Tuesday 25 June 2024

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji farewells Caledonian Sky after just one season

#expeditioncruising .

Both past passengers and the travel industry were surprised by the sudden announcement from Captain Cook Cruises Fiji of the withdrawal of Caledonian Sky from their interisland small ship cruise itineraries after just one season.

What seemed like a promising development for the Fiji-Australian company, the loss of the 1991-built, 114-passenger Caledonian Sky and the earlier departure of the 1996-built, 150-passenger Reef Endeavour, leaves Captain Cook Cruises Fiji currently without a replacement vessel.

As reported in LATTE Luxury News, Allison Haworth West, Executive Chair said the “strategic step” to wind down operation of the small ship comes as Captain Cook Cruises Fiji pivots to focus on its core business of island day cruising and dinner voyages.

The final sailing of the 114-passenger ship with CCC Fiji will be on 26 October 2024. Special offers are being promoted for her remaining sailings.

Caledonian Sky has had a checkered past and was involved in a controversial grounding in Raja Ampat in 2017 while sailing for Noble Caledonia under a long term charter from Salen Ship Management, compensation for which has still not been resolved.

The future of the popular Caledonian Sky remains unclear.

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