Cruise ships will not come to Fort William for time being

Hebridean Princess off Inveraray
Hebridean Princess off Inveraray

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The first cruise ship scheduled to arrive in Fort William this year will not be sailing at all.

The Hebridean Princess was meant to be arriving in Loch Linnhe on Wednesday March 25, but operator, Hebridean Island Cruises, will not be sailing anywhere.

Two ships scheduled to arrive in April have been cancelled altogether and it is unclear when the first one will arrive.

Hebridean Island Cruises’ Managing Director, Ken Charleson, said: ‘Hebridean Princess will not be visiting fort William this week or anywhere else.

‘The ship is currently in Greenock and out of service due to the coronavirus outbreak.

‘We are unsure as to when we will resume cruising as this will be under Government guidelines.’

The Hebridean Princess is scheduled to come to Fort William in September, for what was supposed to be its second visit. The company hopes some form of normality will resume by then but are strictly following government guidance.