Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky Review and Specifications

Specifications of Hebridean Sky

Flag Bahamas
Builder NUOVI CANTIERI APUANIA S.P.A.
Year built 1991
Speed 15.5 kn / 29 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width) 15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage 4200 gt
Passengers 114 - 120
Crew 72
Passengers-to-space ratio 36
Decks 5
Cabins 59
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2016
Former names Sea Explorer

Review of Hebridean Sky

MS Hebridean Sky (former mv Sea Explorer), together with Island Sky and Caledonian Sky, are between the finest small vessels in the world sailing as cruise ships. The company Noble Caledonia acquired the ship MS Hebridean Sky in early 2016 after a planned refurbishment. Hebridean Sky was built in 1991 for Renaissance Cruises.

History - construction & ownership

The 4,200-ton, 114-passenger cruise ship Hebridean Sky was under construction at the same time and in the same Italian yard as the other ships of Noble Caledonia, ms Island Sky and ms Caledonian Sky. The vessel offers to its passengers wine at lunch and dinner, a high-brow guest speaker programme and in-depth excursions included in the price of the ticket. 

Cruise itinerary program

Hebridean Sky itinerary program is based on cruises to Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords from Ushuaia to Valparaiso/Guayaquil; Panama Canal cruises; exploration tours to the islands of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland.

Hebridean Sky

Cabins

Hebridean Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, all-suite expedition vessel. Following her 2016 renovation, all Hebridean Sky 59 suites are outward-facing. Each is at least 225 sq.feet (21 sq.meters) and offers a choice of either queen-sized or twin- bed, flat-screen TV, sitting area with a sofa-bed, mini-bar, independent temperature controls, marble-appointed en-suite bathroom. 23 of the suites have private balconies.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

With a maximum of just over 100 guests and only one sitting, the cuisine onboard Hebridean Sky is of consistent superior quality. Where possible, the chefs obtain local produce or buy the catch of the day from passing fishing boats. Pre-dinner canapes and afternoon tea take place every day in either the lounge or out on the Lido Deck.

When dining, guests are able to choose their seating arrangements, whether that be joining a table of 4 to 6 other passengers outside on the Lido Deck or whether enjoying meals in the à la carte restaurant. Those travelling alone are seated with other like minded travelers. In the main stylish dining room, breakfast is buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order. Lunch and dinner are an à la carte 5-course affair. A selection of wines are included with both meals to further enhance dining experience.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The beautifully designed public spaces of Hebridean Sky include a large lounge with piano, stylish bar, sun deck, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, library, and small gym. The ship carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shores and islands and equipped to offer scuba diving.

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Hebridean Sky Itineraries 2016

The below listed Hebridean Sky cruise prices on 2016 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
18 December 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
Prices starting
from $6918
19 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
19 Dec        Departing from Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Antarctica
19 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
19 Dec        Departing from Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Antarctica
20 Dec        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
20 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
20 Dec        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
20 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
21 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
21 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
22 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Dec        King George Island, Antarctica
23 Dec        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
23 Dec        King George Island, Antarctica
23 Dec        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
22 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $16840
23 Dec        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
23 Dec        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
24 Dec        Livingston Island, Antarctica
25 Dec        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
26 Dec        Petermann Island, Antarctica
27 Dec        Deception Island, Antarctica
28 Dec        King George Island, Antarctica
28 Dec        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
27 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $16840
28 Dec        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
28 Dec        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
29 Dec        Livingston Island, Antarctica
30 Dec        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
31 Dec        Petermann Island, Antarctica
01 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
02 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
02 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica

