An intimate cruise to discover the treasures of Scotland’s isles
Along the Journey – Ports of Call
Embark on your cruise out of Oban, Scotland, to begin the journey toward Isle of Jura. Here, a walk along the towpath of the Crinan Canal starts your day, before an afternoon exploring near the only settlement on Jura. From the port of Mull, a cruise along the coast and the Sound of Islay is on the agenda, followed by an afternoon visit to the Benedictine Abbey in the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. Next up is Tiree for a visit to the Hynish Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum. From there, a cruise along the Sea of the Hebrides brings travelers to the island of Barra to see the medieval Kisimul Castle.
Eriskay, the “whisky galore” isle, is the site where a cargo ship ran aground in 1941 carrying over 24,000 bottles of whisky – and the site of your next stop. Then it’s on to Loch Scavaig to see a resident seal colony or walk at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains. Finally, the Isle of Rum offers a visit to the Edwardian Kinloch Castle, before the conclusion of the cruise back in Oban.
As You Sail – Onboard Amenities
The small, five-star Hebridean Princess is designed to deliver the highest levels of service and accommodation standards. And, having been custom-built to sail Scotland’s Western Isles, there’s no better way to sail through the remote islands, lochs, and bays of this unique destination. Guests are housed in 30 spacious, individually designed cabins for a home-away-from-home feeling that extends to the ship’s peaceful corners and cozy Tiree Lounge.
Fine dining onboard takes place at The Columba Restaurant in the presence of stunning scenery through picture windows. Rounding out the luxurious experience is a crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one-to-one to ensure exceptional, personalized service onboard, and knowledgeable guides accompanying the cruises to enhance local experiences.
Is this your dream cruise? Click here to learn more.