including 2 Gala Dinners
Original Cruise operated in 1989
As we celebrate our 25th cruising season we reinstate the first ever Hebridean Princess cruise. On Saturday,27th May 1989, Hebridean Princess departed from Oban on The Islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides –the first of 10 sailings that summer of this itinerary.
The Georgian town of Tobermory with its colourfully painted houses is our first port of call before heading north to the community-owned Isle of Eigg. Anchoring in Loch Scresort off Rum we wonder at the opulent Kinloch Castle. On to Armadale Castle and Gardens, home to the Clan Donald Centre on Skye and onward to Kyle of Lochalsh where we stay alongside overnight. The next morning takes us to the illustrious Eilean Donan Castle, possibly one of Scotland’s most photogenic castles, and then by tender to the conservation village of Plockton where palm trees border the bay.
Portree on Skye is our next port of call before heading north to Osgood Mackenzie’s masterpiece, Inverewe Garden, where tropical plants thrive outdoors. Crossing The Minch to the privately owned Shiant Isles we make a beach landing then head to Skye and Dunvegan Castle, home of Clan MacLeod.
Remaining on Skye we sample the delights at Talisker Distillery from Loch Harport before calling at the Small Isle of Canna with its recently restored Walled Garden.
This itinerary is based on the 1989 itinerary as close as operational restrictions will allow.