Hebridean Sky Itineraries 2017

The below listed Hebridean Sky 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 January 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $16840
02 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
02 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
03 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
04 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
05 Jan        Petermann Island, Antarctica
06 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
07 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
07 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
06 January 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Classic Antarctica
Prices starting
from $16840
07 Jan        Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
07 Jan        Departing from King George Island, Antarctica
08 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
09 Jan        Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica
10 Jan        Petermann Island, Antarctica
11 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
12 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
12 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
11 January 4 nights / 5 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
Prices starting
from $6918
12 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
12 Jan        Departing from Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Antarctica
12 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
12 Jan        Departing from Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Antarctica
13 Jan        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
13 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
13 Jan        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
13 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
14 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
14 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
15 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
16 Jan        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
16 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
16 Jan        Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
23 February 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Shackleton Centenary Voyage II
Prices starting
from $19192
24 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
25 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
26 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
27 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
28 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
01 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
02 Mar        Elephant Island, Antarctica
03 Mar - 04 Mar        At Sea
05 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
05 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
06 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
07 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
08 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
09 Mar        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
10 Mar - 11 Mar        At Sea
12 Mar        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
13 Mar        At Sea
14 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
14 March 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Valparaiso
Prices starting
from $11692
15 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
16 Mar        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
17 Mar        Chilean Fjords
18 Mar        Chilean Fjords
19 Mar        Chilean Fjords
20 Mar        Chilean Fjords
21 Mar        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
22 Mar        Puerto Natales,Chilean Patagonia
23 Mar        Puerto Natales,Chilean Patagonia
24 Mar        Chiloe Island, Chile
25 Mar        Puerto Montt, Chile
26 Mar        Valdivia,Chile
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
28 Mar        Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile
14 March 26 nights / 27 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Guayaquil
Prices starting
from $19485
15 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
16 Mar        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
17 Mar        Chilean Fjords
18 Mar        Chilean Fjords
19 Mar        Chilean Fjords
20 Mar        Chilean Fjords
21 Mar        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
22 Mar        Puerto Natales,Chilean Patagonia
23 Mar        Puerto Natales,Chilean Patagonia
24 Mar        Chiloe Island, Chile
25 Mar        Puerto Montt, Chile
26 Mar        Valdivia,Chile
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile
29 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Chanaral Island, Chile
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antofagasta, Chile
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Iquique, Chile
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Arica, Chile
04 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Matarani, Peru
05 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
06 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Pisco, Peru
07 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Callao, Lima, Peru
08 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru
09 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
10 Apr        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
27 March 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Guayaquil
Prices starting
from $10012
28 Mar        Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile
29 Mar        Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile
30 Mar        Chanaral Island, Chile
31 Mar        At Sea
01 Apr        Antofagasta, Chile
02 Apr        Iquique, Chile
03 Apr        Arica, Chile
04 Apr        Matarani, Peru
05 Apr        At Sea
06 Apr        Pisco, Peru
07 Apr        Callao, Lima, Peru
08 Apr        Salaverry, Trujillo, Peru
09 Apr        At Sea
10 Apr        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
09 April 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Willemstad
Prices starting
from $9818
10 Apr        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
11 Apr        Puerto Lopez,Ecuador
12 Apr        Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
13 Apr        At Sea
14 Apr        At Sea (Utria National Park)
15 Apr        Darien National Park,Panama
16 Apr        Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa
17 Apr        Panama Canal (Transit)
18 Apr        San Blas Islands, Panama
19 Apr        Cartagena, Colombia
20 Apr        Santa Marta, Colombia
21 Apr        At Sea
22 Apr        Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
23 Apr        Arriving in Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
07 May 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Portsmouth to Oban
Prices starting
from $6675
08 May        Departing from Portsmouth, England
09 May        Guernsey, Channel Islands
10 May        Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
11 May        Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
12 May        Lundy Island, England
13 May        Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
14 May        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
15 May        Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland
16 May        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
16 May        Isle of Iona, Scotland
17 May        Isle of Canna, Scotland
17 May        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
18 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
17 May 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Oban to Edinburgh
Prices starting
from $7680
18 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
19 May        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
20 May        St Kilda, Scotland
21 May        Isle of Rona,Scotland
22 May        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
23 May        Mykines,Faroe Islands
24 May        Foula Island, Shetland, Scotland
25 May        Unst Island, Shetland, Scotland
25 May        Fetlar Island, Shetland, Scotland
26 May        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
26 May        Fair Isle, Scotland
27 May        Westray Island, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland
28 May        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
29 May        Arriving in Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
19 June 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Edinburgh to Oban
Prices starting
from $9930
20 Jun        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
21 Jun        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
22 Jun        Westray Island, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland
23 Jun        Fair Isle, Scotland
23 Jun        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
24 Jun        Fetlar Island, Shetland, Scotland
24 Jun        Unst Island, Shetland, Scotland
25 Jun        Foula Island, Shetland, Scotland
26 Jun        Mykines,Faroe Islands
27 Jun        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
28 Jun        Isle of Rona,Scotland
29 Jun        St Kilda, Scotland
30 Jun        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
01 Jul        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
12 July 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso
Prices starting
from $7935
23 July 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen
Prices starting
from $8272
17 August 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Edinburgh to Portsmouth
Prices starting
from $8242
18 Aug        Departing from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
19 Aug        Scrabster, Scotland
20 Aug        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
21 Aug        Westray Island, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland
22 Aug        Unst Island, Shetland, Scotland
22 Aug        Fetlar Island, Shetland, Scotland
23 Aug        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
24 Aug        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
25 Aug        Isle of Canna, Scotland
25 Aug        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
26 Aug        Londonderry, Northern Ireland
27 Aug        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
28 Aug        Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
29 Aug        Waterford, Ireland
30 Aug        Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales
31 Aug        Guernsey, Channel Islands
01 Sep        Arriving in Portsmouth, England
14 September 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Livorno
Prices starting
from $6892
15 Sep        Departing from Barcelona, Spain
16 Sep        Port-Vendres, France
17 Sep        Sete, France
18 Sep        Sanary-sur-Mer, France Riviera
19 Sep        Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera
20 Sep        Monte Carlo, Monaco, France Riviera
21 Sep        San Remo, Italy
22 Sep        Genoa, Italy
23 Sep        Porto Venere, Italy
24 Sep        Viareggio,Italy
25 Sep        Arriving in Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
24 September 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Livorno to Naples
Prices starting
from $5992
25 Sep        Departing from Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
26 Sep        Portoferraio, Elba, Italy
27 Sep        Bastia, Corsica, France
27 Sep        Saint-Florent, Corsica, France
28 Sep        Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
29 Sep        Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
30 Sep        Trapani, Sicily, Italy
01 Oct        Palermo, Sicily, Italy
02 Oct        Lipari Island, Italy
03 Oct        Arriving in Naples, Italy
01 October 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Naples to Seville
Prices starting
from $5392
02 Oct        Departing from Naples, Italy
03 Oct        Herculaneum,Italy
04 Oct        Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
05 Oct        Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
06 Oct        Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain
07 Oct        Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
08 Oct        Cartagena, Spain
09 Oct        Malaga, Spain
10 Oct - 11 Oct        Seville, Spain (Overnight)
11 Oct - 12 Oct        Seville, Spain (Overnight)
12 Oct        Arriving in Seville, Spain

