Media Release: More cruises to visit the Inner Hebrides

Idyllic bay, Mull

THE innovative Argyll cruise company, The Majestic Line, is increasing its small boat cruises to the Inner Hebrides as a result of popular demand.

Guests of The Majestic Line have shown a strong preference for this area of unspoilt natural beauty, rich in history, culture and wildlife and demand is continuing to grow.

Sales manager, Marie Thoms, believes that visitors have a romantic association with the Islands of the Inner Hebrides.

She says: “Our cruises to the Islands of Mull and Skye are sold out before the season has even started and our Southern Hebrides cruise to Jura, Gigha and Colonsay also books out very early.

“We always try to respond to positively to our guests and so are more than happy to increase the number of our cruises to these iconic places for 2013.”

The family-run company, now in its eighth operating season, has so far escaped the effects of the economic downturn, despite being an exclusive holiday choice aimed at the higher end of the market.

Andy Thoms, director, said: “So far, we have been fortunate not to feel the effects of the recession, mainly due to a very loyal clientele.

“Word of mouth recommendation and repeat guests are at the heart of our success, with some guests cruising with us up to eight times.”

However, the company is very aware that times are getting tough in the tourism industry and is not complacent.

They have recently streamlined the business to make savings to ensure no price increase for their cruises in 2013.

This included moving the sales team from Edinburgh to join the operations team in Holy Loch Marina in Argyll which will allow closer communication with guests and support for the new cruises to the Inner Hebrides.

The Majestic Line 2013 brochure is now available at


Contact: Marie Thoms at 01369 707951

Press trip availability.

There are a limited number of press trips available for a firm commission, including a partner if appropriate.

Notes to editors:

1. The cost of a six-night cruise is £1,830.00 per person including all meals and wine with dinner.
2. Prices are fully inclusive with the exception of drinks which are purchased from the well stocked bar. Malt whisky is a speciality.
3. Two double cabins on each cruise are allocated for single traveller occupancy at no extra cost. Each vessel has six twin or double ensuite cabins
4. Guests eat at a communal table in the deck saloon which has panoramic views. Four crew serve guests’ every need; the superb Argyll speciality food and drink served onboard is a major factor in the success of The Majestic Line.
5. The two vessels, ‘The Glen Massan’ and ‘The Glen Tarsan’, are traditional fishing vessels which have been converted for cruising while retaining their original character and charm.
6. High resolution images are available.

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