Hebridean Princess

Hebridean Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Hebridean Princess

Year built 1964  /  Age : 53
Flag state United Kingdom
Builder Hall, Russell & Company (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Owner HP Shipping
Speed 15 kn / 28 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 2018

The below listed Hebridean Princess cruise prices on 2018 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
Greenock cruise port

01 March 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Argyll’s Secret Coast
Prices starting
from $2775
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01 Mar      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
03 Mar     Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland   
04 Mar     Loch Fyne, Scotland   
05 Mar     Crarae, Scotland   
06 Mar     Strachur, Scotland   
07 Mar     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
08 Mar      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

07 March 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Sea Lochs of the Lower Clyde
Prices starting
from $2775
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07 Mar      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
09 Mar     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
10 Mar     Troon, Scotland   
11 Mar     Loch Ryan, Scotland   
12 Mar     Holy Isle, Scotland   
13 Mar     Holy Loch, Scotland   
14 Mar      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

13 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Treasures of Argyll and Bute
Prices starting
from $3975
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13 Mar      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
15 Mar     Rhu Marina, Scotland   
16 Mar     Troon, Scotland   
17 Mar     Isle of Arran, Brodick-Lamlash, Scotland   
18 Mar     Strachur, Scotland   
19 Mar     Crarae, Scotland   
20 Mar     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
21 Mar      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

20 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Greenock to Oban
Prices starting
from $3600
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20 Mar      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
22 Mar     Holy Loch, Scotland   
23 Mar     Sanda Island, Scotland   
24 Mar     Campbeltown, Scotland   
25 Mar     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
26 Mar     Crinan, Scotland   
27 Mar     Craobh Haven, Scotland   
28 Mar      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

27 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Hebridean Easter
Prices starting
from $3975
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27 Mar      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
29 Mar     Ardfern, Scotland   
30 Mar     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
31 Mar     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
01 Apr     Isle of Staffa, Scotland   
02 Apr     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
03 Apr     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
04 Apr      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Rum cruise port

03 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip West Coast Wonders
Prices starting
from $4125
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03 Apr      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
05 Apr     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
06 Apr     Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
07 Apr     Ullapool, Scotland   
08 Apr     Isle Martin, Scotland   
09 Apr     Loch Ewe, Scotland   
10 Apr     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
11 Apr      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Craobh Haven cruise port

10 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose to the Southern Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6525
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10 Apr      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
12 Apr     Craobh Haven, Scotland   
13 Apr     Crinan, Scotland   
14 Apr     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
15 Apr     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
16 Apr     Isle of Tiree, Scarinish, Scotland   
17 Apr     Isle of Canna, Scotland   
18 Apr      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

17 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Flavours of Scotland
Prices starting
from $6900
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17 Apr      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
19 Apr     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
20 Apr     Inverie, Scotland   
21 Apr     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
22 Apr     Loch Torridon, Scotland   
23 Apr     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
24 Apr     Isle of Eriskay, Scotland   
25 Apr      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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24 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Springtime Surprise
Prices starting
from $5400
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24 Apr      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
26 Apr     Sakata, Japan   
27 Apr     Sakata, Japan   
28 Apr     Sakata, Japan   
29 Apr     Sakata, Japan   
30 Apr     Sakata, Japan   
01 May     Sakata, Japan   
02 May      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

01 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Rugged North West Wilderness
Prices starting
from $5775
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01 May      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
03 May     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
04 May     Loch Torridon, Scotland   
05 May     Loch Cairnbawn, Scotland   
06 May     Summer Islands, Scotland   
07 May     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
08 May     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
09 May      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

08 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose through the Long Isle
Prices starting
from $6450
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08 May      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
10 May     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
11 May     Loch Torridon, Scotland   
12 May     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
13 May     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
14 May     North Uist Island, Scotland   
15 May     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
16 May      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

15 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Secret Gardens of the Western Seaboard
Prices starting
from $6225
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15 May      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
17 May     Sound of Sleat, Scotland   
18 May     Loch Ewe, Scotland   
19 May     Ullapool, Scotland   
20 May     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
21 May     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
22 May     Fort William, Scotland   
23 May      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Mull cruise port

