The unique and elegant way to cruise - Hebridean Princess and Hebridean's European River Cruises
Hebridean Island Cruises Limited, having just completed a successful management buyout, is once again an independently owned British cruise company and looking forward to a successful season ahead with the company’s flagship vessel, Hebridean Princess, returning to service in March after her annual refit.
Having successfully completed her dry dock during December, Hebridean Princess is now enjoying work being carried out on the upgrading of around one third of her cabins.
The first cruise of the 2017 season commences on 1st March when guests embark on the Clyde Island Explorer itinerary which includes some of the finest houses on the Clyde as well as Britain’s smallest cathedral and a mountainside botanic garden.
During 2017 Hebridean Princess will make a welcome return to Norway to explore the awe-inspiring fjords and islands between Stavanger and Bergen in a series of three stunning itineraries. Hebridean has introduced a variety of new cruises in familiar cruising grounds off the west coast of Scotland, together with visits to the Gaelic neighbours of Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and its 2017 calendar includes four fresh ‘Footloose’ walking itineraries. Further themed cruises have been specially designed for lovers of food and drink, history and heritage, golf, gardens, nature and wildlife.
Hebridean’s European River cruise programme includes new and exciting destinations all discovered from the comfort of Royal Crown and enriched by renowned guest speakers to bring each itinerary and the company will reveal the musical highlights of the Rhine, the flavours of the Danube and the architectural delights of the Main and Rhine.
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-minded 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. Single sitting 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.
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