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

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Excellent ship very comfortable cabins and a smiling and helpful crew. Food was superb. Read the full review

Susan Tinkler Australia January 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Voyages aboard Hebridean Sky

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I've been onboard the Hebridean Sky and have to say it's rare to find a ship which combines such comfort, classy suites and great food with an outstanding expedition team - worth every penny.

Alex Mudd Polar Specialist

Cabin Categories

*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.

Owner's Suite

  • 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

Penthouse Suite

  • All 5 are on the top cabin deck (6 - the Penthouse Deck)
  • Cabin size: 30 square meters (325 square feet)
  • 7.4 square meter (80 square feet) private balcony
  • Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Veranda Suite

  • All 8 are on Deck 5 - the Veranda Deck
  • Cabin size: 24 square meters (260 square feet)
  • 3.7 square meter (40 square feet) private balcony
  • Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Deluxe Suite

  • Both the Deluxe Suites are on Deck 4 - the Promenade Deck
  • Cabin size: 22 square meters (240 square feet)
  • Suites with forward and side windows
  • Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Promenade Suite

  • All 13 Promenade Suites are on Deck 4 - the Promenade Deck
  • Cabin size: 20.4 square meters (220 square feet)
  • Windows over the bows and to the side
  • Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Twin Window Suite

  • All 16 Window Suites are on Deck 3
  • Cabin size: 21 square meters (225 square feet)
  • Windows to the side of the ship
  • Choice of either Queen-sized bed or Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Triple Suite

  • Both of these cabins are on Deck 3
  • Cabin size: 21 square meters (225 square feet)
  • Window to the side of the ship
  • Twin beds
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

The third berth is suitable for those up 5' 10" in height.

Porthole Suite

  • All 10 of these are on Deck 2
  • Cabin size: 22 square meters (240 square feet)
  • 2 - 4 portholes per cabin, depending on specific cabin number
  • Sitting area with sofa & chair
  • Flat screen TV with DVD/CD

Deck Plan

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)

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