MV Glen Etive

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Cruise line
The Majestic Line (River Cruises)

Currentcruise:
10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
09 Sep, 2017 - 20 Sep, 2017

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MV Glen Etive Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Glen Etive

Year built 2016  /  Age : 1
Flag state United Kingdom
Builder Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company (Isle of Bute, Scotland)
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
Isle of Mull cruise port

09 September 2017 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Idyllic Isles of the Outer Hebrides
Prices starting
from $6075
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09 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   
Isle of Mull cruise port

10 September 2017 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   
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   
Isle of Mull cruise port

23 September 2017 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip From Skye to the Shiants
Prices starting
from $6075
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23 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   
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   
Isle of Mull cruise port

07 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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07 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   
Isle of Mull cruise port

14 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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14 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   
Crinan cruise port

21 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Oban to Holy Loch
Prices starting
from $3280
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21 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, Brodick-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   
Isle of Mull cruise port

22 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Skye and the Small Isles
Prices starting
from $3280
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22 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