Hebridean Princess

Why cruise on this ship?

The highlands and islands of Scotland, her lochs and remote mainland areas are all accessible from the luxurious comfort of Hebridean Princess.

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Dining

The Columba Restaurant, with its cherry-wood panelling, fine artworks and discreet lighting is a romantic venue to enjoy the genial ambiance. Single-sitting dining means that your designated table for two awaits and, for solo travellers, the senior Officers invite guests to join them in convivial groups.

The Columba Restaurant

It is said that sea air stimulates the appetite and it is certainly our experience that, after a morning or afternoon ashore, guests are eager to be taken to the very finest destinations of haute cuisine created by a talented brigade of chefs.

Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in our menu choices, most of which are procured from local suppliers.

Dinners and most lunches are served in the elegant Columba Restaurant, through whose large windows the scenery glides by as you dine. On occasions, lunch may be served al fresco and, on certain cruises, Chef will take his skills ashore and produce a legendary Hebridean picnic – an extraordinary contrast to the rugged scenery in which it will be served.

Breakfasts are informal and are as healthy or as hearty as you choose with fresh fruit, home-baked breads, cooked Scottish fayre and of course, Chef’s own take on that Scottish staple (porridge), with or without a wee dram!

Our Gala Dinners are sparkling occasions, from the champagne reception in the Tiree Lounge to a gourmet dinner – and no cruise would be complete without a traditional recital of Robert Burns’ Address to a Haggis!

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Wine

Entertaining

The emphasis on low key entertainment is complemented by the gentle art of conversation and the certain knowledge that fellow guests have chosen this style of holiday as much for what it doesn’t offer as for what it does.

Tiree Lounge & Bar

The Tiree Lounge, with its intimate bar, is the social focal point; beautifully designed and filled with soft armchairs and welcoming sofas providing cosy areas grouped around perhaps the most extraordinary feature of the ship – a brick inglenook fireplace!

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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The Conservatory

Painted, rattan furniture brings a casual feel to the Conservatory and the natural look has been complemented by the beautifully restored teak flooring. A wonderfully calm space to enjoy the scenery.

Features

  • Lounge

The Library

In the peaceful wood-panelled Library a masculine feel has been created, using leather, unique upholstery and dark woods and should a spot of solitude appeal, there is a fine selection of reference and general interest books to be enjoyed.

There are iPads in the Library and Wi-Fi access is available. The cellular system in the Highlands and Islands is somewhat patchy and reception can be irregular.

In an emergency, the ship can be reached by satellite phone, full details of which will be forwarded prior to your cruise.

Features

  • Library
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Look-Out Lounge

The soft tones furnishing the Look-Out Lounge flow seamlessly from the colour palette in the foyer areas, creating a relaxing space to take in the stunning views.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Unlike most cruise ships, a Hebridean Princess cruise includes all shore visits. From cultural to historical, serious walking and biking to simply strolling around the bay, the opportunities to experience the peace are endless.

Shore Visits

On most days Hebridean Princess berths or anchors in different locations both morning and afternoon, whilst the ship’s tenders are on hand to operate a shuttle service ashore. Should you choose to wander at will, the small boats are always available to transport you back on board if the yearning for a glass of something or chef’s afternoon tea prove too hard to resist.

Some of the islands we visit are so off the beaten track that no landing place is available. We will then use our special beach landing craft for an exciting chance to wander an uninhabited island or headland.

The effects of the Gulf Stream bring a warmth and a fertility to this region that make it quite unlike any other in the British Isles. Our long-standing connections in this remote corner of the kingdom enable us to arrange visits to privately owned castles and gardens, with an opportunity to talk to the owners and enjoy the different dimension of a visit that is utterly personal.

Small numbers and common interests ensure that visits ashore are fascinating, informative and hugely enjoyable.

Features

  • Excursions
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Bicycles

The ship carries a selection of bicycles for guests to use ashore and explore independently.

Features

  • Bikes
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Extra Activities

At no extra charge, your holiday can be made even more enjoyable with fishing trips and speedboat rides, which can be arranged on request.

Features

  • Excursions
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Footloose Walking

Footloose walking cruises are accompanied by three highly experienced guides, two of whom are specialist walking guides with an intimate knowledge of the terrain.

These exhilarating itineraries cater for all whether you are a seasoned walker, prefer to stroll, or to vary the pace from day to day.

Features

  • Excursions
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Guest Speakers

The enrichment of discovery and thrill of knowledge put these cruises in a category of their own. The on board speakers are chosen precisely because they are among some of the best authorities in their field. Passionate about their subject, these captivating orators bring each cruise alive and are delighted to share their knowledge with their fellow guests – a true meeting of minds.

Features

  • Lectures

Health and fitness

Hebridean Princess has a small gym located on the Waterfront Deck. There is also a selection of bicycles for use when exploring ashore.

The Gym

Located on the Waterfront Deck, the ship's small gym is equipped with an exercise cycle, treadmill and rowing machine.

Features

  • Gym

Kids and teens

Please note that there are no facilities available for children.

Accommodation

Elegantly decorated and furnished, Hebridean cabins are individually designed to make the most of the available space. Poetically named after Scottish isles, castles, lochs and sounds, they are amongst the most spacious for vessels of her size.

