NOBLE CALEDONIA CRUISES

Overlooked when people mention Britsh cruise companies, London based Noble Caledonia’s raison d ètre, has always been to offer varied cruises on vessels of a unique style.

Small ships allow interesting itineraries and an onboard ambience that is conducive to exploring the world and learning of its wonders. With a limited number of passengers, camaraderie grows to create a warm and friendly atmosphere onboard. Small numbers also allow the crew and staff to provide a more personal and caring service.

If you are looking for something special they have two all-suite vessels, the MS Island Sky or MS Hebridean Sky. The variety stretches from the MS Royal Crown that cruises Europe’s watery highways, to a cruise under a wind-filled sail aboard the magnificent Sea Cloud II. The Sea Cloud II is one of the finest and most opulent sailing ships in the world.

EXPLORATION

 

The MS Island Sky is one of our two flag ships and sister vessel to the MS Hebridean Sky. Both vessels were built in the same shipyard in Italy at similar times and share the same excellent attributes that make them two of the finest small ships in the world. Sails the Med’; Cyprus and Israel in the summer.

Guests 118 | Suites 59 | 90.6m long | 15.3m wide | Crew 70 | Built 1992 | Refurb 2019

 

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Island Sky – exploration small ship

The MS Island Sky is one of Noble Caledonian’s two flag ships. She is the sister vessel to the MS Hebridean Sky.

Guests 95 | 286ft long | 43.6ft wide | Crew 52 | Built 1960 | Refurb 2018/9

The facilities on board include two lounges – the larger Andrea Lounge is comfortable and spacious and the smaller Harald Jarl Lounge is more intimate. There is also a small library and Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost throughout the vessel.

 

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

105m Long | Wide 18m | 134 Guests | 69 crew | Ice Class 1B | 17 Knots | refurbished in 2009

The expedition team includes experts in marine biology, history and geology with one onboard expert for every 10 guests. A fleet of Zodiacs are used for landings and nature cruises, and an open bridge policy allows interaction with the Captain and navigation crew, further fostering the expeditionary nature of every voyage.

The ship is owned by G-Adventures and represented by either Noble Caledonian or Swoop in the UK.

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Built in Italy in 1992, Hebridean Sky is owned by London-based cruise company Noble Caledonia. A luxury all-suite accommodation vessel. Following her 2016 renovation, all suites are outward-facing. Each one is at least 225 sq ft (21 sq m). There is a choice of twin or queen-sized bed. Facilities include a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and sitting area with a sofa-bed, independent temperature controls and a marble-appointed en suite bathroom. There is no compromise on comfort while exploring.

90m long | 30m wide | 7 decks | Ice Class 1C | 120 guests | 72 Crew | 14.5 knots

Cabins and deck plans

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

Hebridean Sky – Exploration Ship

This is an Ice Class one ship, but, we have just looked for the Hebridean Sky using our global locator,

An Icebreaker. capable of pushing through ice up to 2.5 metres thick!

 

Guests 128 | Crew 140 | Length 150.70 m | Width 30m | Speed 18 knots | Power plant: 2 nuclear reactors, two steam turbines rotating six

The 50 Years of Victory (50 Let Pobedy) was built in 2007 and is the largest and most modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. She is a new generation ship, an upgrade of the Arktika-class. Accommodating a maximum of 128 guests and carrying the highest ice class possible (LL1), she is one of the only ships that can undertake a voyage to the North Pole

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

upgrade of the Arktika-class. Accommodating a maximum of 128 guests and carrying the highest ice class possible (LL1), she is one of the only ships that can undertake a voyage to the North Pole

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles

The Queen of the Mississippi sails America’s most iconic river with her authentic paddlewheel. Beneath her classic exterior is a modern cruise ship.

Guests 150 | Crew 44 | Length 90m | Width 15m | Year 2015

Exploration & Expedition Cruise Ships

Growing fast is the Exploration Cruise industry. How fast? Viking joins the race to the poles