Friday, 20 September 2019

Hebridean Princess Returns to Norway in 2020

Following the success of Hebridean Princess' Norwegian sojourn in 2017, we will once again be spreading our wings in 2020.
During the summer months of July and August, Hebridean Princess will ply the waters of Norway exploring the lesser known Hardangerfjord and the almost undiscovered Lysefjord.
Guests will also discover the delights of Sognefjord and the deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord, and reveal the awe-inspiring inlets and islands between Bergen and Stavanger.
Flights between the UK and Norway are included in the tariff, but there is also the option to join or leave Hebridean Princess in Invergordon at the start and end of the programme.
To find out more about each itinerary please select the links below:

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Hebridean Shortlisted for 2020 Wave Awards

The Wave Awards are the most prestigious accolades in UK cruising and we are delighted to announce that Hebridean Island Cruises has been shortlisted in the Favourite Specialist Cruise Line and  Favourite River Cruise Line categories. 

We would love to secure your votes.  Voting closes at midnight on 31st December 2019 and the top three in each category will go onto the Wave Awards ceremony held on the 2nd April 2020 at London’s stylish 8 Northumberland Avenue, where the winners will be unveiled.

Hebridean to attend Cruise Select Cruise 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 6 October 2019 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.

Our top reasons to come along:

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. We recommend you pre-booking as it can get very busy.

If you’ve never cruised before, or you’re a cruise novice, we will be holding an ‘Introduction to Cruising’ presentation with our own answer to Jane McDonald, Amy (don’t worry, she won’t sing though). Presentations will be held at 11.00am and 1.30pm, and are restricted, and places must be reserved – so please let us know whether you would like to attend, which time, and how many places you would require.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Read the Latest Hebridean Times Online

You should by now have received your copy of The Hebridean Times, but if not you can read it by clicking the link below.
In Issue 32 you will find all the latest crew news and Captain David Kirkwood's View from the Bridge, and can test your little grey cells with our crossword competition!

If you would prefer to receive a paper copy then please call our Reservations Office on 
01756 704704 or email your name and address to

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

2020 European River Cruise Collection

Our ninth season of relaxing itineraries will transport you to the very heart of the continent in relaxing style on board the 1930's style river cruiser, MS Royal Crown.
Hebridean’s 2020 European River Cruise Collection
Offering wonderfully varied and meticulously planned itineraries on the tranquil Dutch and Belgian waterways and the majestic Danube, Hebridean River Cruises will take you on a voyage of discovery to fascinating destinations full of history and intrigue.
The Hebridean Difference
With 1930’s style, plus an uncompromising level of service and standard of cuisine, MS Royal Crown echoes Hebridean’s wonderfully relaxed style of cruising and house party atmosphere.  With a maximum of just 70 guests, our hand-picked 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 2020 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.
Attractive Fares and a Warm Welcome for Solo Travellers
With attractive fares and a renowned reputation for making single guests feel instantly at ease, Hebridean is the ideal choice for the solo traveller. 
Hebridean Grand River Voyages
All of our 2020 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.
Find out more by selecting the links below

Last few days to vote!

Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for 2019 Food and Travel Magazine Awards

The eight annual Food and Travel Reader Awards short list has been revealed and Hebridean Island Cruises is delighted to be included once again!

Food and Travel magazine says:
“Eight years ago we set out to create a series of awards that were unique. We wanted to impartially identify the very best in the game, judged by experts who could draw on real-life experiences to inform their vote. They had to be people with unrivalled knowledge and passion for travel and food. They had to be people like you. Unlike other industry awards, ours are entirely nominated and voted on by Food and Travel readers.”
Those with the greatest number of votes on the closing date of 6th September 2019 will be crowned the winners at the prestigious Food & Travel presentation ceremony to be held later that month. 
We hope we can count on your vote to help us with this prestigious award for the 3rd year in succession - please visit  to vote - thank you.