There is still time before the season ends in November to save on a memorable experience to majestic and idyllic ports in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland onboard Hebridean Island Cruises’ Five-Star, ultra-luxurious 50-guest Hebridean Princess.
Hebridean Island Cruises is now offering last minute savings on its remaining cabins of popular Fall 2011 itineraries of up to 25% off all-inclusive brochure fares. Here is a sampling of what guests will experience on these unique 7-night, all-inclusive itineraries departing from Oban, Scotland:
• Inner Hebridean Medley - round-trip Oban, Oct. 18, 2011: Visit the lush hilly isle of Kerrera and experience a fascinating wildlife haven and the charming village of Jura. Cruise Loch Sween, take a leisurely stroll along the canal in Crinan and visit the spectacular 20-acre Arduaine Gardens with its mesmerizing scenery. From $4,416 per person (Category F stateroom).
• Inner Hebridean Prospector - round-trip Oban, Nov. 1, 2011: Discover the ancient treasures of Eigg featuring Iron Age forts, a 6th century church and Viking burial mounds. Enjoy picturesque Plockton, explore the Scottish Baronial Torosay Castle and Gardens and visit the magnificent Inverewe Gardens, one of the most beautiful in Scotland. From $3,408 per person (Category F stateroom).
• Inner Hebridean Adventure - round-trip Oban, Nov. 8, 2011: Enjoy the tranquility of Iona and the restored 12th century abbey. Walk the towpath of the Crinan Canal and explore Arduaine Gardens, a delightful coastal paradise. From $2,128 per person (Category H stateroom).
• South from Oban - 7-nights, Oban to Greenock, Nov. 15, 2011: Absorb the Victorian charm of Lamrash. Travel to Inveraray and Crarae for a stroll through 50 acres of flourishing gardens. In Bute, visit Mount Stuart House, considered Britain’s most outstanding Victorian mansion. From $2,176 per person (Category H stateroom).
Fares include all meals, beverages and select wines, spirits and champagne, privately escorted tours, a distinguished guest speaker program, port charges and gratuities. Activities such as the use of the ship’s bicycles to explore ashore, fishing, bridge, speedboat rides are also included. Black-tie gala dinners are a special highlight, and guests will enjoy a fine dining experience featuring tantalizing culinary delights fused with fresh local ingredients on every cruise.
The Hebridean Princess has attracted many loyal guests over the past 20 years, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and members of her family when the ship was privately chartered in 2010.