Magazine article The Spectator

Spectator Whisky Cruise

Magazine article The Spectator

Spectator Whisky Cruise

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Take advantage of the Spectator Whisky Cruise this summer and enjoy a four-night cruise along the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness followed by an optional night at Glenmorangie House, where Low Life columnist Jeremy Clarke will host an exclusive dinner and whisky tasting

Explore the mythical Scottish Lochs and admire the natural beauty of the Highland scenery as the 54-passenger Lord of the Glens glides along tree-lined canals and engineering feats such as Neptune's Staircase, consisting of eight locks. You can choose to either join the Inverness roundtrip cruise or to extend your trip with a night at Glenmorangie house, famed for its single malt scotch whisky. Here you will be taken on a tour of the distillery after which Jeremy Clarke will join you for a whisky tasting and dinner.


Day 1, 20 July

Embark at Inverness and sail via Loch Ness to Fort Augustus.

Day 2, 21 July

Sail various man-made sections of the Caledonian Canal, Loch Oich, Loch Lochy Neptune's Staircase to Corpach.

Day 3, 22 July

Ascend Neptune's Staircase and sail to Laggan Avenue in the wilds of the Scottish Highland scene.

Day 4, 23 July

Disembark and transfer to the Glemorangie home for lunch, distillery tour, dinner and whisky tasting with Jeremy Clarke.

Day 5, 24 July

Check out, or extend by one night.

Day 6, 25 July

Check out.

Four-night Inverness round-trip cruise

Cabin Category Price

Category 1 Lower Deck Cabin £375

Category 2 Middle Deck Cabin £475

Category 3 Middle Deck Cabin Superior £506

Category 4 Top Deck Cabin £506

*Prices are per person sharing a cabin

*Supplements: Sole occupancy of a twin/ double cabin is 160 per cent of the applicable per person rate.

Price includes all meals on board, port charges and taxes, and transfers to and from the airport or Inverness railway station.

Glenmorangie House and dinner package

From £258 per person sharing, extend by one night for £172.

Price includes lunch, distillery tour, predinner whisky, dinner, breakfast and all transfers to and from Glenmorangie House from Inverness.

The Lord of the Glens

The Lord of the Glens is a vessel with the elegant appeal of a luxury yacht with allround teak-clad viewing and promenade decks and rich mahogany interiors. There are 27 luxury state cabins accommodating 54 passengers, a bar, lounge and a restaurant which can accommodate up to 60 diners in one sitting.

The Lord of the Glens is quite simply the only passenger vessel that is able to both navigate the Scottish inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal and the open sea. …

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