Specialist Scottish cruise company, The Majestic Line, is continually looking at developing new cruise experiences for its guests, particularly with 60% of guests as repeat customers. With the Cowal Highland Games on its doorstep, linking up seemed a great opportunity for an exclusive cruise on board the Majestic Line Vessel, the Glen Massan, sailing out of Holy Loch. Guests will experience some of the best of what Scotland has to offer; a two day visit to the fabulous spectacle of the biggest Highland Games in the world followed by an idyllic 5 day cruise to the Kyles of Bute and the Island of Arran.
The cruise begins with dinner on board followed by taking part in a traditional Ceilidh in Dunoon on the Friday night. The Saturday is a full day at the Games, culminating in the famous March Past, the landmark ceremony which is unique to Cowal - the march past and salute to the Chieftain of the Games by 3,000 pipes and drums. After dinner on board, guests will be taken to view the Cowal Games Fireworks Finale.
On the Sunday the Glen Massan sets off to explore the Kyles of Bute and Arran with visits to Rothesay Castle and the amazing Mount Stuart House and Gardens. During the rest of the cruise there will be opportunities to go ashore to explore the colourful villages of East Loch Tarbert, Tighnabruaich, anchor in beautiful remote sea lochs such as Loch Riddon and cruise stunning Loch Fyne to Inveraray. The Island of Arran provides trips to Lochranza and the distillery there as well as visiting Brodick Castle and local producers of cheeses, beers and aromatics.