APT Cruising



A family-owned company since its auspicious conception in the 1920s, APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill's son, Geoff, APT pioneered Australia's dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 70s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.

As the number one tour operator in Australia and New Zealand, the company is committed to the continuation of its role as a fully integrated travel business by owning and operating its touring and cruising operations. APT Cruising specialises in river cruises and small ship cruising and are one of the world’s leading cruise lines when it comes to these boutique small cruise experiences.


APT Cruising has an award-winning fleet of river cruise ships which offer unforgettable cruises in unprecedented luxury. No matter where you choose to cruise with APT Cruising, you will experience new heights of luxury, elegance and style onboard. APT Cruising have cruise ships that are dedicated to various parts of the world – these ships are custom designed for the waterways on which they will cruise and APT runs cruises in Europe, South East Asia, China, India, Myanmar, USA, South America and Africa.

When it comes to small ship cruising, APT Cruising offers up an all-inclusive lifestyle onboard their fleet of eight small ship cruise lines. As with their river cruising fleet, APT small ships cruises are decked out in luxury and from the moment you embark on an exotic adventure with APT, you will notice the small touches that set APT Cruises apart from the competition.

You can find out more about the APT Cruising Fleet here.

Onboard Experience

Whether you are cruising the rivers and waterways around the world or exploring the smaller ports where the big cruise ships simply can’t access, the onboard experience on any APT Cruising ship will go beyond your expectations. From the exquisite cuisine, showcasing world-class quality and impeccable service to the stylish lounge areas and onboard libraries, all APT Cruising ships offer up a great place to kick back and relax during your time onboard. With sun decks and Jacuzzis a feature on all of the APT small ship cruise lines, these are a great place to kick back after a day exploring some exciting port towns and cities. In addition, you will also find things like a wellness centre on board many APT cruises, giving you the chance to keep fit whilst on board.

All APT Cruises also feature a great entertainment programme depending on your itinerary. These can vary from insightful lectures on the regions you are visiting to a classical pianist performance in one of the elegant lounges on board. APT Cruising offers a sophisticated experience for travellers wanting something a bit more from their cruise.

Find out more about the onboard experience here.


APT cover destinations throughout the world with both their river cruising and small ship cruising itineraries. Here is just a sample of the destinations you can visit with APT Cruising:

• Italy • Turkey • Switzerland • Germany • India
• Hungary • Austria • Holland • China • France
• Spain • Japan • Cambodia • Vietnam • Myanmar
• Antarctica • Croatia • Portugal • Czech Republic
• Thailand

Find out more about APT Cruising destinations here.

Book your APT Cruising Cruise

Here at iCruise we have fantastic offers on APT Cruising cruises throughout the world. We have an expert team of cruise advisors with experience of travelling the routes and we are available on the phone to talk you through the best cruise options for you. We make sure we know everything there is to know about APT Cruising, helping us to recommend the APT Cruising cruise ship that meets your needs both in terms of destination and onboard facilities.

Find out more about the current cruises on offer with APT Cruising and book your dream cruise today.