The Hebridean Sky, formerly known as Sea Explorer I, is one of our three flag ships and sister vessel to the Island Sky and Caledonian Sky. Hebridean Sky has an almost identical deck plan to Island Sky. All three vessels were built in the same ship yard in Italy at similar times and share the same excellent attributes that make them three of the finest small ships in the world , well suited for both expedition cruising and the more relaxed small ship destination cruising.

In April 2016 Hebridean Sky has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment in Landskrona, Sweden and are now ready to begin her new life operating mostly in Northern Europe, South America and Antarctica.

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All cruises onboard Hebridean Sky

Public Areas

The public rooms include a large lounge on the Byrd Deck featuring a selection of seating options from individual armchairs and sofas to side cushioned benches. The lounge is fitted with the highest standard of presentation equipment including multiple screens. In addition to the main Lounge, there is also The Club, located on the Mawson Deck which features the main bar where the onboard pianist plays periodically throughout the day. Towards the aft of the ship on the Mawson Deck is the Library well stocked with books, a selection of games and two computers complete with internet access. Further to this on the top Shackleton Deck there is an observation area complete with sun loungers. There is also a small hairdressers onboard. As part of our refurbishment of the vessel, we will be adding a boot room for passengers to store their wellington boots and heavy jackets whilst expedition cruising in cold waters.


Onboard there are 59 exceptionally spacious and well-designed suites. All feature a sitting room area. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views with suites on the Scott and Shackleton decks featuring private balconies. Each suite affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring sink and walk-in shower, large wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/CD player and a telephone in each suite. Bottled water, toweling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries and individually controlled air-conditioning and heating.


Dining On Board

There are two dining areas onboard. The main dining room which can seat all guests at one sitting is located on the Amundsen Deck . Outside there is a rear Lido deck located on the Scott Deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. In the main dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order on request. Lunch and dinner are an à la carte five course affair, with the menu often reflecting the daily catch or local delicacies. A selection of wines are included with both meals. Afternoon tea and pre-dinner canapes take place in either the comfort of the Lounge or out on the Lido deck when the weather is favourable.