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Planning an Antarctica Small Ship Cruise: What to Pack and Expect
Antarctica is a mesmerizing destination that offers unparalleled beauty and wildlife encounters. If you’re considering an adventure of a lifetime with an Antarctica small ship cruise, there are a few things you need to know before embarking on this incredible journey. From what to pack to what to expect, this article will guide you through the essential aspects of planning for your Antarctica small ship cruise.
Choosing the Right Clothing and Gear
When it comes to packing for an Antarctica small ship cruise, layering is key. The weather in Antarctica can be unpredictable, so it’s important to be prepared for all conditions. Start with a base layer of thermal clothing made from moisture-wicking materials. Next, add insulating layers like fleece or down jackets and pants. Finally, top it off with a waterproof outer shell to protect against wind and water.
Don’t forget about accessories. Bring along warm gloves, hats, scarves, and thick socks to keep your extremities cozy in the chilly Antarctic temperatures. A good pair of waterproof boots is also essential as you’ll be stepping onto Zodiac boats for shore excursions.
Wildlife Encounters and Photography Opportunities
Antarctica is home to a diverse range of wildlife species including penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds. One of the highlights of an Antarctica small ship cruise is the opportunity to witness these incredible creatures up close in their natural habitat.
To make the most out of your wildlife encounters, be sure to bring a good camera with telephoto lenses. Capturing stunning photographs of penguins waddling on icebergs or whales breaching the surface will be memories that last a lifetime.
Remember that wildlife encounters should always be respectful. Keep a safe distance from animals and follow any guidelines provided by your tour guides or expedition leaders.
Antarctica is one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth. It’s crucial to minimize your impact and respect the rules and regulations set forth by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).
Before setting foot on Antarctic soil, you’ll go through a biosecurity check to ensure that no foreign organisms are introduced. Clean your boots, clothing, and camera gear thoroughly to prevent the transfer of any non-native species.
During shore excursions, stick to designated paths and avoid disturbing wildlife or their habitats. Take all trash back with you to the ship and leave no trace behind.
An Antarctica small ship cruise offers more than just wildlife viewing. Depending on the cruise itinerary, you might have the opportunity to engage in thrilling adventure activities such as kayaking, camping, or even polar plunges.
If you’re interested in these activities, make sure to check with your tour operator beforehand as they may have specific requirements or limitations. Some activities may require prior experience or additional fees.
Regardless of the activities you choose, always listen to your expedition leaders and follow their instructions for a safe and unforgettable experience.
In conclusion, planning for an Antarctica small ship cruise involves careful consideration of what clothing and gear to pack for varying weather conditions. Wildlife encounters provide incredible photography opportunities but should always be done respectfully while adhering to environmental guidelines. Lastly, adventure activities add an extra dimension of excitement but require prior arrangements with your tour operator. With proper planning and preparation, an Antarctica small ship cruise promises a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will leave you in awe of this untouched continent’s beauty.
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This page contains information gathered regarding Sky on the PS4 and PS5 platform. Please use this page as an PlayStation-specific elaboration of the content already found on the Wiki. Check out the Getting Started page as well as other pages on this Wiki for the general gameplay of Sky. The gameplay is the same on all devices; some menu options and game save information are the only ones that are going to be different.
Sky for PlayStation released on December 6, 2022. New features exclusive to PlayStation includes trophies, as well as the ability to restrict cross-platform gameplay. Outside of these aspects, experiencing Sky on PlayStation is identical to previous releases. Similar to Nintendo Switch, no online subscription (PlayStation+) is required in order to play Sky.
