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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 Island Cruises has been synonymous with luxury cruising since 1989, when the small and unique cruise ship, Hebridean Princess first sailed in the waters of Scotland’s west coast and Western Isles. Over 29 years we have established a reputation for the highest of standards and attention to detail.

To ensure that our guests enjoy their Hebridean river cruise on board Royal Crown to the full, our own Chief Purser from on board Hebridean Princess accompanies each itinerary to oversee the delivery of unobtrusive service in an unfussy style. His presence, together with that of our own experienced Cruise Director, knowledgeable Tour Manager and talented Musician provides an instant rapport which is quite unique – a successful formula redolent of any Hebridean cruise.

The panoramic lounge, with its comfortable sofas and genial seating areas, is the social hub of the ship where guests enjoy a glass of Champagne and mingle before dinner as Hebridean’s musician gently plays the baby grand piano.

As coffee and digestifs are enjoyed, after dinner conversation is occasionally complemented by light hearted entertainment extended by the faces of Hebridean.

You may prefer to relax in the sauna or on one of the Sun Deck’s teak steamers, for an unparalleled view – the ideal place to enjoy the slow meandering of the rivers as the scenery glides gently by.

Should a spot of solitude appeal, the library contains a good selection of books and has two netbooks for internet access. Alternatively, if you have your own laptop, Royal Crown has a complimentary Wi-Fi connection.

Voyages

A Taste of the Lower Clyde - United Kingdom

4 Nights

A Taste of the Lower Clyde - United Kingdom

4 Nights

Autumn Surprise - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Bergen & The Spectacular Western Fjords - Scandinavia

10 Nights

Clyde Castles and Stately Homes - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Cycling over The Minch - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Danube Discovery - Europe

9 Nights

Easter Explorer - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Firth of Clyde Explorer - United Kingdom

4 Nights

Firth of Clyde Explorer - United Kingdom

4 Nights

Flavours of the Hebrides - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Flavours of the Hebrides - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Flavours of the Low Countries - Europe

7 Nights

Following the Fleet - United Kingdom

8 Nights

Footloose Through The Inner Sound - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose to Lochs and Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose to the Atlantic Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Footloose to the Outer Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Gaelic Heritage - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Glorious Gardens of the West Coast - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Heart of the Hebrides - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Hidden Isles and Highland Gems - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Highland and Island Discovery - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Historic Houses & Castles of the Clyde - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Idyllic Outer Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Inlets and Islands of Argyll - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Island Kingdoms of The Vikings - United Kingdom

8 Nights

Kingdom of the isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Lands of Myths and Legends - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Majestic Sognefjord - Scandinavia

9 Nights

Norwegian Symphony - Scandinavia

7 Nights

On The Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Outer Isles and Small Isles - United Kingdom

4 Nights

St Kilda and Scotland’s Remote Archipelagos - United Kingdom

7 Nights

St Kilda and Wester Ross - United Kingdom

7 Nights

St Kilda and the Outer Isles - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Stavanger & The Scenic Southern Fjords - Scandinavia

10 Nights

Tulip Time in the Low Lands - Europe

7 Nights

Voyage from the Danube Delta - Europe

13 Nights

Western Isles Panorama - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Western Isles Wildlife - United Kingdom

7 Nights

Photos

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

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