From: European Cruise Guide
ABOVE: The MS Island Sky departs from
Venice on its way to the Adriatic.
is primarily a tour operator and cruise-travel agency, but it does have three
chartered oceangoing vessels
that it operates under its own brand:
Island Sky (formerly the Renaissance VIII), an
intimate 4200-ton vessel that carries a maximum of 116 passengers. The ship
underwent a major overhaul in 2010 and now offers such modern amenities
as flat-panel TVs with DVD players and Wi-Fi Internet access in both cabins and
Caledonian Sky (the former Renaissance VI and
Hebridean Spirit), which was acquired in 2011 and is a sister ship to
Variety Voyager, a 72-passenger yacht that was
launched in 2012.
Noble Caledonia bills itself as a company whose trips are
"educational, enjoyable, and above all, different." (Not all of Noble
Caledonia's trips are on its own ships; many cruises on its Web site are aboard
other companies' vessels.)
Cruise line's Web site:
MS Island Sky in Venice, Italy
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