Cruise Highlights 2015
The first cruise of the 2015 season got off to a great start with wonderful sunny spring weather. Here are just a few of the highlights:
Departing Holy Loch to the sound of the pipes, played by The Majestic Line’s Craig Wilson, was a great send off.
- The first anchorage in Loch Riddon in the Kyles of Bute was idyllic; a great backdrop to the first dinner on board.
- The early mist over the Kyles of Bute was serene and surreal for a trip ashore to Caladh harbour.
- Our anchorage off Lochranza on Arran provided a wonderful view of Goatfell mountain, still with a sprinkling of snow on the top, and a shore trip to visit the ruined castle.
- Rounding the Mull of Kintyre in misty conditions, the lighthouse appears dramatically through the haze, which starts to clear as we cruise for the Hebrides in calm seas and sunshine.
- Guests enjoyed a one-way walk on Gigha, getting dropped off on the south of the island to visit Achamore Gardens and get picked up at Ardminish Bay, in the middle.
- A stopover in Jura allowed for a visit to the Distillery at Craighouse and an exhibition in the Church
- Mirror bright waters and sunshine for a lovely cruise up the magnificent sea loch of Loch Sween to the village of Tayvallich for an evening anchorage, with a trip ashore the next morning as the wonderful weather continued.
- Calling in at picturesque Crinan Harbour, guests went ashore to visit the locks of the famous Crinan Canal
- An evening anchorage in stunning Fearnach Bay at Loch Melfort was made perfect by a tune on the bagpipes from The Majestic Line owner, Andy Thoms
- A cruise to the fascinating "Slate Islands" and a stopover in Seil Sound allowed guests to take an afternoon trip ashore to visit the "Bridge over the Atlantic" which joins the island of Seil to the Scottish mainland