Lord of the Highlands
Scotland’s highlands and coastline are both exceptionally beautiful but seeing them both on one cruise is impossible for cruise ships – but not the nimble Lord of the Highlands.
Newly commissioned, Lord of the Highlands will join her sister ship Lord of the Glens and embark on her inaugural voyage in 2020. Both luxury expedition vessels feature in the Lindblad and National Geographic portfolios. At just 150 feet, this elegant vessel can squeeze through the Caledonian Canal linking the North Sea to the Atlantic, but her design as a seafaring yacht means she can sail through the Atlantic with aplomb too. It’s all done in grand style, the locks and lochs, the starkly beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides all viewed from the comforts of a ship that feels like a small stately home. Lord of the Highlands features polished wood, teak decks, sumptuous fabrics and upholstery contribute to the cosy feel as much as the intimate size – there are just 21 mainly twin-bedded cabins, all well-appointed accommodating 42 guests.
The open top deck, with tables and chairs is a wonderful place to watch the glorious Scottish country and seascapes slip past; while the lounge and bar on board Lord of the Highlands provide all the warmth and welcome of a good country house hotel.
Dining on Lord of the Highlands
Dining on board Lord of the Highlands is a treat – the restaurant is an elegant room, with fine views without, sparkling crystal and fine china within. The meals are exceptional too. A full Scottish breakfast welcomes the day, and local ingredients sourced en- route are the basis of hearty buffet-style lunches and dinners. Dinner is served at a single seating, with some tables for odd numbers to allow for easy mingling.
You will enjoy complimentary wines with lunch & dinner and a full bar service is available at reasonable prices at all other times. Select tours may also include a beverage.
Year built: 2019
Number of cabins: 21
Capacity: 42 passengers
Amenities: All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, central heating, bathroom with shower, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220 V electrical outlets — and each gives you a view of the river.