Trevor Bailey started his sea-going career in 1971 with BP Tanker Co. Ltd and gained his Master’s Certificate in 1982. He was promoted to Master in 1984. After service in tankers, container and RoRo container vessels, he joined Sealink British Ferries in 1988. He served aboard ‘conventional’ vessels as Master and Senior Master from 1992. He also worked on various high-speed craft, serving as the first Training Master on board HSS ‘Stena Explorer’ from 1996 to 1998.
Trevor has worked with Hebridean Island Cruises in a number of roles since 1999 and has served as relief Master of the ‘Hebridean Princess’ on a number of occasions. He lives in Anglesey with his wife Lynda and enjoys sailing, horse-riding and other outdoor activities.
Trevor is a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House and a Fellow of The Nautical Institute.
Richard was promoted to Captain at the start of the 2012 season, having spent 10 years on board. Known to many guests as Chief Officer and 2nd Officer prior to that, Richard has a detailed knowledge of Hebridean Princess and her regular cruising area. Growing up in Rugby a career at sea was not first choice. However while studying for a degree in Soviet Studies and Russian at Portsmouth University the sight of the ships coming and going gave rise to the idea of a seagoing career. Richard served his officer cadetship with an old, established shipping line, learning his trade on both supply ships and passenger vessels. As a senior cadet Richard served on the passenger vessel Edinburgh Castle before serving as a junior officer in container ships, RORO ferries and survey vessels prior to joining Hebridean Island Cruises.
Graduating with an HND in Hotel & Catering Administration in 1974, Charles worked within the industry before joining P&O Cruises as Assistant Purser in 1978. He transferred in 1980 to P&O Ferries, where he was promoted to Chief Purser and remained until 1985. After a spell in the Red Sea as Chief Purser with a Saudi Arabian company, Charles came ashore, developing and managing country house hotels in the UK for 13 years. The invitation to join Hebridean Island Cruises as Chief Purser in 1999 was the ideal chance to merge seafaring and hotel management experience. For Charles, Hebridean Princess forms the perfect blend between cruising and a country house hotel, in which he feels privileged to be involved.
David was born in Bristol and lived at Keynsham. After attending Weston-Super-Mare Catering College for two years, with a love for travel, he joined P&O as a steward in 1974. After two years sailing on the Canberra, he was transferred to Princess Cruises, where he met his wife Pat on board the Sun Princess in 1979. Following their marriage in 1982, he moved to P&O Ferries across the Channel and the Bay of Biscay. He seized the opportunity to join Hebridean Island Cruises in 2005. David says that he has not looked back since, enjoying all aspects of working for Hebridean and meeting so many friendly and interesting guests.
James joined BP Tanker Co Ltd as an Engineer Officer Cadet in 1973 and progressed through several ranks before joining the worldwide oceanographic research ships in 1986. In 1995, as a family man, he took a shore-based job as a Commissioning Superintendent/Trials Chief Engineer with Yarrow Shipbuilders, completing two frigates for the Royal Malaysian Navy. James returned to sea and was sailing on the fast catamaran ferry service between UK ports and Belfast when the opportunity arose in 2005 to join Hebridean Princess as Chief Engineer, an offer he could not refuse.