APT has launched a new expedition cruising program in Australia from November 2021 to March 2022, utilising the 99-guest Small Ship Expedition Cruise vessel, MS Caledonian Sky.
The expedition journeys will operate roundtrip from Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Fremantle.
To mark the new program’s release, APT is offering a discount of up to 15% off the price across all suites categories when booked by 31 October 2021, subject to availability.
Four of the eight new, unique itineraries sail intra-state, which means passengers need not be concerned about border closures, providing an opportunity to explore their home states in style.
Each cruise offers an array of memorable experiences. From following the Tamar Valley wine route for sparkling wine tastings on the 8-day Tasmania’s Wilderness Coast cruise, to soaking up the serenity of French Island as part of the 5-day Coastal Victorian Discovery. On board, guests can tap into specialist insights from expert crew, or join them for Zodiac shore excursions accessing some of the region’s most remote locations.
For those looking to experience the wonders of the Southern coast, APT has curated two itineraries with signature food and wine experiences and tailored excursions:
South Australian Coastal Frontier – Experience South Australia’s stunning scenery and the culinary delights such as sampling freshly shucked oysters in Coffin Bay. Departing Adelaide 30 December 2021; 6, 13, 20 January 2022, priced from $8,195 per person, twin share including the 15% discount.
South West Coast Explorer – Explore Margaret River’s finest wineries and marvel at the natural beauty of Australia’s pristine coastline from your private vessel. Departing Fremantle 23 February, 2 and 9 March 2022, priced from $7,391 per person, twin share including the 15% discount.
Other trips are a 7-day Tasmania Exploration from Melbourne to Hobart from $6,796, a 12-day Tasmania & South Australia Expedition from Hobart to Adelaide (or reverse) from $12,595, and an epic 17-day Tasmania & the Great Southern Coast journey from Hobart to Fremantle from $15,976; (all prices are per person, twin share and include discount).
“Now is a great time to explore our country in style, in ways that previously we didn’t have a chance to,” said Mladen Vukic, APT’s General Manager Product.
“Our small ship is one of only four of its kind currently available in Australia, meaning our guests will have the opportunity to explore Australia’s coast in a style completely unique to APT. The cruises are all capped at just 99 guests, creating a boutique atmosphere and a feeling of travelling amongst friends, whilst also maintaining safe social distancing.”
“We have curated a selection of cruises which give our guests the freedom to enjoy their travel experience in luxury, on their own terms.”
APT’s expedition cruises are all-inclusive, with meals, drinks throughout the day, and excursions all covered in the price.
To view the full program, click here.