Jane McDonald loses her heart to Scottish small-ship cruising

A small-ship cruise in the Hebrides is now a must-have holiday thanks to the Channel 5 programme“Cruising with Jane McDonald” For the first time, cruise Guru Jane McDonald decided to try a small-ship cruise as part of her new series “Cruising with Jane McDonald”. The broadcast of her experience on board a mini-cruise vessel has set our very niche sector of cruising alight. Jane joined a group of shipmates on board our mini-cruise vessel Glen Tarsan, in May 2016 for a 6-night cruise around the Island of Mull in the Inner… Read More

New short-break cruise aboard the Glen Etive: April 22nd 2017

Our new luxury vessel, Glen Etive, was specifically designed to provide additional comfort on board for longer 10-night cruises to the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda.  These cruises have been very popular, as have the 6-night cruises to Skye in the months of April and October.  However, we have had many enquiries who have been disappointed that a short cruise is not on offer, as is provided by the Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan.  The Glen Etive is already 85% booked for 2017 but there was a space in the calendar for… Read More

Winners in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards

The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards are now in their 12th year and are continually growing in stature. With a total of 203 entries this year, judges had a difficult job to determine the winners in 15 categories.  The categories highlight the best places to stay, eat and drink and where to enjoy the area’s sporting and musical culture. We have always supported the Awards as it encourages us to review what we do and we enjoy the friendly competition which continually pushes up the standards of tourism in the Highlands and Islands which benefits everyone taking part. We were therefore delighted to be announced… Read More

Five good reasons to book an April 2017 cruise

April is one of the best months to cruise the west coast of Scotland - here are five good reasons to book your April 2017 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 in the western isles, so the weather is very changeable on any day on any month of the season. In April 2016 we had snow on some days and glorious sunshine on… Read More

The Caledonian Canal is voted one of the 10 best man-made wonders in Scotland

Visit Scotland's blog identifies the 10 best man-made wonders in Scotland, voted by the public. As part of the "Year of Innovation and Architecture" Visit Scotland asked the public to vote for the 10 best man-made wonders in Scotland and not surprisingly the Caledonian Canal was on the list. 7. CALEDONIAN CANAL Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus where it joins Loch Ness, Highlands Masterminded by Thomas Telford, the… Read More

Highlands and Islands Tourism Award Finalist

We are delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) 2016 in the category of Best Accommodation HITA is now in its 12th year and the awards identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry within the Highlands and Islands. HITA celebrates the best the north of Scotland has to offer in a sector worth more than £4.5 billion to the Scottish economy. Recognised as one of the premier industry hospitality awards programmes in Scotland there are categories… Read More

The new series of Coast features The Majestic Line

We are great fans of the BBC series “Coast”, especially as exploring coastlines is what we do!  So we were truly delighted to be invited to be involved in the new series – series 11 – which is promoted as the ultimate guide to the coast of Britain.  This series has a new perspective on the coast, providing all the information needed to enjoy the British coastline like a local.  In particular this series was seeking out local charismatic characters and Neil Oliver was filmed chatting to Majestic Line owner Andy Thoms… Read More

See our 2017 brochure

Our new 2017 brochure is ready and full of information about our 14 cruises on offer for next season onboard our three vessels, Glen Massan, Glen Tarsan and Glen Etive.  The west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides covers a vast area and our different cruise itineraries provide unique voyages to the best areas and anchorages, with cruises of 3-nights, 6-nights and 10-nights duration on offer. Many of the photographs in the brochure were taken by our guests and crew to give a true flavour of the onboard… Read More

Chef Michael Weir's buffet salad aboard the Glen Etive

Michael has extensive Michelin standard and Good Food Guide experience, including running his own restaurant in Malvern for 8 years. Michael uses totally fresh ingredients from local suppliers as much as possible, making everything in the galley from scratch.  His close rapport with local suppliers helps identify which produce is in season and at its best, often picking up fresh ingredients en route Here are the elements of  his Buffet Salad which our guests loved!. Smoked salmon, smoked… Read More

A wonderful celebration as we launched our new vessel

A wonderful ceremony was held on April 5th as many friends, colleagues and family turned out at Holy Loch Marina to witness the Naming Ceremony of our third vessel, Glen Etive. We were delighted to have actor Barbara Rafferty name the ship View a gallery of images here> As guests gathered at the Holy Loch Sailing Club the Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan went off out into the loch to greet the Glen Etive as she appeared on the horizon.  Guests stood at the loch side, enjoying the spectacle of the Glen Etive approaching, flanked by her sister… Read More

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