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EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF SCOTLAND AND EUROPE WITH HEBRIDEAN ISLAND CRUISES

The word unique is greatly overused these days, but Hebridean Princess, Lord of the Highlands and Hebridean's European river cruises on board Royal Crown are undoubtedly three of a kind.
A Hebridean cruise 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.

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Hebridean Island Cruises

Hebridean Island Cruises is one of the smallest and finest luxury cruise lines because of their commitment to ensure everyone on board receives the best care and attention. Not only are Hebridean Princess, Lord of the Highlands and Royal Crown welcoming and comfortable ships, but also places where lasting friendships are made. A Scottish or European cruise with Hebridean Island Cruises is a truly unforgettable experience.

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Hebridean Princess Cruises

Cruise destinations include the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Eire, Wales, Isle…

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Belmond Royal Scotsman Experience

Travel with sophistication on one of Scotland’s most beautiful and elegant trains. Hebridean Princess and…

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Officers and Captains

Time spent on a Hebridean Island Cruise means time spent amongst friends. Very shortly after…

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Hebridean Princess Gallery

If you are looking to cruise Scotland, the Hebrides islands and beyond with us on…

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Whole Ship Charters

Whether you're looking to hire a cruise ship for a special occasion, or need a…

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Deck Plans and Cabins

Take it easy on your luxury Hebridean cruise. Enjoy the beautiful splendour of the Scottish…

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Dining on Hebridean Princess

A luxury Hebridean island cruise means the highest quality of fine dining. Guests on board…

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Guest Speakers

Experience the rich history, culture and taste of Scotland on Hebridean Princess with specially selected…

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Getting Here

Our friendly and experienced reservations staff are here to assist with your every need. This…

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About Hebridean Princess

Welcome to the exquisite and small luxury cruise ship, Hebridean Princess. Purpose-built for Scotland’s Western…

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Grand Voyages

A Grand River Voyage is the combination of two or more European river cruises. They…

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About Royal Crown

When guests join Royal Crown on one of our all-inclusive European river cruises, the rushes…

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Royal Crown’s Hebridean Team

The hosts on Royal Crown river cruises are driven and determined to make sure every…

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Guest Speakers

Taking a cruise around Europe in unfamiliar lands is a wonderful way to spend time.…

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Destinations

Travelling through some of the great European waterways offers a memorable voyage of discovery and…

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Deck Plans and Cabins

The beautiful Royal Crown ship is split over three spacious decks. Each one is unique…

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Dining on Royal Crown

When sailing through some of Europe’s finest towns and cities on our all-inclusive cruises, we…

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Getting Here

Travelling to and from our cruises in Europe should be a relaxing journey. Struggling to…

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Royal Crown Cruises

European river cruises along the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, the Main, Rhine, Moselle and Saar Rivers. Royal…

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Royal Crown Gallery

Before you join our wonderful European luxury cruises aboard the Royal Crown, browse our photo…

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About Lord of the Highlands

Lord of the Highlands with her convivial company of just 40 guests and dedicated crew,…

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Deck Plans and Cabins

The Lord of the Highlands cruise ship has three spacious decks. The Tweedsmuir Deck is…

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Your Crew

The Lord of the Highlands crew is dedicated to providing a truly personal service and…

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Shipboard Information

Read our useful shipboard information here before joining us for a cruise board the Lord…

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Lord of the Highlands Cruises

Lord of the Highlands cruises Scotland in style, visiting stunning destinations along the Caledonian Canal,…

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Joining Lord of the Highlands

Find out all about joining your ship when you book a cruise with Hebridean Island…

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Lord of the Highlands Gallery

Explore our gallery to get a taster of our beautiful Lord of the Highlands cruise…

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Dining on Lord of the Highlands

The elegant restaurant on cruise ship Lord of the Highlands takes guests on a culinary…

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Caledonian Tapestry

Fort Augustus to Oban

Thursday 13th October to Tuesday 18th October 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Scenic Scotland

