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Scotland Cruises

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.

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020

  • Iceland Circumnavigation

    12 Nights - Cardiff and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Discover Iceland's dynamic landscapes on this fascinating no-fly cruise from Cardiff on Marco Polo, with historic Belfast, colourful Tobermory and the remote Faroe Islands stepping stones on this exciting holiday 2019 - May Save up to 70%!

    Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik No Fly Cruise
    From £499pp
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  • Scottish Isles and Faroes

    7 Nights - Newcastle to Liverpool

    Magellan Magellan

    Explore far-flung Scottish islands and the remote Faroese archipelago to discover stunning natural beauty, long-standing traditions and ancient cultures. There is the option to embark in Dundee 2019 - Jul Save up to 55%!

    Portree, Isle of Skye No Fly Cruise
    From £549pp
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  • Faroes and the Northern Isles

    6 Nights - Newcastle and Back

    Magellan Magellan

    Discover fascinating traditions and cultures, and learn of the mysteries surrounding ancient sites on this 6-night no-fly cruise to the beautiful Faroese archipelago and delightful Scottish Islands 2020 - May Save up to 20% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    RRS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland No Fly Cruise
    From £591pp
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  • Highlights of the British Isles

    11 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    This superb no-fly cruise from London Tilbury showcases the heritage of the British Isles with visits to the beautiful isle of Skye, the vibrant cities of Ireland as well as the stunning French port of Honfleur 2019 - Jul 2020 - Jun Save up to 55%!

    Invergordon No Fly Cruise
    From £769pp
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  • Beautiful British Isles

    13 Nights - Portsmouth and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    This exciting no-fly cruise from Portsmouth showcases the picturesque British Isles, from stunning scenery to historic towns and remote islands, plus enjoy visits to lively Dublin and quaint Cobh 2019 - May Save up to 60%!

    Skara Brae No Fly Cruise
    From £799pp
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  • Best of Norway and the Scottish Isles

    9 Nights - Dundee to Greenock

    Magellan Magellan

    Discover the charming Norwegian villages of Flam and Eidfjord, admire majestic fjords and explore the highlights of the glorious Scottish islands including the Shetland Isles and the Isle of Skye on this spectacular no-fly cruise from Newcastle 2020 - Jun Save up to 20% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Bergen, Norway No Fly Cruise
    From £891pp
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  • Heritage of the British Isles

    10 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Discover the lively cities of Amsterdam and Dublin, and the remote Orkney Islands and Scilly Isles on this superb no-fly cruise from London Tilbury around the beautiful British Isles on board Columbus 2019 - Jun

    Scilly Isles No Fly Cruise
    From £929pp
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  • British Isles

    11 Nights - Hull and Back

    Astoria Astoria

    Explore the stunning scenery and fascinating heritage of the British Isles, from picture-postcard villages to remote islands and picturesque ports on this no-fly cruise from Hull 2019 - Sep

    St Mary's, Scilly No Fly Cruise
    From £929pp
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  • River Seine and British Isles

    12 Nights - Hull and Back

    Marco Polo Marco Polo

    Join Marco Polo in Hull and discover the historic treasures and beautiful landscapes of the British Isles and journey along the picturesque River Seine on this 12-night no-fly cruise with visits to the Emerald Isle, Scotland and France 2020 - Aug Save up to 30% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Belfast City Hall No Fly Cruise
    From £929pp
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  • Spring and Autumn in the Highlands

    5 Nights - Inverness to Oban

    Lord of the Glens Choice of Ships

    See the beauty of the Scottish Highlands on this 5-night cruise from Inverness to Oban including a transit of the impressive Caledonian Canal. Includes guided excursions 2019 - Oct 2020 - Apr, Sep, Oct 2020 departure dates just released!

    Ben Nevis No Fly Cruise
    From £960pp
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  • Iceland and Land of the Northern Lights

    11 Nights - Hull and Back

    Astoria Astoria

    Join Astoria in Hull and head to the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the Land of Ice and Fire, where you may be lucky enough to see the magical Northern Lights, plus enjoy visits to the remote Faroe and Orkney Islands on this no-fly holiday 2019 - Oct Save up to 35%!

    Godafoss Waterfall No Fly Cruise
    From £989pp
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  • Exploring the British Isles

    11 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Discover the wonderful island heritage of the remote and beautiful British Isles and enjoy visits to quirky Amsterdam and the pretty, art-lovers town of Honfleur in France on this 11-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury 2020 - May Save up to 25% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Amsterdam, Netherlands No Fly Cruise
    From £1041pp
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  • Grand British Isles Discovery

    12 Nights - London Tilbury and Back

    Columbus Columbus

    Explore the picturesque British Isles with highlights including quaint Portree and colourful Tobermory, plus enjoy visits to the vibrant Irish capital of Dublin and the remarkable French city of Le Havre on this unique no-fly cruise from London Tilbury 2020 - Aug Save up to 25% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!

