Quirky Cruise
March 14, 2018

QuirkyCruise News: Scotland’s Majestic Line Announces Fourth Vessel and New Destinations

By Ted Scull.

Majestic Line’s new purpose-built small ship will be ready for the 2019 summer season. Its delivery from Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Co. Ltd., Island of Bute will coincide with Majestic Line’s 15th anniversary.

The new GLEN SHIEL, named after a peaceful glen on the North West Mainland, will come with more powerful engines to expand its cruising range and be roughly similar to its fleet mate GLEN ETIVE. Some 10-night cruises will sail to the distant Outer Hebrides’ West Coast and out into the Atlantic to the fabulous bird island of St Kilda and rugged and remote Wester Ross.

Scotland’s Majestic Line

Majestic Line’s Glen Etive. * Photo: Majestic Line

The new ship’s accommodations include seven double or twin cabins with private facilities to board up to 12 passengers as two of the cabins are set aside as singles, a signature feature of the line. She will be fitted with the same stabilizing system as has the GLEN ETIVE, and her interiors will similarly feature lots of brass and hardwoods to match the character and comfort of a 1930s yacht.

One note of great interest to travellers to Scotland is that Majestic Line cruises are all midge free! Those irrepressible biting insects do not like to travel across water leaving us to enjoy our cruise in peace.

The line also has two other interesting small vessels — GLEN MASSAN and GLEN TARSAN — a pair of converted fishing boats. More details on the cruises can be found at


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