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Friends and Associates
Over the years Noble Caledonia have been working closely with a small number of select cruise operators who have the same ethos as ourselves. Some of you will have started to notice our adverts and brochures appearing in a different style and bearing logos ‘in association with’...
We are proud to have strengthened our bonds with our associates and are working together and combining our different areas of expertise in order to be able to offer you even more diverse travel experiences. We would like to take this opportunity to explain to you in little more detail the aims of our associates and what this means to you.
An Australian owned and operated company since its establishment in 1994, the unique Captain’s Choice offers discerning travellers luxurious, all inclusive, personalised tours aboard Private Jets, luxury ships and Private Trains.
For fifteen years, Gap Adventures have specialised in their own brand of unique, small group, adventure travel experiences. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients a range of holidays off the beaten track, with comfortable accommodation and highly experienced staff.
Golden Eagle Luxury Trains
Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Limited is the world's leading operator of luxury rail cruises. Our flagship, exclusively owned and operated by us, is the Golden Eagle, Russia's only fully en-suite private train. Tours onboard the Golden Eagle include the iconic Trans-Siberian route; the Silk Road through Central Asia; and many other remarkable journeys to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating regions.
Hapag Lloyd Cruises
Although it may appear as if the entire world has been explored, genuine discoveries are still possible. With small, manoeuvrable expedition ships such as the HANSEATIC and the BREMEN, you will experience pristine regions that are to be found off the beaten track, but also supposedly familiar climes such as the Baltic Sea or the Mediterranean. Cruises with the HANSEATIC and the BREMEN always retain the character of an expedition. Welcome to genuine discoveries.
International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
We are associate members of IAATO, an organisation founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. IAATO set the highest possible tourism operating standards in its effort to protect Antarctica.
Lernidee Trains & Cruises markets the finest trains on earth and the most extraordinary of rail routes. Travel on the iconic Transsiberian Railway or along the Silk Road in Central Asia, the most legendary trade route in the history of man. Travel the widths of the Namib Desert and enjoy famous trains like Rovos Rail in Africa.
Lindblad's connection with Noble Caledonia goes back over ten years and Noble Caledonia are now Lindblad's UK representative (Lindblad are based in New York). Many of you, over the years, will have come into contact with Lindblad Expeditions, primarily, as they now operate the National Geographic Endeavour (formerly known as the Caledonian Star and then MS Endeavour). Lindblad journeys are designed to take you to unique places of natural beauty and compelling natural history, often away from civilisations, but not without comfort.
We are pleased to be working with Metropolitan Touring as of 2010, a new associate with whom we are operating expedition cruises in the Galapagos archipelago aboard La Pinta and Isabela II. Metropolitan Touring were founded in 1953 and pride themselves on their passion, inspiration, spirit of adventure and impeccable service. In November 2009, for the second consecutive year, the company won the LATA (Latin America Travel Association) Award for Best Ground Agent in South America and their expedition ship La Pinta also won the award for Best Expedition Cruise.
Noble Caledonia are delighted to be working in conjunction with the Oldie Magazine on our Wonders of Provence & Burgundy cruise aboard the MS Rembrandt. (link to tour) Noble Caledonia also sponsor the Oldie Literary Lunches.
Our good friends in Sweden, PolarQuest, run an adventure travel company for ordinary people. With them you can experience the same adventures as the modern explorers, but safely and in comfort. Specialising in the polar regions, PolarQuest arrange high quality wildlife viewing trips in small groups and with excellent photographic opportunities. In addition to the polar regions, PolarQuest also operate a trip to South Africa. Many happy Noble Caledonia travellers have returned from the Polar Bear Quest expedition in Spitsbergen with happy memories and stunning photographs. Others have driven their own dog sled to the world renowned Ice Hotel or spent a week with reindeer herders in Lapland.
For over 20 years now, COMPAGNIE DU PONANT has embodied the art of YACHT CRUISES, combining a sophisticated à la française lifestyle on board with exploration and discovery.
The most luxurious train in the world.
Are you looking for a fascinating job and first-class job experience? Welcome to the sea chefs team of around 2,500 committed and qualified employees. Since 1999, we have been employing crew members for the best vessels on Europe’s rivers and the oceans of the world. Renowned international tour and cruise operators including Noble Caledonia appreciate sea chefs as an experienced, competent and committed partner to take care of a variety of sophisticated tasks – especially the hotel management aboard premium-quality vessels.
Sea Cloud Cruises
We are delighted and proud to be associated with Sea Cloud Cruises, a Hamburg based company who own and operate two of the finest sailing ships in the world. In addition they also own two unique river cruise vessels offering trips on the Rhine and Danube as well as along Italy's River Po.
Unique Destinations was initially started as a specialist company marketing travel to Antarctica and the High Arctic basin aboard small expedition vessels correct for this fragile environment. They have since expanded into private train journeys in Russia, Asia, Africa, India and Eastern Europe plus dogsledging in Greenland, Norway & Kamchatka.
Since 2005 Unique Destinations have been our representative in Southern Africa where interest and sales have shown a healthy growth.
Come and stay at Volcanoes Safaris' unique Collection of Lodges near the gorilla and chimpanzee parks of Uganda and Rwanda, now providing new levels of luxury! Volcanoes Safaris' Lodges respect the culture of local communities and the fragility of the environment. Your safari journey, led by our outstanding guides, will be a truly amazing experience.
Voyages to Antiquity
Noble Caledonia are delighted to be working with our associates, Voyages to Antiquity, on their fascinating itineraries aboard the Aegean Odyssey. Voyages of Antiquity combine the excitement of exploring the remarkable classical civilisations of the Mediterranean with the excellent comfort and service of boutique-style cruising.
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