Hebridean Princess accidents and incidents

Hebridean Princess cruise ship

Former names

Length (LOA)
71 m / 233 ft

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CruiseMapper's Hebridean Princess cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 60-passenger vessel owned by Hebridean Island Cruises (Small Cruise Lines). Our Hebridean Princess accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2003 (38 crew with tonsillitis)
  • 2006 and 2010 - ship charter/voyage charter by HM Queen Elizabeth II

The vessel was previously operated under the names RMS Columba ferry (1964-1989) and Hebridean Princess (since 1989).

July 2010Other Incidents

In July-August 2010, the UK's HM Queen Elizabeth II chartered again the cruise ship for a 14-day "family holiday" cruise around the Scottish Islands. The voyage departed from Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) on July 23.

July 2006Other Incidents

In July 2006, for 8 days (July 21-29), the ship was chartered by HM Queen Elizabeth II for her 80th birthday. The 8-day "family holiday" cruise was around the Scottish Islands. The voyage charter cost the UK GBP 125,000.

June 2003Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

June 18, 2003, the voyage was cancelled when 38 crew (~50% of all) were suffering from severe tonsillitis (sore throat, fever, enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes, peritonsillar abscess/quinsy).

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