Tuesday, 26 January 2016

NEW WEBSITE: Launched by Hebridean

After several months of work Hebridean Island Cruises is delighted to launch its new website.  Working closely with its website developer, Plan B Online, the new site highlights the cruising area of its flagship vessel, Hebridean Princess, as well as its European River Cruises programme.

Emphasis is on an image driven site with picture galleries being placed on most pages, illustrating Hebridean’s unique and elegant style of cruising.

Virtual tours of the 30 elegant cabins on board Hebridean Princess allow the site user to sample the elegance of life on board this special little ship.

Ken Charleson, Chief Operating Officer of Hebridean Island Cruises said:

“We wanted to create a new website that would really stand out and bring our off the beaten track destinations to life.  Videos of the ship’s cabins, restaurant and life on board really does emphasise the luxury and elegance of the cruises we offer.  We’re delighted with what Plan B Online has achieved and I am certain that our guests will feel the same”.

A new ‘News Hub’ allows site visitors to read about the latest news, both on board Hebridean Princess and ashore, and is complemented with live Facebook and Twitter feeds.  This area will also be home to the ‘Daily Cruise Blog’ which will recommence at the start of the 2016 Hebridean Princess cruising season on 1st March and which will provide a daily diary of each cruise as it unfolds.

Other new features include a telephone call back facility, allowing users to speak with a member of the small shore based Hebridean team without incurring any telephone charges, a special offers page and an e-newsletter sign up area.

Friday, 22 January 2016


At an investiture at Trinity House, London last week, Captain Trevor Bailey was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for services to safety on high-speed catamaran ferries and to the Nautical Institute.

The medal was presented by Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC ADC, Patron of the Merchant Navy Medal Fund.

The prestigious Merchant Navy Medal has been awarded by the Merchant Navy Medal Committee,
on behalf of the industry, from 2005 until this time.

Captain Bailey said "I am deeply honoured and very proud to have received this prestigious award  -  with a maximum of only 20 medals awarded per year, this adds to the significance of the award."
Captain Bailey was accompanied by his wife Lynda and his father Deryk, both of whom have travelled on Hebridean Princess.