The faces of Hebridean

To ensure that our guests enjoy their Hebridean river cruise on board Royal Crown to the full, our own Chief Purser from on board Hebridean Princess accompanies each itinerary to oversee the delivery of unobtrusive service in an unfussy style. His presence, together with that of our own experienced Cruise Director, knowledgeable Tour Manager and talented Musician provides an instant rapport which is quite unique – a successful formula redolent of any Hebridean cruise. 

Hebridean Hosts

David, who works as Chief Purser on Hebridean Princess, had a long career with P&O, both in cruise ships and ferries, before joining Hebridean Princess
in 2005. A familiar face to many, David is once again looking forward to bringing his own style and flair to the rivers of Europe.

Originally from Glasgow, Bobbie attained an HND in Hotel Management in 1979 and joined Embassy Hotels which took him to Bingley, Loughborough
and Liverpool. The lure of the sea saw Bobbie undertake a three year contract with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, that actually lasted for 27 years! In
2008 he joined Hebridean Princess as Relief Chief Purser and has loved every minute of the role and has developed a love for gardens and castles.

Cruise Director
Sheila is multi-lingual, speaking Flemish, French and German, and has worked worldwide as a tour guide. Her main passion remains the European
waterways, where she has extensive knowledge of the Rhine and the Danube. Sheila is once again delighted to be working with Hebridean and
has been closely involved in the planning of the cruises.

Tour Manager
Caroline has worked extensively as a Tour Manager during her career and along side our Cruise Director, Sheila Salmon, on many occasions. Having
worked with Hebridean’s sister company, Swan Hellenic for several years, Caroline joined the Hebridean River Cruises team in 2016. She posses a
keen eye for detail and has exceptional organisational skills and says that she is hugely looking forward to her second season with us.

Will re-joins Hebridean’s river cruises for a sixth season. Previously the musician on board Hebridean Spirit, the former sister vessel to
Hebridean Princess, he is now a full-time professional musician playing piano and accordion. He is looking forward to working with Hebridean once
more, bringing his eclectic mix of music and light-hearted entertainment to the rivers of Europe.

Please note that Hebridean personnel may be changed without notice.