Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd.
Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd. Highlights
- Single-vessel cruise line focuses on Scotland
- Includes Caledonian Canal, closed to larger ships
- Four- to 11-nights cruises, in summer by Lindblad Expeditions
- Clubby, manor-house decor
Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd. Fleet (1)
About Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd.
Today, the canal is used primarily by pleasure crafts for visitors wanting to get from one side of Scotland to the other. Magna Carta Steamship Company purchased a Greek-built small ship, circa 1985, and had it completely retrofitted in Spanish shipyards in 2000 to comply with British Maritime Law, turning it into a luxury yacht that's capable of navigating the waters of Scotland.
The Robert Louis Stevenson restaurant is capable of accommodating 60 at one time, and there is open seating for all meals. Breakfast, lunch and supper feature local ingredients that are provisioned along the way -- salmon, fine Angus beef or game. Villeroy and Boch service pieces dress the elegant tables. Dress is country-club casual with jackets and cocktail attire requested on the more formal evenings. Meals can also be taken on the terraces.
The restaurant is set up for entertainment and audio-visual presentations. The forward lounge is comfortable, offering great seating options and windows forward and along both sides. The aft lounge has a sit-up bar and library, with panoramic side-view windows and access to the aft terrace. There is also an open bridge, which guests may visit at any time.
Since the vessel is close to land at all times, there is no medical center onboard.