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Majestic Line Cruises

The Majestic Line

About Majestic Line Cruises

Founded by two friends in 2004, The Majestic Line operates four tiny ships from Oban, in Scotland, offering three-, six- and 10-night itineraries between and around the Hebrides, Argyll and to the remote island of St. Kilda.

  • Who goes on Majestic Line cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Majestic Line cruise?

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Who goes on Majestic Line cruise ships?

Passengers vary from gregarious couples to groups of friends, families (who sometimes charter a whole ship; otherwise, children under 12 are not permitted) and singles (two cabins on every sailing are sold without a single supplement). Most are from the U.K., including Scots keen to discover more of their own country, although occasional North Americans and Australasians also make up the passenger mix. The age range varies, but the relatively high prices of the cruises and the unstructured nature of each voyage tends to attract an older clientele.

Do I have to dress up on a Majestic Line cruise?

Absolutely not. The dress code is extremely casual. Warm clothing, good walking boots and waterproofs are more important than a dress for the evening. Nobody bothers to dress for dinner beyond changing out of the day's walking clothes.

Is everything free on Majestic Line cruises?

Not quite. House wine is poured generously with lunch and dinner, while other alcoholic treats are presented from time to time, not least a generous slug of whisky to have with your porridge (oatmeal) at breakfast. Bar drinks cost extra, as do crew gratuities.

What are Majestic Line’s most popular activities?

There is no organized entertainment, so passengers make their own -- doing crosswords together, chatting and reading. During the day, you're dropped ashore by tender to explore independently or hike, with all walks self-guided. Other popular activities might include visiting a local castle or finding a decent village pub. Dining is also a top activity as each ship carries fishing tackle and lobster pots, and the fish and seafood for all meals is freshly caught or bought.

Why go with Majestic Line?

  • Superb Scottish food of the highest standard
  • Tiny ships that fit unobtrusively into remote harbors and anchorages
  • Informal, friendly country house atmosphere, with communal dining

Best for: Brits or anyone of Scottish descent looking to explore tiny, rarely visited ports

Not for: Introverts, late-night party animals and claustrophobes

The Majestic Line Cruises Cruiser Reviews

TOTALLY UNDERWHELMING

In contrast our fellow passengers on the Glen Massan, which salied on the same day on the same itinerary, had a much different expererience where their captain stopped at many other places, sailed after dinner from Tobermory to get the ship in a better position in the morning for passenger benefit with the resulting passenger reviews on the Majestic Cruises website reflecting the great experience they had --- in the same weather conditions!I've been once but certainly would not recommend Majestic Cruises to anyone based on my 3 day sailing with them --- its simply too much of a gamble both with the weather & the likely assigned captain & his approach to providing the best passenger experience!Read More
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9stilton

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

A delightful exploration of the Outer Hebrides

We even picked up the mussels for one nights dinner at the mussel farm in Mull and were eating them two hours later.We had canapés before dinner, two expertly prepared courses and always a cheese board of Scottish cheeses with different cheeses every night.Read More
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uktog

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Around Mull, Wildlife Explorer, disappointing - Should have "Weather permitting" in title!

There was a half day trip on Mull with an excellent guide, but this was a bit rushed and we spent quite a bit of time looking at waterfalls and lichen, which was interesting but again, not wildlife.It was my assumption that the boat would be able to cope with this kind of weather given the location - but apparently not, it lacked modern stabilisation for choppy seas.Read More
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geoff.moorhouse

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Hebrides adventure - Mull and its wild-life

Food was excellent, the highlight for me being the mussels taken straight out of the sea in Loch Spelve and served half an hour later in a cream sauce for dinner (with the most delicious boat-made chips).Lunch was normally soup and home-made bread or pasta or cold meats with salad.Read More
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carobradley

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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