Thursday 14th to Friday 22nd July
Experience the Channel Island beauty of Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jersey and Alderney and uncover the delights of Cherbourg as Hebridean Princess embarks on the wonderful Anglo-French itinerary.
Thursday 14th July
Embarking guests were treated to a gun salute as we departed from Portland and set sail for our overnight anchorage in Weymouth Bay.
Friday 15th July
We spent this morning cruising the English Channel on passage towards France. We arrived and berthed in Cherbourg in the afternoon, where guests were taken on a tour to the Pernelle Batteries with views of the Normandy Beaches and a walking tour of the coastal village of Barfleur.
We remained alongside overnight in Cherbourg, France.
Saturday 16th July
We departed Cherbourg early this morning and set sail on passage towards the Channel Islands. We arrived and berthed alongside in St Peter Port, Guernsey, where guests discovered the German occupation of the island during the ‘War Time Guernsey’ tour.
We remained alongside overnight in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Sunday 17th July
From St Peter Port, guests took a local ferry to Sark for a full day excursion which included tractor transport, horse carriage rides and lunch.
We remained alongside overnight tonight in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Monday 18th July
The car-free paradise island of Herm played host to our morning walking tour which included shell beach, ice cream, beautiful vistas and the church.
Guests spent the afternoon relaxing on board as we sailed to St Malo, France, where we remained overnight.
Tuesday 19th July
After breakfast, guests discovered the port of St Malo on a walking tour of the walled city or enjoyed free time to explore St Malo independently.
We remained in St Malo, France, until late evening when we set sail for our overnight anchorage off St Helier, Jersey.
Wednesday 20th July
Guests were tendered ashore in St Helier this morning to visit Mont Orgueil Castle, one of the world’s finest examples of a medieval castle.
Following lunch on board, guests could spend the afternoon ashore in St Helier for an island tour or free time.
We sailed overnight tonight on passage towards our anchorage off Alderney.
Thursday 21st July
On Alderney, guests travelled on the only working railway in the Channel Islands, from Braye to Mannez Quarry. We spent the final afternoon cruising the English Channel on passage towards our overnight anchorage off Portland.
Friday 22nd July
We hope that all our disembarking guests have enjoyed this exploration of the Channel Islands.