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Working for Noble Caledonia

Noble Caledonia was established in 1991 and is privately owned. We have two offices located in Belgravia, London with around 65 office staff and 100+ staff working in the field.

Office Vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies but we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, well educated, well travelled people to join our team. If you are interested in working for us in the future please send your CV to: employment@noble-caledonia.co.uk

Our products

We specialize in small ship cruising and own three cruise ships as well as chartering a substantial amount of vessels. We are the UK’s foremost expedition cruise operator, but also work with many other small cruise ships and cover a major part of the river cruise market. In order to offer our clients a complete programme, we also operate a select number of unusual land based tours, focusing on history, culture, music, train journeys and the natural world. The majority of our products are classified as 4 Star, though we do cover a range from 3-5 Star. In total we offer around 300 products and cover most of the globe.

Our Service

We pride ourselves in offering our clients a much more personal service than the larger tour operators with their call centres and demanding sales targets. Our travel consultants have an in depth product knowledge and each is responsible for their own selection of tours. This allows clients to deal with one person throughout their booking and gives the travel consultant the satisfaction of following the booking from point of sale through to departure. We strongly believe that this system benefits both client and employee.

All of our cruises and tours are destination driven and our ships and escorted tour groups are small. As part of the Field Staff team, Guest Speakers share their knowledge and expertise which enhances the journey making it worthwhile and educational whilst still being relaxing and comfortable.

Our Office Staff

As an employer, it is our philosophy that people working in a comfortable and friendly environment, whose input affects the day to day running of the company, will be the most productive. Therefore we aim to be as flexible as possible and to consult with staff members on a regular basis. We don’t operate a highly pressured sales environment as we believe our product to be the best in the market place and often unique. 

Rather, by having happy and long serving employees with a wealth of product knowledge, our clients will choose us for the service we can provide and will keep returning to us. All staff are treated equally and discrimination, on any grounds, is actively discouraged.

We offer competitive rates of pay, discretionary profit related bonus, company pension plan, private healthcare, season ticket loan, travel opportunity (depending on role).

Our Field Staff

Noble Caledonia Field Staff represent the company in the field and are all passionate with a rich background in their various areas of expertise. Here at Noble Caledonia we recruit for the following roles:

Cruise Director (CD) / Expedition Leader (EL):

Delivers the cruise arrangements that Noble Caledonia have advertised and planned, whilst exceeding the expectations of our passengers.

Assistant Cruise Director (ACD) /Assistant Expedition Leader (AEL): 

Supports the CD/EL, is on hand to assist passengers and acts a liaison between the ship and office.

Naturalist/ Zodiac Driver (Nat/ZD):

Provides expert naturalist knowledge relevant to the cruise through talks on board and guiding ashore as well as driving Zodiacs.

Guest Speaker (GS):

Enhances passengers knowledge and enjoyment of the tour/cruise through a series of lectures in their chosen subject.

If you are interested and have at least 2 years’ experience in any of the above positions mentioned please submit your CV and / or Biography to employment@noble-caledonia.co.uk.

For those interested in becoming Expedition Team Member (EL, AEL, Nat/ZD), please also make sure you advise whether you hold the following certifications in your email to us:

  • Seaman’s Book
  • ENG1 Medical
  • Yellow Fever
  • Security Awareness
  • Crowd Management Control
  • First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level II for Zodiac
  • Drivers
  • STCW

Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, please note that we will give priority to applications received with the CV/Biography included and certifications as requested above already held.

On board vacancies

Noble Caledonia do not recruit officers or crew. If you are interested in working on board Island Sky or Caledonian Sky please contact:

Salén Ship Management www.salenship.com for Deck and Engine staff

Sea Chefs www.seachefs.com/nc.en for Hotel staff

Chiltern Maritime www.chilternmaritime.com  for Deck and Engine officer cadets