UK based Hebridean Island Cruises operates Hebridean Princess, a small ship that carries 50 guests and 38 crewmembers. With a crew to guest ratio of nearly one to one, the officers and crew know the names of all guests.
Facts About Hebridean Island Cruises
The ship began service in 1964 as a car ferry and Royal Mail ship. In 1989 she underwent a major refit and emerged as the Hebridean Princess. The small and exclusive Hebridean Princess, purpose-built for Scotland’s Western Isles, sails mainly from her home port of Oban. In July 2006, Queen Elizabeth II chartered Hebridean Princess for a holiday around the Scottish Islands.
In 2009, All Leisure Group, which also owned Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery at the time, purchased Hebridean Island Cruises. In 2015, All Leisure Holidays Ltd entered into an agreement for the sale and leaseback of the Hebridean Princess cruise vessel to HP Shipping. HP Shipping was a new company, wholly owned by a syndicate of private investors, including Roger Allard (the majority shareholder of All Leisure Group).
In January 2017, All Leisure Holidays stopped trading, called in administrators, resulting in the collapse of cruise brands Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Hebridean Island Cruises returned to being an independently owned British company, owned by HP Shipping. Roger Allard, is the chairman of HP Shipping and Hebridean Island Cruises.
In August 2020, HP Shipping Ltd., purchased 27-passenger ship MV Lord of the Glens from the Magna Carta Steamship Company.
How to Apply for Cruise Ship Jobs
Hebridean Island Cruises uses Northern Marine Manning Services as their recruitment agency. Interested applicants may apply through the agency’s website. Hebridean Island Cruises states on their website that they have been made aware of a hoax email that is being circulated and fraudulent emails have been sent from persons not associated with Hebridean Island Cruises.
Please note that emails sent from [email protected] by someone claiming to be called Shaun Marvel or the Hebridean Recruitment team are fraudulent. No such person works for Hebridean Island Cruises and no such department exists. Recruitment for Hebridean Princess is undertaken ONLY by Northern Marine Manning Services.
Updated: May 9, 2021