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Scottish Highlands and Islands Cruises

Explore the rugged coast of Scotland, scattered with hundreds of islands and islets shaped by the sea or perhaps discover the country’s fascinating capital, Edinburgh, the traditional fishing village of Ullapool or Invergordon with its rich naval history on a small ship cruise.

  • MV Lord of the Glens
  • Loch Etive
  • Upper Loch Torridon
    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Azores
      Azores
      • Admire dramatic scenery, visit picture-postcard villages and explore Gaelic and Norse cultures on this superb no-fly holiday from Bristol Avonmouth to the remote Scottish Islands and Faroes

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - May

    • Save up to 70% - now from just £399pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Azores
      Azores
      • Stunning scenery, rich heritage and ancient traditions are waiting to be discovered on this no-fly holiday around the beautiful British Isles on board Azores

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - May

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Azores
      Azores
      • Explore the stunning Norwegian fjords, the remote Shetland Islands and colourful Tobermory on the Isle of Mull on this no-fly voyage from Liverpool on board Azores

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - Aug

    • Save 35% - now from just £809pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Marco Polo
      Marco Polo
      • Discover stunning landscapes, remote islands and traditional communities on this fascinating itinerary around the British Isles on board Marco Polo

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - Aug

    • Save up to 65% - now from just £449pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Marco Polo
      Marco Polo
      • Marco Polo explores Iceland, the breathtaking Land of Ice and Fire with its spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools and geothermal springs and the remote Northern Isles on this no-fly holiday from Edinburgh Leith

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - Jun

    • Save 40% - now from just £899pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Marco Polo
      Marco Polo
      • A fascinating no-fly cruise from London Tilbury or Newcastle exploring Torshavn on the remote Faroe Islands, Iceland, the breathtaking Land of Ice and Fire and the rugged Scottish Isles

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - May

    • Save up to 45% - now from just £899pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Azores
      Azores
      • Discover the stunning scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the British Isles on this no-fly holiday from Liverpool on board Azores

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - Aug

    • Save up to 25% - now from just £929pp!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Magellan
      Magellan
      • Stunning scenery, rich heritage and ancient traditions are waiting to be discovered on this fascinating holiday from London Tilbury around the British Isles on Magellan

      • Mid-size Ship
      • 2015 - Jun, Jul

    • Save 25% - now from just £929pp!

    • MV Lord of the Glens
      MV Lord of the Glens
      • A unique 7-night cruise on Lord of the Glens from Inverness through the scenic Great Glen and Loch Ness to the Hebridean Islands of Mull, Skye, Iona and Eigg - full board cruise including excursions

      • Small Ship
      • 2015 - Jun, Sep

    • New 2015 dates added!

    • Hebridean Island Cruises Ship - Hebridean Princess
      Hebridean Princess
      • Join luxurious, 50-passenger Hebridean Princess on this unique, all-inclusive holiday exploring the Hebridean islands of Skye, Canna and Eigg as well as the privately owned, uninhabited Shaint Isles, with superb shore excursions accompanied by expert guides

      • Small Ship
      • 2015 - May

    • Save 30% plus free cabin upgrade and free return travel to Glasgow!

    • Swan Hellenic Ship - Minerva
      Minerva
      • Discover rich heritage, fascinating capital cities of Edinburgh and Belfast and the remote islands of Lewis and Sark on this superb holiday in partnership with the National Trust, with included shore excursions, guest speakers and gratuities

      • Discovery
      • 2015 - Jun

    • Save up to 15% - outside cabin from just £3499pp!

    • Regent Seven Seas Ship - Seven Seas Voyager
      Seven Seas Voyager
      • A 12-night luxury all-inclusive cruise around the coast beautiful of Great Britain visiting Ireland and Scotland with unlimited free shore excursions

      • Luxury
      • 2015 - Aug

    • FREE flights, FREE hotel package and unlimited shore excursions!

