Island Sky

Island Sky Review and Specifications

Specifications of Island Sky

Flag state Bahamas
Builder Nuovi Cantieri Apuania SpA (Carrara, Italy)
Year built 1992
Owner Noble Caledonia
Speed 17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width) 15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage 4200 gt
Passengers 114 - 118
Crew 75
Passengers-to-space ratio 36
Decks 5
Cabins 57
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2013
Former names Renaissance VIII (Renaissance Cruises)

Review of Island Sky

MS Island Sky cruise ship belongs to the fleet of Noble Caledonia, together with MS Caledonian Sky and MS Hebridean Sky. The vessel was originally built for the now defunct Renaissance Cruises (as "Renaissance VIII") and was launched in 1992.Island Sky cruise ship

History - construction & ownership

The 4,200-ton, 114-passenger cruise ship Island Sky was under construction at the same time and in the same Italian yard as the other ship of Noble Caledonia, ms Caledonian Sky. In 2012, APT bought nearly 50% strategic stake in Noble Caledonia, etaining control of 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.  

Cruise itinerary program

Island Sky itinerary program is based on Suez Canal cruises from Aqaba, Jordan. The ship also operates on Mediterranean voyages from Venice, Italy.

Cabins

Island 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 Island 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 2010, the beautifully designed public spaces of Island Sky include a large lounge with piano, stylish bar, sun deck, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, library, spa pool and small gym. The ship carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shores and islands and equipped to offer scuba diving. Guests would find cruising on board this ship peaceful and relaxing. There is more, passengers could also enjoy endless entertainment and high quality service. MS Island Sky offers calm atmosphere and comfort.

