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Hebridean Island Cruises offers an all-inclusive, immersive experience traveling through the Scottish Isles, around Ireland and down many European rivers. The smaller fleets — Hebridean Princess holds 50 passengers while the Hebridean Royal Crownholds accommodates 85 — focus on highly personalized service, including fine onboard dining or onshore picnics, and a formal farewell gala on the final night. Among the perks are onboard lectures tailored to upcoming destinations, a well-stocked library, bicycles for independent land exploration and private charters.