    Standing Stones, Kirkwall No Fly Cruise
    From £1101pp
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  • Gems of the British Isles

    14 Nights - Liverpool to Bristol Avonmouth

    Magellan Magellan

    Capture the hidden delights of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the iconic cities of the Emerald Isle and historic Honfleur on this 14-night no-fly cruise from Liverpool 2019 - Aug Save up to 45%!

    Tobermory No Fly Cruise
    From £1129pp
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  • Scottish Highlands and Islands

    7 Nights - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

    Lord of the Glens Choice of Ships

    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 2019 - May, Jun, Sep 2020 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 2020 departure dates just released!

    Scenery along the Caledonian Canal No Fly Cruise
    From £1735pp
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  • Inlets and Islands of Argyll

    7 Nights - Greenock to Oban

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Experience Scotland's gardens in full bloom, tour stately homes and discover Kintyre's wild and rugged coast on this 7-night all-inclusive Argyll cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess 2020 - Mar Save 10%!

    Jura No Fly Cruise
    From £2349pp
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  • Grandeur of Argyll and Bute

    7 Nights - Greenock and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Embark on a journey of architectural exploration on this luxury cruise with private viewings of stately homes, baronial castles and a neo-Gothic mansion 2019 - Oct Save 10%!

    Inverary Castle Cruise Only
    From £2690pp
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  • West to Princes Bay

    4 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Discover the remote islands, ancient castles and stunning scenery of the Outer Hebrides on this all-inclusive cruise on board luxury Hebridean Princess 2019 - Aug Save 10%!

    Prince's Bay No Fly Cruise
    From £2470pp
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  • Historic Houses and Castles of the Clyde

    7 Nights - Greenock and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Discover the turbulent history and romantic landscapes of Scotland on this luxury 7-night cruise, visiting the Clyde's ancient castles and historic houses including iconic Inverary Castle, sumptuous Ardgowan House and Victorian Mount Stuart House 2020 - Mar Save 10%!

    Ardkinglas House No Fly Cruise
    From £2493pp
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  • Clyde Castles and Stately Homes

    7 Nights - Greenock and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Scotland is a treasure trove of stately homes and grand castles, and this 7-night all-inclusive cruise on Hebridean Princess takes in some of the Clyde's most stunning architecture 2020 - Nov Save 10%!

    Mount Stuart House No Fly Cruise
    From £2493pp
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  • Highland and Island Discovery

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Join luxury small ship Hebridean Princess for this all-inclusive cruise exploring the wild glens and tranquil lochs of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, calling at Glencoe Visitor Centre, Kinloch Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Ardnamurchan Distillery 2020 - Mar Save 10%!

    Eilean Donan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £2538pp
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  • Flavours of the Hebrides

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the superb culinary offerings of the Highland and Islands on this gastronomic voyage on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, with visits to Skye's famous Three Chimneys restaurant, Isle of Raasay Distillery, Torridon Hotel and a champagne reception at Duart Castle 2020 - Mar, Oct Save 10%!

    Isle of Raasay Distillery No Fly Cruise
    From £2772pp
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  • Easter Explorer

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Celebrate Easter Sunday on the sacred island of Iona on this all-inclusive Easter cruise accompanied by author and poet Kenneth Steven, visiting the 8th-century Kildalton Cross, dramatic Fingal's Cave and the colourful gardens at Arduaine and Ardmaddy Castle 2020 - Apr Save 10%!

    Ardmaddy Gardens No Fly Cruise
    From £3051pp
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  • Outlook on the Clyde

    7 Nights - Greenock and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the dramatic fjord-like scenery and baronial castles of Scotland’s sheltered Firth of Clyde on this 7-night all-inclusive cruise on board elegant 50-passenger Hebridean Princess 2019 - Nov Limited time offer - Save an extra 5%!

    Mount Stuart House No Fly Cruise
    From £3140pp
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  • Inner Hebrides and Emerald Isle

    7 Nights - Oban to Greenock

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This incredible 7-night all-inclusive cruise takes in a rich diversity of landscapes, all with a strong Celtic flavour, including the remote Inner Hebrides, sheltered islands of the Clyde, and UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway 2020 - Oct Save 10%!

