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Boutique Cruise Line of the Year - WINNERS

On Monday evening (18th September 2017), Food & Travel Magazine held its annual Reader Awards ceremony in the elegant surroundings of the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London.It was a great night for Hebridean Island Cruises as we scooped the accolade of Boutique Cruise Line o...


Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2018

 We are delighted to announce that Hebridean Island Cruises has been awarded a Star Performer Top Ten rating in the highly-revered Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide 2018. Based on ratings by the eminent expert author, Douglas Ward, Hebridean Princess ranked 6 in the Boutique Ships category.Mana...


Hebridean launches 2018 European River Cruise Collection

We are delighted to launch our 2018 European River Cruise Collection on board Royal Crown, our seventh season of relaxing itineraries which transport you to the very heart of the continent. Our 2018 river cruise collection has been meticulously planned to allow you to discover the highlights of the...


Visit us at Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace – FREE Tickets available

We’re delighted to announce that from 3rd to 6th August Hebridean Island Cruises will be exhibiting at Countryfile Live.Packed with wholesome countryside fun, BBC Countryfile Live returns to the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace for four days of live arena shows, hands on activities, animal dis...


Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for Prestigious Awards

The small luxury cruise ship operator, Hebridean Island Cruises, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for several major awards.Ken Charleson, Managing Director for Hebridean Island Cruises, remarked“Being nominated for these three prestigious awards is testament to the hard work and ded...


Hebridean’s Agency Partners enjoy their On Board Experiences

Over the past twelve months, Hebridean Island Cruises has had the pleasure of showcasing both Hebridean Princess and its European river cruise programme on board Royal Crown to a number of selected travel agency partners.Such invitations, to experience a Hebridean cruise first hand, allow our partne...


Hebridean Launches 2018 Cruise Directory for 30th Season

Hebridean Princess Celebrates 30 Seasons with cruises to the South Coast of England, Northern France and, for the first time, Belgium.Hebridean Princess, the unique and luxurious small cruise ship, renowned for her voyages to the off the beaten track destinations in and around the Highlands and Isla...


Historic Castles and Glorious Gardens

Star of the BBC Scotland series Lady Lairds, Joanna Macpherson, will be joining Hebridean Island Cruises’ (www.hebridean.co.uk / 01756 704 704) luxury cruise ship, Hebridean Princess, on the Historic Castles and Glorious Gardens cruise commencing on 20 June 2017.The rich history of the deeply...


Hebridean Princess starts new season with new cabins

In 2015 Hebridean unveiled the newly refurbished public rooms on board Hebridean Princess which were designed by John Dick and Son using bespoke furniture and richly textured, locally manufactured fabrics to create a subtle Scottish feel. Universally admired, the results were stunning, comforta...


New season sees the return of our popular Cruise Log

On Wednesday 1st March we left the refit yard at James Watt Dock and sailed the short distance down the Clyde to Greenock Ocean Cruise Terminal to embark our first complement of guests in 2017.Over one third of the guest cabins have been refurbished this winter and the essential maintenance of the s...


Spotlight on the Isle of Arran

Often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ due to the remarkable diversity of its landscapes, the Isle of Arran is the seventh largest, and one of the most southerly Scottish islands, lying in the Firth of Clyde. LochranzaAlthough culturally and physically similar to the Hebrides, Arran i...


Hebridean Looks Forward to 2017

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...


Renowned Travel Writer Gary Buchanan Reviews Hebridean Princess for Cruise International Magazine

Renowned journalist Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 22 years.  He is a specialist writer on cruise travel and has won several writing awards.  Gary is the author of 7 maritime books and former chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers.  He is also a Fellow of t...


Melodies of the Rhine – Musical Highlights

Each of our genuinely fully-inclusive European River Cruises, on board Royal Crown, is accompanied by a renowned Guest Speaker chosen because they are passionate about their subject.  Adrian Finnerty is a versatile musician and educator and as one of Hebridean's Guest Speakers he will...


To Sea Again - by John Noorani

Some of my favourite sights... There’s a rattle at the letterbox and a thump as a large white plasticised envelope hits the floor. It has a Skipton postmark, it can mean only one thing – a ‘fat lady’ beckons.How to get to her – Queen Street tunnel is closed for electrification works w...


Come and see us at various London cruise shows

During the early part of 2017 Hebridean Island Cruises will be attending some of the UK’s biggest cruise and travel shows.Come along and meet our experienced team and have your questions answered face to face – we’d love to see you…THE TELEGRAPH CRUISE SHOW - 13-15 January 2017 - ExCeL,...


Read our 2016 Cruise Logs

Although the 2016 season has drawn to a close and Hebridean Princess has returned to her winter home in Greenock on the Clyde for her annual re-fit, you can still read all the Cruise Logs from this years cruises on our website.>> READ OUR CRUISE LOGS Our Cruise Logs are a day by day accou...


New Guest Speaker: Joanna Macpherson

Historic Castles and Glorious Gardens - Tuesday 20th to Tuesday 27th June 2017Scotland boasts an abundance of castles and the Hebrides are no exception. Several islands of the Inner Hebrides are home to fascinating structures dating back many centuries.Scottish gardens are a delight to vis...


An insight into river cruising on board Royal Crown

2016 marks the fifth year of operation for Hebridean River Cruises on board Royal Crown.  During this time I have seen many pictures of the vessel in our brochures and in photographs taken by our guests and crew, however until now I had not seen the ship in her full glory. I was lucky enou...


Latest Offers

This year has been another hugely successful season for Hebridean Princess, with high levels of occupancy and 99.75% of guests telling us that they had an enjoyable holiday; 97% have also told us that they would consider cruising with us again in the future.  This is a huge testament to the hig...


RNLI Presentation Plaque

During the evening of 26th October, Captain Bailey was presented with a plaque by guest Mrs Willoughby, a volunteer for the RNLI at Tighnabruaich. The plaque was presented in appreciation of donations made to the RNLI as a result of fund raising events held on board Hebridean Princess.Pictured below...


Hebridean Times Issue 23 Read it Now

I am delighted to announce that the Autumn Edition of The Hebridean Times, brimming with all the latest news from on board and ashore at Hebridean Island Cruises is now available to view on our website. Another successful season is drawing to a close and in this issue we rekindle happy memories of t...


Hebridean Guests Continue to Support Marine Charity

Press Release‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’, ‘LOBSTER-TAGGING’ AND ‘EDUCATION’ AMONGST LATEST ROUND OF PROJECTS FUNDED TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF UK SEAS Eight UK marine conservation charities and projects are set to benefit from the latest round of Sea-Changers’ grants. The money is raised by fundra...


HEBRIDEAN TIMES: Read Now

Here is The Hebridean Times, brimming with all the latest news from on board Hebridean Princess and ashore at Hebridean Island Cruises.In this issue we are delighted to share with you details of the cruises we have planned for 2017, including a return to the stunning Norwegian fjords, and introduce...


HEBRIDEAN'S CHARITY PARTNERSHIP: Raises over £16k for Marine Conservation Projects

Hebridean Islands Cruises’ partnership with marine conservation charity Sea-Changers is now entering its fifth year of operation.  Many guests have chosen to add a small donation to their booking fee, as a way of giving something back to protect the beautiful seas, shores and marine wildlife...


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