2nd March - A Taste of the Lower Clyde

As a new season dawns, join Hebridean Princess on her maiden voyage of the year and explore some hidden gems of the Firth of Clyde.  Land on the two largest Clyde islands, Arran and Bute, which have been continuously inhabited since Neolithic times.

Monday, 2nd March.

Embarkation took place at Greenock Ocean Terminal and when all guests were safely on board we set sail for our overnight anchorage in Holy Loch.

Tuesday, 3rd March.

Departing from Holy Loch, we spent the morning cruising Loch Fyne on passage towards Strachur.

The local piper in full attire was playing as we disembarked the ship at the Strachur pontoon. Guests were tendered ashore to visit Strachur Smiddy and explore the Church of Scotland church and graveyard. On a lovely afternoon the refreshment hamper was well received with a splash of Arran gold!

We anchored in the Menard narrows overnight. 

Wednesday, 4th March.

This morning guests were tendered ashore at Portavadie for walks on the Cowal peninsula.

 

After a delicious seafood buffet lunch, we anchored off Lochranza, Isle of Arran, where coach was available to take guests to for an afternoon tour and tasting at the Arran Distillery. 

We anchored overnight in Rothesay Bay, Isle of Bute, overnight. 

Thursday, 5th March.

This morning we berthed alongside in Rothesay, Isle of Bute where guests visited Mount Stuart House and the restored Victorian Public Conveniences. Alternatively, guests had free time to explore Rothesay.  

We spent the afternoon cruising East Kyle and Loch Striven on passage towards our overnight anchorage off Greenock.

Friday, 6th March.

After a glorious sunrise off Greenock, we berthed alongside at Ocean Terminal where disembarkation took place.