Small ship cruising specialist, Cruise Traveller, has been appointed as the exclusive Australian representative for boutique, UK-based line, Hebridean Island Cruises, which takes intrepid travellers on journeys of discovery to wild and remote stretches of Scotland, the Scottish islands of The Hebrides Islands, and Ireland.
To mark the new partnership as the Australian booking agent for Hebridean Island Cruises, Cruise Traveller has released a special, exclusive, double cruise package in the British Isles, with free hotel stays and savings of A$4810 per couple and A$2375 for solo travellers for bookings made with Cruise Traveller by August 31, 2023.
Hebridean Island Cruises operates two vessels – the famous, 48-guest Hebridean Princess, renowned as the smallest luxury cruise ship in the world, and the 38-guest Lord of the Highlands. Both celebrate the gentle pleasures of cruising and are akin to stylish country houses on water, with an ambience of relaxed elegance, luxurious décor, maritime tradition, personal service and shared conviviality.
Onboard you will find none of the brash garishness so often associated with cruise ships. Instead, Hebridean Island Cruises welcomes guests into an atmosphere where service and comfort are paramount, echoing the line’s philosophy that ‘small is personal’, giving a small number of guests the very special ‘Hebridean Experience’ of luxury cruising.
The company also boasts an enviable, long-standing reputation for unrivalled service, fine cuisine and wine and attention to detail. Hebridean Island Cruises’ fares are also truly all-inclusive, canvassing all meals, snacks, beverages, shore experiences and gratuities and use of the ship’s bicycles and fishing gear. Hebridean Island Cruises is also well-known for catering to the needs of solo travellers with dedicated singles’ cabins and special fares for solo guests.
The line’s itineraries focus on the rugged islands, remote coastal villages, wild scenery, abundant wildlife and colourful Gaelic culture of Scotland’s more remote regions as well as less visited areas of Ireland.
Cruise Traveller Product Manager, Sam Patton, said the company was delighted Hebridean Island Cruises had joined its growing, international portfolio of boutique cruise brands. “We are so excited about our new partnership with specialty small ship cruise line, Hebridean Island Cruises,” Ms Patton said. “Incredible itineraries into and around Scotland, Ireland and along Scotland’s Caledonian Canal provide a depth of travel just not possible with any other cruise line or tour operator. We can’t wait to introduce this all-inclusive product to Australians seeking truly experiential luxury travel in the British Isles.”
The Sales, Marketing and Guest Liaison Manager for Hebridean Island Cruises, Jonathan Moffatt, said: “We’re extremely happy to be partnering with Cruise Traveller, bringing our two small luxury cruise ships, Hebridean Princess and Lord of the Highlands, to the flourishing Australian cruise market. With Cruise Traveller’s well-established reputation and expertise in niche cruise operations, we’re very much looking forward to be developing our presence in Australia and welcoming more Australians onboard our unique ships.”
New launch package
To celebrate Hebridean Island Cruises joining Cruise Traveller’s portfolio of cruise lines it represents in Australia, Cruise Traveller has launched an exclusive, new 19-night ‘Scenic Scotland and Incredible Ireland’ double cruise package starting on July 15, 2024, with a free night’s stay in Glasgow, Scotland, followed by a 15-night voyage aboard the 48-guest Hebridean Princess from Oban in Scotland to Dublin in Ireland.
The voyage, comprising two, back-to back cruises, takes in the rugged isles, lochs, castles and quaint storybook villages of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, a string of wild and pristine islands off the west coast of Scotland. The itinerary also embraces the spectacular coastal scenery, grand estates, historic castles and storied towns and cities of Northern Ireland and Ireland. At journey’s end in Dublin, three free nights in a Dublin hotel are also included so guests can explore the city and enjoy its famous Irish pubs.
A noted speaker onboard the cruise will be David Harper, an acclaimed author and BBC TV antiques & history presenter on programs such as ‘Antiques Road Trip, ‘Flog It’ and ‘Bargain Hunt’.
Including the 15-night cruise, four nights’ complimentary hotel accommodation, onboard beverages and gratuity es and shore adventures, the 19-night ‘Scenic Scotland and Incredible Ireland’ package beginning July 15, 2024, is available from A$24,995 per person, twin-share – a saving of A$2405 per person. Solo fares are from A$34,940 – a saving of A$2375. Book by August 31, 2023. Flights from Australia are additional.
Call Hebridean Island Cruises’ exclusive Australian agent, Cruise Traveller, on 1800 507 777 or visit www.CruiseTraveller.com.au/
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 57 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world., including the latest, Hebridean Island Cruises00.