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Caledonian Discovery Cruising on the Caledonian Canal

Caledonian Discovery Cruising on the Caledonian Canal

Postby Hannah » 28 Oct 2015 12:24

Has anyone experienced a canal cruise with the above in The Highlands of Scotland?
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Postby GaelSail » 29 Oct 2015 17:45

I did a cruise from Inverness to Fort William on Fingal of Caledonia a few years ago. The food was excellent and plentiful, cabins & lounge comfortable. Everyone sits down to eat together. Because there are small numbers of passengers, each day's activities can be arranged according to weather conditions, changed at short notice if required.

The slow nature of the travel means viewing the canal at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. The cruise I was on saw most passengers walk between various stages and rejoin the barge at a later stop.

If I had time, this is one experience I'd happily repeat, perhaps in the opposite direction for a change.
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Postby tomvet » 29 Oct 2015 19:31

Here is another Scottish Lochs and Isles cruise.

The ship looks lovely though pricey!
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Postby GaelSail » 29 Oct 2015 21:08

Lord of the Glens is a very different concept from Caledonian Cruises barges. Fingal of Caledonia and Ros Crana both take 12 passengers
http://www.caledonian-discovery.co.uk/life-on-board/

I'm not sure how many passengers Lord of the Glens takes, several well known travel companies appear to book groups onboard. It's more like a small cruise ship.
http://www.lordoftheglens.co.uk/your-ship.aspx
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Postby tomvet » 29 Oct 2015 22:20

GaelSail wrote:Lord of the Glens is a very different concept from Caledonian Cruises barges. Fingal of Caledonia and Ros Crana both take 12 passengers
http://www.caledonian-discovery.co.uk/life-on-board/

I'm not sure how many passengers Lord of the Glens takes, several well known travel companies appear to book groups onboard. It's more like a small cruise ship.
http://www.lordoftheglens.co.uk/your-ship.aspx


That may be so however, I would love to do this 7 day itinerary.

What are the chances of 7 blue sky days though?

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Postby tobysgranny » 30 Oct 2015 05:27

tomvet wrote:
GaelSail wrote:Lord of the Glens is a very different concept from Caledonian Cruises barges. Fingal of Caledonia and Ros Crana both take 12 passengers
http://www.caledonian-discovery.co.uk/life-on-board/

I'm not sure how many passengers Lord of the Glens takes, several well known travel companies appear to book groups onboard. It's more like a small cruise ship.
http://www.lordoftheglens.co.uk/your-ship.aspx


That may be so however, I would love to do this 7 day itinerary.

What are the chances of 7 blue sky days though?

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This is one cruise I would give my eye teeth to do. Wish I could afford it!

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Postby Gillzajoker » 30 Oct 2015 14:46

At those prices, I'd need to bring the ship home with me! :o
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