In addition we tip all their guides and drivers along the way, thereby taking away the hassle of always having to remember to have some small change with you.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - DAY 2 Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Your adventure commences today with a visit to Windjana Gorge. Later, continue to Tunnel Creek and wade through its cool waters.
Day 3 - DAY 3 Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park
Today's highlight is a cruise along Geikie Gorge, home to unique flora and fauna.
Day 4 - DAY 4 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEToast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience.
Day 5 - DAY 5 Echidna Chasm, Kununurra
Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into the natural cleft that is Echidna Chasm. Then it's on to Kununurra.
Day 6 - DAY 6 Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra
Travel to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Later, soak up the Kimberley sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra.
Day 7 - DAY 7 Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro
Explore Parry’s Lagoon then head to Wyndham and view the Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout.
Day 8 - DAY 8 El Questro, Home Valley Station
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESoak in the hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised for a hike to Emma Gorge.An incredible Signature Experience awaits this morning in the wilderness of El Questro. Tonight, you'll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset.
Day 9 - DAY 9 Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau
Travel to the Mitchell Plateau today.
Day 10 - DAY 10 Mitchell Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEEnjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls or if you prefer, hike back to the vehicle with your guide.A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery at Mitchell Falls today. Later, take to the skies during an unforgettable Signature Experience.
Day 11 - DAY 11 King Edward River, Drysdale River Station
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEAdmire ancient Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art.Visit Indigenous rock art galleries and enjoy a refreshing swim in King Edward River.
Day 12 - DAY 12 Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road
At Manning Gorge, enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Continue to Galvans Gorge.
Day 13 - DAY 13 Bell Gorge
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge. Here, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waterhole.
Day 14 - DAY 14 Derby, Broome
Return to Broome, stopping at the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre and the Boab Prison Tree along the way.
Day 15 - DAY 15 Broome, Embark Ship
Set out on a fleeting exploration of Broome before being transferred to your ship.
Day 16 - DAY 16 Adele Island, Buccaneer Archipelago
There’s promise of turquoise waters today as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and join your expedition team for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac.
Day 17 - DAY 17 Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESubject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through Horizontal Falls aboard a high-powered fast boat.Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. After an exciting Signature Experience, join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac to venture through Cyclone Creek.
Day 18 - DAY 18 Raft Point, Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEJoin your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Witness the reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels.Excitement builds this morning as you set out on an incredible Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay before stepping ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient rock art site.
Day 19 - DAY 19 Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George's Basin
Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. See for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history before continuing on to Prince Regent Nature Reserve. Only accessible by boat, explore this protected area and see why it is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Next, it's on to the untouched coastal area of Hanover Bay. While you're here, you might like to hop aboard your Zodiac for an enthralling visit to St George's Basin.
Day 20 - DAY 20 Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls
Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. Once again, it's time to jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a helicopter flight and view Mitchell Falls from above (own expense).
Day 21 - DAY 21 Bigge Island
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEIn caves throughout Bigge Island, see examples of first contact art.Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people.
Day 22 - DAY 22 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
An intriguing exploration of Vansittart Bay awaits today. Join your expedition team and set out across the bay's vast salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 that crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
Day 23 - DAY 23 Koolama Bay, King George River And Falls
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEJoin your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system. Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff.Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it's on to King George River, where you will enjoy a Signature Experience. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner.
Day 24 - DAY 24 Wyndham, Disembark Ship, Depart Kununurra
Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it’s time to say goodbye to your ship. Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Day 25 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $23,490Castle Standard Suite
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $27,990Promenade Owner's Corner Suite
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $24,290Caledonian Superior Suite
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $25,440Promenade Premium Suite
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $27,090Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite
13-07-202005-08-2020NZD $27,340Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $23,490Castle Standard Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $24,290Caledonian Superior Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $25,440Promenade Premium Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $27,090Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $27,340Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite
18-07-202010-08-2020NZD $27,990Promenade Owner's Corner Suite
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $22,740Castle Standard Suite. From
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $23,890Caledonian Superior Suite
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $25,040Promenade Premium Suite
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $26,690Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $26,940Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite
31-07-202023-08-2020NZD $27,590Promenade Owner's Corner Suite

Inclusions

    • Bungle Bungle Sunset Drinks. Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red.
    • Phenomenal Montgomery Reef. Witness the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the water.
    • King George River And Falls. Explore the sandstone gorge carved by King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in WA.

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