Tuesday 2nd to Tuesday 9th April 2024

Scotland is rightly proud of its reputation for its wonderful natural larder and those who produce mouth-watering creations. Join Hebridean Princess, on this gastronomic voyage, as we explore the wonderful culinary offerings of the Highlands and Islands.

Tuesday 2nd April

When embarkation was complete, we departed from Oban for our overnight anchorage off Kerrera.

Wednesday 3rd April

We spent this morning cruising the Firth of Lorn and the Garvellachs on passage towards the Isle of Colonsay. After lunch, guests walked to the village hall for a tasting of honey and oysters with Andrew Abrahams who has supplied the vessel for many years.

We anchored overnight in Loch na Dal.

Thursday 4th April

This morning we sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh, where a coach was available to take guest to visit Armadale Castle and luncheon was served at Kinloch Lodge.

Whilst guests were ashore enjoying their lunch, Lady Claire Macdonald from Kinloch Lodge visited the ship and was welcomed to the bridge by Captain Richard Heaton.

We remained berthed  alongside Kyle of Lochalsh overnight and after dinner local entertainment was provided in the Tiree Lounge.

Friday 5th April

This morning we visited the pretty village of Shieldaig on the shores of Loch Torridon for walks ashore.

At noon, the coach departed to take guests to the Torridon Hotel for lunch, before spending the late afternoon cruising Loch Torridon, the east and the north coast of the Isle of Skye, on passage towards our overnight berth alongside at Kyle of Lochalsh.  

Saturday 6th April

Our morning visit was to explore the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland at Dunvegan with its extensive gardens, before lunch was served at Three Chimneys restaurant.

Sunday 7th April

The iconic Eilean Donan castle played host to our morning visit. Strategically placed on an island fortified since the 13th century, Eilean Donan was lovingly restored in the 1920’s to what we see today.

After lunch on board, guests travelled to Plockton for walks in the village. Refreshments and tasting of spirits were enjoyed at the Plockton Distillery Tasting room.

Monday 8th April

After a morning spent cruising Kyle rhea narrows, the Sound of Sleat and around Ardnamurchan point we arrived in Tobermory for our afternoon visit the Isle of Mull Cheese Farm.

In the late afternoon we arrived at Craignure, for the climax of our voyage, a Champagne reception hosted by Sir Lachlan MacLean at Duart Castle.

The Farewell Gala Dinner was held at anchor off Kerrera where we remained overnight.  

Tuesday 9th April

We shall spend the day in Oban tomorrow conducting passengers disembarkation/embarkation.