Who says the best cruises are also the biggest? This year, Australian Pacific Touring offers a number of cruises to stunning destinations – all in a more intimate setting.
As well as cruising around the Australian coast, APT is host to cruise trips around Asia, South America and the Carribean in 2013 and 2014.
Check out our Australian Pacific Touring cruises here – or keep reading to find out more about what’s on offer.
About Australian Pacific Touring cruises
Australian Pacific Touring, or APT, offers small-ship cruising in luxury surroundings. Not all of its cruises are for those on a tight budget, but what you will get is a cruise unlike any other – visiting places off the beaten track that many other cruise companies don’t offer.
APT has been family-owned since its conception in the 1920s. Now in the third generation, the group’s aim is to provide “a life-enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual”.
Perhaps that’s why it’s the most awarded touring company in Australia – and why it gets a 98% satisfaction rating from its travellers.
Current cruise ships
The two cruise ships currently operating under Australian Pacific Touring are MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky. The two sister ships hold just 114 passengers, guaranteeing an intimate and friendly atmosphere compared with bigger ships. Both ships are immaculately detailed and feature luxury accommodation and fine dining.
Here are some of the current Australian Pacific Touring cruise trips available through Cruise 1st:
Grand Kimberley – Broome to Darwin
19th August 2013 – 27 nights
Starting from Broome and stopping at Mitchell Falls, Kununurra, Darwin, Wyndham, Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point, Kuri Bay, Horizontal Falls, Lacepede Islands and back to Broome.
South East Asia Explorer
25th September 2013 – 13 nights
Starting at Darwin and stopping at Ende (Flores Island), Rinca Island and Singapore.
Five Seas: Two Worlds – Indonesia to Australia
4th November 2013 – 17 nights
Starting from Jakarta and stopping at Cirebon, Semarang (Indonesia), Probolinggo (Java), Moyo Island, Rinca Island, Maumere (Flores), Darwin and Cape York.
Japanese Spring Gardens – Kyoto to Tokyo
17th April 2014 – 15 nights
Stopping at Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, and Niigata, Tokyo.
These are just a few of the trips on offer. See the rest on our Australian Pacific Touring cruises page.