    Oban No Fly Cruise
    From £3231pp
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  • Spring in the Inner Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This all-inclusive no-fly cruise on the luxurious Hebridean Princess explores the untouched natural beauty of Scotland's wonderful Inner Isles as they showcase a stunning tapestry of spring colours

    Iona Abbey No Fly Cruise
    From £3300pp
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  • Castles and Clans

    6 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Delve into the history of some of Scotland’s greatest castles and most powerful clans on this all-inclusive luxury no-fly cruise around Hebrides from Oban 2019 - Aug Save up to 10%!

    Duart Castle, Isle of Mull No Fly Cruise
    From £3510pp
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  • Footloose over the Little Minch

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This special walking-themed cruise takes you over the Little Minch to the Outer Isles of Barra and the Uists before exploring the varied landscapes of Skye and the Inner Isles

    Kinloch Castle, Rum No Fly Cruise
    From £3600pp
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  • Footloose to the Atlantic Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Enjoy walks on lesser visited paths on the Outer Isles of South Uist and Barra, and Atlantic Isles of Tiree, Colonsay, Isla and Jura, on this luxury all-inclusive voyage on Hebridean Princess. Includes beach landings and island tours to appeal to both keen walkers and those who prefer a leisurely stroll 2020 - Oct Save 10%!

    Crinan Canal No Fly Cruise
    From £3681pp
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  • Footloose through the Inner Sound

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This special walking-themed cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess offers a mix of invigorating walks and visits to ancient castles, colourful gardens and fascinating museums 2020 - Apr Save 10%!

    Inverewe Gardens No Fly Cruise
    From £3897pp
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  • Trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This all-inclusive luxury cruise takes in the breathtaking Inner and Outer Hebrides and rugged west coast, where Bonnie Prince Charlie once raised his standard and attempted to reclaim the thrones of Scotland, England and Ireland 2020 - Sep Save 10%!

    Oban harbour No Fly Cruise
    From £3996pp
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  • Hidden Isles and Highland Gems

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This luxury autumnal voyage on Hebridean Princess introduces you to stunning Highland landscapes and contrasting islands, with visits to some of Scotland's finest gardens 2020 - Sep Save 10%!

    Glennfinnan Monument No Fly Cruise
    From £3996pp
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  • The Route of Great Viking Explorers

    10 Nights - Bergen (Norway) to Reykjavik (Iceland)

    Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Follow the Viking route and discover the treasures of Scotland, the ruggedly beautiful Faroe Islands and mystical Iceland on this expedition voyage from Norway with chances for bird and whale watching. Includes landings and activities accompanied by the experience Expedition Team 2019 - May Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Atlantic Puffins Cruise Only
    From £4000pp
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  • Glorious Gardens of the West Coast

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Experience Scotland's gardens in full bloom on this all-inclusive cruise along the west coast, with visits to remote Lip na Cloiche Garden, the walled garden at Ardmaddy Castle and Inverewe, the jewel in the crown of Highland gardens 2020 - May Save 10%!

    Azaleas No Fly Cruise
    From £4086pp
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  • Western Isles Panorama

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Outer Hebrides on this all-inclusive cruise to Lewis and North Uist calling en-route at Dunvegan Castle, Kinloch Castle and Ardnamurchan Lighthouse 2020 - May Save 10%!

    Plockton No Fly Cruise
    From £4086pp
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  • Footloose to Lochs and Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This luxury all-inclusive cruise from Oban on Hebridean Princess offers the best of both worlds, exploring both mainland Scotland and the islands off the coast, tailored for avid walkers and gentle strollers alike 2020 - Sep Save 10%!

    Eilean Donan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £4086pp
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  • Gaelic Heritage

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Experience the magic and mystery of three Gaelic kingdoms on this scenic all-inclusive cruise through the southern Hebrides to the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland 2020 - Sep Save 10%!

    Castle Rushen No Fly Cruise
    From £4230pp
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  • Easter in the Hebrides

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Experience the unique atmosphere of Iona Abbey on Easter Day, sample fine whiskies at renowned distilleries and discover the diversity of the idyllic Inner Isles on this 7-night luxury cruise from Oban. Includes transfers and shore excursions Save 10%!

    Ard No Fly Cruise
    From £4270pp
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  • Secret Coast of Sutherland

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the unspoilt beauty, incredible heritage and amazing wildlife of the rugged Sutherland coast and the Hebridean islands on this luxury cruise on board Hebridean Princess 2019 - Sep

    Dunvegan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £4310pp
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  • Celtic Panorama

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    See the beauty and character of the Celtic coasts that have inspired countless artists on this unique all-inclusive cruise around western Scotland and Northern Ireland, with visits to renowned private art collections and famous museums and a champagne reception at Duart Castle 2019 - Jun Save up to 10%!

