Scotland’s highlands and coastline are both exceptionally beautiful, but seeing them both on one cruise is impossible for cruise ships – but not the nimble Lord of the Glens.
At just 150 feet, this elegant vessel can squeeze through the Caledonian Canal linking the North Sea to the Atlantic, but her design as a seafaring yacht means she can sail through the Atlantic with aplomb too. It’s all done in grand style, the locks and lochs, the starkly beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides all viewed from the comforts of a ship that feels like a small stately home. Lord of the Glens features polished wood, teak decks, sumptuous fabrics and upholstery contribute to the cosy feel as much as the intimate size – there are just 26 cabins, all well appointed.
The open top deck, with tables and chairs is a wonderful place to watch the glorious Scottish country and seascapes slip past; while the lounge and bar on board Lord of the Glens provide all the warmth and welcome of a good country house hotel. The food is fabulous too, based as it is on the best and freshest Scottish produce.
Facilities on board Lord of the Glens
Food and Drink
1 restaurant, 1 bar
Library, sundecks, bicycles and kayaks available
Dining on Lord of the Glens
Dining on board Lord of the Glens is a treat – the restaurant is an elegant room, with fine views without, sparkling crystal and fine china within. The meals are exceptional too. A full Scottish breakfast welcomes the day, and local ingredients sourced en route are the basis of hearty buffet-style lunches and dinners. Dinner is served at a single seating, with some tables for odd numbers to allow for easy mingling, and expedition leaders and guest speakers join passengers for meals.
Enrichment on Lord of the Glens
Everyone converges in the lounge each evening for a Recap, talking through the day’s adventures and excursions with expedition leaders. Guest speakers often give lectures about local history and wildlife.
Lord of the Glens Activities
Numerous day trips and excursions are arranged to places of local interest, accompanied by knowledgeable guides. There are bicycles on board, for solo-exploration or to ride alongside the canal. Kayaks can be used on Loch Ness.
Cabins on Lord of the Glens
There are 26 cabins on board Lord of the Glens, all outside-facing complete with a picture window that offer views of the Scottish highlands and islands. Rich mahogany woods compliment tartan fabrics on the beds and curtains, whilst cream-coloured wall lights warm the rooms neutral wall coverings and watercolour paintings. Four of the cabins feature twin portholes instead of windows. All cabins feature:
- Air conditioning and heating
- Writing table and stool, and
- Satellite TV
- Luggage storage
- Shampoo and shower gel in cabin bathrooms
- Good sized closet