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Highly Commended in the Silver Travel Advisor Awards

We're delighted to announce, that at yesterday's Silver Travel Advisor Awards, Hebridean Island Cruises was Highly Commended in the Best Specialist Cruise Line category.Thank you to everyone who voted for us.Over 225,000 votes were cast - 60% more than last year, setting a new record – in this yea...


When You're Ready, We'll Be Here

The Coronavirus outbreak has created unprecedented and challenging circumstances for every one of us and has made 2020 a year we'll never forget. For Hebridean Princess, it has meant several months out of service, with many guests not being able to enjoy the cruise which they had been looking f...


Please vote for Hebridean and you could be a winner too!

The Silver Travel Awards 2020 will celebrate the very best in over 50s travel.  We would greatly appreciate your vote for us as the Best Specialist Cruise Line. And you could be a winner too! Vote now in the Silver Travel Awards for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous travel prizes, inclu...


Farewell to Chief Purser David Indge

“Ladies and Gentlemen!Dinner is now served in the Columba Restaurant.And, don’t forget, whatever you choose – ENJOY!”Just one of the memorable and heart-warming announcements made by the exuberant Chief Purser, David Indge, who, after 14 years of working on board Hebridean Princess and enter...


Read the spring edition of The Hebridean Times here

The first edition of The Hebridean Times in 2020 brings you up to date with all the latest news from on board Hebridean Princess and ashore at Hebridean Island Cruises.  In a few days time, Hebridean Princess will emerge from her winter re-fit and set sail from Greenock on the Clyde to com...


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 exceptio...


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 cultur...


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...


Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish you a most enjoyable festive season and a prosperous New Year.CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES23rd December 2019 9am to 6pm24th December 2019 9am to 12pm 25th December 2019 Closed26th December 2019 Closed27th December 2019 9am to 6pm28th & 29th Dec 2019 Closed ...


Read All About It!

With the warm days of summer firmly behind us and the lead up to Christmas firmly taking hold, here's the chance to update yourself with what's been happening at Hebridean Island Cruises, in this winter 2019 issue of The Hebridean Times.In this edition, Captain Richard Heaton shares with us some of...


Destinations - The Holiday and Travel Show

In January we will be attending one of the UK’s biggest cruise and travel shows.Come along and meet our experienced team and have your questions answered face to face. We would love to see you at ...EVENTCITY MANCHESTER - 16th January to 19th January 2020OLYMPIA LONDON - 30th January to 2nd F...


Cruising in a boutique hotel with Hebridean Island Cruises

By Alan Fairfax - Travel Writer, Cruise Journalist and Silver Travel AdvisorAlan was a guest on our Grandeur and Splendour of Argyll and Bute voyage.Green rolling hills of summer turning to shades of gold, yellow and brown as winter approaches, the sun, low in the sky glistens on open water, as the...


St Kilda - Islands on the Edge

Hebridean Princess makes two or three visits each year to the UK’s only double UNESCO World Heritage Site; the abandoned and remote archipelago of St Kilda.On reaching St Kilda it is as though you have reached the ‘islands at the edge of the world’. Situated 41 miles west of Benbecula in the O...


Cycling Over The Minch

Olympic Cyclist Chris Boardman has written an article for The Telegraph on how his Hebridean Princess cruise changed his focus from road bikes and power metres to more relaxing off-road adventures and photogenic scenery.Chris says "My brand (Boardman Bikes) supplied some bikes to a cruise ship in Sc...


A Feast for the Senses

Our 'Flavours' cruises on board Hebridean Princess and Royal Crown are a true feast for the senses.  A gastronomic voyage is the best way to discover the regional cuisine and local specialities for which the area visited is famous. Scottish food and drink lies at the very heart of Scotland's cu...


A Cruise Around Scotland’s Western Isles by Dave Monk

On a tour of Scotland’s Western Isles, journalist and cruise blogger Dave Monk discovered the quirky delights of Hebridean Princess.Read his review for World of Cruising Magazine here: <<READ MORE>>...


Where are we going - Holland or The Netherlands?

By Sheila Salmon, Cruise Director, Hebridean River Cruises Keukenhof GardensSorry for any confusion but it is a reasonable question which is frequently asked.  To be honest, both are correct in a way – nowadays North and South Holland form two counties or provinces of The Netherlands, bu...


Footloose through the Inner Sound

Our first ‘Footloose’ cruise of 2020 offers a tantalising blend of energising walks and fascinating visits to suit every taste.  The diverse landscapes of the Small Isles and Skye contrast with the mainland gems of Gairloch and Shieldaig on this ‘Footloose’ escape of peaceful seclu...


Hebridean Roadshow October 2019

Over the coming weeks Hebridean will be out and about attending various events. Members of the Hebridean shore-based team will be on hand to showcase both Hebridean Princess and our European River Cruise Programme.  We'd love to see you - please come along and we'll be pleased to answ...


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 undis...


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...


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 inclu...


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...


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 CollectionOffering wonderfully varied and meticulously planned itineraries on the tranquil...


Last few days to vote!

Hebridean Island Cruises Nominated for 2019 Food and Travel Magazine AwardsThe 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...


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