About The Majestic Line

There are many reasons for starting a business but to save beautifully crafted wooden hulled fishing trawlers from the chainsaw must be one of the most unusual. But that is exactly what friends Andy Thoms and Ken Grant did. In 2004 they bought and converted their first vessel, the Glen Massan, to a mini cruise liner, sailing out of Holy Loch, near Dunoon to cruise the wonderful sheltered lochs and islands of Argyll. In May 2007 a sister vessel, the Glen Tarsan was launched to sail out of Oban for the Hebrides.

Our third vessel, the Glen Etive is a custom-designed new build which is ready to cruise for the 2016 season . The new vessel was built by Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Co. Ltd on the Clyde. Finished in traditional wood and brass, with spacious accommodation and a steel based hull, the new boat undertakes 10-night cruises to Islay, Skye, the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda. She also provides 6-night cruises to Skye and the Small Isles in April, September and October and also our new 3-night Taste of the Hebrides cruise. The Majestic Line has pioneered a vibrant small-ship cruising sector in the West Coast of Scotland. It is the only company with a fleet of 3 vessels, all ensuite. You can read about the launch of Glen Etive here.

The Majestic Line cruises are designed to reveal the hidden beauty of the sheltered lochs and islands of the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides, which are often undiscovered by visitors to the area, but well known to Andy and Ken, who live and sail there. Guests on our cruises often remark that they have "left the world behind" or that "time stands still". We get extremely positive feedback from our guests and this is mainly due to the crews on our boats, who provide an exceptional standard of hospitality. Read what our guests say about their cruise experiences here.

Our main aim is to amaze and delight our guests on board. We take our guests to idyllic and scenic places, provide a range of shore trips, cook gourmet meals from locally sourced ingredients and generally serve their every need in a most unobtrusive way. We are very proud of the extremely positive customer feedback we get from our guests, from booking through to disembarking.