With the collapse of British travel group, All Leisure Holidays, there has been a good news story come out of it. Hebridean Island Cruises, which was part of All Leisure Holidays, which operates one ship, Hebridean Princess, has been purchased by All Leisure’s former majority shareholder, Roger Allard and a group of investors.
Hebridean Princess is currently undergoing an annual refit where a third of the ship’s staterooms are being refurbished. Measuring 2112grt and 72m long, the ship can hold 50 guests and 38 crew and was originally built as the Caledonian McBrayne car ferry Columba in 1964.
Specialising in cruises around the Scottish islands, Hebridean Princess has been a popular ship with the famous with both Her Majesty The Queen sailing on her twice and the former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson enjoying a family cruise on board around the Scottish islands.
Hebridean Princess departs on her first cruise of 2017 on March 1st from Greenock on a 5 night Clyde Explorer itinerary, calling at Rothesay, Largs, Holy Isle and Holy Loch.
2017 will also see Hebridean Princess undertake three cruises to Norway and the fjords from 7 nights to 10 itineraries.
Hebridean Island Cruises also will be operating a River Cruise collection in 2017 on board Royal Crown and will be exploring the rivers Danube, Rhine and Main.