Sunday 22 March 2015

An expedition in the Hebrides aboard the Majestic Line


Just one of 10 passengers on a small cruise ship sailing around Scotland’s Southern Hebrides, Tricia Welsh is almost as impressed as 19th-century German composer Felix Mendelssohn by the natural scenic beauty untouched by time.
The Majestic Line mini cruise ship
The Glen Massan is one of two traditional vessels of the Majestic Line

‘Aye, thar’s your wee boatie!’’ exclaims my fellow traveller as we alight the Glasgow-Oban train and look across the town’s tiny harbour to a small moored wooden vessel dwarfed by North Pier.    During the three-hour scenic rail journey – surely one of the prettiest in Scotland –  I’d been telling my new acquaintance about my upcoming cruise on the Majestic Line’s little Glen Massan.

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