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Coronavirus (Covid 19) Company Update

Dear Noble Caledonia Clients,

We resumed our small ship cruises around the British Isles aboard the MS Island Sky and MS Hebridean Sky in mid-June and are delighted to be sailing once again.

With regards to our international cruises and tours, we await further updates from the government pertaining to travel restrictions and we will be in touch with passengers a minimum of 30 days prior to the start date of your holiday to confirm if your cruise will be operating, at which time, if your cruise is able to operate, we will request your balance payment. Whilst there is uncertainty regarding travel restrictions, our payment terms for balances for our international tours have been extended to 30 days which means that should you wish, you can delay sending us funds until we confirm that your cruise or tour is operational. However, please note that whilst the date for the final balance payments has been extended, all other terms and conditions for your booking remain unchanged.

For all our cruises and tours, both domestic and international, we require passengers to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to be able to provide evidence of their double vaccination status. Eligible vaccination evidence is cited as the PDF of your vaccination status which can be accessed via the NHS app, or the secure paper letter from the NHS. We are therefore asking all passengers to arrange to have access to a copy of the PDF from the app or the letter, as without it there is a possibility that you will not be allowed off the ship in certain ports of call. The NHS app is the easiest way to access your ‘Covid pass’, however if you do not have the NHS app, you can apply for a letter from the NHS using the following links:

England pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

Scotland vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status

Wales when-travelling-abroad                    

Pre-cruise & onboard testing for passengers

We ask that all passengers due to join our voyages perform a lateral flow test at home no more than 72 hours pre-embarkation. The tests are freely available via the Gov.UK website. The links to use when ordering your tests are below:




Should you have difficulty procuring some tests please contact us.

There will be some Covid-19 precautions in place on board our ships, even when operating with vaccinated guests, but nothing more onerous than the new reality we all find ourselves living with and negated by the freedom of travel and exploration.

We would like to thank all our clients for your continued support and we very much look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Yours sincerely


Tim Cochrane

Managing Director, Noble Caledonia

Updated 26 May 2021