The Majestic Line

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The Majestic Line
  • Ken Grant
  • Andy Thoms
HeadquartersSandbank, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
Area served
WebsiteThe Majestic Line

The Majestic Line, Argyll Coast Cruises, is a private cruise line with its headquarters in the Sandbank Marina on the Cowal Peninsula in the West of Scotland. Founded in 2004, it is named after a fictional shipping company that featured in Neil Munro's Tales of Para Handy.[1][2]

As of 2013, the line operates cruises from Oban to the Islands of the Clyde (Firth of Clyde) and the Inner Hebrides.[2]


The company runs a fleet of three vessels, two that were converted from fishing trawlers,[2][3] the third, a purpose-built vessel, that has the look and feel of a 1930s “gentleman’s motor yacht”.[4][5]

Name Crew Passengers Type Built Notes
MV Glen Massan 4 12 Cruise ship Ireland Entered cruise ship service in 2006.
MV Glen Tarsan 4 12 Cruise ship Ireland Entered cruise ship service in 2007.
MV Glen Etive 4 12 Cruise ship Isle of Bute, Scotland Entered service in 2016.

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  1. ^ Batten, Rhiannon (13 September 2008). "Western Scotland: Wave hello". The Independent. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Mc Luckie, Kirsty (2 July 2013). "Travel: Sea the sights on Inner Hebrides". The Scotsman. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ Gillmore, Lucy (9 July 2008). "A very bonnie boat trip". Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ Staff writer (17 December 2015). "Majestic Line launches mini cruise ship". Scottish Business News Inverness. Scottish Business News Network. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  5. ^ Forgione, Mary (31 March 2016). "New 'mini' cruise ship will explore Scotland's most inaccessible islands". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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