Life on board

Life on board one of our vessels is informal and relaxing. It's entirely up to each guest how much time they spend relaxing or being more active. Many guests are content to just watch the beautiful scenery slip past from the comfort of the deck saloon, while those with an interest in birds and marine wildlife will enjoy scanning the sea and coast from the sheltered outdoor decks, binoculars at the ready.

Every day, the vessel will anchor off one or two new locations, including many enchanting places that can only be accessed by our smaller cruise vessel. There is no fixed itinerary on a Majestic Line cruise; there is a wide choice of fascinating and beautiful places to drop anchor and the actual stopovers will be chosen because they offer the best cruising conditions on the day. The Skipper will also consult guests about the choices of anchorages. Approaching historic buildings and villages from the sea always gives a unique perspective and every day brings a new slice of Scottish history to investigate. There is usually the opportunity for a walk around each anchorage and trips ashore tend to last around 1-2 hours giving you plenty opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy delightful walks in the fresh air.

Fishing from the boat is very popular and whenever possible we lay down creels for lobster, crab and crayfish; if successful the catch will appear on your breakfast plate. Some of our more hardy guests even enjoy a swim in the loch and we have the pictures to prove it! In the wheelhouse the Skipper is more than happy to enlighten guests on the finer points of inshore navigation; he will even invite you to take a spell at the helm. The crew are very knowledgable about the cruising area and happy to provide a perspective not always found in guide books!

After dinner is often a very sociable time when guests and crew exchange stories of the day's activities. There is a good library in the deck saloon with books, maps and videos on the history, culture and wildlife of the local area. Some guests enjoy a chat over a drink from the bar while others prefer to sit alfresco on the aft deck watching the sun set or take the chance to go ashore by tender for an evening stroll.