Monday, 25 June 2012

Hebridean's Irish Odyssey

Hebridean Island Cruises have a wonderful chance to cruise Ireland in style this summer as their small luxury cruise ship Hebridean Princess offers two full voyages that focus primarily on the Emerald Isle.

Perfect for keen walkers, 'Footloose in Ireland' allows guests to discover the island in the best way possible – on foot. Highlights include a visit to Skellig Michael (above), a remote UNESCO heritage site, and a trip to Cape Clear Island, which boasts more than 5,000 years of history.

The cruise costs from £3,960 per person, departing from Oban in Scotland and calling at Dublin, Dunmore East, Castletownbere, Bantry, Valentia Island, Schull and Cobh. The price is based on a July 31 departure.

Alternatively, the 'Gaelic Explorer' starts from £3,960 per person and is ideal for history enthusiasts, with excursions to Dublin Castle and the picturesque town of Kinsale, which was the scene of the end of the Gaelic order.

The voyage departs from Cobh (Cork) and calls at Kinsale and Dublin, Peel (Isle of Man), Strangford Lough, Bangor and Ballycastle (Northern Ireland), Sanda Island, Lochranza and Bute (Scotland) before finishing in Greenock. The price is based on an August 16 departure.

Prices include return flights from a regional UK airport, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, shore excursions and gratuities and all relevant cruise taxes/fees.

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