Hebridean Sky Itineraries 2018

The below listed Hebridean Sky 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
08 March 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Valparaiso
Prices starting
from $11692
09 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
10 Mar        Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica
11 Mar        Chilean Fjords
12 Mar        Chilean Fjords
13 Mar        Chilean Fjords
14 Mar        Chilean Fjords
15 Mar        Chilean Fjords
16 Mar - 17 Mar        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica (Overnight)
17 Mar        Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
18 Mar        Chiloe Island, Chile
19 Mar        Puerto Montt, Chile
20 Mar        Valdivia,Chile
21 Mar        At Sea
22 Mar        Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile
06 May 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Nassau to New York
Prices starting
from $11092
07 May        Departing from Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
08 May        At Sea
09 May        Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
10 May        Savannah, Georgia
11 May        Charleston, South Carolina
12 May        Wilmington, North Carolina
13 May        Morehead City, North Carolina
14 May        Norfolk, Virginia
15 May - 16 May        Baltimore, Maryland (Overnight)
16 May        Baltimore, Maryland
17 May        Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
18 May        Poughkeepsie,New York
19 May - 20 May        New York, Cape Liberty NYC (Overnight)
20 May        Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty NYC
19 May 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from New York to Halifax
Prices starting
from $11092
20 May        Departing from New York, Cape Liberty NYC
21 May        New York, Cape Liberty NYC
22 May        New London,Connecticut
23 May        Newport, Rhode Island
24 May        Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
25 May        Boston, Massachusetts
26 May        Portland, Maine
27 May        Rockland, Maine
28 May        Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
29 May        Digby,Nova Scotia, Canada
30 May        Lunenburg,Nova Scotia, Canada
31 May - 01 Jun        Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Overnight)
01 Jun        Arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada