Scotland’s Seafaring Past
Scotland has a rich maritime history and it’s sailors, engineers, designers and ships have helped to shape the modern world...

Scotland’s Seafaring Past

Inverness to Edinburgh - Lord of the Highlands

Monday 3rd June to Monday 10th June 2024

From £4,480 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Scotland has a rich maritime history and it’s sailors, engineers, designers and ships have helped to shape the modern world. Explore the seafaring heritage of the east coast on a voyage of discovery from the Highland capital of Inverness to Leith, Edinburgh’s deep-water port on the Firth of Forth.

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See our itinerary below...

Guest Speaker John Lippiett

John Lippiett had a 36 year career in the Royal Navy which included command of 3 ships at different seniorities, a frigate squadron and the School of Maritime Warfare, and culminating in three appointments at flag rank. He took early retirement in 2003 and became Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust. He now lectures extensively on Maritime History, from the Phoenicians four thousand years ago, all the way through to recent history such as the Falklands War of ’82 (in which he served as second in command of a frigate), and into today’s troubled world.

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…

Monday 3rd June

Inverness - Embarkation.

Tuesday 4th June

Inverness – Fort George. Cruise to Buckie.

En route from Inverness, stand in awe of Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden as a secure base for King George II’s army.

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Wednesday 5th June

Cruise to Fraserburgh. Fraserburgh – Scottish Lighthouse Museum.

Based in the bustling port of Fraserburgh, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the great story of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the engineers who built the lights and the keepers who tended them.

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Thursday 6th June

Peterhead – Peterhead Prison Museum. Cruise to Aberdeen.

Step back in time as you walk through 125 years of turbulent history inside Scotland’s toughest jail. The former Victorian HM Convict Prison Peterhead now houses a museum which highlights the work of the brave personnel that served there. 

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Friday 7th June

Aberdeen – Maritime Museum. Cruise to Montrose.

Close to the busy harbour, Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long and often dramatic relationship with the sea, from the earliest days of trading, fishing and shipbuilding, to offshore energy and life in the industry.

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Saturday 8th June

Cruise to Dundee. Dundee – V&A Museum and RRS Discovery.

Built in Dundee in 1900, RRS Discovery was the ship which carried Captain Scott on his first expedition to the Antarctic. Learn the full Discovery story and the history of seafaring in the North Sea. 

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Sunday 9th June

Cruise to Leith, Edinburgh. Leith – HMY Britannia.

Now berthed in Leith, HMY Britannia is the most special of royal residences. Follow in the footsteps of royalty and explore this floating royal residence on a fascinating tour.

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Monday 10th June

Leith, Edinburgh – Disembarkation

Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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