Noble Caledonia review: Cruising the Indian Ocean on Island Sky
We joined Island Sky in Port Louis for our fourth trip on her - she is a favourite! - and... Read more
At Noble Caledonia it’s all about the destinations – not just where you go, but how you go there. What distinguishes them is their small ships which can take you to places others can’t reach, whether in some far-flung exotic location, or much closer to home.
Noble Caledonia has a well-earned reputation for creating exciting travel experiences all over the world. With three little ships of their own (Island Sky, Caledonian Sky and Sea Explorer) they use their long experience to carefully hone itineraries they know their clients will enjoy - as well as selecting the crème de la crème of programmes on board other ships which they may have chartered to open up a particular region or area of interest.
Whether owned or chartered, they aim for a distinctive experience and atmosphere on board. Informative guest speakers work alongside experienced cruise directors and expedition teams to make the travel experience extra special. And ashore, you are likely to be visiting locations with no infrastructure - leaving the ship by zodiac and landing on beaches or at isolated landing stages.
So for most itineraries, a Noble Caledonia guest needs to be pretty lively and active (talk to us if you like about exactly how active an itinerary is before you book), able to hop in and out of rubber boats and deal with an unexpected wave or two. This is not an intrepid expedition, but soft adventure at its best.
Informal talks and presentations on board enhance knowledgeable local guides ashore to give you a fantastic insight into the local history, natural history and culture.
We love the intimate passenger mix, inclusive pricing and informal style, which results in a lively environment with stimulating conversation and enthusiastic sharing of ideas. But you can always escape to a private corner if you wish, and enjoy the comforts of your home from home.