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Hebridean Cruises

Hebridean Island Cruises

About Hebridean Cruises

Hebridean Princess has attracted a strong following among Britain's upper crust, who enjoy their exclusivity and the solid, unpretentious comfort epitomized by the "country house at sea" style. Great for lectures and learning.

  • Who goes on Hebridean cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Hebridean cruise?


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Who goes on Hebridean cruise ships?

Expect to sail with well-heeled Brits, mainly retired, some titled; this ship is unashamedly posh. Anglophile, affluent North Americans sometimes travel, too. On designated "footloose" sailings expect serious walkers, as the top level of hikes are suitably challenging. The line is not suitable for families.

Do I have to dress up on a Hebridean cruise?

Yes, though there's no hard-and-fast rule about black tie, but most people do wear it for the two gala nights per week. Anybody with a family tartan will sport the full regalia. For ladies, understated elegance is preferable to bling. Otherwise, smart-casual is the order of the day.

Is everything free on Hebridean cruises?

Pretty well everything is included, from bar drinks to wine with meals, crew gratuities, excursions and entrance fees, use of the ship's bicycles and Wi-Fi. All you'll pay for are wines and spirits from the Premium list and laundry.

What are Hebridean’s most popular activities?

There is little structured entertainment, with most people opting for simple relaxation, although the guides who escort every cruise give fascinating talks after dinner that are always well attended. Bicycles are available to borrow, while walks on the Footloose cruises are guided and divided by ability group. The ship also has a library, which sees regular use.

Why go with Hebridean?

  • Luxurious country house style
  • An opulent base from which to explore Scotland's Western Isles, Ireland and Norway's fjords
  • Superb food and all-inclusive drinks

Best for: Foodie Brits and anyone looking for unusual walking holidays

Not for: Families, late-night party animals

Hebridean Island Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

A perfect return to cruising

This holiday was booked pre-pandemic for a special birthday in March 2020, so we were slightly cautious about cruising so soon after cruises recommenced in 2021. But we had nothing to fear because, as usual, the... Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We have traveled with this ship twice, 2016 and 2017

We have traveled with this ship twice, 2016 and 2017, and we are booked on a cruise this year (2018) as well). In 2013 and 2014 we traveled with River Cloud 2, which is a sister ship to Royal Crown, previous named... Read More
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Jan K

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s


I chose this cruise from a recommendation of a friend who had done a Hebredian cruise in Scotland and because good friends were going on it. And it was because of these friends and their wonderful company I didnt... Read More
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judi b

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

If it's good enough for the Queen...

We'd always wanted to visit the Inner Hebrides & this seemed the most civilised way to do it, especially as the ship came with HM the Queen's recommendation. From the moment we first made contact with Reservations... Read More
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First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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