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

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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

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.

2022 Hebridean Princess Cruise Directory Now Available

With beauty waiting at every port of call, there is always plenty to explore on a Hebridean Princess holiday.

Explore the majesty of the British Isles, or perhaps the intriguing coast of northern France and Belgium, in the elegance and luxury of a Scottish country house. 

Britain’s wonderful wildlife and natural beauty mean that being a tourist in your own country can be genuinely enlightening, with the chance to experience something new every day; or perhaps enjoy the total relaxation of doing nothing at all. Whichever you chose, cruising Hebridean style isn’t just about the destinations we visit, but about the experiences you will enjoy as part of the journey.

Discover the excitement of visiting secluded ports out of the reach of larger ships, whilst indulging in truly personal service where everything is included.

The 2022 Hebridean Princess Cruise Collection sees this multi-award-winning ship embark on 38 extraordinary cruises around the British Isles and the contrasting coastlines of the English Channel, offering endless opportunities to get close to local culture and reveal hidden gems. Old favourites, such as the Captain’s Surprise and Flavours of the Hebrides are included, together with a brand new golf cruise which visits the spectacular Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, and our ever-popular series of voyages to the south coast and near continent have the added the excitement of cruising the River Thames to Tower Bridge.

When you are ready to discover the world of Hebridean Princess, she will be ready and waiting.

>>  View the 2022 brochure online here

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