Monday 24th June to Tuesday 2nd July 2024

The voyage from Inverness, to Hebridean Princess’s home port of Oban, offers a unique view of the untamed, rugged beauty of the northern Caithness and Sutherland seaboard, crossing the Pentland Firth to gems of mainland Orkney. Be inspired by magic and myth, and the sights and sounds of Scotland’s far north.

Monday 24th June

Embarkation took place in the Highland capital of Inverness. When all guests were safely on board, we set sail overnight, cruising the Moray Firth and the Pentland Firth on passage towards mainland Orkney.

Tuesday 25th June

During the passage to Orkney, guest speaker Jeremy Burton gave the first of his talks, The Queen Mother at the Castle of Mey.

We arrived and berthed alongside in Kirkwall this afternoon where a coach was available to take guests to visit Kirkwall Cathedral, the Italian Chapel and the Churchill Barriers.

Late this evening, we arrived and berthed alongside in Stromness where we remained overnight.

Wednesday 26th June

This morning, guests had the opportunity to explore Stromness independently. After lunch on board, a coach took guests to visit the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae.

We remained alongside Stromness overnight.

Thursday 27th June

This morning we arrived and berthed alongside in Scrabster, for the visit Castle of Mey.

We spent the afternoon cruising the north coast of Scotland and Cape Wrath, during the sail Jeremy Burton gave the second of his talks, The Queen Mother’s Jewellery.

After dinner we arrived and berthed alongside in Lochinver, where we remained overnight.

Friday 28th June

This morning, guests visited the Highland Stoneware Pottery in Lochinver where owner David Grant was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company.

After departing Lochinver, we arrived and berthed alongside in Ullapool, for our afternoon visit to Corrieshalloch Gorge.

We remained alongside in Ullapool overnight.

Saturday 29th June

This morning guests visited the world famous Inverewe Garden.

We spent the afternoon cruising The Minch on passage towards our overnight anchorage. During the sail, Jeremy Burton presented the last of his talks, After the Goldrush.

Guests enjoyed a late afternoon sail of the Shiant Isles where we anchored overnight.

After dinner stories were told by Chief Purser Andy Allan.

Sunday 30th June

After a morning spent cruising The Inner Sound, our afternoon port of call was Shieldaig, where two small coaches took guests to visit Applecross via the Bealach na Ba road.

We anchored in Plockton overnight.

Monday 1st July

After a morning cruise under the Skye Bridge and Kyle Rhea, the final afternoon was spent exploring Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull.

We anchored overnight tonight in Oban Bay, where the Farewell Gala was held.  

Tuesday 2nd July

Disembarkation took place in Oban after breakfast and we hope all of our guests have enjoyed this voyage from Orcadia.