The Vessels

Our new luxury vessel, The Glen Etive, is on course!

The building of our new luxury vessel, the Glen Etive, is going to plan under the careful supervision of Ewan Ferguson at Ardmaleish Boatyard on the Isle of Bute and Andy Thoms, partner in The Majestic Line.  The hull is complete and the interior fit out has now begun.  Despite being a brand new boat, the Glen Etive will have traditional character due to the marine quality of the fittings and finishes.  Andy has been scouring the country for the best brass, stainless steel and hardwood parts and is delighted with his latest find of the best quality brass portholes for the cabins. See below for a sneak preview of the deck… Read More

Four new 10-night cruises to the Hebrides for 2016

Our new custom-built vessel, The Glen Etive, is designed to provide luxury accommodation for longer trips to the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Fitted with stabilizers for a smooth passage, she will visit the more remote outlying islands, steeped in legend and inhabited by many species of rare wildlife. The interior of the Glen Etive is tastefully fitted out with brass and hardwood finishes and many charming maritime features.  The spacious indoor saloons are specially designed to provide comfortable viewing areas for taking in the breathtaking scenery while at sea and at anchor.  Cabins are traditionally designed… Read More

Cruise Highlight - the Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides 10-night cruise

Berneray

Our new vessel, The Glen Etive will be cruising new, exciting and longer itineraries for 2016 with each cruise offering no less than a choice of 16 islands to visit. The "Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides" 10-night cruise will take you to the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean to visit rugged and mysterious islands, with evocative names such as Mingulay, the Monachs and the Shiants, which are populated only by thousands of seabirds and surrounded by crystal clear waters, home to whales, dolphins and basking sharks.   Many of the other islands of the Hebrides that we visit are fertile with vibrant communities including the Isles… Read More

The Majestic Line confirms fourth vessel to sail to new locations in expanding small-ship cruising sector in Scotland

Glen Shiel Deck Plans

Market leading Scottish small-ship cruising specialist, The Majestic Line, has confirmed a new purpose-built vessel, which will be delivered for their 2019 summer season.  The build begins this month at Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Co. Ltd on the Island of Bute, and will see Majestic Line’s newest boat in operation in 2019, quite fittingly, in the company’s 15th year of operation.  Named after a tranquil Glen on the North West Mainland, Glen Shiel will complement the three existing boats, with design features such as more powerful engines for faster sailing and an improved observation saloon.  Similar to sister ship Glen… Read More

New Cruise - Explore the Wild Beauty of Remote Wester Ross on our 10-night North West Coast Wilderness Cruise

The Summer Isles, blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo

The addition of the Glen Shiel to our fleet has allowed us to offer new cruises for our guests in 2019.  We are particularly excited about our - North West Coast Wilderness Cruise which extends up to the beautiful coastline of Wester Ross.  Peppered with pretty coastal villages like Applecross,  Badachro, Gairloch and Poolewe and strips of white sandy beaches linking  stunning landscapes, we are looking forward to being able to introduce our guests to some  of the most remote and beautiful scenery in this part of Scotland. We have created this new 10-night itinerary for the Glen Shiel that will allow us to explore up as far… Read More

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