We booked the Lord of the Glens for a 4nts Caledonian Canal Cruise in Nov 2009 as a relaxing end of season break. This turned out to be one of the best cruises we have ever done! Having been on many cruise lines and many ships, this small vessal is amazing - offering the very highest in food standards onboard, beautiful accommodation and a pleasant luxury style lounge and resaturant.
The Lord of the Glens is perfect for a realxing break while taking in the beautiful scenery of Scotland. As a very small ship - she does not offer evening entertainment - just a luxury home from home style lounge area and very friendly crew. Most evenings you are actually moored up, so can get off to visit local bars and take a late evening walk in the countryside. Meals are served in the luxury restaurant and a choice is offered at both lunch and dinner, breakfast is buffet with a large selection of both hot and cold dishes. Now remember this is a small river cruise style ship - carrying between 40 - 50 passengers on average - so don't book expecting big ship style cruising. Dress code is informal throughout. Cabins are small - but they are superb in their design and layout to make the most of the available space. They are far superior to most large cruise ships we have been on.
We were so impressed by the Lord of the Glens, we have already booked a longer cruise on her for Summer 10 and also looking into booking on her brand new sister ship The Spirit of Chartwell for cruises along the river Thames which start from Spring 2010 - again in pure luxury style.
The cruise we went on started and finished in Inverness (Scotland).