22 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Islands of the Inner & Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6450
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22 May      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
24 May     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
25 May     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
26 May     Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
27 May     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
28 May     Loch Tarbert, Jura Island, Scotland   
29 May     Isle of Canna, Scotland   
30 May      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Rum cruise port

29 May 2018 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip St Kilda and Western Isles Wildlife
Prices starting
from $12525
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29 May      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
31 May     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
01 Jun     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
02 Jun     Shiant Islands, Scotland   
03 Jun     Handa island, Scotland   
04 Jun     St Kilda, Scotland   
05 Jun     St Kilda, Scotland   
06 Jun     Isle of Staffa, Scotland   
07 Jun     Ulva Island, Scotland   
08 Jun      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Canna cruise port

07 June 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip In the Footsteps of Sir Jamie Stormonth Darling
Prices starting
from $5212
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07 Jun      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
09 Jun     Isle of Canna, Scotland   
10 Jun     Gairloch, Scotland   
11 Jun     St Kilda, Scotland   
12 Jun     Isle of Staffa, Scotland   
13 Jun      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Colonsay cruise port

12 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip St Kilda, Islands on the Edge
Prices starting
from $7125
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12 Jun      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
14 Jun     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
15 Jun     Isle of Tiree, Scarinish, Scotland   
16 Jun     St Kilda, Scotland   
17 Jun     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
18 Jun     Shiant Islands, Scotland   
19 Jun     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
20 Jun      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Colonsay cruise port

19 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Hebridean Isles
Prices starting
from $6825
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19 Jun      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
21 Jun     Tayvallich, Scotland   
22 Jun     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
23 Jun     Ulva Island, Scotland   
24 Jun     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
25 Jun     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
26 Jun     Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland   
27 Jun      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

26 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Pearls of the Irish Sea
Prices starting
from $7125
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26 Jun      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
28 Jun     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
29 Jun     Bangor, Wales   
30 Jun     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
01 Jul     Whitehaven, England   
02 Jul     Larne, Northern Ireland   
03 Jul     Arduaine, Scotland   
04 Jul      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Crinan cruise port

03 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Classical Inspiration
Prices starting
from $6825
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03 Jul      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
05 Jul     Crinan, Scotland   
06 Jul     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
07 Jul     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
08 Jul     Isle of Staffa, Scotland   
09 Jul     Salen, Mull Island, Scotland   
10 Jul     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
11 Jul      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

10 July 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Oban to Isle of Portland
Prices starting
from $9750
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10 Jul      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
12 Jul     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
13 Jul     Bangor, Wales   
14 Jul     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
15 Jul     Dublin, Ireland   
16 Jul     Rosslare Europort, Ireland   
17 Jul     St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
18 Jul     Falmouth, England   
19 Jul     Plymouth, England   
20 Jul     Dartmouth, England   
21 Jul      Arriving in Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   

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Isle of Portland cruise port

20 July 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Brittany and Channel Island Discovery
Prices starting
from $10125
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20 Jul      Departing from Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
22 Jul     Cherbourg, France   
23 Jul     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
24 Jul     Sark, Channel Islands   
25 Jul     Roscoff, France   
26 Jul     Roscoff, France   
27 Jul     Ile de Brehat, France   
28 Jul     Saint-Malo, France   
29 Jul     Jersey, St Helier, Channel Islands   
30 Jul     Alderney, St Anne, Channel Islands   
31 Jul      Arriving in Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

08 August 2018 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from London to Isle of Portland
Prices starting
from $9150
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08 Aug      Departing from London, Tower Bridge, England   
10 Aug     London Tilbury, England   
11 Aug     Chatham, England   
12 Aug     Dover, England   
13 Aug     At Sea   
14 Aug     Honfleur, France   
15 Aug     Cherbourg, France   
16 Aug     Sark, Channel Islands   
17 Aug     Alderney, St Anne, Channel Islands   
18 Aug      Arriving in Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   

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Isle of Portland cruise port

17 August 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Isle of Portland to Oban
Prices starting
from $9750
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17 Aug      Departing from Isle of Portland, Dorset, England   
19 Aug     Dartmouth, England   
20 Aug     Dartmouth, England   
21 Aug     Fowey, England   
22 Aug     St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
23 Aug     Lundy Island, England   
24 Aug     Fishguard, Wales   
25 Aug     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
26 Aug     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
27 Aug     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
28 Aug      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