- 1 TGC-Allowed Download Stores
- 2 Requirements for Downloading Sky
- 3 Controls on PlayStation
- 4.1 Linking Playstation network to Sky
- 4.2 Accidentally creating a new Sky Account
- 5 Handling more than one Sky account
- 6 Online Friending
- 7 Virtual Sky Keyboard
- 8 Moments Camera Controls
- 9 STAR Pins
- 10.1 Journey Pack
- 10.2 PlayStation® Plus Fall Pack
- 10.3 Accessing items purchased online/from the PlayStation Store website
- 11 Cross-platform
- 12 Trophies
- 13.1 PlayStation® Plus Bonus Pack
- 13.2 PlayStation® Plus Spring Pack
- 13.3 PlayStation® Plus Summer Pack
- 15 External Links
- 16 References
TGC-Allowed Download Stores [ ]
The game is available for download from the PlayStation store , subject to your region. Any other sources for download are against the Sky TOS.
Requirements for Downloading Sky [ ]
Alike to Sky for Nintendo Switch , there are no system requirements to play Sky due to how the console only have few variation. However only the PlayStation 4 (including Slim and Pro variants) and PlayStation 5 support Sky. On the console, you may require:
- Approximately 2GB of free storage to download.
- A PlayStation Network account (differing from PS+) - Guest Accounts will not be able to play.
Controls on PlayStation [ ]
Below are the controls and what each button does in normal gameplay. There are also button prompts within menus. There is currently no way to remap the controls for any DualSense or DualShock controller outside of changing the button inputs for the console entirely.
In-game Controller Map for DualShock 4
In-game Controller Map for DualSense
- L2 Trigger : Controller Map
- L1 Trigger : Currency
- Up/Down : Zoom in/Out
- Left : Show Quests
- Right : Chat Log
- Left & Right within Menus : Move between options
- Left Stick : Movement
- R2 Trigger : Item Ability Activation
- R1 Trigger : Flight/Swim Toggle
- Triangle: Express (open emote menu)
- Circle : Call
- Cross : Tap for Jump - Hold for Fly / In menus: Activate
- Square : Activate
- Option : Open Game Settings
- Touchpad : Chat
Linking your Game [ ]
To protect your Sky account, it is important to link it to any account service provider listed below:
- Game Center (Apple platform exclusive) • Permanently Bound
- Google • Permanently Bound
- Apple ID (Apple platform exclusive)
- Nintendo Account
- PlayStation® Network • Permanently Bound
On the PlayStation, you will not be able to link to above accounts if it was not done before on a mobile device. Subsequently you can only link to the above from a mobile device such as iOS or Android .
Linking account will allow players to recover their accounts themselves upon re-installs or when switching devices. Keeping record of your Sky ID - Sky 'Settings -> 'Account' -> 'Account Info' - will also be a way to recover account progress. However, this requires the help of a TGC Support representative, which may take a certain number of business days. TGC will also ask players for their Sky ID if a giveaway is won. Keep in mind to keep your Sky ID safe from everybody, it acts as the key into your account. If you are contacted by TGC, ensure it is from official sources.
You may link more than one account service to your Sky account at a same time. You may also link your account service to a Live Sky account and Beta Sky account at the same time, since Live account and Beta account are separated and run independently (progress is not carried). However, each account service can only be linked to one Live Sky account. For example, you may link your account to Google and Facebook account at the same time, but you cannot link another Sky account to the same Google account.
Linking Playstation network to Sky [ ]
- Log into your Sky Account from an mobile device (iOS, Android)
- Press the cog icon in the top right corner of the game screen to open the Utility Menu and go to the ‘Account’ tab, with the check/tick.
(Source TGC website)
- In the Account Menu, scroll down until you see 'PlayStation™ Network' and go into 'Link'
- Please use caution and make sure you're linking to the correct PlayStation Network Account. You can check which email is used for the desired account by following these steps while logged into desired user on the console: 'Menu' (Top right corner in home-screen with cog icon) -> 'Users and Accounts' -> 'Account' -> 'Sign-in ID (Email Address)'
Accidentally creating a new Sky Account [ ]
If you have accidentally created a new Sky Account on your PlayStation when you instead meant to continue playing on a progressed Sky Account, or you have accidentally linked the wrong PlayStation Network (PNS) Account, see the following steps to fix this.
