Hebridean Sky (formerly Sea Explorer) was acquired and renamed by APT in 2014. Part of the Renaissance Cruises fleet of eight that launched in the early 1990s, this small expedition ships is set to undergo a refurbishment in early 2016 to bring it up to the standards of sister vessels Caledonian Sky and Island Sky.
Onboard features include a library, sun deck, alfresco dining restaurant, beauty salon and 10 Zodiacs. Up to 120 passengers are accommodated on five passenger decks, classed into seven categories ranging from 'standard' (oceanview) on the lower decks to balcony suites on Upper Deck.
APT offers a choice of two styles for its expedition cruises: Boutique Collection Cruising, which focuses on a region or theme and 'off the beaten track' Expedition Collection Cruising, accompanied by a team of 10 expert guides and lecturers.
In 2012, APT purchased an almost 50 percent strategic stake in UK's Noble Caledonia.
The 164-passenger AmaReina, which sails for Australia-based APT, offers a formal dining room and a casual all-day eatery, double-balcony cabins and a range of tour options.
APT's AmaLyra launched in 2009, joining nearly identical sister ships AmaDolce (2009), AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008), AmaLegro (2007) and AmaDagio (2006). The ship cruises along Europe's great inland waterways, including the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube.
APT co-owns AmaWaterways, a leading river cruise operator in Europe, and both companies operate the AmaBella. In Australia and New Zealand, the cruises are sold under the APT brand, with unique itineraries and inclusions.
Debuted in 2008, AmaCello features many of the modern conveniences river cruisers have come to love (and expect): wireless Internet, multifunction Web/TV systems, comfy sun decks and spacious bathrooms.All cabins have river views, making it a tempting option to simply relax in your room and watch the world glide by.