Hebridean Island Cruises opened a North American office in Fort Lauderdale and launched a North American website, www.hebrideancruises.com.
The firm operates the 50-passenger Hebridean Princess, which this year is offering a collection of four- to 10-night cruises along the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as well as to Ireland, England, the Channel Islands, Wales and Northern France.
Most cruises depart from the Scottish homeport of Oban. Other departure ports are Greenock, Invergordon and Leith in Scotland; Portsmouth and Tilbury (London) in England; and Cardiff in Wales. The ship sails to remote coastal villages, islands, and bays and lochs that are normally visited by only private yachts.
Its 30 cabins are individually designed and named after Scottish Isles, castles, lochs and sounds (such as her largest cabin, the Isle of Arran Suite). The ship features a library, a waterfront deck gym, two lounges, a conservatory and a restaurant.
All meals (including picnics ashore), beverages and select wines, spirits and champagne are included, as are privately escorted tours, a guest speaker program and all port charges and gratuities.
One of the line’s new itineraries for 2011 is Across the Sea of the Hebrides, a seven-night cruise priced from $6,400 per person, double, for a June departure.
The company’s new website is www.hebrideancruises.com. Agents can contact
the new sales office at (877) 600-2648.