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SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND 

Spirit of Scotland is a 12-passenger Scottish hotel barge offering luxury barge cruise vacations along the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, and the Highlands in Scotland.
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Hotel Barge SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Cruising the Caledonian Canal of Scotland
WELCOME ABOARD

Spirit of Scotland will commence cruising in Scotland from June 2017.

Spirit of Scotland is an elegant hotel barge with extensive public areas inside and out that are perfect to admire the spectacular Scottish Highlands scenery in comfort as she sedately cruises the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen. Although purpose-built in 2001, her style evokes that of the traditional steamers that plied the lochs of Scotland in times gone by.

Accommodating up to 12 passengers in comfort, Spirit of Scotland's interior features a bright and spacious saloon and dining area with picture windows, a separate bar, and an integral forward wheelhouse giving views of the cruise route ahead. The six air-conditioned cabins offer a choice of twin or double beds and are complemented by well-designed en suite shower rooms.

Outside, there are separate areas where you can relax on a recliner, perhaps in the heated spa pool, as well as a covered dining terrace. The large upper sun deck is the ideal place to admire the breath-taking backdrop and historic landmarks such as the loch-side Urquhart Castle.

All this, together with the traditional Scottish cuisine, fine wines and wide range of whiskies served on board by an attentive crew of 6, combine to ensure a truly memorable cruising experience.

Spirit of Scotland - Hotel Barge


Cruising the Highlands of Scotland


Cruise the Caledonian canal between Banavie to Muirtown, through the Great Glen and along legendary Loch Ness, encountering some of Scotland's finest scenery along the way.

Ancient castles leading to the waters edge, heather-clad hillsides and arguably the finest inland cruising scenery in the world.

The 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 Scotland’s dramatic Highlands.

Anchor below castles and explore the Glens, Munroes and Bens on your cruise aboard Spirit of Scotland.


Cruise Highlights:
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery with a private tasting
  • Visit to Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play
  • Visit Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • See Eilean Donan and  Urquhart castles
  • Stunning scenery and wildlife
  • Visit to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Cruise Lochs Lochy, Oich, Ness and Dochfour
  • Wonderful river, canal and loch cruising
  • Excellent opportunities for walking

Typical Scottish Cuisine

Regional Specialties:
  • Pheasant Breast with Horseradish Sauce
  • Marinated Wild Salmon with a Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef with Wild Mushrooms and Tarragon
  • Saddle of Venison with a Wild Berry Jus

Cheese Board:
  • Criffel
  • Dunsyre Blue
  • Morangie Brie
  • Caithness
  • Strathdon Blue
  • Mull ok Kintyre Mature Cheddar
  • Crowdie

Some of the Malt Whiskies Served Aboard:

  • Benromach 10 Year old
  • Glenmorangie 10 Year Old
  • Lagavulin 16 Year Old
  • Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
  • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
  • Bowmore 12 Year Old
  • Isle of Jura 10 Year Old
  • Talisker 10 Year Old



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