Captain Cook Cruises Fiji to conclude Caledonian Sky voyages in November 2024

   June 27, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The small company Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has announced a strategic realignment of its business, culminating in the cessation of voyages on the expedition ship Caledonian Sky in early November 2024.

Having taken over the Caledonian Sky from APT in early November 2023, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji introduced a new level of expedition cruising to the remote waters of Fiji, including the seldom-visited Lau Islands in the Southern Pacific.

Executive Chair Allison Haworth West described this move to phase out the small ship’s operations as a strategic step, allowing the company to refocus on its primary offerings of inter-island day cruises and dinner voyages.

Haworth West remarked Caledonian Sky has been exceptionally successful. Both the ship and the itineraries, along with their dedicated crew, have garnered rave reviews from guests for the culturally rich experiences provided onboard. Haworth West added they are eager to continue their schedule of 7- and 14-night expeditions to remote areas of Fiji and Tonga until November.

The departure of Caledonian Sky from the fleet, along with the earlier departure of the smaller vessel Reef Endeavour, temporarily leaves a gap in the small ship sector for Captain Cook Cruises Fiji.

Haworth West confirmed that the final voyage for the 114-passenger ship under Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will commence on October 26, 2024. Guests with bookings beyond November 2024 are being contacted to arrange alternatives, including cabin upgrades on earlier sailings.

Additionally, the company is promoting a ‘Stay 7, Pay 4’ offer on Caledonian Sky.

The vessel’s final voyage with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will be the 8-day Ultimate Lau & Kadavu sailing, set to depart from Port Denarau/Nadi on October 26th and end in Lautoka on Nov 2nd, 2024. The itinerary visits Makogai Island, Qilaqila/Vanua Balavu Island, Fulaga Island, Vuaqava Island, Totoya Island and Nalotu/Kadavu Island before Lautoka.