Caledonian Sky


Cruise line
Noble Caledonia (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
19 nights / 20 days, one-way from Queenstown to Christchurch
16 Jan, 2018 - 05 Feb, 2018

Caledonian Sky Review and Specifications

Specifications of Caledonian Sky

Year built 1991  /  Age : 27
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Nuovi Cantieri Apuania (Marina di Carrara, Italy)
Class ice-strengthened expedition ship
Owner Noble Caledonia
Speed 17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width) 14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage 4200 gt
Crew 75
Passengers-to-space ratio 37
Decks 5
Cabins 57
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2012
Former names Renaissance VI (Renaissance Cruises), Hebridean Spirit

Review of Caledonian Sky

MS Caledonian Sky cruise ship belongs to the fleet of Noble Caledonia, together with Island Sky and Hebridean Sky. The company acquired the vessel in May 2012 after a planned dry-dock refurbishment. Caledonian Sky was initially built for the Renaissance Cruises line (defunct) and launched in 1991 under the name "Renaissance VI".Caledonian Sky cruise ship

History - construction & ownership

The 4,200-ton, 114-passenger cruise ship Caledonian Sky was under construction at the same time and in the same Italian yard as the other ship of Noble Caledonia, ms Island Sky. The vessel offers to its passengers wine at lunch and dinner, a high-brow guest speaker programme and in-depth excursions included in the price of the ticket. 

Starting 2000, when the ship was bought by Hebridean Island Cruises, ms Caledonian Sky sailed under the name Hebridean Spirit. Nine years later, for some reasons, the company had to sell the cruise ship to a Middle Eastern buyer who wanted to transform her into a private yacht. A few years later the vessel came back on the market and was again bought by Noble Caledonia and used as a cruise ship. 

Cruise itinerary program

Caledonian Sky itinerary program is based on South Pacific cruises from Papeete, Tahiti. The cruise ship also operates on Australian voyages from Perth, Australia.


Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, all-suite expedition vessel. All 57 suites boast an ocean view and offer en suite bathroom, a sitting room, flat screen TV, dressing table and spacious wardrobes. 23 of the suites have private balconies.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

With a maximum of just over 100 guests and only one sitting, the cuisine onboard Caledonian Sky is of consistent superior quality. Where possible, the chefs obtain local produce or buy the catch of the day from passing fishing boats. Pre-dinner canapes and afternoon tea take place every day in either the lounge or out on the Lido Deck.

When dining, guests are able to choose their seating arrangements, whether that be joining a table of 4 to 6 other passengers outside on the Lido Deck or whether enjoying meals in the à la carte restaurant. Those travelling alone are seated with other like minded travelers. In the main stylish dining room, breakfast is buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order. Lunch and dinner are an à la carte 5-course affair. A selection of wines are included with both meals to further enhance dining experience.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Refurbished in 2012, the beautifully designed public spaces of Caledonian Sky include a large lounge with piano, stylish bar, sun deck, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, library, and small gym. The ship carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shores and islands and equipped to offer scuba diving.

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Caledonian Sky Itineraries 2018

The below listed Caledonian Sky cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
Auckland cruise port

19 December 2017 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip Circumnavigation of New Zealand
Prices starting
from $17692
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19 Dec      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
21 Dec     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
22 Dec     At Sea   
23 Dec     New Plymouth, New Zealand   
24 Dec     Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand   
25 Dec     Nelson, New Zealand   
26 Dec     At Sea   
27 Dec     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
28 Dec     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
29 Dec     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
30 Dec     Ulva Island, New Zealand   
30 Dec     Stewart Island, Oban, Rakiura, New Zealand   
31 Dec     Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
01 Jan     Akaroa, New Zealand   
02 Jan     Christchurch, Lyttelton, New Zealand   
03 Jan     Kaikoura, New Zealand   
04 Jan     Wellington, New Zealand   
05 Jan     Napier, New Zealand   
06 Jan     White Island, New Zealand   
07 Jan     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
08 Jan      Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand   

Milford Sound cruise port

16 January 2018 19 nights / 20 days, one-way from Queenstown to Christchurch
Prices starting
from $17242
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16 Jan      Departing from Queenstown, New Zealand   
18 Jan     Milford Sound, New Zealand   
19 Jan     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
20 Jan     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
21 Jan     Fiordland National Park, New Zealand   
22 Jan     Ulva Island, New Zealand   
22 Jan     Stewart Island, Oban, Rakiura, New Zealand   
23 Jan     Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
24 Jan     Akaroa, New Zealand   
25 Jan     Kaikoura, New Zealand   
26 Jan     Wellington, New Zealand   
27 Jan     Napier, New Zealand   
28 Jan     White Island, New Zealand   
29 Jan     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
30 Jan     Auckland, New Zealand   
31 Jan     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
01 Feb     At Sea   
02 Feb     New Plymouth, New Zealand   
03 Feb     Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand   
03 Feb     Nelson, New Zealand   
04 Feb     Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand   
05 Feb      Arriving in Christchurch, Lyttelton, New Zealand   

Auckland cruise port

11 February 2018 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Auckland to New Britain Island
Prices starting
from $11992
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11 Feb      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
13 Feb     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
14 Feb     At Sea   
15 Feb     Norfolk Island, Australia   
16 Feb     At Sea   
17 Feb     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
18 Feb     Tanna Island, Vanuatu   
19 Feb     Moso Island, Vanuatu   
20 Feb     Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   
21 Feb     Solomon Islands   
22 Feb     Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands   
23 Feb     Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands   
24 Feb     Solomon Islands   
25 Feb     Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia,Solomon Islands   
26 Feb     At Sea   
27 Feb      Arriving in New Britain Island, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea   

Keelung cruise port

16 March 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Keelung to Kobe
Prices starting
from $9892
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16 Mar      Departing from Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
18 Mar     Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan   
19 Mar     Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan   
20 Mar     At Sea   
21 Mar     At Sea   
22 Mar     Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan   
23 Mar     At Sea   
24 Mar     Hualien, Taiwan   
25 Mar     At Sea   
26 Mar     Naha, Okinawa Island, Japan   
27 Mar     Amami Oshima Island, Japan   
28 Mar     Yakushima Island, Japan   
29 Mar     Matsuyama, Japan   
30 Mar      Arriving in Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   

Kobe cruise port

09 May 2018 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Kobe to Niigata
Prices starting
from $10492
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09 May      Departing from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan   
11 May     Kurashiki, Japan   
12 May     Itsukushima Island, Miyajima, Japan   
12 May     Hiroshima, Japan   
13 May     Uwajima, Japan   
14 May     Yakushima Island, Japan   
15 May     Nagasaki, Japan   
16 May     Busan, South Korea   
17 May     Ulsan, Gyeongju, South Korea   
18 May     Hagi, Japan   
19 May     Matsue, Japan   
20 May     Kanazawa, Japan   
21 May     Sado Island, Japan   
22 May      Arriving in Niigata, Japan