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Hebridean Island Cruises

About Hebridean Island Cruises

The word unique is greatly overused these days, but Hebridean Princess is undoubtedly one of a kind. A Hebridean cruise, as some of you will already know, is truly unforgettable; in a world where mediocre standards are all too common you will be assured of the best of service from a hand-picked crew, for whom supreme attention to detail is the norm.

The majority of our guests are repeat travellers and their trust and confidence are not easily won. We work hard to ensure that a Hebridean Princess cruise is the most relaxing, stress-free and therapeutic experience you will ever enjoy – until of course, you find yourself back on board for a subsequent visit.

Each all-inclusive cruise is carefully planned by our own highly experienced researchers, whose brief is to capture the cultural essence and historical significance of each port of call.

We believe it is simply not possible to look after large numbers of guests properly and give them the really personal service that differentiates an extraordinary holiday from a merely good one. That is why, on Hebridean Princess, you will find only 50 like-mined souls and no fewer than 38 crew to look after you.

After an energetic walk ashore, the comfort and homeliness of Hebridean Princess welcomes you back as though to your own home; and that is how we, and more importantly our guests, like to think of this unusual little ship. ‘Like home but better’ is how she has previously been described.

The Columba Restaurant, with its cherry-wood panelling, fine artworks and discreet lighting is a romantic venue to enjoy the genial ambiance. Singlesitting dining means that your designated table for two awaits and, for solo travellers, the senior Officers invite guests to join them in convivial groups. 

Unlike most cruise ships, a Hebridean Princess cruise includes all shore visits. From cultural to historical, serious walking and biking to simply strolling around the bay, the opportunities to experience the peace are endless.

No cruise on board Hebridean Princess would be complete without our specially selected guides, who have sailed with us for a number of years, contributing their particular spheres of expertise and interest to enrich your stay on board and make your holiday experience even more special.

So, at the end of your holiday, we hope that you will return home utterly refreshed and this is perhaps the reason why so many of you return to us time and time again. Welcome to a true voyage of discovery – welcome to the unique atmosphere of Hebridean Princess.

Description

Hebridean Island Cruises has been setting the benchmark for luxury cruising since 1989. Featuring some of the finest Privately Escorted Tours, our small, five star luxury cruise ship – Hebridean Princess – affords our guests the highest standards of luxury cruise ship accommodation, together with a level of service from an almost forgotten era.

Each all-inclusive cruise is carefully planned by our own highly experienced researchers, whose brief is to capture the cultural essence and historical significance of each port of call.

For your cruise around the Western Isles of Scotland, Hebridean Island Cruises can take you there in unrivalled style.

Hebridean Princess, the small cruise ship which re-introduced the ‘Golden Age of Cruising’ nineteen years ago, will show you the dramatic coast of Scotland and the Western Isles and Norway from the best possible vantage point.

Outstanding service, fine cuisine, unusually spacious cabins and some of the most elegant public rooms afloat, the Hebridean Experience offers you the most relaxing luxury holiday you could wish for. An all-inclusive tariff, the very best in personal service, and some of the finest Privately Escorted Tours all tailored to be as individual as you are.

Ships

Hebridean Princess

Hebridean Princess

Launched: 1 April 1989 Total Crew: 37
Tonnage: 2,112 Occupancy: 50
Length: 235 feet Rating: stars

The highlands and islands of Scotland, her lochs and remote mainland areas are all accessible from the luxurious comfort of Hebridean Princess.

Carrying just 50 guests, Hebridean Princess has an enviable reputation for exceptional service, fine food and wine and the very warm welcome extended by our dedicated crew of 38. She has thirty spacious, elegant and well-appointed cabins, 10 designed especially for the single traveller.

Over the course of twenty seasons, we have taken pleasure in sharing our local knowledge with passengers, and in introducing them to some of the most striking locations in Europe. Romantic castles; tranquil, spectacular lochs; wide open spaces and seldom-visited anchorages. A selection of "Footloose" cruises caters for most walking abilities with a range of guided walks in the hills and mountains, seashores and lochs, with the promise of a nip of whisky and a fine and hearty meal back on board.

Royal Crown

Royal Crown

Launched: 1 January 2012 Total Crew: 42
Tonnage: Unknown Occupancy: 79
Length: 361 feet Rating: stars

Hebridean’s Royal Crown is “The First Lady” of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. A journey on board offers an unforgettable and luxurious cruising experience through some of the most spectacular scenery in mainland Europe. Carrying just 79 guests with a dedicated crew of 42, you will experience an unparalleled level of service and cuisine.

From the elegant Art Deco style cabins with comfortable beds, spacious shower rooms and wonderful panoramic views, to the Sun Deck where you can relax on teak loungers, enjoy a drink from the bar and marvel at the constantly changing scenery, everything on board has the elegance of a luxury private yacht.

Hebridean’s Royal Crown suffuses style and understated elegance; Art Nouveau lamps shine subdued light on polished brass and glass mosaics and mahogany panelling adorn the lounge where guests can relax in soft upholstered armchairs and sofas.

Enjoy excellent service from the dedicated and caring crew and experience Chef’s mouth-watering creations in the fine dining restaurant. Journey to romantic destinations such as Cologne, Vienna and Budapest in timeless elegance on board a ship inspired by the elegant world of 1930’s Europe, when the rich and famous travelled in the opulent style that marked the golden age of cruising.

Voyages

Argyll Escape - United Kingdom

4 Nights

Argyll's Secret Coast - United Kingdom

6 Nights

Autumn Surprise - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Autumn in the Enchanted Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Bucharest to Arnhem - Europe

34 Nights

Bucharest to Cologne - Europe

28 Nights

Bucharest to Nuremberg - Europe

20 Nights

Budapest to Arnhem - Europe

23 Nights

Budapest to Cologne - Europe

17 Nights

Castles and Clans - United Kingdom

6 Nights

Celtic Panorama - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Cycling Over the Minch - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Easter in the Hebrides - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Exploring the Outer Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose in Orkney and Shetland - United Kingdom

9 Nights

Footloose over the Little Minch - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose to the Emerald Isle - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose to the Summer Isles and the Shiants - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Gaelic Trilogy - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Gastronomic Scotland - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Grandeur and Splendour of Argyll and Bute - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Hebridean Concerto - United Kingdom

7 Nights

In the Footsteps of the Giant - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Melodies of the Danube - Europe

9 Nights

Natural World of the Shiants and St Kilda - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Northern Isles Explorer - United Kingdom

9 Nights

Nuremberg to Arnhem - Europe

14 Nights

Outer Isles Odyssey - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Outlook on the Clyde - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Paradise Islands of Argyll - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Sea Lochs and Small Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Sea Lochs of The Lower Clyde - United Kingdom

6 Nights

Secrets of St Kilda - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Spring in the Inner Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Springtime Surprise - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Sutherland’s Secret Coast - United Kingdom

7 Nights

The Atlantic Isles to the Bishop’s Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

The Firth of Clyde to the Firth of Lorn - United Kingdom

7 Nights

The Hebrides in Colour - United Kingdom

7 Nights

The Romantic Main and Rhine - Europe

8 Nights

Treasures of the Netherlands - Europe

6 Nights

Voyage from The East - Europe

11 Nights

Voyage to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney - United Kingdom

9 Nights

West to Prince’s Bay - United Kingdom

4 Nights

Westering Home and Whisky Galore - United Kingdom

8 Nights

Photos

Callanish Standing Stones Gearrannan Blackhouse Hebridean Princess South Uist Tiree, Fields of Buttercups Hebridean Princess

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