Cruise Ships Sail Back to King Island

By ,   March 6, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

A boutique cruise vessel is due to dock at King Island (Tasmania) next year after it cancelled plans to sail to the island in 2018.

The 114-passenger Caledonian Sky will depart from Melbourne in November and sail to King Island, Burnie, Launceston, and then to New Zealand.

News of the cruise comes after King Island saluted its first cruise ship in fifteen years, L'Austral, late January.

King Island port

King Island features a number of logistical challenges for cruise operators including the small ports, the distance between the township and Grassy Harbour, and the lack of ATMs.

MS Caledonian Sky will call at King Island as part of ‘Wilderness and Wonders of Tasmania & New Zealand’ package by Nobel Caledonia Cruises.

The vessel will dock in Burnie, Tasmania instead of Port Stanley unlike a similar package Nobel Caledonia Cruises had planned for 2018 but cancelled.