Why we like the Hebridean Sky
- Luxury at an affordable price
- A very comfortable and elegant ship, but with an adventurous heart
- She is almost matchless after her $10 million upgrade in 2016.
- Outstanding service coupled with top-of-the-line catering
- Spacious cabins ranging from 20 - 34 square metres (215 - 366 square feet), including a capacious Owner's Suite, dedicated single cabins and the option of outside balconies in the higher cabin categories
- A stern step provides easy access into zodiacs as an alternative to the gangway
- A dedicated on-board Customer Service Representative responsible for ensuring that every passenger is being fully looked after
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What our customers think
Excellent ship very comfortable cabins and a smiling and helpful crew. Food was superb. Read the full review
Susan Tinkler Australia January 2020
The ship and expedition staff were the most professional and informative group. They all worked well together and went out of their way to interact with the passengers. The best part about the team was how quickly they adjusted to weather conditions. This allowed us to not miss out on our landings and expeditions. Read the full review
Terrie Mandina United States Of America December 2018
We were really pleased with the wonderful support from Swoop, and the wealth of information provided by them. We appreciated Swoop's help in recommending Hebridean Sky as it proved to be the perfect trip for us. We especially loved the excursion nature and scientific approach of the voyage. The food and wine was of a high standard and there was plenty of both variety and quantity.
Sue Australia February 2018
Our trip truly exceeded our expectations. We've been on many cruises, but the Hebridean Sky was without a doubt our favorite ship. The food was by far the best of any cruise line we've traveled on in the past. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Onboard lectures were very informative and useful.
Chris & Amy Florida December 2017
The expedition staff were all super professional and top in their field. They were very personable as well. It was nice to have the option to snowshoe on one day and go out on the science boat on another.
Lori Texas December 2017
I can't imagine a more perfect ship than the Hebridean Sky! Read the full review
Austine & Cathleen Stitt/Noland United States Of America November 2017
The rooms were top rate and food superb. The captain chose the times re Drake passage and avoided the storms. The boat staff were all efficient, courteous and kept the boat immaculate. Best cruise we have done.
Barb and Bob Canada February 2017
Hebridean Sky is a 5 star experience all the way. The boat was outstanding, as was the friendly and helpful crew. It felt like somebody was there with anything I could have needed - they were at least two steps ahead of me at all times.
Colette UK January 2017
The Hebridean Sky was a great boat and very comfortable - much more so than expected.
Boyce & Elizabeth Mississippi December 2016
Expectations: very nice ship. Our cabin was perfectly homey and comfortable. Food was great, they worked hard to make vegan meals for me. That said, some just too spicy! But all soups were fantastic! My John ate desserts at every meal. They were obviously delicious. Dining room was nicely arranged. We shared many wonderful meals with many folks. The ship’s crew was just as professional and accommodating as the expedition team. Read the full review
Mary Boyle Anderson United States Of America February 2020
A beautiful vessel. Even as we crossed the Drake enduring 9 hours of a level 9 on the Beaufort, I never was afraid. The captain, his crew and the ship herself instilled the confidence needed. Read the full review
Laura Butterfield United States Of America February 2020
The suite was beautiful and spacious, very comfortable bed and wonderful windows. Lots of community space for learning, relaxing and visiting with friends. Had music at night, a nice bar and the food on board was plentiful, delicious, had many options for each meal and was beautifully presented. Read the full review
Marmie Schuster-Walker United States Of America February 2020
The ship and adventures were awesome. Read the full review
Darlene Culver United States Of America January 2020
I loved the ship, it was very comfortable! Our stateroom was a nice size and I did not feel claustrophobic when in it! The ship was nicely appointed. I liked being able to go all over the ship, even the bridge. Read the full review
Ellen Dysart United States Of America January 2020
Loved the intimacy of the Hebridean Sky. All of the staff made you feel at home. Food very, very good! Absolutely would go on Hebridean Sky again....loved it loved it loved it!!! Read the full review
John Cox United States Of America January 2020
Terrific food. Absolutely lovely cabins and facilities. Would completely choose it. The size was perfect. Also, fantastic to be able to check email on the ship's computer. Read the full review
Glenda Durano United States Of America January 2020
Fantastic expedition team that provided information, lectures, trips on zodiacs and large "citizen science" programs. Read the full review
Melissa Wurthmann United States Of America January 2019
The Hebridean Sky was a great ship with wonderful expedition staff and crew. Read the full review
Elaine Green United States Of America December 2018
The ship was beautiful, the room perfect size and the steward a pro. The recommendation to choose this ship (100 passengers only and the spectacular aft deck) was absolutley right for us. Getting to visit the Bridge at almost any time was a highlight . Read the full review
Patricia Schenkkan United States Of America December 2018
We thought the Hebridean Sky and its crew were terrific. Can't think of anything you could have done better. Read the full review
Patricia Schenkkan United States Of America December 2018
The ship afforded us a very comfortable and delightful stay of 20 days and nights, at a level of luxury that is unexpected at literally the 'end of the Earth', at an extremely reasonable price. The ship's crew as well the Expedition team were more than excellent, and they gave 200 per cent of themselves to make our experience extraordinarily wonderful and safe. Read the full review
Nilanjana Mukherjee India December 2018
Hebridean Sky is a luxury small boat. The accommodations were very comfortable, while the cabins large. Food was very good. Guides were outstanding. The small ship of 100 people allowed quick access to the landing sites. Read the full review
Scott & Nereida Paris United States Of America December 2018
Very pleased - the Hebridean Sky and expedition staff were first class.
