Small ships reach inaccessible places and outposts
Cruise organiser Flod & Hav has launched operations from its office in Gothenburg. With sister ships M/S Island Sky and M/S Caledonian Sky, each taking 100 passengers, Flod & Hav believes that its destinations such as Cape Verde, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Kamchatka and Alaska will stick out sharply on the Swedish market.
Behind the new operator are some cruise veterans. At the head of the company are the trio Katarina Salén, Per-Magnus Sander and Ralf Holmström who launched and ran the polar travel specialist Polar Quest for ten years. They also own the tour operator Noble Caledonia in London.
“We place great importance on experiences ashore,” Katarina Salén says. “Our trips are for people who really want to experience a lot on their cruise.”
The trips are made in close collaboration with Noble Caledonia, a London-based tour operator for over 20 years specializing in cruises with small vessels and emphasis on great experiences. This means that the passenger consists primarily of people from the UK and the language on board is English. Afternoon tea with freshly baked scones is a recurring and popular feature on board. Equally popular are the small ships, which can reach otherwise inaccessible places and isolated outposts.
M/S Island Sky will be available to board and view in Stockholm on July 4 and 24.
[photo courtesy Flod & Hav]