Pas­sen­gers left high and dry as cruise is called off

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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