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Islands of Contrast
Wonder at the contrasts of Scotland’s isles...

Islands of Contrast

Oban to Oban

Tuesday 20th September to Tuesday 27th September 2022

From £4,880 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Wonder at the contrasts of Scotland’s isles. From the southern Inner Isles of Jura and Islay to the Outer Isles of Barra and Eriskay, calling at Mull, Iona and the Small Isles of Canna and Rum, discover the diverse landscapes, history and heritage which make each one unique, from the comfort and luxury of Hebridean Princess.

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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…

Guest Speaker Sir Maxwell Macleod

Sir Maxwell Macleod a guest speaker on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship

Sir Maxwell Macleod was a teacher and educational audiologist before he returned to the family home at Fuinary in Morvern and pursued a number of jobs including writing for over ten news papers, running expeditions throughout the Hebrides, starting an energy advisory business and lecturing in Japan and the USA. He has circled the world twice and has a particular interest in the Middle East. Maxwell’s hobby is long distance sea rowing and he rowed from Skye to Iona, reporting on the socio-economics of the different islands for a number of papers.

Tuesday 20th September

Oban - Embarkation.

Wednesday 21st September

Loch na Mile, Jura - Craighouse. Port Ellen, Islay - Ardbeg Distillery.

Arbeg Distillery Port Ellen

Arriving at Loch na Mile on Jura, dominated by the Paps rising above our landing stage, we visit the island’s only community at Craighouse before cruising to Port Ellen where Ardbeg Distillery has been creating ‘the untamed spirit of Islay’ for over 200 years.

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Thursday 22nd September

Colonsay - Colonsay House Gardens. Bunessan, Mull - Ardalanish Weavers.

Colonsay House and gardens on a sunny day

Ashore on Colonsay, enjoy the turning colours of the exotic woodland gardens at Colonsay House with many rare trees and shrubs. Hebridean fleece from the farm at Ardalanish is used on site by the Isle of Mull weavers; here we are treated to a weaving demonstration.

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Friday 23rd September

Iona - Iona Abbey. Cruise the Sea of the Hebrides.

Iona Abbey from the sea

The restored abbey on Iona, originally a medieval Benedictine foundation, attract visitors and pilgrims from all walks of life.

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Saturday 24th September

Barra - Island tour. Lochboisdale, South Uist - Prince's Bay Eriskay.

Eriskay ponies

Our island tour of Barra uncovers the secrets of this beautiful, tranquil isle with a fascinating history. Home to a rare pony breed once used in the mines, Eriskay is famed as the site of the sinking of the SS Politician offshore in 1941 which inspired the novel and film ‘Whisky Galore’.

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Sunday 25th September

Canna - Walks ashore. Rum - Kinloch Castle.

Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum in Scotland

The Small Isles are calling; Canna, dubbed the ‘Garden of the Hebrides’, is the perfect location for secluded walks and strolls off the beaten track, whilst on Rum we discover the Edwardian folly of Kinloch Castle, built by Sir George Bullough.

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Monday 26th September

Salen, Loch Sunart - Sunart Oakwoods. Tobermory, Mull - Walks ashore.

Salen Sunart Oakwoods Lichen Loch Sunart

At Salen, on Loch Sunart, we explore the ancient oakwoods, and the colourful Georgian harbour town of Tobermory on Mull offers time for souvenir shopping and a final stretch of legs before returning to Oban.

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Tuesday 27th September

Oban - Disembarkation.

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…

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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

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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