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Old December 19th, 2008, 05:00 AM
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Default Hebridean spirit for sale

The following advertisement has been released by
CW Kellock & Co Ltd - a member of the Eggar Forrester Group

Exclusively in our hands for sale

The owners have instructed us to place on the market for sale

mv 'Hebridean Spirit' (ex 'Renaissance VI)

A small luxury ship refitted in 2001 in the country house style.

80-96 Passengers in 49 Cabins decorated to the highest standard all with private facilities. 72 Crew

Built: 1991, Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Italy
LOA: 90.6 metres, Beam: 15.3 metres
SPEED: 16 Knots maximum
LOADED DISPLACEMENT: 3291 tonnes at 4.20 draft
CLASS Llloyds +100 A1. SOLAS 2010 compliant.

PASSENGER CLASSIFICATION: UK Department of Transport (MCA) Class I
'Hebridean Spirit' is currently completing annual docking and refit at Cape Town, and will recommence cruising from 20th December.

We can guide you fully as to price and delivery and can forward further plans and particulars

CW Kellock & Co Ltd - a member of the Eggar Forrester Group
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:28 AM
Piltonian Piltonian is offline
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Not entirely surprised. They seemed to be promoting that ship constantly - which was quite different to what they did with Princess, and seemed to speak of lower booking rates. Perhaps a Scottish country house hotel approach goes down better in Scotland than the Med.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 12:58 PM
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I am not surprised either, I requested info from them twice on their web site and on neither occasion anyone replied. I think the bigger problem may be that when they had one small ship it seemed to run efficiently like a small family business, now with three times the availability the management may not be able to cope with the step up in enquiries and necessary supervision. When these cruise lines loose money, boy do they bleed..........
Lets hope they are able to dispose of the Spirit quickly and they survive well past 2009.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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However I received an invitation from the company to sail on this ship end of May, so I guess they are business as usual until she sells
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