Roger & Marina UK February 2018
Ship and crew were excellent. Food was very good as well. Read the full review
Steven Goldman United States Of America January 2018
Unbelievable! Perfect in every way. Swoop and especially Loli, were terrific from initial contacts to getting on the ship. I can't imagine a more perfect ship than the Hebridean Sky!
Austine & Cathleen Colorado November 2017
The Hebridean crew were amazing and everything was so organised with lectures and landings. I liked how the crew ate with us and shared stories.
Oscar Massachusetts March 2017
I was amazed with the elegance of the Hebridean Sky. Our room was spacious and furnished beautifully. Anyone interested in going on this trip, I would be sure to tell them about our experience. It was perfect.
Mary and John New York January 2017
The Hebridean Sky is an exceptional ship of the right size, comfort, and luxury for such an Antarctic journey. The food was plentiful, of superb quality and variety. The ship was spotlessly clean and the cabin staff were excellent and made every effort to ensure all passengers were well treated and happy.
Annette UK January 2017
Alex, you might have warned me that I would not want to come back home!
Bibi France January 2016
I am back, and I must say that this was the most amazing experience of my life. So much so that I did not want it to end, EVER! Every aspect of this voyage was beyond expectations.
Leslie USA January 2016
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Voyages aboard Hebridean Sky
Original Fly & Cruise Luxury Adventure
Fly over the Drake Passage in just 2 hours, both to and from Antarctica. Ideal for those wanting a high comfort level, but who have limited time or are anxious sailors. An outstanding program, successfully operated for over 15 seasons.…
- 8 Days
Antarctic Peninsula Classic
Travelling on board one of Antarctica’s few truly luxury vessels, explore the highlights of the peninsula while travelling in 5* comfort. Spacious suites, first class cuisine and optional adventure activities all help create this ideal marriage of comfort and adventure.…
- 11-14 Days
Traversing the Antarctic Circle
For an unparalleled Polar Circle experience spending 8 full days in Antarctica, choose this February departure. Head south when penguin and whale activity is at its peak, accompanied by a highly experienced team. This elegant 139 passenger ship combines real…
- 15 Days
Express Tour of Antarctica
A cost-effective Antarctic adventure. This itinerary is also ideal for those with limited time wanting to combine Antarctica with time exploring Patagonia. Sailing one way and flying back, you get to combine two iconic places: Antarctica and Cape Horn. Note,…
- 6-7 Days
South Georgia, Antarctica and Falklands Luxury Explorer
Looking for an Antarctic adventure without compromising on comfort and service? This stylish 139-passenger ship, with its cavernous suites, fine dining and compelling itinerary, offers a very polished Southern Ocean adventure, at a fair…
- 20 Days
*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary
Following her 2016 renovation, all suites on board will be outward-facing. Each one is at least 225 square ft (~21 square meters) and offers a choice of either twin- or queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, mini-bar and sitting area with a sofa-bed, independent temperature controls and a marble-appointed en suite bathroom.
Please note the following add-ons, available on non-Fly & Cruise trips only:
- Owner’s, Penthouse & Veranda Suites include all standard features plus: en suite champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine and soft drinks), en suite Nespresso machine.
- Promenade & Deluxe Suites include all standard features plus: en suite champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine and soft drinks), en suite Nespresso machine available on request.
- On the top cabin deck (6 - the Penthouse Deck)
- Cabin size: 35.7 square meters (385 square feet)
- 10.2 square meter (110 square feet) private balcony
- Two-room suite with separate lounge and bedroom
- Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
- Sitting area with sofa & chair
- Flat screen TV with DVD/CD
Onboard Communications & Facilities
If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:
- Internet: you can connect your personal device from anywhere on the ship
- Satellite phone card
- VoIP telephone card
Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. There are two public computers available in the library for internet access. Data packages prices are starting at $18 for 300min. However, prices vary over the season and should serve only for illustrative purposes. Satellite phone works at all times, VoIP requires internet connection.
Other facilities include:
- Plugs: North American 120V two-flat-pinned sockets
- Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
- Laundry service(additional cost)
Find Your Antarctic Ship
Choosing the right ship is crucial, given the amount of time you'll spend on board. Swoop is experienced at helping match our customers to exactly the right ship.
Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?
We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.
Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.
We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.