Everyone at Hebrides Cruises would like to thank our 2018 guests for being such a pleasure to meet. The fun atmosphere on board all our cruises was the result of a happy band of shipmates who appreciated everything the Hebrides and our crews have to offer. We know many of you are returning in 2019 and 2020 and are so looking forward to seeing you aboard again.

To read all the 40 + reviews sent in by our guests this season so far click here>  Meanwhile here is a small taster of some of the highlights from our reviews 2018

Fabulous food

What can I say about Stevies food... better than a 5 star hotel!! Every meal without exception was superb.

Impressed with standard & variety of meals/food, which were delicious & well presented. Like eating at your favourite restaurant every day. Felt we were well catered for as vegetarians.

The standard of food was really exceptional, and plenty of it - I defy anyone not to be impressed ! 

The varied menus were exceptional and all were five-star meals, with every taste catered for. 

Guided trips ashore

We hiked higher, walked further and laughed till we cried. Memories of an adventure that will last forever and friends we have made for life. 

 Interesting and varied trips ashore highlighted how different the islands are

The onshore trips were well-organized and help was always offered when using the zodiacs. The crew were a wonderful source of local knowledge and always happy to answer questions.

We had great fun, walked and hiked miles, saw some amazing sights and landscapes. 

The walks (even cycle rides) and visits ashore offered a real insight into the 'ports of call', and the transfers from ship to shore via the tender added much to the experience

Those who wished to walk in company could explore the island together, while others walked off alone to enjoy the peace and the solitude. You need time to explore islands like these and more than enough time was allowed for everyone to make the most of their island quest

Lots of wildlife

Nigel, our wildlife expert, taught Trish and I so much. We were so lucky to have seen an orca , seals , dolphins!!

What a wonderful experience! From the first day to the last there were plenty of opportunities to see iconic Scottish wildlife – from White Tailed Eagles to Dolphins and Minke Whales

Puffins on the Shiants were breathtaking and a couple of minke whales gave us a wonderful performance

Linsey was great, there was not a minute of the day when she didn't have her eye out for whales, dolphins and birds. We were richly rewarded by having two minke whales swim under our boat. What a sight.

Seeing such a variety and quantity of birds and sea creatures throughout the trip has inspired me to buy a really good pair of binoculars! 

Being huge Scottish wildlife fenatics, we were over the moon with the various wildlife sightings we were lucky enough to see and what an absolute treat having a skipper with such exceptional local wildlife knowledge.

The crew

A fantastic holiday, with a superb crew! It could not have been bettered!

The crew were excellent and did everything possible to make sure everyone had a super trip. 

All the crew worked so hard to make it such a fun and memorable trip

I can’t praise the crew enough for their care and attention to detail. Without exception they looked after us with cheerfulness and good humour and made it a very special week

Magical moments

One of the best holidays we've ever had! The remote overnight anchorages were stunning and our visit to the Shiants was unforgettable! 

They made our 50th wedding anniversary a very special event.We actually landed in St,Kilda on the day itself under Blue skies and sunshine. Later,champagne,cake and a delicious meal completed a perfect day.This is a holiday we will never forget. 

This was a trip of a lifetime for us all. We were able to see so many places which have been specks on the horizon for so long. The cruise was magical and extra special. It’s given us memories to last a lifetime

We visited a range of very different islands- all unique and beautiful. 

The scenery was stunning and the people of Scotland are wonderful. All in all, it was a fabulous holiday