27 August 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Hebridean Sampler
Prices starting
from $3750
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27 Aug      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
29 Aug     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
30 Aug     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
31 Aug     Isle of Coll, Scotland   
01 Sep      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Barra cruise port

31 August 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip A Taste of the Outer Isles
Prices starting
from $3750
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31 Aug      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
02 Sep     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
03 Sep     Isle of Eriskay, Scotland   
04 Sep     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
05 Sep      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Rum cruise port

04 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose from Skye to the Outer Isles
Prices starting
from $6825
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04 Sep      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
06 Sep     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
07 Sep     Plockton, Scotland   
08 Sep     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
09 Sep     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
10 Sep     Isle of Eriskay, Scotland   
11 Sep     At Sea   
12 Sep      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Eigg cruise port

11 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Islands of Glory
Prices starting
from $6225
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11 Sep      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
13 Sep     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
14 Sep     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
15 Sep     Barra Isles, Scotland   
16 Sep     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
17 Sep     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
18 Sep     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
19 Sep      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Muck cruise port

18 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Footloose to Assynt
Prices starting
from $6450
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18 Sep      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
20 Sep     Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland   
21 Sep     Loch Torridon, Scotland   
22 Sep     Lochinver, Scotland   
23 Sep     Summer Islands, Scotland   
24 Sep     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
25 Sep     Isle of Raasay, Scotland   
26 Sep      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Colonsay cruise port

25 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Secrets of the Western Isles
Prices starting
from $5925
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25 Sep      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
27 Sep     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
28 Sep     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
29 Sep     Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland   
30 Sep     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
01 Oct     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
02 Oct     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
03 Oct      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Colonsay cruise port

02 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Autumn in the Enchanted Isles
Prices starting
from $5550
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02 Oct      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
04 Oct     Isle of Colonsay, Scotland   
05 Oct     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
06 Oct     North Uist Island, Scotland   
07 Oct     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
08 Oct     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
09 Oct     Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland   
10 Oct      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Coll cruise port

09 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Cycling over The Minch
Prices starting
from $5400
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09 Oct      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
11 Oct     Isle of Coll, Scotland   
12 Oct     Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland   
13 Oct     Lochboisdale, South Uist Island, scotland   
14 Oct     Loch Tarbert, Jura Island, Scotland   
15 Oct     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
16 Oct     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
17 Oct      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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16 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Autumn Surprise
Prices starting
from $5400
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16 Oct      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
18 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
19 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
20 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
21 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
22 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
23 Oct     Sakata, Japan   
24 Oct      Arriving in Oban, Scotland   

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Isle of Islay cruise port

23 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oban to Greenock
Prices starting
from $4650
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23 Oct      Departing from Oban, Scotland   
25 Oct     Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland   
26 Oct     Isle of Gigha, Scotland   
27 Oct     Campbeltown, Scotland   
28 Oct     Isle of Arran, Brodick-Lamlash, Scotland   
29 Oct     Holy Isle, Scotland   
30 Oct     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
31 Oct      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

30 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Architectural Gems of Argyll and The Isles
Prices starting
from $3975
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30 Oct      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
01 Nov     Rhu Marina, Scotland   
02 Nov     Crarae, Scotland   
03 Nov     Strachur, Scotland   
04 Nov     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
05 Nov     Troon, Scotland   
06 Nov     Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland   
07 Nov      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

06 November 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Argyll’s Secret Coast
Prices starting
from $3750
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06 Nov      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
08 Nov     Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland   
09 Nov     Isle of Arran, Brodick-Lamlash, Scotland   
10 Nov     Strachur, Scotland   
11 Nov     Strachur, Scotland   
12 Nov     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
13 Nov      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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Greenock cruise port

12 November 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Sea Lochs of the Lower Clyde
Prices starting
from $2775
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12 Nov      Departing from Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   
14 Nov     Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland   
15 Nov     Troon, Scotland   
16 Nov     Loch Ryan, Scotland   
17 Nov     Holy Isle, Scotland   
18 Nov     Holy Loch, Scotland   
19 Nov      Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland   

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