MV Glen Etive

MV Glen Etive Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Glen Etive

Flag state United Kingdom
Builder Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company (Isle of Bute, Scotland)
Year built 2016
Owner The Majestic Line
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 26 m / 85 ft
Passengers 7 - 14
Crew 4
Decks 3
Cabins 7
Decks with cabins 2

Review of MV Glen Etive

In 2016 the 85-feet-long MV Glen Etive joined MV Glen Tarsan and MV Glen Massan, a pair of converted wooden trawlers run by The Majestic Line. Unlike them, Glen Etive is purpose-built boat, with steel hull and stabilisers allowing the ship to combat the roll of roug seas.

MV Glen Etive cruises on 10-night itineraries to Skye, Islay, Outer Hebrides and Saint Kilda during summer months and 6-night cruises to Skye and Small Isles in October, all of which round-trip from Oban, Scotland. Ports and itinerary are weather dependent but the cruise ship usually anchors off each new location twice per day. There are no organized guided tours but passengers can be put ashore by tender in order to explore and arrange time to be picked up. Ship's crew offers helpful suggestions on sights and walks.MV Glen Etive cruise boat

Majestic Line is a privately owned cruise line headquartered in Dunoon, Scotland. Established in 2004, it is named after fictional shipping company which features in Neil Munro's Para Handy tales. As of 2013, the cruise line was operating voyages out of Oban to the Islands of Clyde and Inner Hebrides. The company operates a fleet of two ships converted from fishing trawlers, as well as a 3rd, purpose-built vessel, which has the feel and look of “gentleman’s motor yacht” of the 1930s.

In 2004 two friends, Ken Grant and Andy Thoms purchased and converted their first ship, Glen Massan, to a mini liner, sailing from Holy Loch, close to Dunoon to sail the sheltered islands and lochs of Argyll. In May 2007 sister ship Glen Tarsan was introduced to sail from Oban for the Hebrides. The 3rd ship, Glen Etive is custom-designed newbuild which was ready to cruise for her 2016 season.

MV Glen Etive features most 21st-century mod cons (Wi-Fi not included), but is finished in the style of "gentleman’s yacht" of the 20s, with oak-panelled dining room and bar, nautical lights and antiques picked up in salvage yards by Majestic Line’s owner, Andy Thoms. The passengers and crew are soon on first-name terms with a maximum of 12 passengers.

The dining room is located aft and the bar stocks a range of malt whiskies, other spirits and bottled beers from Fyne Ales microbrewery. Ship's bar boasts comfy club chairs and a cozy library containing maps and books so guests can brief themselves on the Scottish islands and their abundant wildlife. There is also a flat-screen TV and a DVD selection but the nice views from the always open bridge of the swiftly shifting skies are entertainment enough.

Two cabins are available on deck and 4 below (featuring non-opening portholes), all similar in style and size, with blue furnishings and cream walls. The high beds are comfortable, with ample storage underneath and in a wardrobe. 

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MV Glen Etive Itineraries 2017

