Hebridean Princess is a one of a kind ship. Having more in common with an opulent country house than a cruise ship, her size means she can slip easily into small inlets and remote ports denied to larger vessels. This makes her ideal for the rugged coastline of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Sailing mainly from her home port of Oban, Hebridean Princess visits islands, harbours and regions with evocative and magical names – Mull, Skye, Muck, Eigg and Rum.
As the smallest luxury cruise ship afloat with a maximum of 49 guests, she is able to offer a level of comfort and refinement unrivalled elsewhere. The decor throughout the ship is a model of understated elegance. Individually designed cabins, restaurant and lounges – furnishings, fabrics and colours have been tastefully and carefully chosen.
Pride is taken of the quality of food, taking full advantage of Scotland being home to some of the best quality produce in the world. Dining is usually at anchor. You can choose to dine on your own, with a companion or on a larger table hosted by one of the ship’s Officers with your fellow guests. Weather permitting, light barbecues are held on deck.
Often anchoring offshore, landings are frequently made from her two small boats Shona and Sanda. Shuttling to and from, they enable guests to explore as and when they choose. Whether visiting remote islands with white-sand beaches, exploring historic sites or simply taking in the magnificent scenery, experienced and knowledgeable Guides will be on hand to inform and explain. Informal evening talks by Guides provide background and insight to the surrounding environment.
The Queen took a summer 10 day holiday cruise aboard her favourite ship, the Hebridean Princess, along with other family members. Princess Anne wanted to mark her 60th birthday with the cruise, where she could indulge her passion for spotting some of Scotland’s 208 lighthouses.