MV Glen Shiel

Launched in 2019 Glen Shiel is our newest small cruise ship. Built at Ardmaleish Boatbuilding on the island of Bute, Glen Shiel is equipped with twin engines and stabilisers to enable her to travel further and faster reaching outlying destinations such as St Kilda and the North West coast much quicker than other vessels. Glen Shiel can accommodate up to 12 guests in 7 double/twin ensuite cabins.

In keeping with the company ethos, Glen Shiel, has been fitted out internally to resemble a 1930s gentleman’s motor yacht ensuring guests cruise the waters of the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides in comfort.

The Deck Saloons

The deck saloons are where our guests gather and relax, Glen Shiel has two deck saloons linked by a short corridor the aft dining saloon and the forward saloon. Both saloons are always warm and comfortable with crew on hand, discreetly attentive. The windows allow fabulous panoramic views of the Highland coastline as the vessel gently cruises through the landscape.

Informal dining

All meals are served at the communal table in the aft dining saloon, although canapes and drinks are often served in the forward saloon or on the outdoor aft deck, which is accessible through a door, to catch the last of the evening light. Early risers are welcomed by a hot drink and any other sustenance required until breakfast is served. The library stocks books on local maps, history, wildlife and attractions and a range of board and other games. There is a plasma screen in the dining saloon where scenes of local history and wildlife can be viewed or a film, if everyone is in agreement.

A well stocked bar

The bar in the forward saloon is very well stocked, including an impressive choice of malt whiskies (and soft drinks if preferred!) and is available at all times.

The Outdoor Decks

The outside decks are a delightful aspect of The Majestic Line vessels. They have been carefully designed to enhance the guest experience on board, providing a perfect outdoor environment when desired. At deck saloon level, doors open out onto the sheltered aft deck, which has a table to allow for alfresco dining. At any time, guests can be found reading, chatting, enjoying a drink or snack, or just taking in the scenery.

Al fresco at anchor

When the boat is at anchor the aft deck is the perfect place for milling after dinner, to share stories, watch a beautiful west coast sunset, check out the stars and listen to the perfect silence broken only by the calls of birds and the gentle lapping of the water against the hull.

Take a spell at the helm!

From the deck saloon, stairs lead to the spacious upper decks and the wheelhouse. When cruising many of our guests like to spend time in the wheelhouse chatting with the skipper and crew and perhaps even taking a spell at the helm. The crew have a wealth of information about the local history of the coastal communities and Hebridean islands visited that day as well as aspects of marine interest.

Soak up the sun or watch out for whales

There are two top decks, the sheltered aft sun deck with sun loungers and the fore deck which is ideal for wildlife watching. Alternatively, there is plenty of space to find a corner to settle down with a book.

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