Hebridean Princess

Hebridean Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Hebridean Princess

Flag state United Kingdom
Builder RUSSELL HALL ABERDEEN U.K.
Year built 1964
Speed 14.5 kn / 27 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA) 71 m / 233 ft
Beam (width) 14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage 2112 gt
Passengers 50 - 60
Crew 38
Passengers-to-space ratio 43
Decks 2
Cabins 30
Decks with cabins 2
Last Refurbishment 2011
Former names Columbia

Review of Hebridean Princess

The operated by Hebridean International Cruises ship, mv Hebridean Princess, was built in 1964 and its first name was the MacBrayne. Initially, the vessel was sailing as a car ferry (for the first 25 years of its existence). It was capable of transporting 600 passengers and 50 cars and was sailing near the Scottish islands.

History - construction & ownership

The 2,112-ton, 50-passenger cruise ship Hebridean Princess was significantly refitted in 1989 in Great Yarmouth. The vessel was transformed into a luxury cruise ship and received a new name - mv Hebridean Princess. The car-carrying feature was decided to be removed and this gave more space for the construction of additional cabins. Crew-to-guest ratio was considerably increased.

The period from 21 July to 29 July 2006 is memorable for the vessel, as HM Queen Elizabeth II chartered Hebridean Princess for a 'family holiday' to mark the Queen’s 80th birthday. The 8-day “cruise charter” cost Her Majesty GBP 125,000. On July 23, 2010 The Queen chartered the cruise ship for a second time, for 14 days.

Cruise itinerary program

MV Hebridean Princess entered service with her new name on May 26, 1989 and started offering luxury cruises around the Western Isles of Scotland. Over the time, the cruise ship itinerary was extended to Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland islands, and the Norwegian Fjords.

Hebridean Princess

Cabins

There are 3 grades of single cabin, 5 double or twin grades, and 1 suite (Isle of Arran) onboard Hebridean Princess. Most staterooms have outside views (there are 3 inside singles and 3 inside twins), and are named after glens, islands, or other Scottish landmarks. They are highly individual in design but all feature top-quality bed linen, soft furnishings and Molton Brown toiletries.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The Columba dining room reflects the passenger breakdown, with 2 main tables - Captain's and Chief Engineer's, as well as a number of 2- or 4-person tables, depending whether couples prefer to sit together. Solo travellers are invited to dine with the Captain or Chief Engineer each night. Unlike almost any other cruise ship, all food is fresh and locally-sourced. Hebridean Princess menus feature top quality seafood and fish, along with grouse, pheasant, venison and prime beef.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

There are a number of knowledgeable cruise guides onboard Hebridean Princess, who stay for the duration of the sailing. When the ship is in dock, local musicians perform in the evening. The only other entertainment consists of nightly TV-run films. By day, the main entertainment is to be found ashore. Hebridean Princess carries 5 small boats. Twice-daily motorboat excursions take travelers onto the islands for guided cycle trip and walks.

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Hebridean Princess Itineraries 2017

