Passengers left high and dry as cruise is called off
PASSENGERS on the Hebridean Princess ship were left disappointed last month after their cruise was cut short.
The vessel had left Oban for a week-long cruise on Tuesday, May 17, but passengers were forced to leave the ship on the Friday at Stornoway following a ‘technical issue’.
One woman on board, who asked not to be named, claimed paying customers were asked to leave hurriedly and unexpectedly with no explanation from the vessel’s owner, Hebridean Island Cruises.
However, a spokesman for the company said: ‘ Hebridean Island Cruises can confirm that its cruise with Hebridean Princess that departed Oban on May 17 had to be curtailed on May 20 due to a technical issue. All of the customers were disembarked in Stornoway where arrangements were made for their onward journeys.
‘The technical issue has been addressed and the Hebridean Princess departed Oban on Tuesday evening (May 24) for the seven-night St Kilda, Islands on the Edge cruise.
‘Hebridean Island Cruises apologises for any inconvenience caused.’