Hebridean Island Cruises, the small luxury cruise ship operator, has announced it will reposition its flagship, Hebridean Princess, to the south coast of England for the 2021 summer season.

The ship will operate a series of cruises during July and August departing from Cardiff and Portland before returning to her familiar home port of Oban, Scotland in September.

During her newly announced summer season, the ship will visit a number of destinations in Wales, as well as Lundy Island, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight plus a number of smaller southern coastal ports.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and the ban on cruising currently in place in Scotland, Hebridean Princess will relocate to the south coast during July and August. The ship is no stranger to the south coast having cruised in and around this area on numerous occasions previously.

The originally planned cruises to Orkney and Shetland have been cancelled and guests who had bookings on these sailings have been given first opportunity to transfer to the new south coast itineraries.

Hebridean Princess will return to Scotland to pick up her planned cruise itineraries from 3rd September.

Hebridean’s managing director, Ken Charleson, commented:

“With the ban on domestic cruising still in place in Scotland, we made the decision to temporarily relocate Hebridean Princess to the south coast of England, where cruising is currently allowed under certain restrictions. 

A large number of our regular and loyal guests have had their cruises cancelled, often more than once during the pandemic and many have indicated to us that they just wanted to sail on Hebridean Princess as soon as possible. Relocating Hebridean Princess will allow us to fulfil these wishes.

Whilst we are looking forward to our cruises on the south coast, we are very much excited about our return to our home port of Oban in early September where we will pick up on our scheduled cruise programme for the rest of 2021.”

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01756 704704

or visit www.hebridean.co.uk