Lord of the Glens

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Lindblad Expeditions

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Lord of the Glens Review and Specifications

Specifications of Lord of the Glens

Year built 1985  /  Age : 32
Flag state United Kingdom
Builder GREECE
Owner Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd
Operator National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions
Speed 18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA) 46 m / 151 ft
Beam (width) 10 m / 33 ft
Gross Tonnage 729 gt
Passengers 27 - 54
Crew 20
Passengers-to-space ratio 20
Decks 4
Cabins 27
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2004
Former names Victoria II, Victoria

Review of Lord of the Glens

Lord of the Glens cruise ship was built in Greece in 1985 as "MS Victoria" (until September 1999). Until 2000, the ship was named "Victoria 2". Neither the ship nor the voyage is appropriate for young kids. Most passengers are between 45-65 years old, enjoy the refined onboard atmosphere and fine dining, want to learn about the history of the region, and don't mind dressing up for the Captain's dinner. 

History - construction & ownership

The 729-ton ship Lord of the Glens can reach magnificent spots, inaccessible to larger vessels due to her shallow draft (12 ft / 3,7 m) and small size. Still, the ship comfortably accommodates 48 passengers in 26 staterooms. The feeling can be compared to a private yacht cruising, with all company integral to adventure. The vessels is ideal for exploration of rarely-seen remote places. Lord of the Glens cruise ship

Due to the ship's small width (34 ft / 10 m) and navigation's meandering nature, the vessel is quipped with dual propulsion with bow thrusters. This allows it to be controlled not only from the Navigation Bridge but from its side-wings as well. This allows the Captain to easily manoeuvre it into very tight locks. The whole cruise ship is air-conditioned and heated.

The Lord of the Glens cruise ship is owned by the UK-based Magna Carta Steamship Company. The vessel is also operated under charter by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - an US non-profit institution for science and education).

Cruise itinerary program

National Geographic Lord of the Glens itinerary program is based on loch and canal cruises in Scotland. The itineraries are one-way with departures from Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. Among the Scottish itinerary destinations are Caledonian Canal and mainland Scotland’s western coast.

The following table shows an exemplary 7 nights / 8 days itinerary (Lindblad Lord of the Glens cruise from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh) as ports of call and port sequence.

Day 1 Departing from Inverness, Scotland
Day 2 Loch Ness, Scotland
Day 3 Laggan, Scotland
Day 3 Fort William, Scotland
Day 4 Oban, Scotland
Day 5 Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
Day 5 Isle of Iona, Scotland
Day 5 Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
Day 6 Isle of Eigg, Scotland
Day 6 Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
Day 6 Inverie, Scotland
Day 7 Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
Day 8 Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Prices start from around USD 8740 per cabin.

Cabins

National Geographic Lord of the Glens has 4 passenger decks and 27 cabins, all of which Outside with windows, excepting only two staterooms with double portholes. Cabin grades number is 4. All staterooms are cozy and measure 135 sq.feet each, but are also attractive and well-appointed. Highland-oriented artwork and comfortable furnishings dominate the rooms, which also provide in-suite facilities with satellite televisions, music systems, air-conditioning, showers, vanity tables and stools, safe deposit boxes, internal telephones, robes and hair dryers. Beds can be easily configured as doubles or twins.Lord of the Glens cruise ship

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Nat Geo Lord of the Glens has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. The restaurant offers international cuisine inspired by ports of call. All meals are served single seating. Fine china, French crystal and silver utensils are utilized in the dining room.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Public areas include a dining room; an observation deck; a library; two lounges with full-service bars and various facilities for slide shows, presentations and films; a sun deck with tables and chairs. The Lord of the Glens ambience is that of a country manor-house, featuring overstuffed furnishings and warm woods in the public spaces, as well as teak and mahogany touches in all staterooms and sun decks ("terraces"), on the top deck.

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Lord of the Glens Itineraries 2018

The below listed Lord of the Glens cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Lindblad Expeditions fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Inverness cruise port

11 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Prices starting
from $8734
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11 Jun      Departing from Inverness, Scotland   
13 Jun     Loch Ness, Scotland   
14 Jun     Fort William, Scotland   
15 Jun     Oban, Scotland   
16 Jun     Sound of Mull   
16 Jun     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
16 Jun     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
17 Jun     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
18 Jun     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
19 Jun      Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

18 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Prices starting
from $8734
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18 Jun      Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
20 Jun     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
21 Jun     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
22 Jun     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
22 Jun     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
22 Jun     Sound of Mull   
23 Jun     Oban, Scotland   
24 Jun     Fort William, Scotland   
25 Jun     Loch Ness, Scotland   
26 Jun      Arriving in Inverness, Scotland   

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Inverness cruise port

23 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Prices starting
from $8734
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23 Jul      Departing from Inverness, Scotland   
25 Jul     Loch Ness, Scotland   
26 Jul     Fort William, Scotland   
27 Jul     Oban, Scotland   
28 Jul     Sound of Mull   
28 Jul     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
28 Jul     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
29 Jul     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
30 Jul     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
31 Jul      Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

30 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Prices starting
from $8734
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30 Jul      Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
01 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
02 Aug     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
03 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
03 Aug     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
03 Aug     Sound of Mull   
04 Aug     Oban, Scotland   
05 Aug     Fort William, Scotland   
06 Aug     Loch Ness, Scotland   
07 Aug      Arriving in Inverness, Scotland   

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Inverness cruise port

06 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Prices starting
from $8734
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06 Aug      Departing from Inverness, Scotland   
08 Aug     Loch Ness, Scotland   
09 Aug     Fort William, Scotland   
10 Aug     Oban, Scotland   
11 Aug     Sound of Mull   
11 Aug     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
11 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
12 Aug     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
13 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
14 Aug      Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

13 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Prices starting
from $8734
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13 Aug      Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
15 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
16 Aug     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
17 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
17 Aug     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
17 Aug     Sound of Mull   
18 Aug     Oban, Scotland   
19 Aug     Fort William, Scotland   
20 Aug     Loch Ness, Scotland   
21 Aug      Arriving in Inverness, Scotland   

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Inverness cruise port

20 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Prices starting
from $8734
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20 Aug      Departing from Inverness, Scotland   
22 Aug     Loch Ness, Scotland   
23 Aug     Fort William, Scotland   
24 Aug     Oban, Scotland   
25 Aug     Sound of Mull   
25 Aug     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
25 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
26 Aug     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
27 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
28 Aug      Arriving in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   

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Isle of Skye cruise port

27 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
Prices starting
from $8734
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27 Aug      Departing from Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland   
29 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
30 Aug     Isle of Eigg, Scotland   
31 Aug     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
31 Aug     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
31 Aug     Sound of Mull   
01 Sep     Oban, Scotland   
02 Sep     Fort William, Scotland   
03 Sep     Loch Ness, Scotland   
04 Sep      Arriving in Inverness, Scotland   

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