Lord of the Glens

Former names: Victoria, Victoria II

Lord of the Glens current position

Lord of the Glens current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 57.27940 N / -5.71441 W) cruising en route to KYLE OF LOCHALSH. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Lord of the Glens

Year built1985  /  Age: 36
Flag state United Kingdom
BuilderPsarros Shipyard (Perama, Greece)
OwnerHP Shipping Ltd
OperatorHebridean Island Cruises UK
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)46 m / 151 ft
Beam (width)10 m / 33 ft
Gross Tonnage729 gt
Passengers54
Crew20
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Decks4
Cabins27
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsLord Of The Highlands
Former namesVictoria, Victoria II

Lord of the Glens Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 31 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8341
2022 May 24 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8666
2022 May 31 5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh $8657
2022 Jun 07 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8667
2022 Jun 21 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8669
2022 Jul 19 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8653
2022 Jul 26 5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh
2022 Aug 02 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8656
2022 Aug 09 5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh $8659
2022 Aug 16 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8838
2022 Aug 23 5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh $8657
2022 Aug 30 5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Inverness $8650

Lord of the Glens Review

Review of Lord of the Glens

The 1985-built MV Lord of the Glens cruise ship was constructed in Greece and initially named "MS Victoria" (until September 1999). Between 1999-2000, the vessel was named "Victoria 2". Neither the boat nor the voyage is appropriate for young kids. Most passengers are between 45-65 years old and cruising to enjoy the refined onboard atmosphere and gourmet dining, to learn about the history of visited regions, and don't mind dressing up for the Captain's Dinner.

History - construction and ownership

Due to her shallow draft (12 ft / 3,7 m), the 50-passenger ship Lord of the Glens is a yacht-like vessel able to navigate in destinations inaccessible to larger boats. Still, the ship comfortably accommodates up to 54 passengers (max capacity) in 27 staterooms. The adventure travel experience can be compared to a private yacht voyage. MV Lord of the Glens is ideal for explorations of rarely-seen remote coastal destinations.

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 equipped 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 maneuver it into very tight locks. The whole cruise ship is air-conditioned and heated.

Until 2020, the cruise ship Lord of the Glens was owned by the UK-based Magna Carta Steamship Company Ltd. The vessel was also operated (under charter) by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - a US non-profit institution for science and education). In August 2020, the vessel was purchased by HP Shipping Ltd (shipowner that also owns Hebridean Princess) and chartered to Hebridean Island Cruises (HP Shipping-owned subsidiary and travel brand) with headquarters in Skipton (Yorkshire England).

Decks and Cabins

The Lindblad-chartered Lord of the Glens ship has 4 passenger decks (3 with cabins) and a total of 27 staterooms. All cabins are outside (with windows). Cabin grades number is 4, including 2x categories with an opening Picture Window (decks 2-3) and 2x categories with two non-opening Porthole Windows (decks 1-2, "State Cabins").

All staterooms are cosy, well-appointed and similar-sized (13 m2 / 135 ft2 each). Scottish Highland-themed artworks and mahogany furnishings dominate the cabin interiors. As standard (complimentary) amenities are provided en-suite bathroom (WC-toilet, shower, washbasin, lighted mirror, hairdryer, bathrobes), flat TV (satellite reception), audio/media system, individual air-conditioning (controlled heating), lounge area (mirrored dressing table / writing desk with chair), double bed (or 2x single beds), wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), intercom (internal phone, onboard use only), wall-mounted lights.

Excluding the 25 cabins on deck 2 (David Roberts Deck), all other staterooms are fitted with a double bed convertible to twins (2x single beds). The mentioned ROBERTS DECK's cabins are with a non-convertible double bed (Queen-sized). State Cabins are with single beds non-convertible to double as in between is positioned the dressing table.

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Shipboard facilities and amenities

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.

Shipboard public areas include dining room restaurant; observation deck; library; two bar lounges (each with a full-service bar and media equipment); Sundeck (outdoor seating area with tables and chairs). The ship's ambience is that of a houseboat (also similar to a country manor-house) featuring overstuffed furnishings and quality wood furniture in public spaces, mahogany in all staterooms, quality teak wood on open decks ("terraces").

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Itineraries

Lindblad's Lord of the Glens itinerary program was based on the loch and canal cruises in Scotland. The itineraries were one-ways with departures from homeports Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. The Scottish itinerary's destinations included Caledonian Canal and mainland Scotland’s western coast.

The following table shows an exemplary 7-night / 8-day Scotland itinerary (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh) as ports of call and port sequence.

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

Lindblad Nat-Geo prices started from ~USD 8740 per cabin.

Starting operations for Hebridean Island Cruises in April 2021, Lord of the Glens offers 5- to 7-night itineraries between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh with visits to Oban and Loch Ness Lake and connecting Scotland's east and west coasts.

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