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With the warm days of summer firmly behind us and the lead up to Christmas firmly taking hold, here's the chance to update yourself with what's been happening at Hebridean Island Cruises, in this winter 2019 issue of The Hebridean Times.In this edition, Captain Richard Heaton shares with us some of...


Destinations - The Holiday and Travel Show

In January we will be attending one of the UK’s biggest cruise and travel shows.Come along and meet our experienced team and have your questions answered face to face. We would love to see you at ...EVENTCITY MANCHESTER - 16th January to 19th January 2020OLYMPIA LONDON - 30th January to 2nd F...


Cruising in a boutique hotel with Hebridean Island Cruises

By Alan Fairfax - Travel Writer, Cruise Journalist and Silver Travel AdvisorAlan was a guest on our Grandeur and Splendour of Argyll and Bute voyage.Green rolling hills of summer turning to shades of gold, yellow and brown as winter approaches, the sun, low in the sky glistens on open water, as the...


St Kilda - Islands on the Edge

Hebridean Princess makes two or three visits each year to the UK’s only double UNESCO World Heritage Site; the abandoned and remote archipelago of St Kilda.On reaching St Kilda it is as though you have reached the ‘islands at the edge of the world’. Situated 41 miles west of Benbecula in the O...


Cycling Over The Minch

Olympic Cyclist Chris Boardman has written an article for The Telegraph on how his Hebridean Princess cruise changed his focus from road bikes and power metres to more relaxing off-road adventures and photogenic scenery.Chris says "My brand (Boardman Bikes) supplied some bikes to a cruise ship in Sc...


A Feast for the Senses

Our 'Flavours' cruises on board Hebridean Princess and Royal Crown are a true feast for the senses.  A gastronomic voyage is the best way to discover the regional cuisine and local specialities for which the area visited is famous. Scottish food and drink lies at the very heart of Scotland's cu...


A Cruise Around Scotland’s Western Isles by Dave Monk

On a tour of Scotland’s Western Isles, journalist and cruise blogger Dave Monk discovered the quirky delights of Hebridean Princess.Read his review for World of Cruising Magazine here: <<READ MORE>>...


Where are we going - Holland or The Netherlands?

By Sheila Salmon, Cruise Director, Hebridean River Cruises Keukenhof GardensSorry for any confusion but it is a reasonable question which is frequently asked.  To be honest, both are correct in a way – nowadays North and South Holland form two counties or provinces of The Netherlands, bu...


Footloose through the Inner Sound

Our first ‘Footloose’ cruise of 2020 offers a tantalising blend of energising walks and fascinating visits to suit every taste.  The diverse landscapes of the Small Isles and Skye contrast with the mainland gems of Gairloch and Shieldaig on this ‘Footloose’ escape of peaceful seclu...


Hebridean Roadshow October 2019

Over the coming weeks Hebridean will be out and about attending various events. Members of the Hebridean shore-based team will be on hand to showcase both Hebridean Princess and our European River Cruise Programme.  We'd love to see you - please come along and we'll be pleased to answ...


Hebridean Princess Returns to Norway in 2020

 Following the success of Hebridean Princess' Norwegian sojourn in 2017, we will once again be spreading our wings in 2020. During the summer months of July and August, Hebridean Princess will ply the waters of Norway exploring the lesser known Hardangerfjord and the almost undis...


Hebridean Shortlisted for 2020 Wave Awards

The Wave Awards are the most prestigious accolades in UK cruising and we are delighted to announce that Hebridean Island Cruises has been shortlisted in the Favourite Specialist Cruise Line and  Favourite River Cruise Line categories. We would love to secure your votes.  Voting closes...


Hebridean to attend Cruise Select Cruise Show

It's that time of year again, and Hebridean Island Cruises will be attending Cruise Select's highly popular annual Cruise Show on the 6 October 2019 at the Sharnbrook Hotel, near Bedford.During the day, you will be able to meet with travel professionals from various cruise and river lines inclu...


Read the Latest Hebridean Times Online

You should by now have received your copy of The Hebridean Times, but if not you can read it by clicking the link below.  In Issue 32 you will find all the latest crew news and Captain David Kirkwood's View from the Bridge, and can test your little grey cells with our crossword competition...


2020 European River Cruise Collection

Our ninth season of relaxing itineraries will transport you to the very heart of the continent in relaxing style on board the 1930's style river cruiser, MS Royal Crown.Hebridean’s 2020 European River Cruise CollectionOffering wonderfully varied and meticulously planned itineraries on the tranquil...


Last few days to vote!

Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for 2019 Food and Travel Magazine AwardsThe eight annual Food and Travel Reader Awards short list has been revealed and Hebridean Island Cruises is delighted to be included once again!Food and Travel magazine says:“Eight years ago we set out to create a...


Flavours of the Low Countries

Join Guest Speaker John Ducker and taste the best of Dutch and Belgian food and drink as you cruise through a vast network of canals and rivers, stopping in key cities to soak up local culture and sample the produce for which this area is renowned.Savour local beer in Europe’s diamond capital of A...


Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for 2019 Food and Travel Magazine Awards

The eight annual Food and Travel Reader Awards short list has been revealed and Hebridean Island Cruises is delighted to be included once again!Food and Travel magazine says:“Eight years ago we set out to create a series of awards that were unique. We wanted to impartially identify the v...


Cruising the Clyde

You don’t have to travel far north to the Highlands to explore grand historical castles, baronial mansions and escape to Hebridean-style islands of peace and tranquillity. Around south west Scotland, experience a wealth of architectural and aristocratic treasures and exhilarating outdoor adventure...


Cruise Spotlight - Inlets and Islands of Argyll

Our Inlets and Islands of Argyll cruise which departs from Greenock on Tuesday 17th April 2020, offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of the Clyde islands and lochs of Argyll, combined with our first foray north of the season and arrival in our home port of Oban after a long winter...


Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for 2019 Food and Travel Magazine Awards

The eight annual Food and Travel Reader Awards short list has been revealed and Hebridean Island Cruises is delighted to be included once again!Food and Travel magazine says:“Eight years ago we set out to create a series of awards that were unique. We wanted to impartially identify the v...


The Undisputed Ship of Queens by Robin McKelvie, Travel Writer

Renowned travel writer, Robin McKelvie, recently travelled on board Hebridean Princess to the outlying archipelago of St Kilda.Since his return he has written a colourful account of his travels and time on board this well-loved ship for The Telegraph and TravelMagazines.comClick here to read Robin's...


Read the Latest Edition of The Hebridean Times Here

We set sail from Greenock in March to commence our 31st season. Signs of spring were already visible as we cruised the Firth of Clyde and headed north for our home port of Oban. We are looking forward to our summer out of area cruises; during July and August a series of four eagerly anticipated voya...


COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the Swaledale Festival

** UPDATE ** - TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATEDThe award-winning Swaledale festival is an annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful alndscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.  With a primary emphasis on classical mu...


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