HP Shipping Ltd, the owner of the luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, has announced the purchase of MV Lord of the Glens, from the Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.

The elegant Lord of the Glens has the look of a luxury yacht and was in fact designed with the Royal Yacht Britannia in mind. The four-deck vessel has 27 passenger cabins and sails the intricate waters of Scotland’s Caledonian Canal with its many locks, as well as the sheltered waters and lochs around Scotland’s beautiful west coast.

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.

Roger Allard, chairman of HP Shipping and Hebridean Island Cruises 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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