1st March - Argyll's Secret Coast
Join Hebridean Princess on her maiden voyage of 2018 as she uncovers some of the delights of Argyll's secret coast, exploring Britain's longest sea loch and some of the diverse islands that pepper the Firth of Clyde.
Friday 2nd March.
When embarkation had taken place at James Watt Dock, Greenock, guests were welcomed on board by Captain Richard Heaton and Chief Purser Dave Indge.
In the evening guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner created by our new Executive Chef, Lee Scott and our galley team.
Saturday 3rd March.
Today we were escorted out of Jame Watt Dock and spent the morning cruising on passage to the Isle of Arran.
During the afternoon guests enjoyed a tour of the Isle of Arran distillery and were grateful for a warming wee dram!
When all guests were safely back onboard we sailed to our overnight anchorage in Lower Loch Fyne.
Sunday 4th March.
After arriving at Strachur guests were tendered ashore for a morning visit to Auchindrain Township.
Lunch was enjoyed at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar before a tour of Inveraray Jail.
We remained at anchor off Inveraray overnight.
Monday 5th March.
This morning we visited Strachur House which was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s.
After lunch, guests relaxed on board during an afternoon cruise of the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven.
We anchored overnight off Rothesay Bay, Isle of Bute.
Tuesday 6th March.
Going ashore on the Isle of Bute, our morning was spent exploring Mount Stuart House and the restored Victorian toilets in Rothesay.
During lunch we cruised to Rhu Marina for our afternoon visit to Hill House, the beautifully restored arts and crafts and Art Nouveau masterpiece designed by celebrated architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The Farewell Gala Dinner was held at anchor off Greenock.
Wednesday 7th March.
Disembarkation took place this morning at Greenock Ocean Cruise Terminal. We hope our guests have enjoyed their cruise and wish them a safe journey home.