Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Vote for Hebridean and you could be a winner too!

We are delighted to announce that Hebridean Island Cruises has been shortlisted in the Boutique/Adventure Cruise Line of the Year in the 2021 Food and Travel Reader Awards.

The annual Food and Travel Magazine awards recognise the very best in the world’s food and travel and voting for the 10th edition of the awards is now open – this is your chance to decide who takes home the coveted trophies.

We would love to secure your votes and you have until midnight on 7 January to register at foodandtravel.com/awards. Then, simply choose one entry per category and click 'place your votes'.

All valid voters will be automatically entered into a competition to win two free tickets to the black-tie gala dinner in London on 17 January 2022, where the winners will be announced.

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Welcome to the Brand New Lord of the Highlands

Welcome to the latest addition to Hebridean Island Cruises fleet of beautiful and intimate ships, Lord of the Highlands.

We are delighted to launch the Lord of the Highlands 2022 Cruise Directory, offering a brand-new selection of delightful and enticing itineraries through the Caledonian Canal, the Great Glen and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Carrying just 40 guests in a relaxed house-party atmosphere, Lord of the Highlands will take Hebridean’s unique style to the intricate inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal to ensure the peace and tranquillity for which we all crave. Combined with visits on Scotland’s western seaboard and the wonderfully diverse Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Iona, Eigg and Skye, our itineraries present guests with a veritable cornucopia of delights. 

Hebridean Island Cruises are for those who love the idea of exploration, hate the concept of cruising on large vessels and long for that elusive, special holiday where the customer really does come first. 

For many people, the elegant style of a cruise on a small luxury ship has a wonderful appeal. Lord of the Highlands is the ideal escape and promises the warmest of welcomes. Our all-inclusive tariff will provide you with peace of mind and our knowledgeable on-board guides will accompany every itinerary to bring each one to life.

>> Download your own personal copy of the brand new Lord of the Highlands Cruise Directory detailing all our our exciting itineraries in 2022

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Hebridean Celebrates Wave Awards Win

The Wave Awards celebrate the very best of the UK’s cruise industry. The Oscars of cruising, they recognise and reward excellence and innovation in a business that is continuously evolving to deliver an exceptional experience, both on board and ashore. Launched in 2015 and now in their fifth year, these awards are firmly established as the premier accolades in the industry.

Open to cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards, ports and anyone involved in the UK cruise industry,  The Wave Awards give companies the chance to showcase their expertise and contribution to cruising.

The judging panel is made up of industry leaders, travel experts and representatives from the media, and there is also a special 'Favourites' category, voted for by the public.

Organised by Real Response Media, publisher of Cruise Trade News, the event saw cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards and many more come together for an evening of pure celebration.

Guests gathered at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, on Friday 15 October, as winners were announced across a range of categories – including both judged and passenger favourites, as voted for by the public.

Cruise Trade News editor Gary Peters said: “It was wonderful to welcome so many people from the cruise industry to the Wave Awards 2021."

Hebridean Island Cruises was delighted to be chosen as a finalist in two categories, and thrilled to be announced as the winner of Best Specialist Cruise Line.

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Hebridean Princess Relocates for Summer 2021

Hebridean Island Cruises, the small luxury cruise ship operator, has announced it will reposition its flagship, Hebridean Princess, to the south coast of England for the 2021 summer season.

The ship will operate a series of cruises during July and August departing from Cardiff and Portland before returning to her familiar home port of Oban, Scotland in September.

During her newly announced summer season, the ship will visit a number of destinations in Wales, as well as Lundy Island, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight plus a number of smaller southern coastal ports.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and the ban on cruising currently in place in Scotland, Hebridean Princess will relocate to the south coast during July and August. The ship is no stranger to the south coast having cruised in and around this area on numerous occasions previously.

The originally planned cruises to Orkney and Shetland have been cancelled and guests who had bookings on these sailings have been given first opportunity to transfer to the new south coast itineraries.

Hebridean Princess will return to Scotland to pick up her planned cruise itineraries from 3rd September.

