FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire -01/12/12)- Hebridean Princess, the five-star, all-inclusive cruise ship offering exclusive ultra-luxurious cruise experiences in British country elegance, has been named "Best Cruise" by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
Since 1979, the Hideaway Report has been considered one of the most respected publications in luxury travel. Each year the publication honors the best in luxury travel in its Grand Awards issue. The January 2012 Grand Awards issue includes Special Recognition as "Best Cruise" for Hebridean Princess.
Each of Harper's winners "possesses exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place."
"In addition to finding sophisticated hideaways in unexpected places, 2011 also yielded other striking discoveries. The Hebridean Princess is like a first-class country house hotel afloat," says Harper. "With appealing accommodations, solicitous staff and fascinating shore excursions it is no wonder that the ship attracts such a large number of repeat guests. Virtually everything about the Hebridean Princess impressed me."
"We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious recognition," says Ivonne Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, North America. "It affirms that we are achieving our goal of delivering an extraordinary and truly unique cruise experience to all of our guests."
Hebridean Island Cruises has been setting the standard for ultra-luxury cruising since 1989. Featuring some of the finest privately escorted tours, the 50-guest, five-star luxury cruise ship Hebridean Princess affords guests an all-inclusive cruise carefully planned by a highly experienced team, whose goal is to capture the cultural essence and historical significance of each port of call.
Hebridean Princess will begin her 2012 season on March 1st offering awe-inspiring itineraries along both the dramatic coast and Highlands of Scotland, and the spectacular islands of the Western Isles departing from Scotland. In addition, two new cruises departing from Ireland will delight guests with visits to the most picturesque ports along the Emerald Isle.
New season fares start from $1,720 per person (based on double occupancy, subject to availability). Fares include all meals, beverages and select wines, spirits and champagne, privately escorted tours, a distinguished guest lecture program, and all port charges and gratuities.
For reservations, contact Hebridean Island Cruises - North America at (877) 600-2648 or visit www.hebrideancruises.com.