The below listed Hebridean Princess cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
01 March 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Clyde Island Explorer
Prices starting
from $2265
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02 Mar        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
03 Mar        Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
04 Mar        Fairlie, Scotland
05 Mar        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
06 Mar        Holy Loch, Scotland
07 Mar        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
06 March 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Firth of Clyde
Prices starting
from $1815
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07 Mar        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
08 Mar        Holy Loch, Scotland
09 Mar        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
10 Mar        Sanda Island, Scotland
11 Mar        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
10 March 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Ruins and Ramparts of the Lower Clyde
Prices starting
from $1815
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11 Mar        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
12 Mar        Loch Fyne, Scotland
13 Mar        Loch Fyne, Scotland
14 Mar        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
15 Mar        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
14 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Greenock to Oban
Prices starting
from $3945
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15 Mar        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
16 Mar        Loch Long, Scotland
17 Mar        Fairlie, Scotland
18 Mar        Troon, Scotland
19 Mar        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
20 Mar        Tayvallich, Scotland
21 Mar        Craobh Haven, Scotland
22 Mar        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
21 March 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scotland's Western Seaboard
Prices starting
from $4095
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22 Mar        Departing from Oban, Scotland
23 Mar        Fort William, Scotland
24 Mar        Salen, Scotland
25 Mar        Loch Harport, Scotland
26 Mar        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
29 Mar        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
28 March 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South to the Atlantic Isles
Prices starting
from $4095
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29 Mar        Departing from Oban, Scotland
30 Mar        Tayvallich, Scotland
31 Mar        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
01 Apr        Isle of Jura, Craighouse, Scotland
02 Apr        Ulva Island, Scotland
03 Apr        Isle of Coll, Scotland
04 Apr        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
05 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
04 April 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Exploring the Small Isles and Inner Sound
Prices starting
from $5025
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05 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
06 Apr        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
07 Apr        Loch Torridon, Scotland
08 Apr        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
09 Apr        Plockton, Scotland
10 Apr        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
11 Apr        Isle of Canna, Scotland
12 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
11 April 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip An Easter Pilgrimage
Prices starting
from $5085
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12 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
13 Apr        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
14 Apr        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
15 Apr        Ulva Island, Scotland
16 Apr        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
17 Apr        Isle of Iona, Scotland
18 Apr        Oronsay Island, Scotland
19 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
18 April 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Springtime Surprise
Prices starting
from $5595
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19 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
20 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
21 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
22 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
23 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
24 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
25 Apr        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
26 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
25 April 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Flavours of Scotland
Prices starting
from $6240
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26 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
27 Apr        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
28 Apr        Isle of Canna, Scotland
29 Apr        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
30 Apr        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
01 May        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
02 May        Sound of Mull, Scotland
03 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
09 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Nature’s Island Paradise
Prices starting
from $6090
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10 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
11 May        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
12 May        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
13 May        Gairloch, Scotland
14 May        Handa island, Scotland
15 May        North Uist Island, Scotland
16 May        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
17 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
16 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Links, Lochs and Sounds
Prices starting
from $6450
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17 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
18 May        Sound of Sleat, Scotland
19 May        Inverie, Scotland
20 May        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
21 May        Isle of Jura, Craighouse, Scotland
22 May        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
23 May        Loch Tarbert, Jura Island, Scotland
24 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
23 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose to Barra Head
Prices starting
from $6810
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24 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
25 May        Inverie, Scotland
26 May        Plockton, Scotland
27 May        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
28 May        Lochboisdale, South Uist Island, scotland
29 May        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
30 May        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
31 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
30 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Atlantic Outliers of St Kilda
Prices starting
from $7095
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31 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
01 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
02 Jun        Gairloch, Scotland
03 Jun        Ullapool, Scotland
04 Jun        Shiant Islands, Scotland
05 Jun        St Kilda, Scotland
06 Jun        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
07 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
06 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Hidden Gardens of the Highlands and Islands
Prices starting
from $6810
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07 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
08 Jun        Oban, Scotland
09 Jun        Tayvallich, Scotland
10 Jun        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
11 Jun        Sound of Sleat, Scotland
12 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
13 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
14 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
13 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip St Kilda, Islands on the Edge
Prices starting
from $7095
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14 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
15 Jun        Salen, Scotland
16 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
17 Jun        Campbeltown, Scotland
18 Jun        Loch Roag, Lewis and Harris Island, Scotland
19 Jun        St Kilda, Scotland
20 Jun        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
21 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
20 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Historic Castles and Glorious Gardens
Prices starting
from $6810
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21 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
22 Jun        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
23 Jun        Isle of Iona, Scotland
24 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
25 Jun        Gairloch, Scotland
26 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
27 Jun        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
28 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
27 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose through the Irish Sea
Prices starting
from $7095
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28 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
29 Jun        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
30 Jun        Bangor, Wales
01 Jul        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
02 Jul        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
03 Jul        Sanda Island, Scotland
04 Jul        Isle of Jura, Craighouse, Scotland
05 Jul        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
04 July 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Hebridean Symphony
Prices starting
from $5535
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05 Jul        Departing from Oban, Scotland
06 Jul        Tayvallich, Scotland
07 Jul        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
