Media Release: The Majestic Line is the ideal Scottish cruise for the solo traveller


ESCAPE to another world with the award-winning Majestic Line, the perfect small boat cruise for the solo traveller.

A Majestic Line cruise offers a unique opportunity to explore the glorious coastline of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides in significant style and comfort on two beautifully converted wooden vessels, the Glen Tarsan and Glen Massan.

Enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife, exceptional hospitality and delicious food and drink on what customers have described as ‘the holiday of a lifetime’.

Mr Jarvis, who sailed in June 2010, said: “As I have just booked my 4th cruise with the Majestic Line, I think that speaks for itself. I have travelled all over the world with several different companies but keep coming back.”

Marie Thoms, sales manager, says: “As solo travellers well know, the most unfair aspect of going on holiday alone is hefty single supplements.

“We don’t believe in charging extra for going it alone. Both our vessels have six en-suite cabins accommodating a maximum of 11 guests. On each Majestic Line cruise, two of these cabins are reserved for single occupancy with no additional supplement.

“As well as solo guests, we often get groups of three interested in our cruises, perhaps a couple treating mum to a special holiday, who will also benefit from our no single supplement policy.

“On top of our normal single traveller allocation we are now offering all remaining cabins for single occupancy plus a discount for June (20 per cent) and July (ten per cent) 2012.”

Sailing on the lovingly restored vessels is a congenial and relaxed affair.

For solo travellers, getting to know fellow passengers is easy over informal communal dinners or after dinner drinks on deck admiring a fabulous sunset or spotting some local porpoises.

There’s scope to be sociable as well as spend time alone, if preferred.

Mrs Morris, who sailed in April 2012, said: “This was only my second trip – but have had a great crowd of people, fab crew and wonderful weather.”

The size of the vessels allows inshore access to charming and remote areas not available to bigger cruise vessels.

Each day, the vessels drop anchor allowing guests the freedom to go ashore and explore alone or in groups. There are many interesting historical places to visit and flora and fauna to observe both on land and at sea.

The Majestic Line gets extremely good feedback from their guests mainly due to the high standard of hospitality provided by the crew.

They take guests to idyllic and scenic places, cook amazing meals from locally-sourced ingredients and generally serve their every need in a most unobtrusive way.

Mrs Buckley, who cruised in April 2012, said: “As my first solo holiday since the death of my husband I could not have made a better choice or felt more comfortable. Tea in bed on my birthday and card and rose were perfect!”

The remote areas of the cruise itineraries are best accessed from the sea and surprisingly easy to reach. Guests are offered free pickup from Glasgow Airport for a one-hour transfer to Holy Loch departures in South Argyll.

Transfers to Oban departures in North Argyll can be arranged at cost.


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Contact: Marie at or by phone on 0131 623 5012.

Press trip availability. Travel writers are welcome on the October cruises for a firm commission, including a partner if appropriate.

Notes to editors:

  1. The cost of the six-night cruise is £1,830.00 per person including all meals and wine with dinner.  The cost of the three-night cruise is £965.00.
  2. The Majestic Line was awarded Best Visitor Experience in the Highlands and Islands 2009 Tourism Awards and Customer Care in 2010.
  3. Prices are fully inclusive with the exception of spirits which are purchased from the well stocked bar. Malt whisky is a speciality.
  4. Two double cabins on each cruise are allocated for single traveller occupancy at no extra cost. All cabins are en-suite.
  5. Guests eat at a communal table in the deck saloon which has panoramic views. Four crew serve guests’ every need providing a ‘floating house party’ atmosphere on board.
  6. Local speciality food and drink produce features highly in the menu; all meals are freshly prepared to a very high standard.
  7. Guest satisfaction is very high. Levels of repeat guest bookings are 60 per cent. Some guests have cruised with The Majestic Line eight times.
  8. Private cruise charter attracts a discounted rate and is becoming increasingly popular
  9. High resolution images are available.

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