Hebridean Island Cruises are fit for a Queen

When it comes to enticing guests to your product it really doesn’t get more prestigious than having the reigning British Sovereign charter your ship for personal use, but that is the case for Hebridean Island Cruises.

Carrying only 50 guests with a passenger to crew ratio of close to one-to-one, Hebridean Island Cruises’ Hebridean Princess (2,100 gross tons) offers an exclusive number of guests the highest standards of luxury cruise ship accommodations together with a level of service from an almost forgotten era.

The Hebridean Princess has attracted many loyal guests over the past 20 years. The Hebridean Princess was especially pleased to welcome back Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and members of her family when the ship was privately chartered in 2010.

There is the guarantee that you will not be sailing to some far off tropical isle as the Hebridean Princess prefers the cooler waters of the North Sea.

In 2011, Hebridean Princess offers a collection of 4-to-10 night cruises to majestic and idyllic ports along the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, which is one of the last remaining unspoiled regions in Europe, as well as to Ireland, England, Channel Islands, Wales and Northern France. Most cruises depart from the Scottish home port of Oban. Other departure ports are Greenock, Invergordon, and Leith in Scotland; Portsmouth and Tilbury (London) in England; and Cardiff in Wales. As the smallest luxury cruise ship afloat, the Hebridean Princess sails to remote coastal villages, picturesque islands, and inaccessible locations in bays and lochs that are normally visited by only private yachts.

Cruising in British country elegance, the Hebridean Princess offers a 5-star, all-inclusive cruise experience that is remarkably exquisite. All meals (including picnics ashore), beverages and select wines, spirits and champagne are included, as well as privately escorted tours, a distinguished guest speaker program, and all port charges and gratuities, the ship has a “no tipping” policy. Also included are a variety of activities such as the use of the ship’s bicycles to explore ashore, fishing, bridge, speedboat rides and more. Guests will savour fine dining and tantalizing culinary delights in The Columba Restaurant fused with fresh local ingredients, and black-tie gala dinners are one of the highlights of every cruise.

The Hebridean Princess is equipped with all the comforts and décor of a warm and elegant country home and has a total of just 30 cabins, 10 of which are single occupancy cabins.  Each is individually designed and poetically named after Scottish Isles, castles, lochs and sounds. An extraordinary onboard feature is the welcoming Tiree Lounge with a large Inglenook-style fireplace and mesmerizing views through its large panoramic windows. Relaxation is the key emphasis with an intimate ship ambience that invites you to unwind and escape to a world of discovery, friendships, insight, and light evening entertainment.

The Hebridean Princess with her five passenger decks offers a well-stocked library, a waterfront deck gym, two lounges, a conservatory, and a restaurant.

The well-moneyed only need apply.

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  • The highlands and islands of Scotland her lochs and remote mainland areas are all accessible from the luxurious comfort of Hebridean Princess.Carrying just 50 guests Hebridean Princess has an enviable reputation for exceptional service fine food and wine and the very warm welcome extended by our dedicated crew of 38. A selection of Footloose cruises caters for most walking abilities with a range of guided walks in the hills and mountains seashores and lochs with the promise of a nip of whisky and a fine and hearty meal back on board.Our cruises of between 4 and 10 nights depart mainly from Oban sailing the waters of the western isles and beyond to far-flung St Kilda the Orkney and Shetland Isles.The forthcoming 2011 season will see Hebridean Princess circumnavigating Britain cruising across the English Channel to France visiting the Channel Isles Scilly Isles and Ireland as well as featuring many of our regular west coast destinations…

  • A floating country house……….No stranger to Royal visitors The Hebridean Princess has been chartered for two Royal Cruises with the most recent one being in August 2010 with Her Majesty The Queen celebrating the birthdays of Prince Andrew and Princess Anne. The Hebridean Princess is the epitome of comfort beautifully designed and decorated throughout.

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