- Log into the new Sky
- A confirmation screen will come up. Press 'Confirm'
- Make sure you have requested to delete the correct account - This request will completely delete this account and all its progress and it will not be recoverable in any way.
- Once the account has been deleted, follow the steps from the above section to correctly link the PSN Account to a progressed account.
Handling more than one Sky account [ ]
Multiple people can play Sky under different Sky accounts on the same PlayStation device by utilizing the PlayStation users feature. You can read further about this in TGC's helpshift article . Be aware that handling more than one account by yourself with the intentions of self gain is strongly discouraged by TGC because it is considered self-botting and against Sky TOS.
"For the protection of your progress and data we encourage you not to do this. We do not advise the creation of multiple Sky accounts for use by a single person. Doing this can cause errors on each of the accounts that may be difficult or impossible to fix by yourself or the TGC team."
Online Friending [ ]
PlayStation players are able to generate QR codes to add iOS, Android, Huawei, or select friends and add them directly from their PSN friends list. They can do that by going into settings(Option button on the controller) or the constellation at Home and selecting the Invite option. To invite a friend playing on PlayStation, you can select the first option, "PlayStation Network friend" and select invite. If you want to friend a Mobile Player , tap onto "Mobile Player" and create a nickname for them. A unique QR code will be generated for them which they can scan or import on their device. More instructions for QR scanning can be found here .
Virtual Sky Keyboard [ ]
Virtual Sky Keyboard is a feature introduced in Patch 0.15.5 for Sky on Nintendo Switch, where you can use the chat function from an external mobile device. It was made available for PlayStation in Patch 0.21.5 . To access this feature:
- Open settings(Option button on the controller) to display the game menu.
- Press the Keyboard option in the menu.
- Scan the QR code on your mobile device. Most devices can natively scan the QR Code from the system Camera app, but some may require an external QR Scanning application to scan it. This will take you to the Sky Keyboard website ( https://keyboard.sky.thatgame.co/ ) on your mobile browser. You will know you have successfully connected if you see a message that says "Successfully Linked" with a checkmark inside a mobile icon.
- Use your mobile device to type your message as normal and send it by pressing on the message bubble icon. You can use text and emoji, and a button at the bottom of the mobile screen allows you to choose between light and dark mode for the site.
- To disconnect your mobile device from the current chat session, press the Keyboard button on the menu again and select "unlink".
Keep in mind that the Virtual Sky Keyboard has the same character limit as regular in-game chat; 140 bytes. In addition, this limit also applies to message boats and message candles, which ordinarily have a limit of 256 bytes.
Moments Camera Controls [ ]
Two new Camera Props were added during Season of Moments where players on all platforms can take in-game screenshots without game UI or labels.
- Players can equip the camera from the Prop section of an Outfit Shrine .
- Press R1 to switch between the different camera modes which are: handheld(default), selfie(flip camera) and tripod(use tripod).
- Press down on the Right stick to Pin Focus and give an object focus priority when moving the camera.
- Press L1 to close the camera.
To capture and share screenshots on PlayStation 4 consoles, please refer to the guidelines provided by PlayStation .
To capture screenshots on PlayStation 5 consoles, please refer to the guidelines provided by PlayStation . Players on PlayStation 5 consoles can access screen captures through the PlayStation App for Android and iOS .
STAR Pins [ ]
Due to PlayStation not natively supporting NFC, scanning STAR is impossible and its features won't be able to be done.
In-App Purchases [ ]
The Shop on every platform have the same base prices. Independent of your OS, there will also be regional differences in pricing, though the base pricing set by TGC is, again, the same. If a purchase is made on the PlayStation website, the purchase will be processed and charged however the items will not be received until you log into Sky on the PlayStation platform. Unlike the Nintendo Switch, candle packs bought on the PlayStation device will be under the same count as other devices. In addition any cosmetic packs will be shared among the linked devices - For example if the PlayStation Sky account has the Traveler's Cape, so will the linked iPhone Sky account.
