Friday, 18 December 2020

Seasonal Opening Times

Wishing all our followers and loyal guests a safe and peaceful Christmas and all good wishes for better times to come in 2021.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Read The Hebridean Times Online

The winter edition of The Hebridean Times is now available to view online. The latest issue is filled with all the latest news from Hebridean Island Cruises, including the expansion of our fleet with the acquisition of MV Lord of the Glens.

With all sailings paused until early 2021, in this issue we share our new health protocols for when we take to the seas again. With our enhanced health and safety measures you will still be able to enjoy the holiday you dreamed of.

Captain Heaton gives us an insight as to what on board life has been like during lockdown with only a skeleton crew, and a number of our guests have shared the creative ways in which they have been keeping alive their fond memories of Hebridean cruises.

Our cruise focus features Historic Houses and Castles of the Clyde and our new 2021 European River Cruises offer two enticing itineraries on the romantic Rhine and tranquil Moselle, with the opportunity to combine the two into a stunning, extended Grand Voyage through the heart of Europe.

With very best wishes for remaining safe and well over the Christmas season.

Ken Charleson - Managing Director

Friday, 9 October 2020

2021 European River Cruises Brochure Now Online

Whilst travel plans have been placed on hold this year, many of you will have been dreaming of better times and looking forward to future adventures; it is the contrast between a small, personal company such as Hebridean and mass market travel that now becomes even more apparent.

Hebridean's 2021 European river cruises on board MS Royal Crown attract a maximum of just 70 guests, cared for by a dedicated crew and exceptional Hebridean Team, including recently retired Chief Purser David Indge, from our very own Hebridean Princess, who will accompany each of our river cruises in 2021.
Travelling with us, Hebridean style, means discovering very special destinations ranging from romantic cities, quaint villages and historical gems to private residences and palaces - with many unusual places in between.
As many of our guests will tell you, a holiday with Hebridean is as far away from the average cruise as it is possible to be.
Our 2021 European River Cruise Collection is now available to view online by selecting the link below. Furthermore, early booking savings are available for reservations made before 30th October 2020.
When the time is right for you, call our experienced reservations team on 01756 704704 to check availability or to make a booking. Alternatively, email or contact your preferred travel agent or cruise specialist.
We very much look forward to welcoming you on board.


Tuesday, 29 September 2020

We're Good to Go in March 2021

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of our guests, crew and the remote communities which we visit, is our number one priority and we have been working hard to adhere to government and public health guidance. We're delighted to announce that Hebridean has been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' accreditation. 

Visit Scotland award a 'We're Good to Go' certificate to all tourism businesses who have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to check they have everything in place to reopen safely. 

This new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark provides confidence for you, our guests, as well as  communities and tourism businesses alike - as we work towards the future. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Highly Commended in the Silver Travel Advisor Awards

We're delighted to announce, that at yesterday's Silver Travel Advisor Awards, Hebridean Island Cruises was Highly Commended in the Best Specialist Cruise Line category.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

Over 225,000 votes were cast - 60% more than last year, setting a new record – in this year’s Silver Travel Awards as, in these unprecedented times, older travellers sought to show their appreciation of the travel companies, cruise lines and destinations that have delivered the very best for the over 50s in the last 12 months.

Many things have had to adapt to new circumstances this year, the Silver Travel Awards included. For the first time, the Awards were virtual, with the worthy winners announced to viewers at an online ceremony broadcast on Tuesday 15 September to an audience of hundreds of travel industry colleagues and Silver Travel Advisor members.

With the inimitable Gyles Brandreth on fine form as the witty Master Of Ceremonies and the action actually taking place in the Wallace Collection, home to The Laughing Cavalier among many outstanding artworks, the spirit of the Silver Travel Awards was still very much to the fore.

Friday, 24 July 2020

When You're Ready, We'll Be Here

The Coronavirus outbreak has created unprecedented and challenging circumstances for every one of us and has made 2020 a year we'll never forget. 

For Hebridean Princess, it has meant several months out of service, with many guests not being able to enjoy the cruise which they had been looking forward to so much. The vast majority of our 2020 cruising schedule, including Norway, will now be replicated in 2021, with many affected guests having been able to reschedule their cruise to next year.

In turn, this means our summer return to the south coast of England, including the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, Northern France, Belgium and The River Thames, will now operate in 2022.

It has taken some planning, but we're now able to say that when you're ready, Hebridean Princess will be here to take you on the ultimate escape from the every day world in 2021 and 2022.

The 2021 and 2022 brochures are now available to view online by selecting the appropriate brochure covers below. We also have a limited number of printed brochures available on a fist come, first served basis so if you would like to receive a copy please call 01756 704704 or email

As with all of our brochure launches, early booking savings are available on the fares shown. Furthermore, all bookings for 2022 cruises only require an initial deposit of 10%* at the time of booking. These offers are valid until 30th August 2020 and are available for new bookings only, not combinable with any other offer and are subject to availability.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on board soon, to rediscover the world of Hebridean Princess, and I should like to thank you for your continued support.

With best wishes for remaining safe and well during these unusual times.

Ken Charleson - Managing Director

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Please vote for Hebridean and you could be a winner too!

The Silver Travel Awards 2020 will celebrate the very best in over 50s travel.  

We would greatly appreciate your vote for us as the Best Specialist Cruise Line. And you could be a winner too! Vote now in the Silver Travel Awards for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous travel prizes, including cruises, escorted tours and car hire.