Oban to Fort Augustus

Saturday 8th October to Thursday 13th October 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Highland Gems

Inverness to Oban

Monday 3rd October to Saturday 8th October 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Scottish Temptations

Oban to Inverness

Wednesday 13th April to Monday 18th April 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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A taste of the Highlands

Oban to Oban

Friday 8th April to Wednesday 13th April 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Highland Waterways Discovery

Inverness to Kyle of Lochash

Monday 18th April to Monday 25th April 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Caledonian Canal Explorer

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Monday 25th April to Monday 2nd May 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and…

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Long Island Landscapes

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 30th August to Tuesday 6th September 2022

Cross the Sea of the Hebrides and experience all that the Outer Hebrides have to…

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Summer Sampler

Oban to Oban

Thursday 25th August to Tuesday 30th August 2022

Late summer is a magical time to visit the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, a…

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Pearls of the Clyde

Greenock to Greenock

Saturday 12th November to Wednesday 16th November 2022

Join the house party atmosphere as Hebridean Princess sets sail on her final cruise of…

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Lochs and Isles of Argyll

Greenock to Greenock

Tuesday 8th November to Saturday 12th November 2022

The fresher days of autumn are the perfect time for a short break, cruising shimmering…

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Mansions and Castles of the Clyde

Greenock to Greenock

Tuesday 1st November to Tuesday 8th November 2022

Against spectacular scenery, step into the past at some of Scotland’s finest stately homes...

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Celtic Panorama

Cardiff to Oban

Tuesday 16th August to Thursday 25th August 2022

Leaving Wales in our wake, we set a northerly course and take in wonderful small…

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Secrets of the Scenic South West

Portland to Cardiff

Tuesday 9th August to Tuesday 16th August 2022

This cruise explores the scenic south coast of Devon and Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly…

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River Thames and Normandy Beaches

London to Portland

Sunday 31st July to Tuesday 9th August 2022

From the iconic Tower Bridge, allow Hebridean Princess to transport you on a true voyage…

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Call of the Clyde

Oban to Greenock

Tuesday 25th October to Tuesday 1st November 2022

Join Hebridean Princess as she says farewell to her home port of Oban for another…

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Historic Normandy and the River Thames

Portland to London

Friday 22nd July to Sunday 31st July 2022

Allow Hebridean Princess to transport you on a true voyage of discovery as we explore…

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Footloose through Lochs and Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 18th October to Tuesday 25th October 2022

Our final ‘Footloose’ cruise of the season offers a string of energising walks...

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Channel Island Explorer

Portland to Portland

Thursday 14th July to Friday 22nd July 2022

Experience the Channel Island beauty of Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jersey and Alderney and uncover the…

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Treasures of the Celtic Sea and Jurassic Coast

Oban to Portland

Tuesday 5th July to Thursday 14th July 2022

Our eagerly anticipated journey south takes us on a voyage of discovery, allowing us to…

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Flavours of the Hebrides

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 11th October to Tuesday 18th October 2022

From superb seafood and famous beef, to seasonal fresh game - Scotland bears some of…

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Autumn Surprise

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 4th October to Tuesday 11th October 2022

Embark on a voyage into the unknown and join us on our Autumn Surprise where…

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Grand River Voyage IV – From Bavaria to the Black Sea

Nuremberg to Fetesti

Tuesday 17th May to Wednesday 1st June 2022

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the…

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Grand River Voyage III – Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest

Monday 9th May to Monday 23rd May 2022

The tranquil Dutch waterways reveal sweeping panoramas and limitless horizons, before joining the Rhine and…

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Grand River Voyage II – The North Sea to the Black Sea

Amsterdam to Fetesti

Monday 9th May to Wednesday 1st June 2022

Encompassing three of Europe’s most famous waterways - the Rhine, Main and Danube – and…

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Grand River Voyage I – Highlights of the Low Countries

Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 19th April 2022

Explore the rich history and picturesque towns and cities of the heart of the Low…

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Budapest to the Black Sea

Budapest to Fetesti

Monday 23rd May to Wednesday 1st June 2022

The banks of the Danube, lined with castles and fortresses, formed the boundary between great…

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Imperial Cities of the Danube

Nuremberg to Budapest

Tuesday 17th May to Monday 23rd May 2022

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the…

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Flavours of the Low Countries

Antwerp to Amsterdam

Tuesday 12th April to Tuesday 19th April 2022

Taste the best of Dutch and Belgian food and drink as you cruise through a…

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Tulip Time in the Low Lands

Amsterdam to Antwerp

Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 12th April 2022

Discover delightful Dutch scenery as we visit the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, the largest flower garden…

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Highland and Island Explorer

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 27th September to Tuesday 27th September 2022

As summer draws to a close and autumn approaches, cruise around Ardnamurchan, the most westerly…

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Seascapes of Sutherland and the Summer Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 28th June to Tuesday 5th July 2022

The rugged beauty of Scotland’s far northwest is the stuff of legend and the ideal…

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Voyage to St Kilda

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 21st June to Tuesday 28th June 2022

Lying 41 miles off the west coast of Benbecula, the archipelago of St Kilda is…

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Footloose Through the Inner and Outer Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 14th June to Tuesday 21st June 2022

Explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides on this ‘Footloose’ cruise, whether you are a keen…

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The Mystery of St Kilda

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 7th June to Tuesday 14th June 2022

Perched on the extreme western edge of Europe, St Kilda is the jewel in the…

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Springtime Surprise

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 26th April to Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Embark on a voyage into the unknown and join us on our Springtime Surprise where…

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Flavours of the Hebrides

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 19th April to Tuesday 26th April 2022

From superb seafood and famous beef, to seasonal fresh game, artisan cheeses and fine malt…

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Easter Escape

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 12th April to Tuesday 19th April 2022

On Easter Sunday, experience the tranquillity of the holy isle of Iona and wonder at…

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Wonders of Wester Ross

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 12th April 2022

Beautifully wild and untamed, Wester Ross is a remote region of soaring mountains and atmospheric…

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Islands of Contrast

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 20th September to Tuesday 27th September 2022

Wonder at the contrasts of Scotland’s isles. From the southern Inner Isles of Jura and…

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Footloose in Wester Ross

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 29th March to Tuesday 5th April 2022

A ‘Footloose’ walking cruise that heads north to the remote and untamed beauty of Wester…

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Footloose to Skye and the Shiants

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 13th September to Tuesday 20th September 2022

This exciting ‘Footloose’ cruise is an opportunity not to be missed. Taking guests to the…

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Scenic Sea Lochs and Idyllic Inner Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 22nd March to Tuesday 29th March 2022

As we set sail from Oban for the first time in 2022, we enjoy the…

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Golf in the Hebrides and Antrim

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 6th September to Tuesday 13th September 2022

Combine wonderful visits with the opportunity to play golf on courses that could only exist…

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Spring Gardens of Argyll

Greenock to Oban

Tuesday 15th March to Tuesday 22nd March 2022

As the green buds of spring pierce through the silver veil of winter, we wonder…

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Mansions and Castles of the Clyde

Greenock to Greenock

Tuesday 8th March to Tuesday 15th March 2022

Against spectacular scenery, step into the past at some of Scotland’s finest stately homes. Scotland…

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Argyll Escape

Greenock to Greenock

Friday 4th March to Tuesday 8th March 2022

The deep waters of the Firth of Clyde are protected by the Kintyre peninsula. Cruise…

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Pearls of the Clyde

Greenock to Greenock

Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March 2022

As signs of spring begin to emerge and Hebridean Princess embarks on a new season,…

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Treasures of the Main and Rhine

Amsterdam to Nuremberg

Monday 9th May to Tuesday 17th May 2022

The tranquil Dutch waterways reveal sweeping panoramas and limitless horizons, before joining the Rhine and…

