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

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

The Majestic Line follows Master Sommelier’s recommendation for their 2018 wines

As we enter our 14th year of operation we are delighted to see so many returning friends year after year choosing new itineraries and destinations onboard our three mini-cruise ships.  This year 30% of our guests are returning which means we have a staggering 70% of new guests too!  We look forward to welcoming you all onboard our 2018 season.  With these figures and knowing that almost half our bookings for 2019 are previous guests we felt it was the right time to choose a new selection of house wines to complement our delicious gourmet menus. In December we attended a wine tasting, hosted by… Read More

2017 Guest Photo Competition Winners

We asked our guests to capture on film their favourite memories from their cruises and 2017 was a bumper year! The standard across all of our guests photos was fantastic and we thank each and every one of them for taking the time to send us their favourite images. There were so many wonderful photos which made it very hard to choose just one winner so we decided to judge the competition in three categories - Best Landscape Shot, Best Shot of the Boat and Best Wildlife Shot. Our overall winner was Stuart Fletcher who took many evocative images but his shot of the Cuillins taken from the Glen Tarsan while on his private charter… Read More

Magnificent Caledonian Canal listed in Quirkycruise's Gander at Europe Canal Transits

As river cruising gets more popular across Europe, small ship cruising companies are using these man made waterways to take their passengers on idyllic itineraries through interesting rivers, lochs and towns. The Caledonian Canal is one of these fabulous waterways running from Corpach, Fort William to Inverness in the North East Highlands.  The Majestic Line offer autumn cruises through this stunning canal and due to popular demand have introduced springtime cruises in April, a favourite time to cruise amongst new and returning guests.  2017 was a great year for our Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal trips and our guests loved… Read More

New Autumn cruise dates announced! Join us onboard Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan for a special October Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides cruise

Due to the success of our inaugural end of season one-way trip on Glen Etive, we are delighted to offer new October 2018 6-night Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides sailings onboard Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan.  Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides: 6-night cruise departing October 20th Setting off from Oban on Saturday 20th October 2018 this special homeward bound cruise follows the twelfth century sea route of the "Lords of the Isles" passing Loch Sween, Gigha, Jura and Islay.  The many inlets and sea lochs are perfect for dropping anchor while the Gulf of Corryvreckan is one of nature's… Read More

Chef Gordon picks his four favourite dishes from the season

Gordon Howe has been Chef aboard both Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan this year, creating culinary delights for guests throughout the season.  He uses the freshest of local ingredients and cites Jackson Bros Merchant Butchers in Oban and Tobermory Shellfish Company as regular suppliers.  Inverlussa Mussel Farm's succulent mussels also feature in his menus as do guests requests to cook their caught mackerel or trout. Gordon has picked his four favourite dishes from this season from starters and main courses to desserts. Four Starters   Venison Terrine and pork pate served with a forage of salad leaves, a potato… Read More

Read about puffin therapy, gourmet food and idyllic anchorages - just some of the highlights from guests in 2017

All season our guests have been telling us about their highlights from their cruises. Here are just a selection of their wonderful memories! Puffin therapy was a highlight for many guests It was the achievement of a dream to sit beside puffins. Mabel Campbell 6 – 12 May The weather was excellent on our visit to Lunga and the puffins were very photogenic. Val & Mary Llewellyn, 13 – 19 May The puffins on Lunga were a bucket list tick for both of us. Jean Goldsack, 27 May – 2 June. For me the puffins were my highlight, for my husband John, the fishing and for both of us the peace, beauty… Read More

The new must-have holiday; a Majestic Line small-ship charter in the Hebrides

Since launching our third mini-cruise vessel in April 2017, we have experienced a massive surge in forward bookings – there is now less than 5% of availability left for the 2017 season across all three vessels.  One third of cabin availability is already booked out for the 2018 season and private charter of the whole boat is currently 42% of all forward sales for 2018. The company also has several charter bookings for the 2019 season. View the dates still available here> Part of the reason for this is that our mini-cruise vessels, with only 12 guests on… Read More

A major revamp for the Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan

Our original two mini-cruise vessels were lovingly converted from fishing wooden vessels.  The first vessel, Glen Massan is now 13 years old and our second vessel Glen Tarsan is now 11 years old; both have served well over the years and have many fans amongst our guests, who often have a favourite even although the vessels are very similar. After so many years of faithful service in demanding sea conditions it was time to give the vessels a complete overhaul and this took place over the last… Read More

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