Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hebridean Princess 2019 Calendars selling fast

Our  2019 calendars are selling fast!  Ideal as a present for family or friends, or as a little treat to yourself as you count down the days until your next Hebridean Princess cruise, they are priced at only £10.

The calendar contains a stunning selection of scenic shots, wildlife, iconic landmarks and images of the ship which capture the beauty of landscapes and the natural world of Hebridean Princess' home waters.  Many of the images were taken by guests, such as this lovely autumnal shot by Geoff Dixon taken near Inverie, Loch Nevis.

Please call 01756 704704 or email to order your copy.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Last few days of voting in the 2018 British Travel Awards

Hebridean Island Cruises has been nominated for the following categories in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards (BTAs).
  • Best Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Specialist Cruise Line (Ocean & Expedition)
  • Best Ultra-Small/Boutique Cruise Line
The winners will be determined by the consumer, who has until 1st October to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 28 November 2018.

Ken Charleson, Managing Director of Hebridean Island Cruises remarked:

"We are thrilled to be nominated in the prestigious BTAs once again which is testament to the hard work and dedication our staff, both on board and ashore, have given to the company over the past twelve months. We are committed to providing the best possible cruise experience for our guests and to be nominated in this way is a true accolade and reward for everything we do. I hope as many of our guests will take this opportunity to cast their votes to help us secure a win."


BTA chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said:

"The British Travel Awards give you the opportunity to reward travel and tourism enterprises for outstanding performance in service delivery and product offering. Voting in the 2018 Awards is now open and nominated companies have until 30th September to lobby their happy customers for votes – good luck to Hebridean Island Cruises."

The British Travel Awards are considered the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the travel industry. The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, verified by leading global business practitioners, Deloitte.

Hebridean to Attend Cruise Select 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 7 October 2018 at the Sharnbrook Hotel, near Bedford.

During the day, you will be able to meet with travel professionals from various cruise and river lines including Hebridean's Sales & Marketing Manager, Jonathan Moffatt.
The top reasons to come along are:
1) Your chance to discover various styles of cruising including river, small ships, expedition and luxury - and
2) Enjoy exclusive offers only available to Cruise Select
Doors open at 10:30 am until 3:00pm.
The Sharnbrook Hotel (Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44 1LX) is located just off the A6 with lots of free parking.
The very popular Italian restaurant hosts their famous £9.95 All Day Sunday Roast as well as authentic Italian options should you wish to stop for a bite to eat. It is recommended that you pre-book as it can get very busy.
If you’ve never cruised before, or you’re a cruise novice, Cruise Select will be holding an ‘Introduction to Cruising’ presentation with their own answer to Jane McDonald, Amy (don’t worry, she won’t sing though). Presentations will be held at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm, and are restricted, and places must be reserved – so please let Cruise Select know whether you would like to attend, which time, and how many places you would require, by selecting the following link
We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Food and Travel Magazine 2018 Award Winners

We are delighted to announce that for the second year in succession, Hebridean Island Cruises has been voted by readers of the Food and Travel Magazine as winners of the Adventure/Boutique Cruise Line 2018 award.

We were up against strong competition but every vote counted and we would like to thank all the readers who cast their votes to help us win this prestigious award.

Ken Charleson, Managing Director said "We are delighted to win this fantastic award at such a respsected event - this really does illustrate our commitment to providing the very best cruise holidays in a truly unique and elegant way.  It is testament to our officers, crew and staff both on board and ashore."

Friday, 31 August 2018

Hebridean Road Show

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 answer any questions you may have.


Yorkshire Cruise Show with Bluewater Holidays
18th September 2018 at the King's Hall and Winter Gardens, Ilkley - 2pm to 6pm

Hebridean's Business Development Manager, Hannah Cockell, will be presenting at 2:20pm.

To reserve your place please use the link below:


Northumbria Travel Cruise Show 
14th October 2018 at Rockliffe Hall, Great Hurworth, Darlington - 10am to 4:30pm

Hebridean's Business Development Manager, Hannah Cockell, will be presenting at 1:00pm.

To reserve your place please call 01670 829922 or email


Select World Travel Show 
16th October 2018 at Italian Villa, Compton Acres, Poole - 10am to 4:30pm

To reserve your place please call 01202 709881 or email

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Hebridean in the 2018 Food & Travel Magazine Awards

For the 5th consecutive year, Hebridean Island Cruises has been nominated in the renowned Food & Travel Magazine Awards. From thousands of entries, Food & Travel Magazine compiled the shortlist for this year’s Reader Awards.

Ken Charleson, Managing Director of Hebridean Island Cruises said:

"We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for the 5th consecutive year, for Boutique Cruise Line of the Year, in the Food & Travel Magazine Awards. The awards recognise the very best in food and travel and we very much hope to be collecting this prestigious accolade at the awards ceremony to be held at the RAC Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London this coming September."

Please help us to secure Boutique Cruise Line of the Year by voting for us now clicking on the image below - voting closes 7th September 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

FREE Tickets to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace - 2nd to 5th August 2018
Hebridean Island Cruises will be attending BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace between 2nd and 5th August 2018. 

The four day event schedule is packed with features celebrating everything we love about the Great Brtish countryside and hebridean will be exhibiting on stand C104.

We have a very limited number of FREE day tickets available (via redemption voucher), so should you like to come along for what is likely one of the best days out this summer please either telephone 01756 704704 or email us at providing your full name, address and telephone number.

Vouchers should be redeemed online by 27th July 2018.