If you are looking for the comforts of a cruise ship but the agility and fearsomeness of a polar expedition vessel, Hebridean Sky might well fit the bill. The ship was originally built in Italy, but has recently undergone a complete renovation, bringing it up to exceptionally high modern standards.
There are 59 spacious suites onboard the ship, 14 of which have private balconies. The plentiful use of polished wood panelling and brass gives the Hebridean Sky the feel of a luxurious private yacht, but the facilities are far better: public areas include large lounges, The Club - which has a live pianist - and The Library, a main dining room, and multiple decks. The artworks were selected with the assistance of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, and include prints from Scott and Shackleton’s expeditions.
Suites on the Hebridean Sky are arranged over five decks and all of them have outside views. The suites are spacious, and there are walk in rain showers in the en suite bathrooms. Molton Brown toiletries are provided, as are bottled water, dressing gowns, and slippers.