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Scottish Highlander

Why cruise on this ship?

The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings.

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Dining

The classic traditions of French and International cuisine are an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. The onboard chefs are experienced, highly-trained culinary artists, whose gastronomic creations are often rated higher by discerning clients than those they have sampled in top restaurants.

Cuisine & Dining Onboard

Before you wake each morning, a crew member has visited the local patisserie to collect newly baked breads, buttery croissants and a variety of fresh pastries, which will be laid out in the saloon with an array of fresh fruit and other accompaniments. Together with the aroma of fresh coffee brewing, the day has just begun and you may want to enjoy your breakfast on deck.

Luncheon may be a colourful arrangement of salads, pâtes, savoury quiches and of course, a selection of cheeses, all accompanied by an excellent choice of wines from the barge cellar. This daytime feast is often enjoyed on the sun deck, perhaps while cruising.

Dinner is the culinary highlight of each day. Served by candlelight, each course is a delicious creation, complemented by fine wines. Your chef will use the best fresh ingredients, bought from the wonderful local markets and pick fresh herbs from the small onboard herb garden to skilfully produce mouth-watering regional and national dishes that are full of flavour.

Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type:

Entertaining

Each hotel barge has a library, games and a CD player/iPod dock and some of them a spa pool on the sun deck, TV/DVD, or computer with internet access, often WiFi. Some even have a telescope for an after-dinner gaze into the night sky. There is also, of course, an open bar stocked with a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Enrichment

Scottish Highlander benefits from a telescope. She also visits many locations of historical or cultural importance. See below for more information on the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness & the Highlands.

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Scotland

For a magical barge cruise, Scotland is hard to surpass. Scottish Highlander cruises sedately through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful lochs and the scenic, absorbing Caledonian Canal. Ancient castles perched on the water’s edge, heather-clad hillsides and arguably the finest inland cruising in the world offer guests unforgettable experiences on a handpicked barge cruise. Scotland’s legends of the past, the taste of single malt and the mythical inhabitant of Loch Ness all contribute to a special magic only experienced in the dramatic Highlands.

A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be unforgettable. According to guests who have embarked on a barge cruise, Scotland is one of the top regions to see from the water.

Features

Heart of the Scottish Highlands Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery
  • Cruise Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy
  • See Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Visit Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Excellent walking opportunities

Features

Health and fitness

Scottish Highlander does not offer any dedicated Health & Fitness facilities. However, 8 touring bikes are available on request for anyone wishing to cycle around the areas visited.

Kids and teens

Scottish Highlander does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.

Accommodation

Disney Cruise Line staterooms aboard the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder are among the first in the industry to be tailored especially for families. They're prepared with care to ensure a relaxing and memorable stay. Whether it's a cozy private retreat or a spacious and extravagantly appointed suite, our accommodations allow you to travel in style and divine comfort.

With options like private verandas that look out onto the sea and scenery, deluxe rooms with expanded space, and rooms with crystal-clear porthole views, a perfect slice of paradise is yours to discover. No matter your selection, each room is adorned from floor to ceiling with elegant decorative touches that hearken back to the glorious golden age of ocean travel.

Experience the comfort, fun and remarkable luxury of our signature staterooms, and let our inviting interiors transform your cruising experience into a magical dream come true.

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Suite & Staterooms

All hotel barges in the fleet benefit from an annual refurbishment and this may vary from redecoration and refurnishing of the accommodation or public areas of a vessel, to a complete refit of bedroom suites and their en suite facilities.

The accommodation on each hotel barge ranges from charming twin and double-bedded staterooms to suites with sitting areas – but all with closet and drawer storage and private en suite shower rooms. For any cruise, you can select a specific cabin, particularly if you book early.

Deck plans

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Deck

  • Galley
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Saloon
  • Mackintosh, Fraser, and Macpherson Twin/Double Staterooms
  • Cameron Twin/Double Suite
Ship facts
Passengers
8
Crew
4
Launched
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
35.7m
Width
Speed
kts
Decks
1
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR