Grand Circle: Maritime Jewels of the British Isles and Ireland

Scotland lends itself to small-ship cruising. The rugged coastline, with long sea-lochs and remote islands, is a treasure trove of hidden gems … if your ship is small enough to weave between them. Ok, sometimes the weather is a bit wet and windy and, on those days in a small ship, you might just needContinue reading “Grand Circle: Maritime Jewels of the British Isles and Ireland”

Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen

Ponant, the luxury French cruise line, has a fantastic voyage from Dublin to Longyearbyen in 2020 … taking in the magical Scottish Islands of Mull, Skye, Orkney and Shetland as it goes. If an expedition cruise is on your bucket list, and the idea of exploring scenic Scottish archipelagos before crossing the Arctic Circle forContinue reading “Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen”

Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer

The winds are favourable for Scotland’s cruise industry with a surge in cruise calls predicted over the next few years. After all, it’s an easy size to explore. For a small country there’s lots to see and do; from the vast swathes of rugged wilderness to the spectacular coastline, vibrant cities, fascinating history of warringContinue reading “Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer”

Lindblad: Ancient Isles

If Stone Age ruins, an ancient abbey, volcanic caves, fishing villages, whales and seabird nesting sites sounds like your cup of tea … or pint of ale … then Lindblad’s Ancient Isles cruise might be just for you. Travelling from London to Bergen in May 2019, the cruise basks in the long summer light asContinue reading “Lindblad: Ancient Isles”