Sailing the Scottish lochs on Fred. Olsen’s smaller ships is the best way to experience their beauty and tranquillity, and as you explore this astonishing part of the world you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. From Borealis, witness the majesty of mighty Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain – while cruising Loch Linnhe; the twin-topped ridge of Beinn Ghobhlach, towering over the pretty shores of Little Loch Broom; and the Loch Eriboll’s unspoilt highland scenery. You’ll also see the intriguing Dutchman’s Cap and hear the echo of Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against Fingal’s Cave’s remarkable basalt columns. Throughout your journey, memorable experiences await you ashore too. Your call into Fort William could coincide with the annual Lochaber Highland Games, and you may have the chance to locals during the celebrations of traditional highland competition, dancing and entertainment. Meanwhile, there are many famous sites of rich history and ancient legends to uncover. You could visit the 18th century Inveraray Castle from Tarbert, situated in beautiful Loch Fyne; take in Orkney’s UNESCO-listed Neolithic treasures on tour from Kirkwall; and explore the pretty grounds of Cawdor Castle on tour from Invergordon. You’ve also a chance to delight in the gorgeous, rugged scenery of the Shetlands, famed for rugged landscapes and charming wildlife.

Highlights

  • See mighty Ben Nevis in Loch Linnhe
  • Take in Beinn Ghobhlach towering over Little Loch Broom
  • Calling in at Fort William could coincide with the annual Lochaber Highland Games

Inclusions

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet