Glen Tarsan Review

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

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Glen Tarsan
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2021

Our chosen cruise was Around Mull, Wildlife Explorer and we had been very much looking forward to this, especially the wildlife.

There is much to recommend Majestic Lines - the customer service pre-cruise was excellent and joining the ship all went very smoothly. Accommodation was much as expected.

The weather was not great for June, wet and a bit windy. 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. As a result of this, after testing the waters, the skipper decided that "Around Mull" was not possible and so we sailed The Sound of Mull and visited nearby mainland lochs instead, which were pleasant enough, but not what we had signed up for. It also meant that we saw none of the wildlife we had hoped for. 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.

Cabin Review

Cabin was comfortable and with enough space. Toilet and shower en suite, again enough space.

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