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Heart of the Hebrides
Machair is a Gaelic word, meaning fertile low lying grassy plain, and only occurs on exposed western coasts of Scotland and Ireland...

Heart of the Hebrides

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 13th June to Tuesday 20th June 2023

From £6,060 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Machair is a Gaelic word, meaning fertile low lying grassy plain, and only occurs on exposed western coasts of Scotland and Ireland. Machair habitats produce spectacular carpets of wildflowers of all different colours and are bustling with bird life at all times of the year.

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See our itinerary below...

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…

Tuesday 13th June

Oban - Embarkation.

Wednesday 14th June

Loch na Mile, Jura - Walks ashore. Port Ellen, Islay - Lagavulin Distillery.

Lagavulin whisky distillery on Islay

After stretching our legs on the deer island of Jura, we land on its near neighbour, the whisky isle of Islay, where we sample the peaty malt produced at Lagavulin and see the distillers at work.

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Thursday 15th June

Colonsay - Colonsay House Gardens. Cruise the Sea of the Hebrides.

Colonsay House and gardens on a sunny day

The woodland gardens surrounding Colonsay House contain an enormous variety of rhododendrons as well as mimosa, eucalyptus and palm trees which benefit from the mild climate.

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Friday 16th June

Barra - Walks ashore at Vatersay. Lochboisdale, South Uist - Prince’s Bay, Eriskay.

The Outer Isles are calling, and we cruise the Sea of the Hebrides to witness the narrow bar of sand and colourful machair which divides the island of Vatersay in two. Onwards to Eriskay, home to a rare pony breed, and an excellent location to view a wide variety of machair flowers in a small area.

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Saturday 17th June

Lochboisdale, South Uist - Tour of the Uists. Lochmaddy, North Uist - Guests re-join the ship.

The beautiful beaches of South Uist on a summers day

Traditional crofting, grazing and cultivation regimes on the Uists have created a rich mosaic of habitats for grassland birds. Our island tour encompasses an extensive area of Hebridean machair with an abundance of blooms which support rich insect and bird life.

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Sunday 18th June

Loch Dunvegan, Skye - Dunvegan Castle. Cruise the Small Isles.

Onwards to Skye, where we uncover 800 years of MacLeod history at Dunvegan Castle and wander the hidden oasis of formal gardens which surround it.

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Monday 19th June

Salen, Loch Sunart - Walks in the Sunart oakwoods. Tobermory, Mull - Walks ashore.

Hebridean Princess at Tobermory on a sunny day

A cruise of the Small Isles highlights their diversity and leads us to Loch Sunart where the ancient oakwoods are lush with ferns, mosses and lichens. Tobermory is our final port of call.

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Tuesday 20th June

Oban - Disembarkation.

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Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Suite
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Isle of Arran Suite

Princess Deck

The Isle of Arran Suite cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with separate walk-in shower

The ship’s largest cabin, the Isle of Arran Suite, is located on the port side of the Princess Deck and, as all windows are on the ship’s side, privacy is assured. It comprises a large, separate day room, a spacious bedroom and a well-equipped bathroom with bath and separate walk-in thermostatic shower. The bedroom contains a super king-size bed, which can be re-arranged as twins, generous wardrobes, drawers, dressing table and a second television.

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Cabins with Private Balconies
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Isle of Berneray

Promenade Deck

The Isle of Berneray cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

The roomy Isle of Berneray and Isle of Bute are situated on the port and starboard sides, towards the after end of the Promenade Deck. The private balconies in these cabins ensure total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, and with teak tables and chairs, they are the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking landscapes. These cabins contain super king-size beds, which can be re-arranged as twins. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Bute

Promenade Deck

The Isle of Bute cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

The roomy Isle of Berneray and Isle of Bute are situated on the port and starboard sides, towards the after end of the Promenade Deck. The private balconies in these cabins ensure total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, and with teak tables and chairs, they are the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking landscapes. These cabins contain super king-size beds, which can be re-arranged as twins. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Barra

Princess Deck

The Isle of Barra cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: King-size
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

