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The Hebrides, an Archipelago on a Grand Scale

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Oceanview
$9,343
Balcony
$10,088
Suite
$15,233
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
10 Days
 Cruise Starts
Dublin
 Cruise Finishes
Glasgow
10 Day The Hebrides, an Archipelago on a Grand Scale Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Departures
Passengers
264
Crew
140
Launched
2015
Refurbished
2021
Cruise Code
DUBGLW9

Overview

Ponant invites you on a brand-new 10-day cruise aboard Le Boréal for an extraordinary journey featuring the archaeological sites and sumptuous scenery of northern Scotland, on the edge of the Highlands, in the heart of the dreamlike and mysterious Hebrides archipelago. From?Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm, your ship will then take you to the?Isle of Man, located between the United Kingdom and Ireland, with a clear Celtic and Viking heritage. The capital Douglas is an authentic postcard from United Kingdom of yesteryear with a Victorian atmosphere....read more Then you will call in Portrush, where you can visit the Giant's Causeway.

This massive geological formation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features over 40,000 basalt columns. You will then reach Rathlin Island, a small and austere territory in County Antrim, whose sheer cliffs are home to Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony. Near the surprising upside-down lighthouse, located on the west of the island, you will be able to visit the RSPB seabird centre. Then you will set sail towards the Hebrides archipelago. Located to the west of Scotland, it has around 150 islands and will reveal its diversity to you over various all-new ports of call. You will make a stop on Iona, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland, home to an impressive abbey, and probably where the Book of Kells was produced.

Then, you will enjoy sailing along Staffa Island and its impressive basalt columns and will reach the volcanic territory of Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles. The small island is a protected area for seabirds and home to colonies of puffins and guillemots among others. You will continue your exploration of the Inner Hebrides on the Isle of Skye. With their granite hills and heather moorlands, the landscapes of Loch Scavaig are among the wildest in the Highlands and will be an opportunity for an unforgettable walk at Loch Coruisk. Canna, a charming islet inhabited by twenty or so souls and nicknamed "the garden of the Hebrides", will unveil itself, with its Christian, Celtic, Nordic and Scottish vestiges, in a natural setting of great beauty, a sanctuary for rich marine birdlife.

You will continue to the Outer Hebrides and you will discover Callanish on the Isle of Lewis. This all-new port of call will take you back in time to between 2900 and 2600 BC, the period during which the island's megalithic site would have been created... Before the circle of standing stones, aligned with the cardinal points, the mystery remains entire, the emotion is palpable.

Your ship will then cruise towards Ullapool on the shore of Loch Broom in the western Highlands. This former herring fishing port boasts a picturesque atmosphere made up of white cottages and colourful fishermen's boats From the small port of Lochmaddy, the island of North Uist can be explored via its prehistoric sites and the large diversity of landscapes that exist in the Balranald Nature Reserve, between vast sandy beaches, rocky foreshore, wild marshes and sculpted dunes.

Then Le Boréal will set sail towards Rothesay, an elegant Victorian seaside resort on the Isle of Bute. Constructed around its 13th-century castle, the small town brims with charm, with its fine dwellings in the extravagant Georgian architectural style, and its sumptuous wild and landscaped gardens. Finally, you will reach Glasgow, your disembarkation port.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Dublin
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18:00
Day 2: Douglas
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Day 3: Portrush
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Day 3: Rathlin Island
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Day 4: Iona, Hebrides
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Day 4: Lunga
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Day 5: Loch Scavaig
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Day 5: Canna, Hebrides
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Day 6: Callanish, Isle Of Lewis
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Day 7: Ullapool, Scotland
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Day 8: Lochmaddy
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Day 9: Rothesay, Isle Of Bute
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Day 10: Glasgow, Scotland
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

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