HP Shipping Ltd, the owner of luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, has purchased 27-passenger ship MV Lord of the Glens from the Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.
The four-deck vessel features 27 passenger cabins, which were totally refurbished in 2020.
Commencing April 2021, the ship will sail five and seven-night cruises along the Caledonian Canal, between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh including Loch Ness and Oban.
Lord of the Glens will be chartered to Hebridean Island Cruises Ltd with operations and reservations for the vessel moved to Hebridean Island Cruises’ HQ in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Chairman of HP Shipping and Hebridean Island Cruises, Roger Allard, said: “The Lord of the Glens is a very appealing vessel and a perfect fit for our portfolio and existing customer demographic. ‘Small is beautiful’ is the Hebridean Island Cruises’ mantra and the Lord of the Glens can certainly boast of that accolade.”
Hebridean Island Cruises’ managing director, Ken Charleson, said: “We are really fortunate to acquire the operation of this unique vessel, which will offer five and seven-night cruises, commencing April 2021 along the beautiful Caledonian Canal, between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh including Loch Ness and Oban.
“Advance bookings for 2021 are very strong and a number of cruises have been chartered to US and European tour operators.
“Lord of the Glens is a ship of similar size to our well-established and well-loved Hebridean Princess which carries a maximum of 50 guests and operates mainly on the west coast of Scotland.”
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