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August 17, 2020

QuirkyCruise News: Magna Carta Steamship Sells Scotland’s Lord of the Glens

Lord of the Glens Sold

By Ted Scull.

The Magna Carta Steamship Company (UK) has sold the 48-passenger Lord of the Glens to HP Shipping Ltd. It will sail in tandem with Hebridean Island Cruises’ famed 50-passenger “country hotel-style” Hebridean Princess.

The firm had operated the Greek-built vessel for the last number of years.

Lord of the glens

Lord of the Glens. * Photo: Magna Carta Steamship Co

Under the new owners, the “Lord” will offer five- and seven-night Scottish cruises beginning in April 2021 between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh across from the Isle of Skye. Highlights are the islands of Eigg and Rhum, the pretty town of Tobermory, Island of Mull, then inland along the Caledonian Canal that passes through Loch Ness en route to Inverness.

The itinerary then reverses back to the Kyle.

Eigg mountains

Eigg with the mountains of Rum in the background. * Photo: Robin McKelvie

When the fickle Scottish weather cooperates, the shimmering lochs, deep glens, and high bens (mountains) are magnificent. Spring brings wild flowers and the autumn, an array of color. The landscapes change very quickly as the ship moves along the Caledonian Canal and crosses long deep lochs.

In June, July and August 2021, the “Lord” is chartered to Lindblad Expeditions for a nine-day package on a similar routing.

More information about the ship’s layout will be available for the next few weeks under the Magna Carta Steamship’s review.

RELATED: Cruising Scotland’s Western Isles — an Overview.  by Ted Scull.

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