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With just 30 cabins on board this traditional country house ship, Hebridean Princess has unique characteristics which are enjoyed by a small number of guests who wish to cruise in elegant comfort to the remote areas of our Highlands and Islands. Passengers enjoy cruising in congenial company and perfect tranquillity and proceed ashore to explore the hidden gems of our remotest shores.
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Press and Company information about Hebridean
Hebridean Island Cruises Limited is the UK's premier small cruise ship company
The Company comprises the small ship - Hebridean Princess. Accommodating 50 guests, the ship is more akin in size and atmosphere to a floating boutique hotel, or a large private yacht, than a modern cruise ship.
Unlike most other cruise operators, Hebridean Island Cruises Limited does everything in house, ensuring quality and consistency, as well as maintaining the highest standards of friendly care, attention and service for its guests.
Hebridean Princess appeals to those who enjoy the gentle pleasures of cruising around Scotland in luxury and style. Navigating the Hebrides, Scotland's rugged and remote west coast, and the dramatic coast of Ireland, Hebridean Princess covers approximately 300 miles and sails an average of 24 hours in a typical seven nights' cruise.
The smallest luxury cruise ship in the world, with a crew of around 38 looking after 50 guests, Hebridean Princess has a loyal following.
The combination of Hebridean Princess' relaxed elegance and the majesty of her surroundings have proved immensely popular and the ship now has an ever-growing band of loyal admirers. In a fiercely competitive market, 65% of all guests are repeat bookings, a statistic that speaks volumes.
Hebridean Island Cruises Limited is an independently owned British cruise company.
Managing Director - Ken Charleson
Sales & Marketing Manager - Jonathan Moffatt
Tel: 01756 704 700 or 01756 704704 | Fax: 01756 704794
Email: [email protected] | www.hebridean.co.uk
Description - Hebridean Island Cruises' five-star flagship. With 50 guests looked after by a crew of around 38, Hebridean Princess has, throughout her 29 years of operation, become one of the most successful small luxury cruise ships, offering her passengers a unique cruising experience.
Home Port - Oban
Ship Registration - Glasgow
Launched - Built in 1964 for Caledonian MacBrayne Limited and re-launched as a commercial cruising vessel in 1989
Detail - Length: 72 metres; beam: 14 metres; draught: 3 metres; gross tonnage: 2112; average speed 12 knots (14 miles per hour)
Captains - Captain Trevor Bailey and Captain Richard Heaton
Chief Pursers - David Indge and Zoe Gaunt
Accommodation - 30 bedrooms on board, all named after West Coast Scottish islands, castles, sounds, lochs and bays - individually designed in the style of a large country hotel - with 10 cabins specifically designed for single occupancy.
Cruising Period - March through to November
Destinations - The Highlands & Islands of Scotland, The Northern Isles, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Norway
Cruise Description - Most one-week cruises start from Oban and visit islands and remote coastal villages, concentrating on those inaccessible destinations normally visited only by private yachts. Our Footloose series presents the opportunity to immerse yourself on scenic walks in the stunning scenery of Scotland. The common denominator is spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and remote locations. Most nights, the ship anchors in sea lochs or bays far from habitation.
Tariff - From £1100 for a 4 night cruise and £1860 for a 7 night cruise, per person. Cruises of 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 nights.
• Shore visits including all entrance fees and transfers • All meals and snacks on board • Wines, spirits and Champagne plus beers, soft drinks and hot drinks • Fresh fruit from baskets around the ship • Knowledgeable guides on every itinerary and guest speakers on selected cruises • Use of the ship’s bicycles • Fishing trips and speedboat rides • Free internet with Wi-Fi access • All gratuities and port taxes.