The Small Luxury Cruise ship arriving in Castlebay Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. SCO 6680

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The highlands and islands of Scotland, her lochs and remote mainland areas are all accessible from the luxurious comfort of Hebridean Princess. Carrying just 50 guests, Hebridean Princess has an enviable reputation for exceptional service, fine food and wine and the very warm welcome extended by our dedicated crew of 38. She has thirty spacious, elegant and well-appointed cabins, 10 designed especially for the single traveller. A lovingly-renovated former Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, Hebridean Princess has been transformed from an intra-island workhorse into a gorgeous mini country house at sea, and in the process has become famous as a ship literally fit for a Queen. In fact no less than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sailed on Hebridean Princess this year -- she chartered the vessel in July for a cruise to celebrate her 80th birthday. Name 1964 – 1989: MV Columba Namesake: 6th century saint and PS Columba Owner: 1964 – 1989: Secretary of State for Scotland 1989-2009: Hebridean Island Cruises since 2009: All Leisure Holidays Ltd (All Leisure Group) Operator: 1964 – 1989: MacBrayne's since 1989: Hebridean Island Cruises Port of registry: Glasgow Route: Scotland and Norway Builder: Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen Engines: Crossley Bros. Ltd, Manchester Yard number: 912 Launched: 12 March 1964 by Lady Craigton In service: 30 July 1964 Renamed: 1989: MS Hebridean Princess Homeport: Oban Identification: IMO number: 6409351 MMSI number: 232649000 Call sign GNHV Status: In service Notes: 870 passengers; 50 cars 49 passengers; 38 crew General characteristics Tonnage: 2112 GT (gross tonnage) Length: 72 metres (236 ft) Beam: 14 metres (46 ft) Draught: 3 metres (10 ft) Installed power: 2 x 2 SCSA each 8 cyls. 10 ½” - 13 ½ “ Propulsion: Bow-thrust propellor fwd Speed: 12 knots
Location: Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Western Isles, Scotland.