The below listed MV Glen Etive cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises 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
08 April 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Holy Loch to Oban
Prices starting
from $3280
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09 Apr        Departing from Holy Loch, Scotland
10 Apr        Loch Fyne,Scotland
10 Apr - 11 Apr        Kyles of Bute,Scotland (Overnight)
11 Apr        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
11 Apr        Mull of Kintyre,Scotland
12 Apr        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
12 Apr        Campbeltown,Scotland
13 Apr        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
13 Apr - 14 Apr        Loch Sween,Scotland (Overnight)
14 Apr        Crinan, Scotland
14 Apr        Corryvreckan Whirlpool,Scotland
14 Apr - 15 Apr        Slate Islands,Scotland (Overnight)
15 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
15 April 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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16 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
17 Apr        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
17 Apr - 18 Apr        Sanna Bay,Scotland (Overnight)
18 Apr        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
18 Apr        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
18 Apr        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
19 Apr        Isle of Canna, Scotland
19 Apr - 20 Apr        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
20 Apr        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
20 Apr        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
21 Apr        Loch Hourn,Scotland
21 Apr        Inverie, Scotland
21 Apr - 22 Apr        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
22 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
22 April 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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23 Apr        Departing from Oban, Scotland
24 Apr        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
24 Apr - 25 Apr        Sanna Bay,Scotland (Overnight)
25 Apr        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
25 Apr        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
25 Apr        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
26 Apr        Isle of Canna, Scotland
26 Apr - 27 Apr        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
27 Apr        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
27 Apr        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
28 Apr        Loch Hourn,Scotland
28 Apr        Inverie, Scotland
28 Apr - 29 Apr        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
29 Apr        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
06 May 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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07 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
08 May        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
09 May        Isle of Coll, Scotland
10 May        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
11 May        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
11 May        Vatersay Island,Scotland
12 May        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
12 May        South Uist Island,Scotland
13 May        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
13 May        North Uist Island,Scotland
14 May        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
14 May        Monach Islands,Scotland
14 May - 16 May        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
16 May        Small Isles,Scotland
16 May - 17 May        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
17 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
20 May 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Islay and the Southern Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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21 May        Departing from Oban, Scotland
22 May        Loch Spelve,Mull Island, Scotland
22 May        Slate Islands,Scotland
23 May        Garvellachs Islands,Scotland
23 May - 24 May        Loch Melfort,Scotland (Overnight)
24 May        Isle of Colonsay, Scotland
25 May        Campbeltown,Scotland
26 May        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
27 May        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
28 May        Loch Sween,Scotland
29 May        Crinan, Scotland
30 May        Corryvreckan Whirlpool,Scotland
31 May        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
03 June 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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04 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
05 Jun        Isle of Canna, Scotland
06 Jun        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
07 Jun        South Uist Island,Scotland
07 Jun        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
07 Jun        North Uist Island,Scotland
08 Jun        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
09 Jun        St Kilda, Scotland
10 Jun        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland (Rode)
11 Jun        Shiant Islands, Scotland
12 Jun        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
12 Jun - 13 Jun        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
13 Jun        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
13 Jun        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
13 Jun - 14 Jun        Loch Aline,Scotland (Overnight)
14 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
17 June 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip From Skye to the Shiants
Prices starting
from $6075
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18 Jun        Departing from Oban, Scotland
19 Jun        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
20 Jun        Isle of Canna, Scotland
20 Jun - 21 Jun        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
21 Jun        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
21 Jun        Isle of Raasay, Scotland
21 Jun        Isle of Rona,Scotland
22 Jun        Loch Torridon,Scotland
23 Jun        Shiant Islands, Scotland
24 Jun        Applecross Peninsula,Scotland
25 Jun        Plockton,Scotland
26 Jun        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
26 Jun        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
27 Jun - 28 Jun        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
28 Jun        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
01 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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02 Jul        Departing from Oban, Scotland
03 Jul        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
04 Jul        Isle of Coll, Scotland
05 Jul        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
06 Jul        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
06 Jul        Vatersay Island,Scotland
07 Jul        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
07 Jul        South Uist Island,Scotland
08 Jul        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
08 Jul        North Uist Island,Scotland
09 Jul        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
09 Jul        Monach Islands,Scotland
09 Jul - 11 Jul        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
11 Jul        Small Isles,Scotland
11 Jul - 12 Jul        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
12 Jul        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
15 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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16 Jul        Departing from Oban, Scotland
17 Jul        Isle of Canna, Scotland
18 Jul        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
19 Jul        South Uist Island,Scotland
19 Jul        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
19 Jul        North Uist Island,Scotland
20 Jul        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
21 Jul        St Kilda, Scotland
22 Jul        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland (Rode)
23 Jul        Shiant Islands, Scotland
24 Jul        Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland
24 Jul - 25 Jul        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
25 Jul        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