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Natural World of the Hebrides and St Kilda

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 31st May to Tuesday 7th June 2022

As the remotest part of the British Isles, the double UNESCO World Heritage Site of…

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Hebridean Tapestry

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 24th May to Tuesday 31st May 2022

Imbued with the magic and mystery of the remote and the unknown, the Inner and…

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Outlook on the Outer Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 17th May to Tuesday 24th May 2022

The Hebrides are the perfect destination for a truly memorable wildlife cruise. Wildlife watching in…

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Highland and Island Gardens

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 3rd May to Tuesday 10th May 2022

Experience the rich diversity of Scotland’s west coast and Inner Hebridean gardens, where many unusual…

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Wildlife of the Western Isles

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 10th May to Tuesday 17th May 2022

The Hebrides are the perfect destination for a truly memorable wildlife cruise. Wildlife watching in…

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Hebridean Princess

Hebridean Princess is a beautiful and elegant ship of the highest order. She has captured…

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Lord of the Highlands

Hebridean Princess is a beautiful and elegant ship of the highest order. She has captured…

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Royal Crown

If you are looking to explore Europe from a different perspective, our European River Cruises…

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Cruise Calendar

Explore Hebridean Island Cruises exciting itineraries with our cruise calendar. Our small luxury cruise ships…

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Hebridean Princess Cruises

Hebridean Princess cruises the magnificent Scottish Highlands and Islands and beyond and has been synonymous with luxury cruising for over 30 years. During this time she has established a reputation for the highest of standards and attention to detail . Carrying a maximum of just 50 guests, her small size means she can reach secluded ports out of the reach of larger ships.

The Lord of the Highlands Cruise ship on the Caledonian Canal
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Lord of the Highlands Cruises

Lord of the Highlands sails the stunning Caledonian Canal, Great Glen and Western Seaboard. Discover the delights Scotland’s dramatic beauty, history and culture in luxury and style. The convivial company of just 40 guests ensures a relaxed, house-party atmosphere on every cruise.

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Elegant European River Cruises

Royal Crown offers European river cruises, sailing into the very heart of iconic towns and romantic cities in Europe. Explore the rich history and colourful centres this part of the world has to offer, on board this truly elegant river cruiser. Enchanting itineraries on the Dutch and Belgian waterways, Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, Main, Rhine and Danube rivers, provide you with time to notice the small things.

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Exciting Itineraries

Beautiful, fascinating locations

Finding new and beautiful places is a Hebridean speciality. The Hebridean Island Cruises team tirelessly seeks locations that will thrill, inform and excite. Small luxury cruise ships like Hebridean Princess are able to sail where larger ships cannot. Our cruises allow you to explore the rich culture and history of each destination. Discover and explore the varied itineraries.

Small Scottish and European Cruises

The Hebridean Difference

On board you will find none of the brash garishness so often associated with cruise ships. Instead, we welcome our guests into an atmosphere where service and comfort are paramount and where our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides are a fount of knowledge on the spectacular Highlands and Islands and rivers of Europe.

Hebridean Princess, Lord of the Highlands and Royal Crown echo the company philosophy that “small is personal”, giving a small number of guests the very special Hebridean Experience of luxury cruising. Our excellent crew has earned us a world-class reputation for unbeatable service, together with fine food and wine and an attention to detail.

All-inclusive Scottish and European Cruises

We’ll take care of it all

Voyages with Hebridean Island Cruises are all-inclusive. This means you can have a carefree holiday, both on board and ashore. The tariff includes all meals and snacks, wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Additionally, all shore visits, use of the ship’s bicycles and fishing tackle are included. It also covers any port and passenger taxes and gratuities. Plus, for Royal Crown European river cruises, return air or rail travel will from the UK is taken care of too.

So, prepare for Scottish and European cruises like no other on Hebridean Princess, Lord of the Highlands or Royal Crown!

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