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Specifications of Lord of the Glens
|Year built||1985 / Age: 35|
|Flag state||United Kingdom|
|Builder||Psarros Shipyard (Perama, Greece)|
|Owner||HP Shipping Ltd|
|Operator||Hebridean Island Cruises UK|
|Speed||18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph|
|Length (LOA)||46 m / 151 ft|
|Beam (width)||10 m / 33 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||729 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Victoria, Victoria II|
Lord of the Glens Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2021 Jun 08||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8349|
|2021 Jun 15||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8339|
|2021 Jun 22||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8330|
|2021 Jun 29||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8342|
|2021 Jul 06||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8348|
|2021 Jul 13||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8335|
|2021 Jul 20||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8343|
|2021 Jul 27||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8341|
|2021 Aug 03||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8343|
|2021 Aug 10||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8346|
|2021 Aug 17||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8333|
|2021 Aug 24||5 days, one-way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness||Kyle of Lochalsh||$8339|
|2021 Aug 31||5 days, one-way from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh||Inverness||$8337|
Lord of the Glens Review
Review of Lord of the Glens
The cruise ship Lord of the Glens was built in Greece in 1985 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, enjoy the refined onboard atmosphere and gourmet dining, want to learn about the history of visited regions, and don't mind dressing up for the Captain's Dinner.
History - construction and 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 up to 54 passengers (max capacity) in 27 staterooms. The adventure cruising experience can be compared to a private yacht voyage. The vessel is ideal perfectly suited for explorations of rarely-seen remote coastal destinations.
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).
Cruise itinerary program
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 itinerary (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh) as ports of call and port sequence.
|Date / Time||Port|
|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|
Linblad 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.
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.
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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