Sailing from the UK
Setting sail from Greenock (Glasgow)
Gritty Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. With internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars, Glasgow has something for everyone. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures, and most notably the unique masterpieces of one of the city's most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is set in outstandingly beautiful surroundings, so visitors can combine a buzzing city visit with an introduction to the glories of the Scottish scenery
Visitors could easily miss the picturesque cobbled street of Ashton Lane in the city’s West End, decorated with fairy lights and home to the famous Ubiquitous Chip restaurant.
United Kingdom: Loch Striven
Loch Striven is a sea loch that lies just to the north of the Isle of Bute, and was used during World War II to train midget submarine crews due to its similarity to the Norwegian Fjords. The loch was also used to test the ‘Highball’, a smaller, anti-ship version of the bouncing bombs dropped by the Dambusters.
United Kingdom: Tarbert (Isle of Harris)
Harris is the more mountainous southern part of the Isle of Lewis and Harris, the largest of the Outer Hebrides (sometimes confusingly described as two islands). Harris is famous for Harris Tweed, still hand-woven by the islanders, and is graced with some spectacular white sand beaches.
United Kingdom: Ardrishaig, Crarae
United Kingdom: Strachur
The village of Strachur sits on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, a short drive from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Local points of interest include Strachur House, built by General John Campbell in the 1780s, and the Ardkinglas Estate, with its lovely Woodland Garden.
United Kingdom: Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne is famous for its oysters, and seafood fans will likely be familiar with the restaurant chain of the same name. The loch supports wildlife including otters, dolphins, seals and even basking sharks, and the shoreline is home to tourist attractions including Inveraray Castle.
United Kingdom: Largs
The genteel resort town of Largs sits on the Forth of Clyde, just across the water from the island of Great Cumbrae. Take a stroll along the Victorian promenade, enjoy a classic British seaside experience at the amusements and learn about the town’s Viking heritage, celebrated at the annual Viking Festival.
United Kingdom: Great Cumbrae
The hilly little island of Great Cumbrae is home to a single town, Millport, where you’ll find Britain’s smallest cathedral. Seating just 100 worshippers, the Cathedral of the Isles contains an interesting collection of Celtic crosses. Outside of Millport, the lovely coastline is best explored on foot or by bike.
United Kingdom: Holy Loch
The Holy Loch is a sea loch on the Firth of Clyde, where St Munn is said to have founded a church after leaving Ireland in the 6th century. The loch was used as a Royal Navy submarine base during World War II, and it was also a base for US nuclear subs during the Cold War.
Arriving in Greenock (Glasgow)
In Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, themselves ideal for a peaceful walk, don’t miss the Kibble Palace, a striking greenhouse with fine marble statues, vivid flowers and tropical palms.
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 48 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.
|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.
Tailor-make your trip
Where to stay in Glasgow
We love the Hotel du Vin, at One Devonshire Gardens. A really special luxury boutique hotel.
Sightseeing around Glasgow
Travel out of the city to the Loch Lomond National Park, visit the stunningly beautiful Trossachs and finish your tour at Stirling Castle.