Journey Pack [ ]
"A Traveler from across the desert sands comes to Sky to celebrate thatgamecompany returning to PlayStation®!"
Players on PlayStation devices have the option to purchase an exclusive 'Journey Pack'. This can only be purchased on the PlayStation Console. It contains Traveler's Cape, Hood, and a Mask that grants a unique Journey-inspired voice when worn. To hear the Journey-inspired voice, call with the default call on.
The pack can be gifted to other players using the in-game gifting system within a players friendship tree. 
PlayStation® Plus Fall Pack [ ]
"Celebrate the spirit of friendship with the Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Fall Pack!"
Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Fall Pack
Released on 10/17/2023 as a special thank you to PlayStation Plus members , this pack is a gift that includes a collection of consumable spells and currency to help light your way.
It consists of:
- 30 Regular Candles
- 3 Shared Space Spells
- 3 Message Boat Spells
- 3 Exclusive Pink Color Trail Spells
The pack can only be redeemed once per account and cannot be gifted. Players can view and claim this pack from the add-ons section where it is available alongside the Journey Pack. To learn more about PlayStation® Plus membership plans, players can visit the PlayStation website .
Accessing items purchased online/from the PlayStation Store website [ ]
Purchases made from the PlayStation Store website on a PC or web browser will be inaccessible until the game is launched from a PlayStation Console. Once the game has been launched from your PlayStation by signing in with the PlayStation™Network account through which you made the purchase and that is linked to your Sky progress, your purchases will become available.
Journey Pack in shop after being purchased on the PlayStation Store website
To claim a purchase made on the website:
- Open Sky on the PlayStation Console .
- Open settings(Option button on the controller) to display the game menu and click on Shop.
- The item purchased on the PlayStation Store website/app should be available to claim for "Free" in the shop.
- Select "yes" to the "redeem purchase for free" prompt and the items should be automatically equipped on the character and available in the outfit shrine.
Cross-platform [ ]
Unique to the PlayStation Platform, the player is able to disable Cross-Platform gameplay. This is found in the Sky 'Menu' -> 'Online'. This allows the player to either play in the 'global' servers with players from every other platform, or switch to PlayStation-exclusive servers where only players on the PlayStation platform and also have Cross-Platform off can meet.
- Turning OFF Cross-Platform Play will only allow other PlayStation players that have also turned this feature OFF to join you on your Sky adventures.
- Turning ON Cross-Platform Play will allow players from other platforms, such as iOS, Android, Huawei, Nintendo Switch, etc, to join you in Sky, as well as other PlayStation players that have also turned this feature ON.
If a player disables Cross-Platform Play, they will receive a warning letting them know that this is not the recommended way to enjoy Sky. If they proceed, they will be automatically signed out of their Sky game and need to relaunch the game again, which will place them on PlayStation-exclusive servers.
Trophies [ ]
One-time playstation® plus packs [ ], playstation® plus bonus pack [ ].
"Celebrate the spirit of friendship with the Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Bonus Pack!"
Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Bonus Pack
Released on 2/14/2023 as a special thank you to PlayStation Plus members , this pack is a gift that includes a collection of consumable spells and currency to help light your way.
- 3 Shared Memory Spells
- 3 Exclusive PlayStation® Blue Color Trail Spells
This pack was removed from the add-ons section when the PlayStation® Plus Spring Pack was released.
PlayStation® Plus Spring Pack [ ]
"Celebrate the spirit of friendship with the Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Spring Pack!"
Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Spring Pack
Released on 4/13/2023 as a special thank you to PlayStation Plus members , this pack is a gift that includes a collection of consumable spells and currency to help light your way.