25 Jul        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
25 Jul - 26 Jul        Loch Aline,Scotland (Overnight)
26 Jul        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
29 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip From Skye to the Shiants
Prices starting
from $6075
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30 Jul        Departing from Oban, Scotland
31 Jul        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
01 Aug        Isle of Canna, Scotland
01 Aug - 02 Aug        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
02 Aug        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
02 Aug        Isle of Raasay, Scotland
02 Aug        Isle of Rona,Scotland
03 Aug        Loch Torridon,Scotland
04 Aug        Shiant Islands, Scotland
05 Aug        Applecross Peninsula,Scotland
06 Aug        Plockton,Scotland
07 Aug        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
07 Aug        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
08 Aug - 09 Aug        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
09 Aug        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
12 August 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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13 Aug        Departing from Oban, Scotland
14 Aug        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
15 Aug        Isle of Coll, Scotland
16 Aug        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
17 Aug        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
17 Aug        Vatersay Island,Scotland
18 Aug        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
18 Aug        South Uist Island,Scotland
19 Aug        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
19 Aug        North Uist Island,Scotland
20 Aug        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
20 Aug        Monach Islands,Scotland
20 Aug - 22 Aug        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
22 Aug        Small Isles,Scotland
22 Aug - 23 Aug        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
23 Aug        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
09 September 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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10 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
11 Sep        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
12 Sep        Isle of Coll, Scotland
13 Sep        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
14 Sep        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
14 Sep        Vatersay Island,Scotland
15 Sep        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
15 Sep        South Uist Island,Scotland
16 Sep        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
16 Sep        North Uist Island,Scotland
17 Sep        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
17 Sep        Monach Islands,Scotland
17 Sep - 19 Sep        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
19 Sep        Small Isles,Scotland
19 Sep - 20 Sep        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
20 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
10 September 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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11 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
12 Sep        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
13 Sep        Isle of Coll, Scotland
14 Sep        Isle of Mingulay, Scotland
15 Sep        Isle of Barra, Castlebay, Scotland
15 Sep        Vatersay Island,Scotland
16 Sep        Isle of Eriskay, Scotland
16 Sep        South Uist Island,Scotland
17 Sep        Isle of Benbecula,Scotland
17 Sep        North Uist Island,Scotland
18 Sep        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
18 Sep        Monach Islands,Scotland
18 Sep - 20 Sep        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
20 Sep        Small Isles,Scotland
20 Sep - 21 Sep        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
21 Sep        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
23 September 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip From Skye to the Shiants
Prices starting
from $6075
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24 Sep        Departing from Oban, Scotland
25 Sep        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
26 Sep        Isle of Canna, Scotland
26 Sep - 27 Sep        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
27 Sep        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
27 Sep        Isle of Raasay, Scotland
27 Sep        Isle of Rona,Scotland
28 Sep        Loch Torridon,Scotland
29 Sep        Shiant Islands, Scotland
30 Sep        Applecross Peninsula,Scotland
01 Oct        Plockton,Scotland
02 Oct        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
02 Oct        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
03 Oct - 04 Oct        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
04 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
07 October 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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08 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
09 Oct        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
09 Oct - 10 Oct        Sanna Bay,Scotland (Overnight)
10 Oct        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
10 Oct        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
10 Oct        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
11 Oct        Isle of Canna, Scotland
11 Oct - 12 Oct        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
12 Oct        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
12 Oct        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
13 Oct        Loch Hourn,Scotland
13 Oct        Inverie, Scotland
13 Oct - 14 Oct        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
14 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
14 October 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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15 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
16 Oct        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
16 Oct - 17 Oct        Sanna Bay,Scotland (Overnight)
17 Oct        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
17 Oct        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
17 Oct        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
18 Oct        Isle of Canna, Scotland
18 Oct - 19 Oct        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
19 Oct        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
19 Oct        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
20 Oct        Loch Hourn,Scotland
20 Oct        Inverie, Scotland
20 Oct - 21 Oct        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
21 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland
21 October 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Oban to Holy Loch
Prices starting
from $3280
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22 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
23 Oct        Slate Islands,Scotland
23 Oct        Corryvreckan Whirlpool,Scotland
23 Oct - 24 Oct        Loch Sween,Scotland (Overnight)
24 Oct        Crinan, Scotland
24 Oct        Isle of Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland
25 Oct        Campbeltown,Scotland
25 Oct        Isle of Gigha, Scotland
26 Oct        Isle of Arran, Lamlash, Scotland
26 Oct        Mull of Kintyre,Scotland
27 Oct        Kyles of Bute,Scotland
27 Oct        Loch Fyne,Scotland
28 Oct        Arriving in Holy Loch, Scotland
22 October 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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23 Oct        Departing from Oban, Scotland
24 Oct        Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland
24 Oct - 25 Oct        Sanna Bay,Scotland (Overnight)
25 Oct        Isle of Eigg, Scotland
25 Oct        Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland
25 Oct        Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Scotland
26 Oct        Isle of Canna, Scotland
26 Oct - 27 Oct        Loch Scavaig,Isle of Skye, Scotland (Overnight)
27 Oct        Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland
27 Oct        Sound of Sleat,Scotland
28 Oct        Loch Hourn,Scotland
28 Oct        Inverie, Scotland
28 Oct - 29 Oct        Loch Sunart,Scotland (Overnight)
29 Oct        Arriving in Oban, Scotland