Sailing from the UK
Setting sail from Oban
The waterfront town of Oban, situated on Scotland's west coast, is the main gateway to the Hebridean islands, and it's a busy place in summer. We recommend sampling the excellent seafood while enjoying the views across to the islands of Mull and Kerrera.
United Kingdom: Loch Scavaig
Loch Scavaig is a sea loch off the southwest coast of Skye, where the Scavaig river - at a few hundred metres long, possibly the shortest river in the British Isles - meets the sea, after flowing down from Loch Coruisk in the Cuillin mountains.
United Kingdom: Rum
The dramatic mountains of the Isle of Rum offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the Inner Hebrides. The eccentric Kinloch Castle is a reminder of the days when the island was the domain of the Bullough family, while the native wildlife includes deer, ponies, golden eagles and Manx shearwaters.
United Kingdom: Portree (Isle of Skye)
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to a spectacular landscape of jagged peaks, misty moors and glassy lochs. The island’s biggest town is Portree, a pleasant little place with a colourful harbour.
United Kingdom: Uig
The village of Uig sits on the west coast of the Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye, with some lovely walks nearby. Just outside the village is the Fairy Glen, an enchanting little valley of grassy hills, ponds and waterfalls that create the illusion of a landscape in miniature.
United Kingdom: Raasay
The isle of Raasay lies off the east coast of Skye, just 10 miles long and rising to a 443-metre peak at Dun Caan. Raasay has an interesting history, visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson during the 18th century, and was the birthplace of the Scottish poet Sorley McLean.
United Kingdom: Gairloch
Situated on the shore of Loch Gairloch in picturesque Wester Ross, the scattered settlements known collectively as Gairloch serve as a popular base for whale and dolphin watching trips, and the surrounding area is home to some beautiful sandy beaches.
United Kingdom: Shieldaig
Shieldaig is one of the prettiest villages on Scotland's west coast , perched on the edge of Loch Torridon. The village is mostly comprised of picturesque whitewashed cottages, and there are some great walks to be enjoyed along the coast and up in the brooding Torridon Hills.
United Kingdom: Armadale
Armadale sits near the southern tip of the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye, linked by ferry to Mallaig on the mainland. Next to the ruins of Armadale Castle is a visitor’s centre dedicated to the history of Clan Donald, one of the largest clans in Scotland, and the castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Arriving in Oban
Your home from home
We know of no ship quite like this one; a tiny little gem, dedicated to Scotland and all things Scottish, this Princess is fit for a queen!
What we love
A single ship with just 50 guests and in operation for only nine months of the year - hardly viable in the modern day, you would think - and when you step aboard you will also feel as if you have been swept into a bygone age, when kindness was key. A one word descriptor? Charm, perhaps. But that only begins to cover what is special about Princess.
|Style||Like a cosy and comfortable pair of slippers, Hebridean Princess envelops you the moment you step aboard. It feels like your best friend's welcoming Scottish home - with food and drink to match.|