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Built in 1996, and refurbished in 2010, the 70 passenger MS Royal Crown is a delightful ship, specially designed for the rivers of Europe. This elegant vessel combines the nostalgic charm of the 1930's coupled with comfort and exquisite service. Spacious teak decks, elegant public rooms and cabins with mahogany, rosewood and marble create a unique river vessel.


On board MS Royal Crown, Art Decor style cabins offer a choice of accommodation and include Hebridean bathrobes and slippers as well as a large selection of Molton Brown toiletries for your convenience.


Food & Drink

MS Royal Crown chefs create imaginative menus with their dedicated passion and quality ingredients and as a Scottish cruise company our gala dinners are sparkling affairs with a true Scottish flavour!  


Life on Board

The atmosphere onboard is friendly and informal and within days you will have made new friends in the open-seating restaurant, on the shore excursions or whilst relaxing in the comfortable public areas onboard. You will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English speaking environment and for those who seek peace and quiet, there will always be the opportunity to find a secluded spot on the sun deck or simply rest in your well-appointed cabin. A musician will play each evening whilst you relax in the lounge, guest speakers will provide a series of interesting talks and our cruise director will host informative port briefings. After a day exploring ashore, you will return to the comfort and peace of a well-run and exceedingly comfortable vessel.

Life on Board


Get a feel for life onboard the Royal Crown by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

Royal Crown Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Hebridean Island Cruises' Royal Crown. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans Royal Crown

Browse Royal Crown's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

Royal Crown Deckplans

The Hebridean Island Cruises Fleet

Both Hebridean Princess and Royal Crown echo the company philosophy that 'small is personal', giving a small number of guests the very special Hebridean Experience of luxury cruising to off-the-beaten track or unusual destinations. Our excellent crew has earned us a world-class reputation for unbeatable service, together with fine food and wine and an attention to detail no longer common in the present era of mass travel.

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