Hebridean Princess

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NAMES

HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS  (COLUMBIA)

CLASS

SMALL CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1964

BUILT

HALL RUSSELL / ABERDEEN / SCOTLAND

WEIGHT

2,112 TONS

LENGTH

235 FEET

WIDTH

46 FEET

SPEED

12 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES

Hebridean Island Cruises began operating in 1988 after they bought the Caledonian Mac Brayne ferry Columbia. There were three ferries in this class built for Caledonian Mc Brayne to be operated on the main Scotland - West Highland routs. All three vessels were taken out of service in 1988 after new larger ferries began entering service. This allowed Hebridean Island Cruises to buy Columbia for conversion into what is probably the world’s smallest luxury cruise ship.

Since the conversion and being renamed Hebridean Princess, she has 5 decks, gymnasium, library, 1 dining room, 24 outside cabins of which 4 have balconies, 6 inside cabins, can carry 49 passengers and a crew of 37.

Hebridean Princess is mainly operated on cruises from Oban - the Inner and Outer Hebridies on Scotland’s west coast. The islands visited are Iona, Rhum, Muck, Eigg, Lewis, Sky, Staffa & Orkney.

Hebridean Princess has also been operated on cruises to England, Ireland, Scandinavia, throughout the Baltic & Mediterranean Seas, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Maldives, India, & Sri Lanka.

From 21st July to 29th July 2006, HM Queen Elizabeth II chartered Hebridean Princess for a 'family holiday' around the Scottish Islands to mark her 80th birthday.

The other ship in this company, Hebridean Spirit, was sold in late 2008 to SBK Marine Bermuda Ltd. This ship is now managed by Ocean Management GMBH of Switzerland under the name Sunrise.

In June 2009, All Leisure Group, which also owns the Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery lines, purchased this company.

Website: www.hebridean.co.uk. Reviews.


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Hebridean Princess at Portree on the Isle of Skye, Sotland, UK, Large Image.

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