The small company and travel brand Captain Cook Cruises Fiji invested in bringing in the new ship - Caledonian Sky.
Allison West (The company's CEO) said Caledonian Sky would replace Reef Endeavour (1996-built) and build on her itineraries which are to be revealed later.
Caledonian Sky has 6 floors, 57 staterooms and the capacity to carry 114 passengers.
According to West, Caledonian Sky is expected to introduce "a new standard of luxury expedition that has never been seen in the country."
“It’s going to lift it all up in terms of facilities, on board experiences delivery and also in terms of itineraries and additional locations no one has ever visited.”
The Caledonian Sky ship which is a long-term charter for them is scheduled to arrive in November.
The 1991-built MS Caledonian Sky was constructed by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania SpA (in Marina di Carrara Italy) and launched under the name "Renaissance VI" for shipowner Renaissance Cruises (1989-founded/2001-defunct). The boat's current shipowner is APT (Australian Pacific Touring) which acquired the vessel (named "Hebridean Spirit") in May 2012 after a planned drydock refurbishment.
The vessel (IMO number 8802870) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311061100) and registered in Nassau.