A warm welcome awaits onboard Glen Etive

Let us take you on a voyage of discovery to the idyllic Outer Hebrides and spectacular Skye onboard Glen Etive. When we wanted to venture further afield to the remote chain of islands of the Outer Hebrides and the stunning coast of the North West Highlands, the idea for Glen Etive was born.  Unlike our first two sister ships, Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan, who were lovingly converted from traditional wooden fishing boats, Glen Etive is the first of our purpose-built steel-hulled ships finished in traditional wood and brass. She provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for up to 12 passengers in 7 double or twin… Read More

Travel by Caledonian Sleeper and wake up to a Highland view with a difference

Waking up to a new view every morning seems like a luxury, not so on a Majestic Line cruise! As our ships glide into idyllic anchorages each night guests are often surprised and delighted to wake up to the ever-changing panoramic views each morning.  There is something hauntingly beautiful about waking up in a calm, serene loch with the sunrise glistening on the crystal clear waters.  The Caledonian Sleeper is another company that can offer this special Highland wake up with a difference! On 28th April the £150m fleet of new Caledonian Sleeper trains launched, taking guests from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh on… Read More

Walking, Wildlife and Photography Expert invited aboard for 3-night Glen Etive cruise

We are delighted to be able to offer a new 3-night Taste of the Hebrides cruise date aboard Glen Etive this year.  As a special addition for our 11th June departure we have invited expert walking and wildlife guide, Stewart Richardson, aboard for the cruise.  He will host the onshore tours giving an extensive knowledge of the area and a photographic viewpoint to our stunning Inner Hebrides. Stewart is an expedition leader whose trips abroad include The Amazon Jungle, The Himalayas and the aztec ruins of Mexico to name a few but he always comes back to his beloved Scotland.  His love of photography stemmed from his school days… Read More

April 2019 Cruising Highlights

April has been a spectacular month this year and our guests have experienced some wonderful highlights. Guests were piped aboard our ships for the first cruise of the season and the piper continued to play as the Glen Massan, Glen Tarsan and Glen Etive left the Holy Loch to cruise down the Clyde to their first anchorage.  That evening was spent at anchor in Loch Riddon before cruising through the Kyles of Bute and down Kilbrannan Sound.  There was an over night stay in Campbeltown Loch and guests had the opportunity to go ashore and visit Springbank Distillery.   The next day was a glorious sunny day and the boats rounded the… Read More

Harris Tweed adds a touch of Outer Hebridean luxury to cabins

This year as part of our annual maintenance and upgrading programme we have installed central heating in the cabins on board Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan which will make cruising, particularly during the first and last weeks of the season, more comfortable.    This year we also introduced new cushions and throws in the cabins on the Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan.  We opted for Harris Tweed products which have a tradition and heritage which reflects our own ethos. We were so impressed with the quality and service that we will be adding Harris Tweed products on board our new ship Glen Sheil. We hope our guests enjoy this touch of… Read More

Whisky Treat for Easter - "Mull and her Inlets and Islands"

If you are looking for an extra special Easter getaway this year look no further than to our Mull and her Inlets and Islands 6-nights cruise departing Saturday 20th April 2019.  Relax aboard Glen Massan and enjoy our famous Scottish hospitality while you island hop round Mull exploring inlets and sea lochs and watching for wildlife. This special 6-night cruise also includes a 'Regional Whisky Tasting from Ian Macleod Distillers', one of Scotland's leading family owned distillery companies.  The whisky tasting will include 6 different whiskies;… Read More

Winter in the Holy Loch

Winter has finally arrived in the Holy Loch with the first snow of 2019.  Here are some photographs showing our boats in… Read More

10 Reasons to book an 'Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides Cruise'

The Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides is the first cruise of the season and heads from the Holy Loch to Oban. Cruising through the waters of the Firth of Clyde to Kilbranan Sound and round the Mull of Kintyre passing the Southern Hebrides to Oban.   Here are just some of the reasons that this is a great choice of cruise. As this is an April cruise it costs 10% less than other 6 night cruises, because it is early season; and yet the gourmet food, the customer service, the scenery, the wildlife and often the weather is just as good as any other month - a bargain! As it is the first… Read More

5 Great Reasons to Book a Scottish Cruise in April!

April is one of the best months to cruise the west coast of Scotland - here are five great reasons to book your April 2019 cruise now. 1. All our April cruises are 10% less in price, because its early season; and yet the gourmet food, the customer service, the scenery, the wildlife and often the weather is just as good as any other month - a bargain! 2. We cruise off the west coast of Scotland, so the weather is very changeable on any day on any month of the season. Some years we have snow on some days and glorious sunshine on others! Maritime weather provides ever changing dramatic and beautiful scenery which guests… Read More

Update on building the Glen Shiel

Last week some of the Majestic Line office team braved the freezing cold and visited Ardmaleish Boatyard on the Isle of Bute - our mission to see how work was progressing on our new ship the Glen Shiel.   As you can see from the photographs below she is really taking shape - we can't wait to see how she looks in the spring of… Read More