Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Wave Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

Considered the Oscars of Cruising, the Wave Awards marks and celebrates the very best in the cruise travel industry, as voted for by readers of World of Cruising magazine.
The Wave Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in a business that is continuously evolving to deliver an exceptional experience, both on board and ashore.

For the past year, avid cruisers have been casting their votes for their top ‘favourites’ for each of the seven public Wave Award categories, which include Favourite Ocean Cruise Line, Favourite River Cruise Line and Favourite Cruise Destination, among others. We can now reveal that Hebridean Island Cruises has been shortlisted as finalists in Best Specialist Cruise Line and Best for Solo Travellers categories.

Real Response Media group editor Colette Doyle said: “The Wave Awards is the highlight of the cruise calendar and our shortlist demonstrates a wide breadth of success and innovation across the sector… We wish all those on the list the best of luck.”

Real Response Media publishing director Peter Grant added: “The 2020 event promises to be our biggest yet, with a first-class venue hosting a wonderful evening of celebration.

“Winning a Wave Award is a prestigious acknowledgement of hard work, innovation and teamwork, highlighting all those who strive, every day, to raise awareness of the industry and entice more and more holidaymakers to book a cruise.

“I would personally like to thank everyone who entered and extend my best wishes to all those on the shortlist.”

On 2 April 2020, the winners will be announced at an exclusive black-tie event in London.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Scotland's Year of Coast and Waters 2020

2020 has been designated the year to celebrate Scotland's remarkable coasts and waters.

From water inspired myths and legends to historic harbours, sweeping coastlines and the very best in seafood, whisky and wildlife – Scotland’s enviable reputation for unspoiled beaches, rich natural and cultural heritage and thrill-seeking adventure activities will be showcased through a year-long programme of events and activities.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “From fishing and textiles, to whisky and wave power, Scotland’s waters have shaped our history and influenced our culture, our stories and our way of life.”

“Our coasts and waters are host to an amazing array of riches and are greatly valued and cherished by visitors and locals alike, so it’s fitting that we have a full-year placing them in the spotlight.  Scotland’s distinctive scenery, landscape and our unique history and culture continue to remain the key motivations that drive visits to the country, so the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 presents a fantastic opportunity to play to our strengths.”

See Scotland from a different perspective - from the deck of Hebridean Princess. Exploring some of the magnificent coastline and myriad islands by boat is an incredible experience that will stay with you for years.  Enjoy delicious local seafood and a wee dram made with water from the seas and streams, uncover the secrets of remote islands, relax with a spot of fishing in one of the sea lochs, or simply drink in the ever-changing views as you cruise through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles. 

Book your cruise now to join the 2020 Year of Coasts & Waters celebrations.