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Explore the Hebrides, Caledonian Canal & Orkney

Explore the Hebrides, Caledonian Canal & Orkney

- in comfort and style

Sunrises and sunsets

Sunrises and sunsets

to capture your heart

Wildlife Encounters

Wildlife Encounters

- in their natural environment

The Scottish cruise company

The Scottish cruise company

- with hospitality at its heart

Breathtaking Scenery

Breathtaking Scenery

- best seen from the sea

Something for everyone

Something for everyone

- on a Scottish Cruise

The Best of Scotland's Larder

The Best of Scotland's Larder

- prepared on board

A Majestic Line cruise: The Perfect Way to Explore the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides

The Majestic Line has been hosting Scottish cruising holidays on the waters off the West Coast for 20 years. Most of our cruises depart from Oban, gateway to the Highlands and the Islands of the Outer and Inner Hebrides – sailing in these waters is the best way to explore the islands and the beautiful coastline of Scotland. Our five small cruise ships are beautiful floating hotels and have been designed to access remote and sheltered anchorages that larger boats find inaccessible. Sailing from April to October we make the most of the longer summer days with opportunities for walking ashore and wildlife spotting or just relaxing onboard. You can find out more about where we go on our Cruising Area.

The Scottish Small Ship Cruising Holiday

Our five small cruise ships offer you a truly unique experience, a Scottish holiday with a difference. Our converted fishing trawlers, Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan, provide accommodation for up to 11 guests, whilst our purpose built vessels, Glen Etive and Glen Shiel, can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. Each of those boats has a crew of four onboard; Skipper, Chef, Engineer and Steward.

For 2024, we are delighted to relaunch Glen Rosa following a extenisve refurbishment. With a crew of Skipper and Chef, she can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 ensuite cabins.

Our crews provide the very best in Scottish Hospitality and do their best to ensure your cruise runs smoothly. Meals are freshly prepared on board utilizing the wonderful Scottish Larder with our Chefs focusing on locally sourced seasonal produce – seafood is of course a highlight for many on our cruises with mussels from Loch Spelve, langoustine and occasionally a lobster caught in the creels that we keep on board.

The Majestic Line offers a choice of 17 different cruise itineraries from 3 nights, 6 nights or 10 nights. We cruise waters surrounding some of Scotland's iconic islands such as Islay, Jura, Mull, Skye, St Kilda, Staffa and Iona, the small isles of Rum, Muck and Eigg. You can go ashore to enjoy the fantastic scenery, take a walk, visit one of the malt whisky distilleries or gin distilleries, watch the local wildlife. We also operate a river cruise through the Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase to Loch Ness and sail to Inverness. Discover our Cruises.

The seas off the West Coast of Scotland provide an incredible habitat for all sorts of marine wildlife and our guests regularly see dolphins, porpoises, seals, basking sharks, minke whales, orca, not to mention the amazing sea birds from puffins and petrels to gannets and guillemots. Find out more about the species we regularly see at Wildlife of the West Coast of Scotland and Hebrides.

If you are looking to discover the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides in a relaxing and enjoyable way with good company and excellent food then a Majestic Line cruise is the perfect Scottish holiday for you. Discover your Scottish cruising holiday here.

Landing on the Shiants was magical.Stumbling on the Pianocean concert on Rum was extraordinary (thank you Mollie). But most memorable was being able to swim in some of the most remote places. A truly great crew. Our fellow guests were pretty good too.

— Ian Willox: Jul 2021 - Read Full Review