    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Magellan
      Magellan
      • This 7-night no-fly cruise from Newcastle explores the Norwegian fjords visiting picturesque villages and the vibrant city of Bergen. A 6-night itinerary from Dundee is also available

      • Mid-size Ship
    • Cruise and Maritime Ship - Astor
      Astor
      • A superb no-fly holiday from London Tilbury to the history, beauty and heritage of our islands with visits to tranquil and remote islands, picturesque ports and lively cities

      • Mid-size Ship
    • Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager
      Voyager
      • Discover the rich heritage and breathtaking scenery of the British Isles on this 11-night itinerary from Portsmouth in partnership with the National Trust, with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions

      • Discovery

Cruise from Scotland

Join small ship Lord of the Glens in Inverness for a cruise along the dramatic Caledonian Canal through the majestic lochs of Scotland’s Great Glen, including Loch Ness to Fort William in the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis. Continue on to the hauntingly beautiful Hebridean Islands of Mull, Skye, Iona and Eigg. Visit colourful Tobermory and imposing Duart Castle on Mull, revel in the peace and quiet at Iona’s historic abbey and enjoy a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles at Inverie before crossing the sea to Skye and the picturesque town of Portree.

Luxurious 50-passenger Hebridean Princess offers itineraries from Oban exploring the beautiful Hebridean Islands of Canna, one of the earliest Christian settlements, Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides and Eigg, owned by its community since 1997. The ship also calls at ports off the beaten track including the privately owned Shiant Isles and Tanera Mor, the largest of the Summer Isles located off the coast of Ullapool.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer superb-value no-fly voyages from Dundee to the beautiful Norwegian fjords on new flagship Magellan and from Edinburgh Leith to Iceland, the Land of Ice and Fire on classic ocean liner Marco Polo.

Itineraries visiting Scotland

We offer a fascinating selection of itineraries visiting Scottish ports on board country house-style Minerva, spacious and contemporary Voyager and traditional ocean liners Magellan, Astor, Azores and Marco Polo.

Cruises around the British Isles often visit the remote Orkneys, Outer Hebrides and Isle of Mull as well as the town of Invergordon on the shores of the Cromatry Firth and Rosyth, gateway to Edinburgh and Bannockburn.

Lerwick, the capital of the rugged Shetland Islands and Kirkwall, capital of the remote Orkneys are visited en route to the breathtaking Norwegian fjords and Iceland, the Land of Ice and Fire. Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th-century Dutch herring fleets. Today, it is home to the Shetland Museum which features archaeological and maritime exhibits. The town of Kirkwall is dominated by the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, Britain’s most northerly cathedral and known as the Light in the North.

Ben Nevis Glenfinnan Viaduct Castle Urquhart

Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is visited from the ports of Rosyth and Leith, the latter being home to the Royal Yacht Britannia, now open to visitors. Elegant Princes Street is lined with shops, and overlooked by cliff-top Edinburgh Castle. The famous Royal Mile stretches from the castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. Tours can be taken by open-top bus around the city, which has an old town and numerous museums and galleries.

Edinburgh (Queensferry, Scotland)

Greenock

The city of Glasgow is served by the port of Greenock. Glasgow has a variety of shopping areas - the new Buchanan Galleries near famous Sauchiehall Street, the elegant Argyll Arcade and open markets. The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintoch, offers tours, and Glasgow is also home to the magnificent Burrell Collection. The Museum of Transport has a fascinating collection of exhibits and Clyde-built ship models, and in the harbour visitors can board the restored Tall Ship Glenlee.

Greenock (Glasgow, Scotland)

Invergordon

Invergordon in Easter Ross is a gateway to the Scottish Highlands and lies on the Cromarty Firth, an area of natural beauty with a wide diversity of marine and birdlife, including a colony of bottlenose dolphins. Nearby are 14th-century Cawdor Castle and gardens, the site of the Battle of Culloden and several distilleries, including Glenmorangie. There is little of interest in Invergordon itself.

Invergordon (Inverness, Scotland)

Tobermory

The colourful waterfront houses of Tobermory are instantly recognisable. It is a small harbour town on the island of Mull, with galleries selling artwork and jewellery by local craftspeople and a choice of cafes. There is a short coastal walk to Aros Park and to the lighthouse where there are views to the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Further afield on Mull are Glengorm, Torosay and Duart Castles and gardens.

Tobermory (Isle of Mull, Scotland)