08 Jul        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
09 Jul        Isle of Staffa, Scotland
10 Jul        Salen, Scotland
11 Jul        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
10 July 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Oban to Invergordon
Prices starting
from $8745
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11 Jul        Departing from Oban, Scotland
12 Jul        Sound of Sleat, Scotland
13 Jul        Loch Ewe, Scotland
14 Jul        Scrabster, Scotland
15 Jul        Stromness, Orkney Island, Scotland
16 Jul        Fair Isle, Scotland
17 Jul        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
18 Jul        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
19 Jul        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
20 Jul        Arriving in Invergordon, Scotland
19 July 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Invergordon to Bergen
Prices starting
from $9825
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20 Jul        Departing from Invergordon, Scotland
21 Jul        North Sea Canal, Holland
22 Jul        Sandnessjoen, Norway
23 Jul        Lysefjord, Norway
24 Jul        Stavanger, Norway
25 Jul        Skudenshavn, Karmoy Island, Norway
26 Jul        Espevaer Island, Norway
27 Jul        Hardangerfjord, Norway
28 Jul        Jondal, Hardangerfjord, Norway
29 Jul        Lysoen Island, Norway
30 Jul        Arriving in Bergen, Norway
29 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Bergen and the Spectacular Western Fjords
Prices starting
from $10140
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30 Jul        Departing from Bergen, Norway
31 Jul        Sognefjord, Norway
01 Aug        Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
02 Aug        Eidsdal, Norway
03 Aug        Geiranger, Norway
04 Aug        Alesund, Norway
05 Aug        Nordfjord, Norway
06 Aug        Olden, Norway
07 Aug        Eivindvik, Norway
08 Aug        Lysoen Island, Norway
09 Aug        Arriving in Bergen, Norway
08 August 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Bergen to Invergordon
Prices starting
from $9825
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09 Aug        Departing from Bergen, Norway
10 Aug        Hardangerfjord, Norway
11 Aug        Jondal, Hardangerfjord, Norway
12 Aug        Haugesund, Norway
13 Aug        Andalsnes, Norway
14 Aug        Sandefjord, Norway
15 Aug        Lysefjord, Norway
16 Aug        Stavanger, Norway
17 Aug        Sandnessjoen, Norway
18 Aug        North Sea Canal, Holland
19 Aug        Arriving in Invergordon, Scotland
18 August 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Invergordon to Oban
Prices starting
from $6810
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19 Aug        Departing from Invergordon, Scotland
20 Aug        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
21 Aug        Scrabster, Scotland
22 Aug        Lochinver, Scotland
23 Aug        Ullapool, Scotland
24 Aug        Isle of Raasay, Scotland
25 Aug        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
26 Aug        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
25 August 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Hebridean Tapestry
Prices starting
from $3690
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26 Aug        Departing from Oban, Scotland
27 Aug        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
28 Aug        Isle of Iona, Scotland
29 Aug        Ulva Island, Scotland
30 Aug        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
29 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Outer Isles Explorer
Prices starting
from $6450
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30 Aug        Departing from Oban, Scotland
31 Aug        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
01 Sep        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
02 Sep        Loch Tarbert, Jura Island, Scotland
03 Sep        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
04 Sep        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
05 Sep        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
06 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
05 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Sutherland's Scenic Coast
Prices starting
from $6240
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06 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
07 Sep        Plockton, Scotland
08 Sep        Loch Ewe, Scotland
09 Sep        Lochinver, Scotland
10 Sep        Ullapool, Scotland
11 Sep        Isle of Raasay, Scotland
12 Sep        Isle of Canna, Scotland
13 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
12 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Call of the Emerald Isle
Prices starting
from $6090
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13 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
14 Sep        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
15 Sep        Londonderry, Northern Ireland
16 Sep        Belfast, Northern Ireland
17 Sep        Carlingford, Ireland
18 Sep        Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland
19 Sep        Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
20 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
19 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Outlook on the Outer Isles
Prices starting
from $6090
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20 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
21 Sep        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
22 Sep        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
23 Sep        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
24 Sep        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
25 Sep        Isle of Tiree, Scarinish, Scotland
26 Sep        Isle of Iona, Scotland
27 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
26 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Year of History, Heritage and Archaelogy
Prices starting
from $6090
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27 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
28 Sep        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
29 Sep        Finlaggan, Scotland
30 Sep        Isle of Tiree, Scarinish, Scotland
01 Oct        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
02 Oct        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
03 Oct        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
04 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
03 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Flavours of Scotland
Prices starting
from $6240
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04 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
05 Oct        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
06 Oct        Isle of Canna, Scotland
07 Oct        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
08 Oct        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
09 Oct        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
10 Oct        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
11 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
10 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Exploring the Small Isles and Inner Sound
Prices starting
from $5370
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11 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
12 Oct        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
13 Oct        Gairloch, Scotland
14 Oct        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
15 Oct        Plockton, Scotland
16 Oct        Inverie, Scotland
17 Oct        Isle of Canna, Scotland
18 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
17 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Autumn Surprise
Prices starting
from $4665
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18 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
19 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
20 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
21 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
22 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
23 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
24 Oct        Captain's Choice Port of Call, Scotland
25 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
24 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oban to Greenock
Prices starting
from $4665
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25 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
26 Oct        Tayvallich, Scotland
27 Oct        Campbeltown, Scotland
28 Oct        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
29 Oct        Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Holy Loch, Scotland
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
31 Oct        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
31 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oban to Greenock
Prices starting
from $4440
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01 Nov        Departing from Oban, Scotland
02 Nov        Loch Fyne, Scotland
03 Nov        Loch Fyne, Scotland
04 Nov        Loch Fyne, Scotland
05 Nov        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
06 Nov        Troon, Scotland
07 Nov        Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland
08 Nov        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
07 November 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Firth of Clyde
Prices starting
from $1815
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08 Nov        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
09 Nov        Holy Loch, Scotland
10 Nov        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
11 Nov        Sanda Island, Scotland
12 Nov        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
11 November 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Clyde Island Explorer
Prices starting
from $2265
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12 Nov        Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
13 Nov        Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland
14 Nov        Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
15 Nov        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
16 Nov        Holy Loch, Scotland
17 Nov        Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland