Tuesday 21st to Tuesday 28th May 2024

This cruise of contrasts is a voyage to remember. Discover the heritage of the Outer Isles of Barra and Lewis, the rugged and remote Sutherland coast and the far-flung archipelago of St Kilda, a double UNESCO World Heritage Site which was occupied by man for 5,000 years until 1930.

Tuesday 21st May

Guests embarked in Oban with a sense of excitement and anticipation and we sailed overnight on passage towards St Kilda.

Wednesday 22nd May

Our first port of call was Village Bay on the Isle of Hirta, St Kilda where guests explore the island and abandoned village.

We spent the afternoon cruising the sea stacs and the Sound of Harris on passage towards our overnight anchorage in East Loch Tarbert off the Isle of Harris.

Thursday 23rd May

After breakfast, guests embarked on a panoramic tour of the Isle of Harris which included the stunning beaches, Harris Distillery and the Harris Tweed shop.

The afternoon was spent relaxing on board as we cruised the east coast of Harris and Lewis on passage towards Stornoway where we berthed and remained alongside overnight.

Friday 24th May

From Stornoway, guests visited the historic Callanish Standing Stones and Dun Carloway Broch.

The afternoon options were Lews Castle Museum, the Butt of Lewis lighthouse or free time to explore Stornoway independently.

We remained alongside overnight in Stornoway.

Saturday 25th May

Sailing over The Minch during breakfast, guests were piped ashore at Loch Ewe for our morning visit to Inverewe Garden.

After returning to the ship for lunch, we sailed to Ullapool and guests travelled to the impressive box canyon of Corrieshalloch Gorge.

We remained alongside in Ullapool overnight.

Sunday 26th May

This morning guests enjoyed a sail south through the Inner Sound on passage towards Kyle of Lochalsh.

From our berth at Kyle, guests travelled to Attadale Gardens for a tour conducted by owner, Joanna MacPherson.

We remained alongside in Kyle overnight tonight and were berthed next to our sister ship, Lord of the Highlands. Guests from each vessel had the opportunity to look around the other ship! Captain Richard Heaton and Chief Purser Andy Allan joined the Farewell Reception on board Lord of the Highlands and enjoyed the Address to a Haggis performed by deckhand Iain O’Brian.

Monday 27th May

Our final visit was the iconic Eilean Donan Castle or go for local walks independently from Kyle.

After spending the afternoon cruising Kyle Rhea, the Sound of Sleat, past the Small Isles and into the Sound of Mull, the Farewell Gala reception was held out on the Skye Deck at our overnight anchorage in Charlotte Bay off the Isle of Kerrera where guests enjoyed fantastic views of The Waverley steaming into Oban Bay.

Tuesday 28th May

Disembarkation took place in Oban after breakfast. We hope all of our guests have enjoyed their voyage to St Kilda.