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Island Sky Itineraries 2017

The below listed Island Sky cruise prices on 2017 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
05 January 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Mahe Island to Port Louis
Prices starting
from $10192
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06 Jan        Departing from Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
07 Jan        Praslin Island, Seychelles
07 Jan        Aride Island, Seychelles
08 Jan        Amirantes Islands, Seychelles
09 Jan        Amirantes Islands, Seychelles
10 Jan        Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles
11 Jan        Antsiranana, Diego Suarez, Madagascar
12 Jan        Nosy Mangabe Island, Madagascar
13 Jan        Masoala National Park, Madagascar
14 Jan        Sainte-Marie Island, Nosy Boraha, Madagascar
15 Jan        At Sea
16 Jan        Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
17 Jan        Arriving in Port Louis, Mauritius Island
16 January 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Port Louis to Dar es Salaam
Prices starting
from $11092
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17 Jan        Departing from Port Louis, Mauritius Island
18 Jan        Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
19 Jan        At Sea
20 Jan        Sainte-Marie Island, Nosy Boraha, Madagascar
21 Jan        Nosy Mangabe Island, Madagascar
22 Jan        Masoala National Park, Madagascar
23 Jan        Antsiranana, Diego Suarez, Madagascar
24 Jan        Seychelles
25 Jan        Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
26 Jan        Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
27 Jan        At Sea
28 Jan        Zanzibar, Tanzania
29 Jan        Arriving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
28 January 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Dar es Salaam to Mahe Island
Prices starting
from $10192
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29 Jan        Departing from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
30 Jan        Zanzibar, Tanzania
31 Jan        At Sea
01 Feb        Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
02 Feb        Assomption Island, Seychelles
03 Feb        Assomption Island, Seychelles
04 Feb        Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles
05 Feb        Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles
06 Feb        Amirantes Islands, Seychelles
07 Feb        Amirantes Islands, Seychelles (Desroche)
08 Feb        Aride Island, Seychelles
08 Feb        Curieuse Island, Seychelles
09 Feb        Praslin Island, Seychelles
09 Feb        La Digue Island, Seychelles
10 Feb        Arriving in Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
09 March 17 nights / 18 days, one-way from Mahe Island to Chennai
Prices starting
from $12442
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10 Mar        Departing from Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles
11 Mar        Curieuse Island, Seychelles
11 Mar        Praslin Island, Seychelles
12 Mar - 14 Mar        At Sea
15 Mar        Maldives Islands
16 Mar        Maldives Islands
17 Mar        Maldives Islands
18 Mar        Maldives Islands
19 Mar - 20 Mar        Cochin, India (Overnight)
20 Mar        Cochin, India
21 Mar        Trivandrum, India
22 Mar        Colombo, Sri Lanka
23 Mar        Galle, Sri Lanka
24 Mar        Hambantota, Sri Lanka
25 Mar        Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
26 Mar        Chennai, Madras, India
27 Mar        Arriving in Chennai, Madras, India
03 May 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Naples to Valletta
Prices starting
from $6742
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04 May        Departing from Naples, Italy
05 May        Agropoli, Italy
06 May        Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy
07 May        Palermo, Sicily, Italy
08 May        Trapani, Sicily, Italy
09 May        Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
10 May        Licata, Sicily, Italy
11 May        Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy
12 May        Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
13 May        Valletta, Malta
14 May        Arriving in Valletta, Malta
13 May 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Istanbul
Prices starting
from $7792
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14 May        Departing from Valletta, Malta
15 May        Crotone, Italy
16 May        Otranto, Italy
17 May        Kotor, Montenegro
18 May        Kotor, Montenegro
19 May        Vlore, Albania
20 May        Sarande, Albania
21 May        Itea, Greece
21 May        Corinth Canal, Greece
22 May        Nafplio, Greece
23 May        Sifnos Island, Greece
24 May        Chios Island, Greece
25 May        Lemnos Island, Greece
26 May        Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey
12 November 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $15742
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13 Nov        Departing from Puerto Madryn, Argentina
14 Nov - 15 Nov        At Sea
16 Nov - 17 Nov        Falkland Islands (Overnight)
17 Nov        Falkland Islands
18 Nov - 19 Nov        At Sea
20 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Nov - 24 Nov        At Sea
25 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
26 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
27 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
28 Nov        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
29 Nov        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
30 Nov        Drake Passage, Antarctica
01 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
02 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
12 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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13 Dec        Punta Arenas (flight)
13 Dec        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
14 Dec        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
14 Dec        Petermann Island, Antarctica
15 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Dec        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
17 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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18 Dec        Punta Arenas (flight)
18 Dec        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
19 Dec        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
19 Dec        Petermann Island, Antarctica
20 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Dec        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
22 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $16725
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23 Dec        Punta Arenas (flight)
23 Dec        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
24 Dec        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
24 Dec        Petermann Island, Antarctica
25 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Dec        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
29 December 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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30 Dec        Buenos Aires (flight)
30 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
31 Dec - 01 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
02 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
03 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
04 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
05 Jan - 06 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
07 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)

Island Sky Itineraries 2018

The below listed Island 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
05 February 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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06 Feb        Punta Arenas (flight)
06 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
07 Feb        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
07 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
08 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Feb        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
09 February 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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10 Feb        Punta Arenas (flight)
10 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
11 Feb        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
11 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
12 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
13 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Feb        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
13 February 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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14 Feb        Punta Arenas (flight)
14 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
15 Feb        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
15 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
16 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Feb        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
17 February 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
fly-cruise (Punta Arenas)
Prices starting
from $13494
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18 Feb        Punta Arenas (flight)
18 Feb        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
19 Feb        Pleneau Island, Antarctica
19 Feb        Petermann Island, Antarctica
20 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Feb        Arriving in King George Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Punta Arenas (flight)
23 February 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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24 Feb        Buenos Aires (flight)
24 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
25 Feb - 26 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
27 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
28 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
01 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
02 Mar - 03 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
04 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
03 March 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13610
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04 Mar        Buenos Aires (flight)
04 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
05 Mar - 06 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
07 Mar        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
08 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
09 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
10 Mar - 11 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)