Sunday, 23 June 2013

Hebridean's New Cruises For 2014

The world’s smallest luxury cruise line, Hebridean Island Cruises, is offering 10% off new 2014 itineraries when bookings are made before the July 12.The offer coincides with the launch of the line’s new 2014 Cruise Directory which sees Hebridean Princess return to Norwegian waters for the first time in five years. 

Followers of the line can also book one of 12 new Scottish itineraries, including private visits to Ardkinglas House, Dundonald Castle and the private apartments at Inveraray Castle, or sail to the far flung islands of St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland. Hebridean Island is also offering new partnership cruises with NADFAS and the National Trust for 2014, including Houses and Castles of the Clyde and Gaelic Discoverer.

Those in search of a cultural break can join Hebridean Princess as she returns to Norway on board the seven-night Norwegian Symphony cruise. Passengers can opt to join the crossing from Invergordon to Bergen before being treated to a performance from traditional folk dancers in Ulvikfjord and an exclusive evening concert at Ole Bull’s Villa (Lysøen). Prices start from £4,923 per person (based on two sharing a cabin, including 10% early booking offer discount), for the August 4 departure.

History buffs can join the eight-night Island Kingdoms of the Vikings cruise, visiting Orkney, Lewis and the Western Isles, which were all once part of the Norse Kingdom of the Vikings. Passengers will be joined by special Guest Speaker, Dr. Donna Heddle, an expert in Scottish and Northern Isles cultural history and Nordic studies, who will bring each port of call to life with her stories of her work. Prices start from £4,167 per person for the August 28 departure. 

Keen walkers can join one of the five specialist walking itineraries in the 2014 programme, including the new Footloose to the Lochs and Isles. Guests who want to stretch their legs a little further afield can join Footloose in the Fjords to explore destinations like Bergen, Fjærland and Vik by foot, with the help of special walking guides. Highlights include a full day glacier walk, a visit to the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre (Lærdal) and the Sogn Folkemuseum in Sogndal. Prices start from £5,211pp for the August 11 departure.

Prices for all cruises include transport between Glasgow/Inverness and the ship or free car parking for Scottish departures and return Flights for Norwegian departures, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, shore excursions, free Wi-Fi, gratuities and all relevant port taxes/fees. All Hebridean Island Cruises bookings also come with the added benefit of free single trip travel and cancellation insurance. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line, the UK's luxury cruising specialists.

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