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#1
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I am sorry but I have never heard of this cruise lines.
I know of the Norwegian Coastal Cruise Line changed its name to something like this but not exactly the same
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Lincoln CA USA, 95648
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Can't answer your question exactly, but the Norwegian Coastal Voyage has changed its name to Hurtigruten, not Hebridian.

Based on its name, I presume Hebridian sails the Hebrides, and is probably based in Scotland.
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Milton Keynes, UK
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Joined May 2006
Originally posted by TWELVEOHONE
I am sorry but I have never heard of this cruise lines.
I know of the Norwegian Coastal Cruise Line changed its name to something like this but not exactly the same
Hebridian is a luxury cruise line with two ships, Hebridean Princess which cruises the Scottish Highlands and Norway, and Hebridean Spirit which cruises further afield. They have a very nice website, www.hebridean.co.uk. I aspire to someday being able to afford to cruise with this company, its nice to see them on the boards and I would love to hear from anybody who has cruised with them.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Looks lovely, but with my budget, I'm afraid it will have to be CalMac Ferries and Scottish Rail.
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#5
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I looked at the web site and definitely out of my budget. But I can dream. And as my screen name says I do love anything that has to do with Scotland.
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#7
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I came across Hebridean a year or two ago whilst net-wandering. They're at the top of my "after I win the lottery (but first I need to start buying tickets!)" To-Do list.

camNaud - If you haven't sailed the line, how can you judge it? We've been fortunate enough to experience both Silversea and Seabourn, considered luxury small lines, and while they are significantly more costly than the mass market lines, they definitely proved 'worth-it' expenditures!
#8
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I came across Hebridean a year or two ago whilst net-wandering. They're at the top of my "after I win the lottery (but first I need to start buying tickets!)" To-Do list.

camNaud - If you haven't sailed the line, how can you judge it? We've been fortunate enough to experience both Silversea and Seabourn, considered luxury small lines, and while they are significantly more costly than the mass market lines, they definitely proved 'worth-it' expenditures!
#9
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Joined Sep 2005
Itsally,

I'm not judging Hebridean. I'm sure they would offer a fantastic experience and I can easily afford to sail with them without a lottery win. I just wouldn't want to spend that amount of money exploring somewhere so close to home. I know they also sail furher afield too, but I still can't see any justification why I would want to spend that much. For the same money Hebridean want, I can have my Rio to Lisbon and Far East cruises this year with the so called mass market lines. How unfortunate I am .........

.......... I hope that lottery win comes your way.
#10
Georgia
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I cruised on the Hebridean Spirit in October 2004 and loved the ship and the Scottish/British "experience". We were the only Americans onboard--everyone else was from the UK. We sailed the Greek Isles, and the fare included a charter flight to/from Greece. Hebridean is expensive for Americans, especially with the dollar to pound coversion rate; however, it is certainly a delightful cruise line. For example,
How many ships have you sailed on with their own bagpiper, who pipes away as he walks the decks during each sailaway?
We had a traditional Haggis ceremony on one of the formal nights!
After dinner entertainment was often a "sing-along" of British songs (familiar to all but us) in the lounge.
A "wee dram" of Scotch was served whenever we came back onboard from a shore ex and with oatmeal in the morning. (all drinks and shore ex are included)
Anyway, it's an almost unknown line in the USA, but most of our fellow passengers were repeat cruisers, many of them single travelers.

I hope all of you get the opportunity to sail with this wonderful small ship cruise line someday.
#12
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Thanks so much for the link to Hebridean, as I had a most enjoyable browse through their cruises to a wonderful selection of exotic destinations.

For a moment, I wished I was rich. In the meantime, I will continue to sail to exotic destinations with the likes of Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Alaskan Marine Highway, ferry to Orkney Islands, etc., with the locals.
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#13
Isle of Wight
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Joined Nov 2007
Hi
Hebridean is a Scottish Company thay own two very small ships - they are based on country house hotels 98 guests the other 49
One carries 98 guests (50 staterooms) the other 49 (30 staterooms)
All the rooms are unique and the itineraries basedin Scotland, the Norway and the indian Ocean/South Africa
See their website wwww.hebridean.co.uk
#15
Milton Keynes, UK
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Joined May 2006
Originally posted by MMDown Under
Thanks so much for the link to Hebridean, as I had a most enjoyable browse through their cruises to a wonderful selection of exotic destinations.

For a moment, I wished I was rich. In the meantime, I will continue to sail to exotic destinations with the likes of Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Alaskan Marine Highway, ferry to Orkney Islands, etc., with the locals.
Yes, their website and brochures are wonderful to browse. I agree though, until I have a very special occasion I will continue with the more economical types of travel! If not for any other reason that once you've done this how could you go back??
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2007 - Navigator of the Seas short cruise to Cork
2008 - Jewel of the Seas short cruise Oslo-Amsterdam-Oslo
2008 - Legend of the Seas Italy & Croatia
2009 - Brilliance of the Seas Eastern Med & Egypt
2010 - Independence of the Seas short cruise to Le Havre
2011 - Voyager of the Seas Adriatic Coast (1st Diamond cruise)
2014 - Celebrity Constellation Black Sea
2015 - Celebrity Eclipse 2-nt cruise Southampton-Le Havre
2016 - Ovation of The Seas 14th April 3nt pre-inaugural
2016 - Serenade of The Seas Scandinavia & Russia 13th August

2017 - 14nt Exotic Southern Caribbean - Celebrity Eclipse
#16
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Actually was just checking out their website, and considering that the cruise really is all inclusive (including shore excursions and flight to/from London), the pricing is not bad at all. Very comparable to Regent which is my current favored line.
#17
Mougins, France
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Joined May 2008
Originally posted by curiousx
Taking Seabourn as the point of reference, how does Hebridean compare ? Anyone out there travelled both ?
we are trying to decide between Seabourn and Hebridean for a cruise this autumn [our first ever] to the east Mediteranean and north Adriatic and would like to hear from anyone who has sailed on Hebridean Spirit?
#18
Northern Virginia
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Originally posted by RachelG
Actually was just checking out their website, and considering that the cruise really is all inclusive (including shore excursions and flight to/from London), the pricing is not bad at all. Very comparable to Regent which is my current favored line.
That's what I was thinking. We've only done Regent, so these prices are not heartstoppers, and the ships get into little places that larger ones cannot.

This looks like the way to do the "distillery tour" of the islands my husband and I have discussed.
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Dorset, UK
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It it's good enough for our Queen, it is certainly good enough for me. They keep sending me the brochures and I would dearly love to book a cruise with them, but I would have to sell the family silver to be able to do so
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#20
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Originally posted by Dorset Cruiser
It it's good enough for our Queen, it is certainly good enough for me.
I was under the impression that your Queen had her own boat.
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