The Isle of Barra and Isle of Benbecula are located on the port and starboard sides forward on the Princess Deck. The balconies, which afford total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, are fitted with teak tables and chairs for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Benbecula

Princess Deck

The Isle of Benbecula cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: King-size
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

The Isle of Barra and Isle of Benbecula are located on the port and starboard sides forward on the Princess Deck. The balconies, which afford total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, are fitted with teak tables and chairs for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Cabins With Double Beds Twin Beds
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Isle of Coll

Princess Deck

The Isle of Coll cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Located on the same deck as Reception and the Columba Restaurant, these roomy, forward-facing cabins, at the forward end of the Princess Deck, are fitted with three large picture windows offering excellent views ahead over the bow. The super king-size beds can be re-arranged as twins. A well deck, some 40 feet (12 m) in length, between the cabins and the forecastle, ensures privacy. Large bathrooms feature full-size baths with thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

The Isle of Colonsay cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Located on the same deck as Reception and the Columba Restaurant, these roomy, forward-facing cabins, at the forward end of the Princess Deck, are fitted with three large picture windows offering excellent views ahead over the bow. The super king-size beds can be re-arranged as twins. A well deck, some 40 feet (12 m) in length, between the cabins and the forecastle, ensures privacy. Large bathrooms feature full-size baths with thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Iona

Promenade Deck

The Isle of Iona cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Situated on the port and starboard sides of the Promenade Deck, towards the after end of the ship, these two superb cabins are fitted with super king-size beds convertible into twins. Large picture windows are perfect for watching the landscapes unfold. Spacious bathrooms contain full-size baths with thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Staffa

Promenade Deck

The Isle of Staffa cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Situated on the port and starboard sides of the Promenade Deck, towards the after end of the ship, these two superb cabins are fitted with super king-size beds convertible into twins. Large picture windows are perfect for watching the landscapes unfold. Spacious bathrooms contain full-size baths with thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Danna

Princess Deck

The Isle of Danna cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

A roomy cabin that is in great demand with returning guests, the Isle of Danna is tucked into a quiet corner on the port side of the Princess Deck. It contains a super king-size bed, which can be converted into twin beds, and two comfortable chairs from which to enjoy panoramic views through full-size picture windows. Charming private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

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Duart Castle

Waterfront Deck

The Duart Castle cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with separate walk-in shower

Very roomy and excellent value, these elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. While Kinloch and Torosay Castle cabins are fitted with two opening portholes, Duart Castle also has a forward-facing porthole. All feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Kinloch Castle

Waterfront Deck

The Kinloch Castle cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with separate walk-in shower

Very roomy and excellent value, these elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. While Kinloch and Torosay Castle cabins are fitted with two opening portholes, Duart Castle also has a forward-facing porthole. All feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Torosay Castle

Waterfront Deck

The Torosay Castle cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Full-size bath with separate walk-in shower

Very roomy and excellent value, these elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. While Kinloch and Torosay Castle cabins are fitted with two opening portholes, Duart Castle also has a forward-facing porthole. All feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Loch Crinan

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Crinan cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These charming, interchangeable super king-size or twin-bedded cabins on the port and starboard sides of the Hebridean Deck are generous in size and attractively priced. Although there are no windows or portholes, fresh air is circulated day and night by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system. Spacious private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

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Loch Harport

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Harport cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These charming, interchangeable super king-size or twin-bedded cabins on the port and starboard sides of the Hebridean Deck are generous in size and attractively priced. Although there are no windows or portholes, fresh air is circulated day and night by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system. Spacious private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

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Loch Torridon

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Torridon cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Super king-size or twin
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These charming, interchangeable super king-size or twin-bedded cabins on the port and starboard sides of the Hebridean Deck are generous in size and attractively priced. Although there are no windows or portholes, fresh air is circulated day and night by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system. Spacious private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

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Cabins With Double Beds
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Ardvreck Castle

Waterfront Deck

The Ardvreck Castle cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Double
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Excellent value, these elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. Both these cabins are fitted with two opening portholes and feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Lews Castle

