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Current itinerary of Hebridean Princess
Hebridean Princess current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Oban to Greenock. Prices start from USD 3273 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 28 Oct, 2020 and ends on 04 Nov, 2020.
|Date / Time||Port|
|28 Oct||Departing from Oban, Scotland hotels|
|29 Oct||Craobh Haven, Scotland|
|29 Oct||Ardfern, Scotland|
|30 Oct||Isle of Jura, Craighouse, Scotland|
|30 Oct||Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland|
|31 Oct||Ballycastle, Northern Ireland|
|01 Nov||Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland|
|02 Nov||Campbeltown, Scotland|
|02 Nov||Isle of Arran, Lochranza-Lamlash-Brodick, Scotland|
|03 Nov||Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland|
|03 Nov||Great Cumbrae Island, Millport, Scotland|
|04 Nov||Arriving in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland hotels|
Specifications of Hebridean Princess
|Year built||1964 / Age: 56|
|Flag state||United Kingdom|
|Builder||Hall, Russell & Company (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Owner||HP Shipping Ltd|
|Operator||Hebridean Island Cruises UK|
|Speed||15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph|
|Length (LOA)||71 m / 233 ft|
|Beam (width)||14 m / 46 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2112 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Hebridean Princess Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2020 Oct 14||7 days, round-trip Flavours of the Hebrides from Oban||Oban||$4252|
|2020 Oct 21||7 days, round-trip Footloose to the Atlantic Isles from Oban||Oban||$3662|
|2020 Oct 28||7 days, one-way from Oban to Greenock||Oban||$3273|
|2020 Nov 04||7 days, round-trip Clyde Castles and Stately Homes from Greenock||Greenock||$3474|
|2020 Nov 11||4 days, round-trip Firth of Clyde Explorer from Greenock||Greenock||$1868|
|2020 Nov 15||4 days, round-trip A Taste of the Lower Clyde from Greenock||Greenock||$1768|
Hebridean Princess Review
Review of Hebridean Princess
The operated by Hebridean International Cruises ship MV Hebridean Princess (1964-built) was originally named "MS MacBrayne". Initially, the vessel was sailing as a car ferry (for the first 25 years of its service) with capacity 600 passengers and 50 cars. The boat was deployed for regular crossings between the Scottish islands.
History - construction and 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 July 21 to 29, 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 a 14-day sailing vacation.
The vessel is owned by HP Shipping Ltd (shipowner that also owns Lord of the Glens) and chartered to Hebridean Island Cruises (HP Shipping-owned subsidiary and travel brand) with headquarters in Skipton (Yorkshire England).
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 time, the cruise ship itinerary was extended to Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland islands, and the Norwegian Fjords.
There are 3 grades of the 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.
Shipboard dining options - Food and 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 on 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.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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 the 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 travellers onto the islands for guided cycle trip and walk.
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