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Caledonian Sky ex Hebridean Spirit cruise ship itinerary, information & images.

NAMES

CALEDONIAN SKY (SUNRISE) (HEBRIDEAN SPIRIT) (RENAISSANCE 6)
(SUN VIVA II) (MEGASTAR CAPRICORN)

CLASS

SMALL CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1991

BUILT

NUOVI CANTIERI MARINA / DI CARRERA / ITALY

WEIGHT

4,280 TONS

LENGTH

297 FEET

WIDTH

50 FEET

SPEED

16 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

Caledonian Sky has had a number of owners including Hebridean Island Cruises who operated her as their Hebridean Spirit. The ship was originally built for Renaissance Cruises as their Renaissance 6. This line began operating in 1989 after ordering eight small yacht like cruise ships. By 1998, the first of Renaissance Cruises eight 30,277-ton R class cruise ships had entered service, this allowing them to sell off their smaller ships.

Renaissance 5 and Renaissance 6 were sold to the Singapore based Sun Cruises to be operated under the names Sun Viva I and Sun Viva II. Sun Cruises were taken over by Star Cruises in early 2000. This takeover saw Sun Viva I renamed Megastar Sagitarius and Sun Viva II renamed Megastar Capricorn. After a short time cruising between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, Megastar Capricorn was sold to Hebridean Island Cruises in 2001 to be operated under the name Hebridean Spirit.

The extensive rebuild she underwent at that time saw her cabins enlarged and passenger capacity reduced from 118 to 80. With that work complete, she now has 5 decks, 1 pool, fitness center, 1 bar lounge, 49 cabins that are all situated on the outside with 8 having balconies and 18 being singles, can carry 80 passengers and a crew of 70.

Hebridean Spirit’s main routes were to the Baltic, Mediterranean & Red Seas. Other cruises she was been operated on were to India and Sri Lanka.

Hebridean Spirit, was sold in late 2008 to SBK Marine Bermuda Ltd to be operated under the name Sunrise.

Sunrise was sold in 2012 to Zegraham Expeditions to be operated as their Caledonian Sky on cruises around the world.

Websites: www.hebridean.co.uk . www.zegrahm.com

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