Waterfront Deck

The Lews Castle cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Beds: Double
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

Excellent value, these elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. Both these cabins are fitted with two opening portholes and feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Muck

Princess Deck

the Isle of Muck cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Double
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

This popular, double-bedded cabin, located on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, has three full-size picture windows, which afford superb views and give the room a bright, airy feel. Private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

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Isle of Raasay

Promenade Deck

The Isle of Raasay cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Double
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

An excellent port-side cabin in a quiet corner on the same level as the Tiree Lounge and the Library. This extremely comfortable cabin has open views from its windows and is well-equipped with private facilities, including a thermostatic shower.

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Single Cabins
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Isle of Canna

Princess Deck

The Isle of Canna cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These well-appointed cabins lie on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, enjoying good views from their windows. With a charming home-from-home feel for the single traveller, they are much in demand. The private facilities include thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Eigg

Princess Deck

The Isle of Eigg cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These well-appointed cabins lie on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, enjoying good views from their windows. With a charming home-from-home feel for the single traveller, they are much in demand. The private facilities include thermostatic showers.

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Isle of Rum

Princess Deck

The Isle of Rum cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

These well-appointed cabins lie on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, enjoying good views from their windows. With a charming home-from-home feel for the single traveller, they are much in demand. The private facilities include thermostatic showers.

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Sound of Islay

Waterfront Deck

The Sound of Islay cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single (Jura and Sleat) Bed: Double (Islay and Mull)
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

Situated on the starboard side of the Waterfront Deck, these are roomy single cabins, fitted with two opening portholes. The private facilities feature thermostatic showers. A single staircase links these rooms to the Princess Deck, with direct access by a flight of three steps to the embarkation area for the small boats when going ashore.

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Sound of Jura

Waterfront Deck

The Sound of Jura cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single (Jura and Sleat) Bed: Double (Islay and Mull)
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

Situated on the starboard side of the Waterfront Deck, these are roomy single cabins, fitted with two opening portholes. The private facilities feature thermostatic showers. A single staircase links these rooms to the Princess Deck, with direct access by a flight of three steps to the embarkation area for the small boats when going ashore.

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Sound of Mull

Waterfront Deck

The Sound of Mull cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single (Jura and Sleat) Bed: Double (Islay and Mull)
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

Situated on the starboard side of the Waterfront Deck, these are roomy single cabins, fitted with two opening portholes. The private facilities feature thermostatic showers. A single staircase links these rooms to the Princess Deck, with direct access by a flight of three steps to the embarkation area for the small boats when going ashore.

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Sound of Sleat

Waterfront Deck

The Sound of Sleat cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single (Jura and Sleat) Bed: Double (Islay and Mull)
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

Situated on the starboard side of the Waterfront Deck, these are roomy single cabins, fitted with two opening portholes. The private facilities feature thermostatic showers. A single staircase links these rooms to the Princess Deck, with direct access by a flight of three steps to the embarkation area for the small boats when going ashore.

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Loch Buie

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Buie cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

These charming, well-appointed cabins, located on the starboard side of the Hebridean Deck, offer spacious bathrooms and full-size baths with thermostatic showers. As they are not fitted with windows or portholes, fresh air is supplied by the ship’s forced air ventilation system.

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Loch Scavaig

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Scavaig cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Full-size bath with thermostatic shower

These charming, well-appointed cabins, located on the starboard side of the Hebridean Deck, offer spacious bathrooms and full-size baths with thermostatic showers. As they are not fitted with windows or portholes, fresh air is supplied by the ship’s forced air ventilation system.

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Loch Scresort

Hebridean Deck

The Loch Scresort cabin on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship of Hebridean Island Cruises

Bed: Single
Bathroom: Thermostatic shower

This delightful cabin, located on the starboard side of the Hebridean Deck, is well-appointed and offers the single traveller excellent value for money. Fresh air is supplied by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system, as this cabin does not have windows or portholes. Loch Scresort has good-sized private facilities with a thermostatic shower.

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