Scottish Highlander barge

Scottish Highlander barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scottish Highlander barge

Year built1931  /  Age : 87
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)36 m / 118 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16 ft
Gross Tonnage200 gt
Passengers4 - 8
Crew4
Decks2
Cabins4
Decks with cabins1
Last Refurbishment2006
Former namesVertrouwen

Current itinerary of Scottish Highlander barge

Scottish Highlander barge current cruise is 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands. Prices start from USD 5746 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
23 Sep      Departing from Inverness, Scotland(Transfer)   
23 Sep      Departing from Fort William, Scotland   
24 Sep     Fort William, Scotland   
24 Sep     Loch Lochy, Scotland   
24 Sep - 25 Sep     Laggan, Scotland(Overnight)   
25 Sep     Laggan, Scotland   
25 Sep     Loch Oich, Scotland   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Fort Augustus, Scotland(Overnight)   
26 Sep     Fort Augustus, Scotland(Eilean Donan)   
27 Sep     Fort Augustus, Scotland   
27 Sep     Loch Ness, Scotland   
28 Sep     Dochgarroch Lock, Scotland (Glen Ord Distillery)   
28 Sep - 29 Sep     Inverness, Scotland(Overnight)   
29 Sep      Arriving in Inverness, Scotland   

Review of Scottish Highlander barge

The Scottish Highlander is a charming boutique hotel barge cruising in Scotland. Departures are from Inverness and Fort William. This is a motorized Dutch steel barge ship and a member of the European Waterways river cruise travel company's fleet.Scottish Highlander barge cruise ship

The ship was built as a trading barge by Gebroeders Van Zutphen in 1931, in Holland (Vreeswijk). Initially, it was named "Vertrouwen" (meaning "trust" in Dutch). For the first 60 years of service, the ship served as a trading barge transporting grain and commodities throughout The Netherlands.

The barge was purchased in 1991 by J P Leisure Ltd. After a refit in Holland, in April 1993 she sailed to Inverness to start her career as a passenger vessel. In 1999, the ship was bought by Derek Banks to become part of the fleet of European Waterways hotel barges. In 1999-2000, the ship was completely renovated and renamed "Scottish Highlander". The last refurbishment of the barge was in 2006.

As a luxury hotel barge, Scottish Highlander cruises on Caledonian Canal in Scotland with up to 8 passengers. She features 4 passenger cabins, 3 crew cabins, and a saloon. The Scottish Highlander barge is crewed by a tour guide, chef, housekeeper and captain.

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Scottish Highlander barge Itineraries

The below listed Scottish Highlander barge cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest European Waterways 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jun 03 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Jun 10 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Jun 17 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Jun 24 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Jul 01 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Jul 08 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Jul 15 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Jul 22 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Jul 29 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Aug 05 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Aug 12 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Aug 19 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Aug 26 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Sep 02 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Sep 09 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Sep 16 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Sep 23 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Sep 30 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Oct 07 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746
2018 Oct 14 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5643
2018 Oct 21 6 days, round-trip Heart of the Scottish Highlands Inverness$5746