Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd.

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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)

Lord of the Glens is the company's sole vessel. It offers 27 outside staterooms, a dining room, bar and lounge, sun decks fore and aft and a library/lounge. Decor throughout is clubby manor-house, with warm teak- and mahogany-lined walls. Staterooms are spread over three decks; the top deck is all public space.


Staterooms can be either twin or double and have showers, televisions, internal telephones, air-conditioning, safes, dressing tables, music systems, hair dryers and robes. Two of the cabins have two portholes, rather than large windows.

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.

Fellow Passengers

When the yacht is operating its four-night itineraries, it hosts guests visiting the British Isles from all over the world. When it's chartered to Lindblad Expeditions, most of the guests are from the U.S. The typical guest is well-heeled, middle-aged and looking for soft-adventure without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Most also have an avid interest in the history and beauty of the region. The yacht is not suitable for families.

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