As well as 20 new itineraries, Hebridean Islands Cruises’ 2012 Cruise Directory has amended many itineraries and added destinations such as the Western Isles and Ireland’s southern coast. There are also new Footloose walking itineraries, accompanied by three experience guides, unique offshore tours and novel guest speakers. New shore tours to watch out for include the 13th Century Kelburn Castle and the privately owned port Isle of Eriska.

Guest speakers are an important feature of the cruises and the 2012 directory includes archaeology expert Dr Colleen Batey, photography lecturer Mark Butterworth and former British Ambassador and author Sir John Ure.

Hebridean Princess is a small luxury cruise ship, which means she is able to access some of the remotest islands, bays and lochs beyond the reach of other cruise ships.

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