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  1. Proud Seahorse and her tender off Canna (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cruise with an Outdoor Hot Tub in the Hebrides

    I was as surprised as anyone when I heard that there was a new vessel cruising the Hebrides that had an outdoor hot tub aboard. That surprise turned to delight when I took a six-night cruise on Proud Seahorse. I not only enjoyed relaxing in that hot tub, but also discovered a great way to explore the isles. The food on board…

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  2. St Hilda on achor off Jura (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cruising the Hebrides on the Tall Ship St Hilda

    How do you fancy bashing around the glorious Hebrides under sail on your very own tall ship? That’s exactly what is on offer on the St Hilda. This graceful old Scottish ketch takes half a dozen passengers on island adventures. It’s all aboard now shipmates as I tell you all about my week on the St Hilda in search of…

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  3. Breaching humpback whale © St Hilda Sea Adventures

    7 Reasons to Cruise with St Hilda in 2017

    As a travel writer I have been lucky enough to cruise on numerous ships, ploughing the waters of everywhere from the Mediterranean and Greenland, through to the rivers of Germany and Burma. Hand on heart for me, though, Scotland offers the finest cruising in the world! Over the last decade – having realised this – I’ve been making up for…

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  4. Elizabeth G © Robin McKelvie

    Discover the Great Glen with Hebrides Cruises

    I love canals, man’s grand attempts to tame nature and make her work for us. For me there is no more impressive canal in the world than the Caledonian Canal right here in Scotland. Thomas Telford’s route from Fort William on the Atlantic Ocean forges northeast to Inverness on the North Sea. It is a truly epic swathe that cuts…

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  5. Cruise the Isles with the National Trust for Scotland

    I’ve been lucky enough to cruises around the Scottish isles more than half a dozen times. On some trips I have been left wondering which bird species are which, or had little to do after nightfall. These were not issues on my recent cruise around the Firth of Clyde and the Hebrides with the National Trust for Scotland. Onboard Entertainment with a Difference Our first…

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  6. Cruising the Hebrides aboard the Glen Etive © Robin McKelvie

    Aboard the Glen Etive – Scotland’s Newest Cruise Ship

    I’ve sailed on cruise ships all over the world and for me steaming out of Oban is one of the world’s great sailaways. As we slip anchor this sailaway is even more of an event than normal as I’m on the inaugural cruise of the Glen Etive, the Majestic Line’s first ever purpose built ship. We’re bound for the Hebrides,…

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  7. 7 Reasons to Cruise the Clyde with Argyll Cruising

    While the famous Hebrides are the Scottish islands that traditionally get all the attention on Scotland’s wildly beautiful wild west coast, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Firth of Clyde. These comparatively sheltered waters offer up a rich bounty of wildlife, superb seafood and spectacular scenery, not to mention a splash of romance that dates from the doon…

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  8. Hebridean Princess: On Board a Ship Fit for a Queen

    I’ve been lucky over the years as a travel writer to have been able to cruise the Scottish islands on an array of ships, from rugged Russian expedition vessels through to plushly converted old fishing boats. There is no doubt for me, though, which is the most luxurious ship currently cruising Scottish waters, the stately old dame that is the…

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  9. Red Deer, Seals and Basking Sharks on The Majestic Line Cruise Around the Firth of Clyde

    Think cruises and many people think massive faceless ships and far flung lands. Well did you know you could cruise in comfort on a converted old fishing boat around the deeply scenic Firth of Clyde right here in Scotland? I didn’t until I spent four days wrapped in the charms of The Majestic Line. The Firth of Clyde The idea…

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