2nd April - Gastronomic Scotland
From superb seafood and famous beef, to seasonal fresh game, artisan cheeses and fine malt whiskies - Scotland boasts some of the world's finest produce imaginable. Join Hebridean Princess on this gastronomic voyage as we explore the wonderful culinary offerings of the Highlands and Islands.
Tuesday, 2nd April.
A new complement of guests embarked in Oban this afternoon and we set sail in the early evening on passage to our overnight anchorage in Loch Nevis.
Wednesday, 3rd April.
Our first morning was spent relaxing on board and enjoying a visit to the ship's bridge. After lunch guests were tendered ashore at Inverie for walks ashore and a refreshments at the Old Forge Inn, mainland Britain's remotest pub. A big thank you to publican Pierre who opened up especially for us on his only closed day of the week.
We anchored overnight in Balmacara Bay.
Thursday, 4th April.
This morning we berthed alongside at Kyle of Lochalsh for a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island where three lochs meet.
In the afternoon we cruised Kyle Rhea, the Sound of Sleat and the south west coast of Skye on passage to our overnight anchorage in Loch Bay.
Friday, 5th April.
Over breakfast we sailed into Loch Dunvegan where guests enjoyed exploring the castle, small boat trips to see the seal colony and lunch at the Three Chimneys restuarant.
After a relaxing afternoon sail to Kyle of Lochalsh guests were entertained in the evening by Will Marshall and we remained alongside overnight.
Saturday, 6th April.
This morning guests were transported to Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye for lunch.
After lunch the guests travelled to Sconsar to catch the local ferry across to Raasay for a tour of the distillery or enjoy a walk with Brian the guide and refreshments at Raasay house.
The Grand National was shown in the Tiree lounge and the sweepstake was won by Mr Yeadon, 2nd place Mrs Yeadon, 3rd place Mrs Jones and a donation was made to the RNLI.
We anchored overnight in Tobermory bay.
Sunday, 7th April.
This morning guests were tendered ashore in Tobermory to discover the traditional artisan methods used at the Isle of Mull Cheese farm.
We sailed over lunch to Colonsay where guests met Andrew Abraham in the village hall and enjoyed a presentation about his local oysters and honey with a tasting of both accompanied by chapagne from the ship.
We anchored overnight in West Loch Tarbert.
Monday, 8th April.
Our morning was spent cruising the Gulf of Corryvreckan and the Sound of Luing en route to the Isle of Eriska where guests were tendered ashore for lunch at the hotel of the same name.
When all guests were safely back on board we set sail for Craignure for the champagne reception at Duart Castle, hosted by Sir Lachlan Maclean ahead of the Farwell Gala dinner on board.
We anchored overnight in Charlotte Bay.
Tuesday, 9th April.
An early morning cruise brought us back to Oban where our guests disembarked. We hope they of enjoyed their gastronomic tour of Scotland.