The little luxury cruise liner you see bobbing in West India Dock has quite the history.

Starting life as a car ferry in 1964 in the Scottish Isles she was transformed into MV Hebridean Princess in 1988 and began to provide luxury cruises around the Western Isles of Scotland instead.

The 30-bedroom ship was even hired out by HM Queen Elizabeth II for a family trip around the Scottish Islands in 2006 and 2010 at an estimated cost of £125,000 per day.

According to Isle of Dogs Life she is one of the smallest luxury cruise ships afloat and began life as the MS Columba the isles of Stornoway, Mallaig and Oban.

She was transformed in 1988, when acquired by Hebridean Island Cruises, and reborn as the MV Hebridean Princess now giving trips around the Western Isles of Scotland, Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland islands, the Norwegian Fjords and France.

The ship is currently in Canary Wharf ahead of one of its cruises.