Sailing from the UK
Setting sail from Inverness
Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is a charming little city on the banks of the river Ness, at the northern end of the Great Glen that carves Scotland in two. Most visitors are here in search of monsters in nearby Loch Ness, or to begin a cruise along the Caledonian Canal. Other nearby points of interest include the battlefield at Culloden, where the British government defeated the Jacobite rebels in 1746, and the city is also home to a picturesque castle and some excellent restaurants.
United Kingdom: Culloden, Banavie
United Kingdom: Loch Linnhe
United Kingdom: Oban
The waterfront town of Oban, situated on Scotland’s west coast, is the main gateway to the Hebridean islands, and it’s a busy place in summer. We recommend sampling the excellent seafood while enjoying the views across to the islands of Mull and Kerrera.
United Kingdom: Craignure
The village of Craignure is the main ferry port on the Isle of Mull. This rugged and varied island is one of the most popular destinations in the Hebrides, and is rich in wildlife, home to species including white-tailed eagles, otters and whales.
United Kingdom: Tobermory
Tobermory, an old fishing station brightened by a crescent of colourful houses, is the main settlement on the Isle of Mull. This rugged and varied island is one of the most popular destinations in the Hebrides, and is rich in wildlife, home to species including white-tailed eagles, otters and whales.
United Kingdom: Eigg
The Isle of Eigg is part of the Inner Hebridean archipelago known as the Small Isles, and is easily recognisable thanks to An Sgurr, the dramatic pitchstone lava ridge that dominates the island. Climb the rock if you’re feeling fit, and enjoy fantastic views of Skye and Ardnamurchan from the summit.
United Kingdom: Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to a spectacular landscape of jagged peaks, misty moors and glassy lochs. The island’s biggest town is Portree, a pleasant little place with a colourful harbour.
Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh is a pleasant little town that sits at the mouth of Loch Alsh, close to the bridge that links the mainland with the Isle of Skye. Nearby attractions include the 13th century Eilean Donan castle, one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Scotland.
Your home from home
This former Aegean ferry has undergone a remarkable transformation, rebuilt to transit the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal, with the elegant appeal of a vintage Pullman carriage.
What we love
Lord of the Highlands is a recent addition to the Hebridean Island Cruises fleet, infused with the same relaxed house party atmosphere as the Hebridean Princess, and is perfectly in keeping with the line's unmistakably Scottish heritage.
|Like a welcoming Scottish home with gently changing views.