MV Glen Etive

Launched in 2016 Glen Etive is the Majestic Line's first purpose built steel-hulled small cruise ship. Built on the Clyde at Ardmaleish Boatbuilding on the Island of Bute, the interior of Glen Etive is based on a 1930s gentleman’s motor yacht. Designed especially for the Majestic Line Glen Etive was built to cruise in comfort round the islands of the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland, big enough to accommodate her guests with ease yet small enough to navigate to hidden sheltered coves and beaches that larger vessels cannot reach. Glen Etive benefits from having a dining saloon and a forward saloon offering guests plenty of space to wildlife watch, relax and read a book or to mix with your fellow ship mates.

Glen Etive has seven ensuite double/twin cabins and can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.

The Deck Saloons

Glen Etive benefits from two deck saloons where guests gather and relax, linked by a short corridor they are always warm and comfortable with crew on hand, discreetly attentive. The windows in the rear dining saloon allow fabulous panoramic views of the Highland coastline as the vessel gently cruises through the landscape.

The forward saloon provides a comfortable location to relax and read a book, chat with fellow guests or just to sit and gaze at the everchaning landscapes.

Informal dining

All meals are served at the communal table in the dining saloon, although canapes and drinks are often served on the outdoor aft deck, or in the forward bar saloon. Early risers are welcomed by a hot drink and any other sustenance required until breakfast is served. The library stocks books on local maps, history, wildlife and attractions and a range of board and other games. There is a plasma screen in the dining saloon where scenes of local history and wildlife can be viewed or a film, if everyone is in agreement.

A well stocked bar

The bar in the forward deck saloon is very well stocked, including an impressive choice of malt whiskies (and soft drinks if preferred!) and is available at all times.

The Outdoor Decks

The outside decks are a delightful aspect of The Majestic Line vessels. They have been carefully designed to enhance the guest experience on board, providing a perfect outdoor environment when desired. At deck saloon level, doors open onto the sheltered aft deck, which has a table to allow for alfresco dining. At any time, guests can be found reading, chatting, enjoying a drink or snack, or just taking in the scenery.

Al fresco at anchor

When the boat is at anchor the aft deck is the perfect place for milling after dinner, to share stories, watch a beautiful west coast sunset, check out the stars and listen to the perfect silence broken only by the calls of birds and the gentle lapping of the water against the hull.

Take a spell at the helm!

From the deck saloon, stairs lead to the spacious upper decks and the wheelhouse. When cruising many of our guests like to spend time in the wheelhouse chatting with the skipper and crew and perhaps even taking a spell at the helm. The crew have a wealth of information about the local history of the areas visited that day and aspects of marine interest.

Soak up the sun or watch out for whales

There are two top decks, the sheltered aft sun deck with sun loungers and the fore deck which is ideal for wildlife watching. Alternatively, there is plenty of space to find a corner to settle down with a book.

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