11th November - Clyde Island Explorer
Join the excitement and thrill of the last cruise of the season as Hebridean Princess takes us to some of the finest islands on the Clyde as well as Britain's smallest cathedral and a mountainside botanic garden.
11th November 2017.
After setting sail from Greenock we anchored overnight Millport, Great Cumbrae.
12th November 2017.
Our first port of call this morning was Millport where guests had the option to visit the ‘Cathedral of the Isles’ or enjoy walks on the island.
We cruised to neighbouring Little Cumbrae during lunch where guests spent the afternoon exploring the island on foot.
We anchored overnight in the Largs Channel off Great Cumbrae.
13th November 2017.
From Largs guests travelled to Ardgowan House where they enjoyed a guided tour by owner Ludovic Shaw-Stewart.
In the afternoon we cruised to Rothesay, Bute, for a visit to Mount Stuart House or free time to explore Rothesay independently.
When all guests were safely back on board we sailed to our overnight anchorage in Lamlash Bay, Arran.
14th November 2017.
Our morning was spent exploring Holy Isle, a tiny satellite island off the Isle of Arran which has a long history as a sacred site and is a nature reserve, home to Eriskay ponies, Soay sheep and Saanen goats.
In the afternoon we arrived at Brodick for a tour of the Isle of Arran which included a refreshment stop at Lochranza Castle.
We anchored overnight off Greenock.
15th November 2017.
This morning guests enjoyed a fabulous cruise of the Upper Clyde towards Glasgow and back down the river to Holy Loch.
Our final visit of the 2017 season was Benmore Botanical Gardens, ahead of the Farewell Gala Dinner which was held at anchor in Holy Loch.
16th November 2017.
For the final time in 2017 our Captain, Officers and Crew waved a fond farewell to our guests as they disembarked at the Ocean Terminal, Greenock. We look forward to welcoming you all back on board next year!