Looks like another Scottish cruise is in our future...


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#1
Germany
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I am going to put down a deposit on the Spirit of Scotland cruise on Hebridean Island Cruises. It's a whisky focused cruise with stops at several distilleries.

My mom just took river cruises on the Royal Crown with Hebridean and had a marvelous time. I had wanted to join her, but circumstances didn't allow it. But, thanks to her glowing comments and our own memories about being on Hebridean Princess, I was able to talk my husband into another voyage!
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#2
Germany
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Joined Oct 2008
Just paid off our cruise. Love that when my husband called the office in Britain, the man helping him immediately recognized him. That would never happen on a mass market cruise line.
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#3
New York
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This looks like a very interesting cruise. By comparison, have you taken (or considered) the Lord of the Glens "Scottish Highlands & Islands" cruise? We are considering booking this through National Geographic Expeditions, but there is very little customer feedback available.
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#4
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I haven't, though it sounds like something I would be interested in. I have sailed on Hebridean before and loved it. I would imagine a National Geographic cruise would be more about learning than luxury!
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#5
Germany
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Joined Oct 2008
30 days to go! I can hardly wait! It's been too long since our last cruise and too long since our last time on Princess!
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Adelaide, Australia
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Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by knotheadusc
30 days to go! I can hardly wait! It's been too long since our last cruise and too long since our last time on Princess!
I very much look forward to a review of your cruise - the reviews on this cruise line are very sparse.
#7
Germany
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Joined Oct 2008
I reviewed our trip in 2012, but I will definitely be blogging this trip and will provide another review when we finish our cruise.
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#8
Germany
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Cruise tickets arrived yesterday after a concerned email from Hebridean's sales manager who was putting together our information. My husband had sent the pre-boarding questionnaire, but they hadn't received it.

I see the tickets are a little bit higher end now than they were in 2012. You get a diary/journal thing.

Once again, I am impressed by the attention to detail. Also, I notice this time, since we booked directly with the main office instead of the North American office, we don't have to pay for the coach to and from the ports.
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