Luxurious small ship with elegant furnishings, a comfortable bar and restaurant, panoramic windows and well-appointed outward facing cabins
Lord of the Glens' elegant appeal calls to mind a luxury yacht.
Internally the vessel deliberately shuns the 'urban chic' and the
contemporary, to be more in sympathy the landscapes it explores. On
stepping aboard for the first time you will be immediately greeted
by a sumptuous classical look.
Of special note are the original 1929 'Riviera' armchairs (PLM
Orient Express), hand-painted David Roberts lithographs, light
fittings from the SS France and Nord Norge, restaurant chairs,
overhead glass paneling, deck furniture from the RMS Windsor Castle
and lovely brass friezes from the RMS Kenya Castle. Elsewhere there
are scaled models of locomotives and ocean going ships. Throughout
the vessel is adorned with plush carpeting by 'Brinton's' and
hardwood flooring with inlaid compass motifs made by craftsmen at
the top of their profession.
The whole vessel is air-conditioned and heated throughout.
Guests embark at the Reception level, where you'll find the
delightful 'Robert Louis Stevenson' restaurant and the Bridge, as
well as the six Top Deck State Cabins. A short flight of stairs
brings guests to the splendid Upper Deck, with the 'David
Livingstone Lounge/Bar', which is again richly decorated in
hardwood finishes and divided into two sections. The aft area is
reserved for the Bar and a comfortable relaxing area, as well as a
stern facing viewing deck. The forward area is perhaps reserved for
quieter contemplation and spectacular viewing opportunities both
through the all-round panoramic windows and the forward viewing
There are 27 outward facing State Cabins spread over three
decks, all named after well known Scottish personages (Thomas
Telford, David Roberts & Alexander Graham Bell). Each State
Cabin is finished in rich hardwood finishes, plush carpeting,
dressing table, stool, wardrobe, internal telephone, satellite TV
and en-suite facilities with shower, WC and wash basin. All State
Cabins are air conditioned and heated - the Top and Middle Deck
State Cabins have a picture window, whereas the Lower Deck State
Cabins have two portholes each.
The cuisine is excellent, freshly prepared onboard by a loyal
and long serving brigade of chefs, drawing on the rich bounty of
locally sourced produce - and what could be more delightful than to
awake to the prospect of a full Scottish breakfast, and for earlier
risers to take advantage of the complimentary hot beverages that
await in the lounge, and for that matter for the rest of the day as