Hebridean’s managing director, Ken Charleson, commented:

“With the ban on domestic cruising still in place in Scotland, we made the decision to temporarily relocate Hebridean Princess to the south coast of England, where cruising is currently allowed under certain restrictions. 

A large number of our regular and loyal guests have had their cruises cancelled, often more than once during the pandemic and many have indicated to us that they just wanted to sail on Hebridean Princess as soon as possible. Relocating Hebridean Princess will allow us to fulfil these wishes.

Whilst we are looking forward to our cruises on the south coast, we are very much excited about our return to our home port of Oban in early September where we will pick up on our scheduled cruise programme for the rest of 2021."

For more information contact:

01756 704704

or visit www.hebridean.co.uk 


Thursday, 22 April 2021

2022 European River Cruise Brochure Now Available

We are delighted to release our 2022 European River Cruise Collection on board
Royal Crown, a bespoke selection of relaxing itineraries which will transport you to
the very heart of the continent.

Offering wonderfully varied and meticulously planned itineraries on the tranquil Dutch
and Belgian waterways, the romantic Rhine, the majestic Main and the delightful
Danube, Hebridean River Cruises will take you on a voyage of discovery to fascinating
destinations full of history and intrigue.

With 1930’s style, plus an uncompromising level of service and standard of cuisine,
Royal Crown echoes Hebridean’s wonderfully relaxed style of cruising and house party
atmosphere. With a maximum of just 70 guests, our handpicked Hebridean Team
accompany each cruise to ensure your experience is unforgettable and exceptional with
their meticulous attention to detail.

Itineraries are enriched by renowned guest speakers, and to add that extra special
ingredient, each of our 2022 cruises feature a ‘Hebridean Gem’ – a truly unique and
exclusive experience to add an extra dimension to your holiday and leave you with
amazing memories to treasure.

Unlike most other river cruises, a Hebridean river cruise is fully inclusive and our
carefully thought out flight and rail options make joining and departing the ship as stress
free as possible. Not only are the travel arrangements included in the cruise fare, but
you will be accompanied by Hebridean’s own representatives, meaning that you can
relax safe in the knowledge that you are taken care of from the very start to the very
end of your cruise.

With attractive fares and a renowned reputation for making single guests feel instantly
at ease, Hebridean is the ideal choice for the solo traveller.

All of our 2022 cruises have been designed to offer the opportunity to combine cruises
with the minimum of repetition, presenting guests with a selection of stunning,
extended voyages that discover the very best of what Europe’s majestic waterways have
to offer. For the first time you can cruise with us across the entire continent, on our
ultimate Grand Voyage from the North Sea to the Black Sea, and discover Europe’s
greatest treasures as well as hidden gems. 

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

With just five enticing itineraries in 2022 demand is expected to be high and all bookings made before 7th May 2021 will qualify for an early booking saving of 10% on the published cruise fares.

In addition, if you have previously sailed with Hebridean Island Cruises, you will receive an
exclusive loyalty saving of 5% on the fares shown. 

To make you reservation please call our experienced reservations team on 01756 704704.
They will be pleased to answer any queries you may have regarding the itineraries, travel options or life on board. Alternatively, send an email to reservations@hebridean.co.uk

Monday, 19 April 2021

Hebridean Princess 2022 Early Booking Offers Extended

Due to popular demand, we have extended our Early Booking Savings for Hebridean Princess 2022 cruises.

Book before 7th May 2021 and save 10% on the full brochure fares on all departures on board Hebridean Princess in 2022.

If you have previously sailed with Hebridean Island Cruises, you will receive an additional loyalty saving of 5%.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Hebridean Wins Food and Travel Magazine Award

This year's Food and Travel Magazine Awards were very much different to previously. Over the past few years the event has been held by means of a glittering ceremony at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London. But on Thursday evening (4th March) a virtual event, containing as much anticipation, was staged. 

We were thrilled to be crowned Boutique / Adventure Cruise Line of the Year for the fourth time. 

Our Business Development Manager, Hannah Cockell, was delighted to accept the award on behalf of everybody at Hebridean Island Cruises and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us as well as our great friends at Food and Travel Magazine.