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Hebridean Island Cruises celebrates 25 seasons by replicating original itineraries In 2013

Hebridean Island Cruises is celebrating the 25th season of its luxury small cruise ship, Hebridean Princess, by offering guests the chance to sail on one of the original itineraries.

Its 2013 Cruise Directory features three original sailings: ‘The Islands of the Inner Hebrides’, ‘St Kilda, the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Small Islands’ and ‘The Islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides’ – a replica of the first ever Hebridean Princess cruise which first set sail in May 1989.

Hebridean Princess
Hebridean Princess will be sailing three original itineraries in the line’s 25th anniversary year

New for 2013 are four new Footloose walking itineraries – providing walkers the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore untamed landscapes - as well as partnership cruises with the NADFAS, the National Trust, and the Royal Horticultural Society.

To mark the distinctive range of itineraries, Hebridean Island Cruises offers an unrivalled selection of Guest Speakers including journalist and broadcaster, Martin Bell, and Radio 4 Today presenter, James Naughtie.

Further highlights of the 2013 season

  • The seven night ‘A Classical Cruise of the Hebrides’ which allows guests to experience what inspired musicians, poets, painters and Royals of the 19th century visiting Fingal’s Cave on the stunning Hebridean Island of Staffa. Excursions include a full day in Tobermory on Mull to enjoy the famous Mendelssohn on Mull Festival which aims to encourage young musicians to develop their skills. Prices start from £4,240 per person.
  • The ‘West Highland and Island Gardens’ cruise, departing on 23 April 2013. Recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society, gives guests the opportunity to visit some of the west coast’s most beautiful gardens and some hidden gems including Inverewe Garden, Attadale Garden and Arduaine Garden in the company of guest speaker Professor Stefan Buczacki. Prices start from £3,460 per person.
  • ‘An Irish Adventure’ which departs from Oban on 16 April 2013 calls at Bangor, Rathlin Island and Londonderry as well as Hebridean Princess’ first ever call at Belfast. Prices start from £3,110 per person.

  • Prices for all 2013 cruises include a private chartered coach transfer from and to Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central Railway Station for Greenock and Oban or from Inverness Airport and Inverness Railway Station for Invergordon.

    Alternatively, enjoy complimentary car parking for the duration of the cruise at the port.  Free travel insurance is also included in the cruise cost.

    Posted on 16th January 2013 at 02:07 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Hebridean Island Cruises |

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