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Spring Gardens of Argyll
Warmed by the North Atlantic Drift, north west Scotland is home to hidden paradise gardens...

Spring Gardens of Argyll

Greenock to Oban

Tuesday 15th March to Tuesday 22nd March 2022

From £2,870 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

As the green buds of spring pierce through the silver veil of winter, we wonder at the new season dawning. Warmed by the North Atlantic Drift, north west Scotland is home to hidden paradise gardens. Varying in size, style and maturity, dating from the 13th to the 20th century, they are spread throughout the mainland of Argyll, and to the islands of Arran and Gigha, often in dramatic scenery.

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Spring Gardens of Argyll route map

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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…

Tuesday 15th March

Greenock - Embarkation.

Wednesday 16th March

Holy Loch - Benmore Botanic Garden. Cruise Loch Fyne

Benmore Botanic Gardens in Strath Eachaig

Landing from the sheltered waters of Holy Loch, enter the enchanting oasis of Benmore Botanic Garden in an awe-inspiring mountainside setting, with its avenue of giant redwoods and refurbished Victorian fernery.

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Thursday 17th March

Strachur - Ardkinglas House and Garden. Crarae - Crarae Garden.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden and Kinglas Water

On the shore at the head of Loch Fyne, Ardkinglas Woodland Garden has an outstanding collection of plants and trees. Next, we savour the timelessness of Crarae Garden, created by Lady Campbell in 1912, where we are transported, momentarily to the Himalayas, by the cascading waterfall of Crarae Burn.

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Friday 18th March

rodick, Arran - Brodick Castle Garden. Campbeltown - An Ceardach Garden.

Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran in Scotland

South to Arran; the centuries-long seat of the Dukes of Hamilton at Brodick Castle is magnificent beneath Goatfell. Wander through the formal gardens, or venture further to discover ponds, waterfalls and woodland trails.

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Saturday 19th March

Port Ryan - Glenwhan Gardens. Cruise the Mull of Kintyre

Glenwhan Gardens in Scotland

Ashore on Kintyre, we travel to An Caerdach, where five acres of rough grazing and hazel wood, surrounding the old blacksmith’s croft, have been transformed into a beautiful garden. Glenwhan Gardens afford stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway.

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Sunday 20th March

Ghiga - Achamore Gardens. Loch na Mile, Jura - Craighouse.

Achamore Gardens on the Isle of Gigha in Scotland

We round the celebrated Mull of Kintyre to the tiny community-owned island of Gigha with its famous Achamore Gardens, laid out by Sir James Horlick. During lunch, we sail to neighbouring Jura to visit the only settlement on the island at Craighouse.

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Monday 21st March

Ardfern - Kilmartin Glen. Craobh Haven - Arduaine Garden

The exotic Arduaine Gardens

Returning to the mainland, we head for Kilmartin Glen which boasts the highest concentration of ancient monuments in Scotland. Our final port of call is Arduaine, a twenty-acre coastal garden situated beside the Sound of Jura.

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Tuesday 22nd March

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…

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

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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