    Dumfries House No Fly Cruise
    From £4330pp
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  • Atlantic Isles to Bishops Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the history and heritage of the tranquil Inner and Outer Hebrides on this luxury 7-night cruise with visits to the ancient standing stones of Pobull Fhinn, historic Kisimul Castle and spiritual Iona Abbey 2019 - Aug Limited time offer - Save an extra 5%!

    Iona Abbey No Fly Cruise
    From £4330pp
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  • The Hebrides in Colour

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    An all-inclusive luxury cruise exploring the unique, world-class gardens of North-West Scotland. Highlights include Arduaine Garden and the hidden-gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden. 2019 - May

    Fingals Cave No Fly Cruise
    From £4410pp
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  • Heart of the Hebrides

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Discover the spectacular colours of the Hebridean wildflower carpets on this all-inclusive luxury cruise with visits to Colonsay House Gardens, Dunvegan Castle Gardens and the ancient oakwoods at Loch Sunart 2020 - Jun Save 10%!

    Dunvegan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £4464pp
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  • Cycling over the Minch

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Join Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman for this cycling-themed cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess, and enjoy the thrill of riding through the breathtaking scenery of Coll, Tiree, Skye and the remote Outer Hebrides 2020 - Jun Save 10%!

    Trotternish Peninsula No Fly Cruise
    From £4464pp
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  • Kingdom of the Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Discover the culture, heritage and spectacular wildlife of the Outer Hebrides on this all-inclusive cruise to Lewis, Harris and Barra, with visits to sacred Iona Abbey, Kisimul Castle and the ancient Callanish Stones 2020 - Jul Save 10%!

    Bishop's Isles No Fly Cruise
    From £4464pp
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  • St Kilda and the Hebrides

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the remote bird archipelago of St Kilda, call at the magical bird paradise of the Shiant Isles and discover the natural beauty of the Hebrides on this luxury all-inclusive cruise 2020 - May Save 10%!

    Butt of Lewis No Fly Cruise
    From £4554pp
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  • Footloose to the Outer Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    This special walking-themed cruise explores the stunning scenery of remote Wester Ross and the Outer Isles, with walks ashore on Muck, Ullapool, Lewis, Harris and Canna 2020 - Jun Save 10%!

    Eilean Donan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £4554pp
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  • St Kilda and Wester Ross

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Sail to the remote archipelago of St Kilda, the most important seabird breeding site in northwest Europe, on this luxury all-inclusive cruise accompanied by guest speaker John Alexander Love, an expert in seabird colonies 2020 - Jun Save 10%!

    Corrieshalloch Gorge No Fly Cruise
    From £4554pp
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  • Western Isles Wildlife

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Discover the unspoilt beauty, ancient history and spectacular wildlife of the far-flung Western Isles on this all-inclusive cruise with the chance to see puffins, golden eagles, minke whales and basking sharks, accompanied by guest speaker and wildlife enthusiast Andy Bunten 2020 - May Save 10%!

    Puffin, Isle of Lunga No Fly Cruise
    From £4554pp
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  • Idyllic Outer Isles

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Venture across the Sea of the Hebrides to the magical Outer Hebrides on this all-inclusive cruise, with visits to Dunvegan Castle, Lews Castle Museum and Kisimul Castle 2020 - Apr Save 10%!

    Dunvegan Castle No Fly Cruise
    From £4671pp
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  • Wildlife of St Kilda

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    See colourful puffins, magnificent birds of prey and grey seals on this luxury all-inclusive cruise through the Hebrides to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Kilda 2019 - May

    Puffin, Isle of Lunga No Fly Cruise
    From £4895pp
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  • Natural World of the Shiants and St Kilda

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the deserted St Kilda island, cruise through the dramatic sea stacs and see the natural wonders of Scotland’s highlands and islands including Corrishalloch Gorge and Loch Coruisk on this luxury all-inclusive cruise 2019 - May

    Abandoned Village, St Kilda No Fly Cruise
    From £4970pp
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  • Island Kingdoms of the Vikings

    8 Nights - Invergordon to Oban

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Uncover the Viking history of the Orkney Islands, see the ancient sites on Lewis and The Uists and land on the uninhabited Shiant Isles on this luxury all-inclusive cruise accompanied by guest speaker historian Professor Donna Heddle 2020 - Aug Save 10%!

    Ring of Brodgar No Fly Cruise
    From £4995pp
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  • Following the Fleet

    8 Nights - Oban to Invergordon

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the naval history of Scotland's far north and learn about Orkney's pivotal role in both World Wars on this luxury all-inclusive cruise on board Hebridean Princess, with guest speaker maritime expert Dr Roger Knight 2020 - Jul Save 10%!

