Introducing Hotel Barge ‘Spirit of Scotland’

January 18, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new 12-passenger hotel barge “Spirit of Scotland”. She will cruise the Caledonian Canal and lochs of the Great Glen in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, starting June 4, 2017. One of the most stylishly-designed in the fleet, the three-level hotel barge evokes the spirit of the traditional steamers that plied the lochs of Scotland in bygone eras.

Among the largest in our fleet, the Spirit of Scotland features three decks of living and entertainment space. The lower deck boasts six fully modern, air-conditioned staterooms, with en suite bathrooms and a choice of twin or double beds. The spacious middle deck features bright and spacious saloon and dining areas with picture windows, a bar and an integral forward wheelhouse that gives guests unobstructed view of the route ahead.

Outside there is a sheltered deck with a covered dining terrace and a heated jacuzzi, while the full-length upper sundeck is the perfect place for relaxing and admiring the stunning Highlands scenery as the barge glides sedately along the Caledonian Canal and across mystical lochs.

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The 6-night itinerary will especially appeal to nature lovers, who will enjoy the exceptional scenery and diverse wildlife.  It is also ideal for family charters and special interest groups, such as golfers, walkers, foodies, and whisky connoisseurs.

Itinerary highlights include a tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery, along with a private tasting; a visit to Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle to be fought on British soil; and a tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The cruise route also crosses some of Scotland’s famous lochs, such as Lochy, Oich, Dochfour, and, of course, Loch Ness,  home of the legendary “Nessie”.

To mark the occasion, we are offering 10% off all cabins and charters in June and July on the Spirit of Scotland, when booked before March 31, 2017.

You can download a dedicated 4 page flyer for Spirit of Scotland from our Agents website using your usual login, plus download photos, check availability and place booking options.

We feel sure that Spirit of Scotland will be a popular choice for your clients. With the 8-passenger Scottish Highlander, there is now a wider choice of product, more than doubling total passenger capacity in this popular cruising destination.