Lord of the Glens Cruise Review by gollane: Inner hebrides & caledonian canal
Member Since 2007
Inner hebrides & caledonian canal
We sailed on the Lord of the Glens 11thru 18th June '13.
First the ship,we had a top deck cabin, which are not the biggest but are far quieter and offer better views than the middle and lower decks.By ocean standards the cabins are small particularly the bathroom, we managed okay but larger people may find the space restricting. There no elevators on this ship only 2 staircases between decks.
The cabins have more than adequate storage and feature tv,radio,desk.stool,hairdryer etc.
We did not have the pleasure(?) of local entertainment on board but by the time dinner was finished a quick nightcap in the bar meant it was bedtime,incidentally the bar closes at 10.30,but a small selection of drinks are left for you to help yourself on an honesty basis by leaving your cabin number.There is no stated policy about bringing your own drink on board so we had the odd bottle in the cabin for pre dinner drinks.By the way an average bottle of Pinot Grigio is More £18.00and the house red(tempranillo/Syrah) is the same price,expect to pay about £25.00 for reasonable wine.Whisky is £3.15 per 25ml glass with single malts being £3.95.Also tea and instant coffee are available free 24/7
Overall the food that was provided was of a pretty good standard but we felt lacking in imagination for such an up market cruise and you had to select your lunch & dinner in advance by means of a tick box chart in the lobby,however as no cabin number was required it was only a guide for the galley,we changed our minds a couple of times with no problems.Seating for meals is mainly at tables for six and is one sitting except breakfast which is 7.30 till 9.00 all meals are open seating.Lunch would pass for dinner on some cruise lines!
All tours are included which mainly consist of coach trips to various attractions,we enjoyed them al
The upper deck houses the bar and tea station along with a forward lounge,which can get a little crowded at times and an aft lounge with sofas & easy chairs with equally good views .There are also outside areas fore and aft weather permitting!
I would suggest taking a cruise that ends in Inverness as it is a much nicer way to finish up rather than having a long drive from elsewhere,which may leave you feeling a little flat.
Finally the age range on our trip was mainly over 65's . Less
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Cabin review: 302
Cabin 302 top deck.There are only 6 cabins of this type 301&302 are slightly smaller than the other 4.The bathrooms are quiet small but just about okay.First impressions are OMG it is small but plenty of storage for 7 days with 6 channel tv and radio.These cabins are far quieter and offer better views than the middle deck cabins.The middle deck cabins have 5 with double beds btw.
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