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

All set for the new season!

After a hectic week of training and induction, our crews are all set for the new season and the first cruises which departed on Saturday April 8th from Holy Loch Marina.  All three vessels headed off around the Mull of Kintyre in good weather conditions to explore the Isles of the Southern Hebrides and the magnificent sea lochs along the coastline of South Argyll.  Our calendar is almost sold out for this season already - we are delighted that so many people now have a Majestic Line cruise as a must-have holiday and are particularly pleased that over 40% of our bookings are from returning… Read More

The Majestic Line crews get WiSe about wildlife watching

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) delivered a WiSe course for our Skippers this week, with the rest of our crews, shore and office team able to observe so that they could learn. The Majestic Line is now a WiSe accredited company, which ensures a solid understanding amongst our crews of how best to approach and interact with marine wildlife and avoid any disturbance from our activities on the water.  As a WiSe operator we have agreed to abide by Codes of Conduct for the wildlife we view.  This promotes safe and sustainable watching of our precious basking sharks, whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and seabirds that we… Read More

Try some Puffin Therapy!

Every March the puffins which nest on the islands around the western coastline of Mull, migrate from their winter location out in the Atlantic to form rafts of birds on the surface of the sea near their nesting sites.  In April they gradually venture on land to nest, usually returning to the same burrow at the top of the cliffs each year.  Weather permitting, our Around Mull: Inlets and Islands Cruise and Wildlife Cruise will explore these amazing islands and visit the nesting sites, while ensuring our presence does not disturb the birds. The puffins which nest on the islands around Mull are not afraid of humans and you can get very… Read More

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

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