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Majestic Line Cruises

The Majestic Line

About Majestic Line Cruises

Founded by two friends in 2004, The Majestic Line operates four tiny ships from Oban, in Scotland, offering three-, six- and 10-night itineraries between and around the Hebrides, Argyll and to the remote island of St. Kilda.

  • Who goes on Majestic Line cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Majestic Line cruise?


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Who goes on Majestic Line cruise ships?

Passengers vary from gregarious couples to groups of friends, families (who sometimes charter a whole ship; otherwise, children under 12 are not permitted) and singles (two cabins on every sailing are sold without a single supplement). Most are from the U.K., including Scots keen to discover more of their own country, although occasional North Americans and Australasians also make up the passenger mix. The age range varies, but the relatively high prices of the cruises and the unstructured nature of each voyage tends to attract an older clientele.

Do I have to dress up on a Majestic Line cruise?

Absolutely not. The dress code is extremely casual. Warm clothing, good walking boots and waterproofs are more important than a dress for the evening. Nobody bothers to dress for dinner beyond changing out of the day's walking clothes.

Is everything free on Majestic Line cruises?

Not quite. House wine is poured generously with lunch and dinner, while other alcoholic treats are presented from time to time, not least a generous slug of whisky to have with your porridge (oatmeal) at breakfast. Bar drinks cost extra, as do crew gratuities.

What are Majestic Line’s most popular activities?

There is no organized entertainment, so passengers make their own -- doing crosswords together, chatting and reading. During the day, you're dropped ashore by tender to explore independently or hike, with all walks self-guided. Other popular activities might include visiting a local castle or finding a decent village pub. Dining is also a top activity as each ship carries fishing tackle and lobster pots, and the fish and seafood for all meals is freshly caught or bought.

Why go with Majestic Line?

  • Superb Scottish food of the highest standard
  • Tiny ships that fit unobtrusively into remote harbors and anchorages
  • Informal, friendly country house atmosphere, with communal dining

Best for: Brits or anyone of Scottish descent looking to explore tiny, rarely visited ports

Not for: Introverts, late-night party animals and claustrophobes

The Majestic Line Cruises Cruiser Reviews


TWO SMALL SHIPS, SAME ITINERARY, TOTALLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES In short the weather impacted markedly on our cruise and we only sailed from Oban to Tobermory & stopped at Duart Castle (which was closed) on the... Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

A delightful exploration of the Outer Hebrides

We embarked at Oban! International travel restrictions have taken our usual cruising options from us, but we were desperate to get onto the water. So we discovered The Majestic Line and were pleased we did. It... Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Around Mull, Wildlife Explorer, disappointing - Should have "Weather permitting" in title!

Our chosen cruise was Around Mull, Wildlife Explorer and we had been very much looking forward to this, especially the wildlife. There is much to recommend Majestic Lines - the customer service pre-cruise was... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Hebrides adventure - Mull and its wild-life

We spent a week exploring the coast of Mull and nearby lochs. The trip included a half day tour of Mull in a min-bus with an excellent knowledgeable guide who managed to find us some sea eagles. The boat was... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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