Isle of Arran Suite

The ship’s largest cabin, the Isle of Arran Suite, is located on the port side of the Princess Deck and, as all windows are on the ship’s side, privacy is assured. It comprises a large, separate day room, a spacious bedroom and a well-equipped bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower. The bedroom contains a king-size bed, which can be re-arranged as twins, generous wardrobes, drawers, dressing table and a second television.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing Board

Isle of Berneray / Isle of Bute

The roomy Isle of Berneray and Isle of Bute are situated on the port and starboard sides, towards the aft end of the Promenade Deck. The private balconies in these cabins ensure total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, and with teak tables and chairs, they are the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking landscapes. These cabins contain king-size beds, which can be re-arranged as twins. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Isle of Barra / Isle of Benbecula

The Isle of Barra and Isle of Benbecula are located on the port and starboard sides forward on the Princess Deck. The balconies, which afford total privacy as they cannot be overlooked from the ship, are fitted with teak tables and chairs for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The bathrooms are generous in size with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Isle of Coll / Isle of Colonsay

Located on the same deck as Reception and the Columba Restaurant, these roomy, forward-facing cabins, at the forward end of the Princess Deck, are fitted with three large picture windows offering excellent views ahead over the bow. The king-size beds can be rearranged as twins. A well deck, some 40 feet (12 m) in length, between the cabins and the forecastle, ensures privacy. Large bathrooms feature full-size baths with thermostatic showers.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Isle of Iona / Isle of Staffa

Situated on the port side of the Promenade Deck, towards the aft end of the ship, these two superb cabins are fitted with a comfortable king-size bed, convertible into twins. Large picture windows are perfect for watching the landscape unfold. The spacious bathrooms contain a full-size bath with a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Isle of Danna

The Isle of Danna is a roomy cabin and tucked into a quiet corner on the port side of the Princess Deck. It contains a kingsize bed, which can be converted into twin beds, and two comfortable chairs from which to enjoy panoramic views through full-size picture windows. Charming private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Duart Castle / Kinloch Castle / Torosay Castle

These elegant and roomy cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore. While Kinloch and Torosay Castle cabins are fitted with two opening portholes, Duart Castle also has a forward-facing porthole. All feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Ardvreck Castle / Lews Castle

These elegant cabins on the Waterfront Deck are connected by a flight of stairs to the Princess Deck, offering easy access to the embarkation area on the same level for the small boats when going ashore.

Both these cabins are fitted with two opening portholes and feature spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and thermostatic showers.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Isle of Raasay

An excellent port-side cabin in a quiet corner on the same level as the Tiree Lounge and the Library. This extremely comfortable cabin has open views from its windows and is well-equipped with private facilities, including a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Isle of Muck

This popular, double-bedded cabin, located on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, has three full-size picture windows, which afford superb views and give the room a bright, airy feel. Private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Loch Crinan / Loch Harport / Loch Torridon

These charming, interchangeable king-size or twin-bedded cabins on the port and starboard sides of the Hebridean Deck are generous in size. Although there are no windows or portholes, fresh air is circulated day and night by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system. Spacious private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Isle of Canna / Isle of Eigg / Isle of Rum

This well-appointed cabin lies on the starboard side of the Princess Deck, enjoying good views from its windows. With a charming home-from-home feel for the single traveller, it is much in demand. The private facilities include a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Sound of Islay / Sound of Jura / Sound of Mull / Sound of Sleat

Situated on the starboard side of the Waterfront Deck, these are roomy single cabins, fitted with two opening portholes. The private facilities feature thermostatic showers. A single staircase links these rooms to the Princess Deck, with direct access by a flight of three steps to the embarkation area for the small boats when going ashore.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Loch Buie / Loch Scavaig

These charming, well-appointed cabins, located on the starboard side of the Hebridean Deck, offer spacious bathrooms and full-size baths with thermostatic showers. As they are not fitted with windows or portholes, fresh air is supplied by the ship’s forced air ventilation system.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Loch Scresort

This delightful cabin, located on the starboard side of the Hebridean Deck, is well-appointed. Fresh air is supplied by the ship’s forced-air ventilation system, as this cabin does not have windows or portholes. Loch Scresort has good-sized private facilities with a thermostatic shower.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Boat Deck

  • Loungers & Chairs
  • Open Deck Area
  • Funnel
  • Guests' Forward Viewing Area
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Promenade Deck

  • Skye Deck (open deck with table and chairs)
  • Skye Bar
  • Isle of Berneray
  • Isle of Bute
  • Isle of Iona
  • Isle of Staffa
  • Isle of Raasay
  • Promenade Deck
  • Lookout Lounge
  • Library
  • Conservatory
  • Tiree Bar
  • Tiree Lounge
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Princess Deck

  • Columba Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Isle of Arran Suite
  • Isle of Barra
  • Isle of Benbecula
  • Isle of Coll
  • Isle of Colonsay
  • Isle of Danna
  • Isle of Muck
  • Isle of Canna
  • Isle of Eigg
  • Isle of Rum
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Waterfront Deck

  • Sound of Jura
  • Sound of Sleat
  • Sound of Islay
  • Sound of Mull
  • Ardvreck Castle
  • Lews Castle
  • Gym
  • Torosay Castle
  • Kinloch Castle
  • Duart Castle
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Hebridean Deck

  • Loch Buie
  • Loch Scavaig
  • Loch Torridon
  • Loch Crinan
  • Loch Scresort
  • Loch Harport

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Ship facts
Passengers
50
Crew
38
Launched
1964
Last refit
2018
Tonnage
2112t
Length
72m
Width
14
Speed
12kts
Decks
5
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
GBP