    Italian Chapel, Orkney No Fly Cruise
    From £5094pp
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  • Gastronomic Scotland

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    A unique 7-night cruise exploring the wonderful culinary offerings of the Scottish Highlands and Islands with visits to distilleries, world-renowned restaurants and charming castles 2019 - Sep

    Dunvegan Castle, Skye No Fly Cruise
    From £5920pp
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  • Hebridean Concerto

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the beautiful landscapes that have inspired countless composers on this music-themed luxury cruise, with performances by talented local musicians, a visit to the cathedral-like Fingal's Cave and a champagne reception at Duart Castle 2019 - Jul Save up to 10%!

    Fingal's Cave No Fly Cruise
    From £5950pp
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  • Footloose to the Emerald Isle

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    From the pretty villages and remote islands of Scotland to the outstanding natural beauty of the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland, this special voyage from Oban has plenty of guided walks ashore taking in the breathtaking scenery 2019 - Oct Limited time offer - Save an extra 5%!

    Oban No Fly Cruise
    From £6010pp
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  • Voyage to Neolithic Orkney

    9 Nights - Invergordon and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Uncover over 6,000 years of history on this luxury no-fly cruise to the heart of the Orkney Islands with visits to fortified castles, ancient burial grounds and pre-historic stone circles 2019 - Jul

    Callanish Standing Stones No Fly Cruise
    From £8210pp
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  • Charms of the British Isles

    12 Nights - Southampton and Back

    Seven Seas Explorer Seven Seas Explorer

    A 12-night luxury all-inclusive cruise around the beautiful coast of Great Britain exploring Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with a stop at Liverpool, home of the Beatles. Includes complimentary shore excursions 2019 - Sep Special offer prices!

    Edinburgh No Fly Cruise
    From £8299pp
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  • Secrets Gardens of the Western Seaboard

    7 Nights - Oban and Back

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    Explore the picturesque west coast of Scotland, home to some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, including stunning Inverewe Garden, on this all-inclusive cruise on luxurious small ship Hebridean Princess

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About Scotland Cruises

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

Scotland Highlights

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)

Customer Reviews

We recently returned from the splendid Scottish Highlands and Islands Cruise and must say that it is one of the best cruises we have ever experienced

Initially whilst booking we thought the price high compared with other river cruises. We were later to realise how unique the Caledonian Canal journey really was and taking into account that the excursions were covered by the price we finally felt that the holiday was value for money.

The scenery was stunning and views of Ben Nevis were magnificent!

The Crew were always so pleasant and this led to a very happy atmosphere aboard the ship. Brian the Hotel manager kept us all amused with his talks and his attention to every detail ensured that events went like clockwork. Konia our guide was a fount of knowledge and added even greater interest to excursions. Seeing so many Dolphins in the open sea was an extra bonus!

Above all the food was so good and varied, fresh, locally produced and well presented that this really made our holiday!

We travelled in June 2013 from Inverness to Kyle for 7 days. The competence of the sailing crew cannot be doubted - the locks on the Caledonian canal leave only inches each side of the vessel yet there was never the a hint of a ding which meant operating the vessel was most precise. The weather was generally kind, it rained when it didnt matter and our times on-shore were mostly dry, if a bit cool. To be able to see and learn of so much of Scotland in such a short period was a delight as was being in the company of such agreeable fellow passengers. The ship is very pleasant: comfortable and reasonably spacious public areas, cabins lacked nothing and even had plenty of space to stow luggage. But the real bonus was the staff who made our holiday such a pleasure. Quite how the confined galley could magic 52 covers for every mealtime at such a consistently high standard is a mystery. The serving staff were attentive, cheerful and efficient and worked well both as individuals and together. Together with the Hotel Manager who seemed to be everywhere all the time, they are a superb credit to the operators of Lord of the Glens - professional is the word that seems to come most to mind so bravo to all! While not very experienced cruisers, we have been on 5 or 6 and this experience beats all of them by far - for us, it set a standard others should strive to match.

An absolutely wonderful holiday. The itinerary was great, the scenery incredible and the ship very comfortable. However special thanks must go to the Captain, Brian, (the hotel manager) and crew of the Lord of the Glens whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm made it such an enjoyable experience. Your tour manager, Konia, was brilliant and gave us so much information about everywhere and everything. The quick and responsive action when our coach broke down on the way back to Inverness showed how efficiently everyone works together.

We have done and enjoyed a great deal of river cruising but this trip was something unique and special and one which we very much hope to repeat.

Many thanks to all concerned and to all at Blue Water Holidays - the booking arrangements were easy and clear and information and advice freely given.

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