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For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.
Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.
We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.
Category 1, Cabins #104-106
Cabins feature two portholes and a double bed or two lower single beds. Each cabin offers air conditioning and heating controls, a writing table and stool, and a satellite TV. You’ll find shampoo and shower gel in cabin bathrooms. There’s room to store your luggage under the beds and a generously sized closet.
Category 2, Cabin #301-306
Cabins feature a picture window and a double bed or two lower single beds
Each cabin offers air conditioning and heating controls, a writing table and stool, and a satellite TV. You’ll find shampoo and shower gel in cabin bathrooms. There’s room to store your luggage under the beds and a generously sized closet.
Lord of the Glens feels like a cross between relaxing in a stately country manor and taking a voyage aboard a private yacht with friends. It is the perfect way to explore the Scottish countryside. She is paneled in polished wood, with teak decks, offering gourmet cuisine, and exceptional personal service.
Lord of the Glens accommodates 48 guests in 26 outside cabins. At 150 feet, she is uniquely sized to fit through the network of locks and canals that cut through the heart of the Scottish highlands —the Caledonian Canal, which connects the North Sea to the Atlantic. And, she can also navigate the coastline and venture to the islands of the Inner Hebrides, making her the only vessel that can cut across the country and explore islands in the Atlantic in such grand style.
Lord of the Glens is outfitted with bikes for exploring the Scottish countryside, and there’s an opportunity to kayak on Loch Ness. We’ll sail through the intricate series of locks known as Neptune’s Staircase, where Lord of the Glens is raised or lowered 64 feet in eight locks in the space of 500 yards and herself becomes an attraction as people gather to watch.
Ship Profile & Stats
- Length: 150 feet
- Tonnage: 1,065 tonnes
- Maiden Voyage: 1988
- Refurbished: 2000
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 48
- Crew Nationality: Various – UK & European
- Dining Staff Nationality: Various – UK & European
- David Livingstone Lounge / Library
- Sir Walter Scott Lounge
- Robert Louis Stevenson Restaurant
- Internet Access
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Fort Augustus, Scotland
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Laggan Locks, Scotland
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Isle of Rum, Scotland
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Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Inverness to Kyle aboard Lord of the Glens.
DAY 1: Arrive/Inverness
Arrive in Inverness and embark Lord of the Glens. Tonight, enjoy a reception and dinner on board, with a special after-dinner performance in the lounge by a local troupe of junior Scottish dancers. (D)
DAY 2: Culloden/Clava Cairns/Loch Ness/Fort Augustus
Visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746. The battle was brief but bloody and decisive, with as many as 2,000 Jacobites killed or wounded. It had drastic consequences for the Scotland Highlands and was followed by the infamous Highland Clearances that saw the mass explusion of Catholic clansmen from their homes, and in many cases, from their country. Our visit includes both the battlefield and the award-winning visitor center, the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship site. See the standing stones and passage tombs of Clava Cairns, dating from the early Bronze Age. The impressive structures of this sacred site were developed for over a thousand years. This afternoon, set sail on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect Loch Linnhe with the three other lochs that lie in the slip fault of the Great Glen. Enter Loch Ness, where we’ll learn about the legendary monster said to inhabit the loch. Ascend an impressive flight of locks that run through the heart of Fort Augustus to moor at the top of the village. Set out on a hike this evening. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Laggan Locks/Corpach/Glenfinnan
Continue along the Caledonian Canal, ascending to 106 feet at Laggan Lock, after gliding along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue. Sail onward across picturesque Lochs Oich and Lochy before descending Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks dropping 64 feet to the sea loch at Corpach. From Corpach, drive to Glenfinnan to explore the spectacularly scenic location now famous for Harry Potter, or chose to explore Loch Linnhe by kayak from our moorings in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: Loch Linnhe/Oban
Sail through Loch Linnhe to the town of Oban, set on a picturesque bay on the Firth of Lorn. There is time to explore this lively town on foot, visiting a whisky distillery and McCaig’s Folly, a monument on a hill overlooking the town and bay that was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. This evening, we have a whisky tasting onboard ship. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Sound of Mull/Iona/Duart Castle/Tobermory
Sail to the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides. Drive across Mull, then cross to Iona by ferry to explore this picturesque island. Visit the medieval abbey ruins and the rebuilt abbey church. Stroll through St. Oran’s Chapel and the royal graveyard where Scottish kings, including Macbeth, are buried. On Mull, visit Duart Castle, home to Clan MacLean. Re-joining our ship, we sail the dramatic Sound of Mull for our overnight berth at the picturesque fishing community of Tobermory. This evening, we plan to meet with a member of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust to learn about their efforts to protect marine mammals in these waters. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Tobermory/Isle of Eigg or Isle of Rum/Inverie
Sail north to either Eigg, Rum, or even Canna, depending on weather conditions. The islands have populations of fewer than one hundred souls, and teem with wildlife. Look for marine animals, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, basking sharks, harbor porpoises, and a colony of Manx shearwaters. Then sail to the tiny village of Inverie, where you can have a drink at the Old Forge, the most remote pub in the British Isles. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: Isle of Skye/Kyle of Lochalsh
Continue north to the Isle of Skye. At the Museum of the Isles, trace the legacy of the 1,300-year-old Clan MacDonald, the Lords of the Isles, who once ruled the west coast of Scotland. See the ruins of Armadale Castle, ancestral home of the MacDonalds, and take a walk through the beautiful woodlands and gardens. Then sail for Kyle of Lochalsh, where afternoon options include a guided walk on Balmacara Estate or explorations of Eilean Donan Castle. Celebrate your voyage with a farewell dinner onboard. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Kyle of Lochalsh/Disembark/Inverness/Depart
Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh and drive through the highlands to Inverness. (B)