- 3 Message Crane Spells
- 3 Exclusive PlayStation® Green Color Trail Spells
As of August 2023, this pack has been removed from the add-ons section.
PlayStation® Plus Summer Pack [ ]
"Celebrate the spirit of friendship with the Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Summer Pack!"
Sky: Children of the Light PlayStation® Plus Summer Pack
Released on 6/27/2023 as a special thank you to PlayStation Plus members , this pack is a gift that includes a collection of consumable spells and currency to help light your way.
- 3 Shared Memory Candles
- 3 Paper Lantern Message Boats
- 3 Exclusive Orange Color Trail Spells
As of October 2023, this pack has been removed from the add-ons section.
- The controller's lights glow red when you take out a candle. It also changes color in different realms, such as dark green in Wasteland and dark blue in Vault.
External Links [ ]
Official Support - Collection of TGC Helpshift articles about PlayStation
References [ ]
- ↑ Official TGC support article
- 1 Days of Mischief
- 2 Wise Grandparent
- 3 Baffled Botanist
May I purchase the Journey pack for my friends who do not have PlayStation consoles/accounts or play primarily on other devices?
Yes! You may gift the Journey pack to friends playing on other devices. However, please read the details below so you purchase the pack from the appropriate shop. Purchasing the Journey pack from the in-game shop allows you to purchase the Journey pack to give as a gift to friends using the in-game gifting feature within their friendship tree. Purchasing the Journey pack from the PlayStation Web Store will automatically attach the pack to your own Sky account if you do not currently own the Journey pack. You will need to purchase the item pack again to receive a giftable consumable that you may send to a friend using the in-game gifting feature within their friendship tree. Purchases made from the PlayStation Store website on a PC or web browser will be inaccessible until the game is launched from a PlayStation Console. Once the game has been launched from your PlayStation, your purchases will become available.
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Sky: Children of the Light soars onto PlayStation platforms on Dec. 6th, brings along a Journey Pack
Offering gorgeous, stylish visuals and online crossplay with console and mobile platforms, one of the first events to take part in will be a virtual concert by musician AURORA on December 8th which will apparently connect 4,000 live players together. And for those who miss Journey as much as we do, they will be offering up a PlayStation exclusive Journey Pack for $24.99 that includes a bundle of Journey-inspired items such as a cape, hood and mask.
Check out the pair of trailers, screens and more below!
Sky: Children of the Light – PlayStation screens:
thatgamecompany ? the award-winning studio behind critically acclaimed titles including Journey, Flower and flOw ? today announced that Sky: Children of the Light will be launching on PlayStation consoles this December 6, 2022. PlayStation players can look forward to wandering Sky: Children of the Light?s beautiful world, unraveling its history, and forming bonds with other adventurers from around the globe?all in a free-to-play experience with cross-play between mobile and console. Those hopping into Sky: Children of the Light for the first time will also have the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime virtual concert with award-winning musician AURORA on December 8. Powered by a proprietary game engine, the concert promises to be revolutionary?connecting over 4,000 players together on the same screen, at the same time, in the world?s largest virtual concert venue for a shared emotional musical journey. In celebration of the announcement, thatgamecompany has released a breathtaking brand new trailer here . This trailer was made in collaboration with animator and YouTuber ?SAD-ist?; it gives fans (new and old) a glimpse into the powerful story within Sky: Children of the Light. Earlier this year, SAD-ist released a fan video, self-described as ?a love letter to the community and creators.? Moved by this video, the team at thatgamecompany connected with SAD-ist to produce this trailer . To further commemorate both the launch and the shared history between thatgamecompany and PlayStation, Sky: Children of the Light players will be able to purchase a Journey Pack that includes a bundle of items inspired by the iconic 2012 thatgamecompany title Journey. The Journey Pack is $24.99 USD and comes with a cape, hood and mask, each featuring the same designs worn by the Journey avatars who once traversed desert sands.