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Highland Waterways Discovery
A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and islands of Scotland’s western shore..

Highland Waterways Discovery

Inverness to Kyle of Lochash

Monday 18th April to Monday 25th April 2022

From £3,850 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Also departs on:
Monday 2nd to Monday 9th May 2022
Monday 16th to Monday 23rd May 2022
Monday 30th May to Monday 6th June 2022
Monday 13th to Monday 20th June 2022
Monday 27th June to Monday 4th July 2022
Monday 11th to Monday 18th July 2022
Monday 25th July to Monday 1st August 2022
Monday 8th to Monday 15th August 2022
Monday 22nd to Monday 29th August 2022
Monday 5th to Monday 12th September 2022
Monday 19th to Monday 26th September 2022

A seven night leisurely voyage of the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal, hidden sea lochs and islands of Scotland’s western shore.
This seven night voyage, through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands, introduces the interested traveller to the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal, the glistening waters of Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull, the Sound of Sleat and finally, Kyle Rhea.
This cruise will appeal to those seeking great natural beauty, excellent cuisine and warm and friendly service from a dedicated crew. At all ports of call there is something to interest and fascinate, but there will always be an opportunity to perhaps read a book, or sip a glass of wine as the glories of the landscape slip by.

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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…

Inverness – Embarkation

Arrive in Inverness and embark Lord of the Highlands. This evening we remain berthed in the city.

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Visit to Culloden and Clava Cairns. Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.

Leanach Cottage on Culloden Battlefield near Inverness

This morning visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, and observe the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. We set sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect the Great Glen’s four lochs. Entering Loch Ness, we pass the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle, before ascending the impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus, the scenic and historic village, ahead of the welcome gala reception and dinner.

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Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Scenic West Highland Railway passage to Glenfinnan.

Continue along the canal through Loch Oich, ascending to 106 feet at Laggan Locks after gliding serenely along the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue. Onwards through picturesque Loch Lochy, before descending Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks dropping 64 feet into the sea lock at Corpach. After lunch, we take the West Highland Railway over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Our overnight mooring is in Corpach.

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Sail Loch Linnhe to Oban. Oban – Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly.

Oban in Scotland

Today we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Take a guided walk up to McCaig’s Tower; inspired by the Roman Colosseum, it affords spectacular views of the Hebrides. We berth in Oban overnight.

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Craignure, Mull – Visit to Iona. Tobermory, Mull – Free time to explore at leisure.

IOna Abbey on the Isle of Iona in Scotland

This morning, we sail to Craignure on Mull for a visit to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland. Later, we sail to the island capital of Tobermory where brightly painted houses line the waterfront which were originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers. We remain alongside overnight.

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Tobermory - Distillery tour. Eigg – Walks ashore. Inverie, Loch Nevis – Overnight berth.

The colourful buildings of Tobermoray

After a morning tour of Tobermory Distillery, we sail north to the Small Isle of Eigg, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way. This community owned island is a nature reserve and allows us to go in search of marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. This evening we arrive at Inverie on Loch Nevis, where you can enjoy a drink at the most remote pub on mainland Britain, The Old Forge.

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Armadale, Skye – Armadale Castle and Clan Donald Centre. Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle.

Eileen Donan Castle in Scotland

An early morning sail across the Sound of Sleat leads us to Armadale on the Isle of Skye where we trace the legacy of the Clan Donald at the Museum of The Isles. Our final port of call is Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner.

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Kyle of Lochalsh – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.

Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast for the onward transfer to Inverness.

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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…

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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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