• Scotland Small Ship Cruises 2023/24

Discover Scotland On Board a Luxury Ship

The Scottish Highlands are some of the wildest landscapes in the UK. A coastline of rocks and rural beaches bends into caves carved from cinematic bays, while a topography of emerald mountains and plains filled with wildflowers gives way to vast Scottish lochs, charming villages, and striking geological spectacles. Pine forests fragrance the inland hills around Fort William, distinctive rock formations puncture the sky on the Isle of Skye, while the air on the Isle of Islay is fortified with the scent of peat emanating from a local whisky distillery carried on a stiff Atlantic breeze. But Scotland unfolds in layers: stories from its bards, myths from the depths of its lochs, and fuel for food lovers from its sea and its land. It is the perfect landscape for adventure, romance, and discovery.  

Exploring all of this by sea aboard a thrilling and luxurious small-ship cruise is ideal. The broken landscapes of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles are untamed, their shores wild, the seas harsh, difficult to explore by yourself, but an open book when adventuring by the sea with an experienced crew. 

You’ll hike Ben Nevis, sail along lochs, explore the gothic beauty of Edinburgh, and stand spellbound by the tapestry of nature woven throughout the magical Highlands.

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Hailing from America with Irish roots, I’ve spent the majority of my life exploring and embracing Ireland. Naturally, at UTC, I’m the expert on Ireland, Scotland, England, France, and Switzerland.


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Our Cruises in Scotland

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Hebridean Island Princess

Our Cruise Ship in Scotland

The Hebridean Princess

The Hebridean Princess’s elegant design, a distinctive former Royal Mail Ship, conjures images of the glory days of travel. Holding just 48 passengers and launched as a passenger ship in 1989, she’s one of the world’s smallest luxury cruise ships. All-inclusive cruises aboard the Hebridean Princess are enhanced by a knowledgeable crew for whom sailing throughout Scotland, ad the onboard welcome is as warm as the fire that crackles in the convivial bar.

Tiree Lounge - Hebridean Princess

Life On Board a Scottish Cruise

After a former life as a car carrier and a Royal Mail Ship, the iconic Hebridean Princess was transformed into one of the world’s smallest luxury cruise ships. Her elegant interiors are designed to facilitate a crew-to-guest ratio of almost 100%, allowing for considerable luxury and attentiveness on every journey. Her relatively small size allows for sailing into smaller ports, sailing the crystal clear waters of narrow lochs, pulling closer to wildlife, and taking travelers to quaint villages on the fringes of remote islands, immersing you deeper into each destination.

The beautiful Tiree Lounge with its inglenook fireplace and the attractive Columba Restaurant form the social heart of the ship and play host to talks by experts on Scottish ecology, history, and culture, as well as Gala dinners hosted by the ship’s captain and informal chats over whisky with all the views of the Hebrides on display beyond the windows. A pristine teak deck glimmers under sunlight, creating a beguiling space to view the scenery, while 28 cabins provide a haven of simple luxuries from where to enjoy the ship’s exceptional services. The petite ship is a delight to explore, and its small guest size makes it easy to form lasting acquaintances with your fellow passengers while ensuring attentiveness from the crew.




Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

  • 100% Financial Protection

    We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

  • Destination Experts

    Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

  • The Best Guides

    What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

  • We Care

    From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.