Scottish Highlander

The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for year round cruising.

On board you will find four en-suite cabins each with a choice of twin or double beds. One of the cabins is a larger suite which has been designed for those who want extra space during their cruise. Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.

A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be unforgettable.

Accomodation Types

Suite & Staterooms

All hotel barges in the fleet benefit from an annual refurbishment and this may vary from redecoration and refurnishing of the accommodation or public areas of a vessel, to a complete refit of bedroom suites and their en suite facilities.

The accommodation on each hotel barge ranges from charming twin and double-bedded staterooms to suites with sitting areas – but all with closet and drawer storage and private en suite shower rooms. For any cruise, you can select a specific cabin, particularly if you book early.

  • Suite: 148 square feet, including en suite
  • Staterooms: 115 square feet, including en suite

Deck Plans


  • Galley
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Saloon
  • Mackintosh, Fraser, and Macpherson Twin/Double Staterooms
  • Cameron Twin/Double Suite


The classic traditions of French and International cuisine are an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. The onboard chefs are experienced, highly-trained culinary artists, whose gastronomic creations are often rated higher by discerning clients than those they have sampled in top restaurants.

Cuisine & Dining Onboard

Experience complimentary · Cuisine

Before you wake each morning, a crew member has visited the local patisserie to collect newly baked breads, buttery croissants and a variety of fresh pastries, which will be laid out in the saloon with an array of fresh fruit and other accompaniments. Together with the aroma of fresh coffee brewing, the day has just begun and you may want to enjoy your breakfast on deck.

Luncheon may be a colourful arrangement of salads, pâtes, savoury quiches and of course, a selection of cheeses, all accompanied by an excellent choice of wines from the barge cellar. This daytime feast is often enjoyed on the sun deck, perhaps while cruising.

Dinner is the culinary highlight of each day. Served by candlelight, each course is a delicious creation, complemented by fine wines. Your chef will use the best fresh ingredients, bought from the wonderful local markets and pick fresh herbs from the small onboard herb garden to skilfully produce mouth-watering regional and national dishes that are full of flavour.

Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare – salmon, game and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef, and the hotel barge’s experienced crew of four will take care of your every need.


Each hotel barge has a library, games and a CD player/iPod dock and some of them a spa pool on the sun deck, TV/DVD, or computer with internet access, often WiFi. Some even have a telescope for an after-dinner gaze into the night sky. There is also, of course, an open bar stocked with a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks.


Scottish Highlander benefits from a telescope. She also visits many locations of historical or cultural importance. See below for more information on the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness & the Highlands.


For a magical barge cruise, Scotland is hard to surpass. Scottish Highlander cruises sedately through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful lochs and the scenic, absorbing Caledonian Canal. Ancient castles perched on the water’s edge, heather-clad hillsides and arguably the finest inland cruising in the world offer guests unforgettable experiences on a handpicked barge cruise. Scotland’s legends of the past, the taste of single malt and the mythical inhabitant of Loch Ness all contribute to a special magic only experienced in the dramatic Highlands.

A cruise aboard Scottish Highlander along the Great Glen as you admire some of Scotland’s finest scenery will be unforgettable. According to guests who have embarked on a barge cruise, Scotland is one of the top regions to see from the water.

Heart of the Scottish Highlands Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Glencoe, scene of treachery between the Campbell and MacDonald clans
  • Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery
  • Cruise Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy
  • See Eilean Donan and Urquhart castles
  • Visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
  • Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Spectacular scenery, wildlife and folklore
  • Visit Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
  • Excellent walking opportunities

Health & Fitness

Kids & Teens

Scottish Highlander does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.

Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Passengers who are disabled are asked to advise the reservations staff of the nature of their disability at the time of booking as some Vessels and/or itineraries may be unsuitable.

If European Waterways or the Operator reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned they reserve the right to decline or cancel the reservation.

Special Dietary Requirements

The chefs will be very happy to accommodate requests for vegetarian and special diets and these should be made at the time of reservation.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age of child accepted onboard is 12 years except for Charters and special “Family Departures” (please enquire for further details) for which Children under 12 years are welcome. All children under the age of 18 years accepted onboard qualify for a discount of €250 per child per week on all vessels except La Nouvelle Etoile and Absoluut2.

Children under the age of 18 are only accepted on Athos as part of a charter booking and qualify for a discount of €225 per child. Children under the age of 8 are not accepted on Clair de Lune even as part of a charter booking.

Ship Facts
  • River Cruise Ship
  • Boutique Size
  • Classic Style

  • Currency EUR
  • 8 Passangers
  • 4 Crew
  • 1 Decks
  • 4 Cabins

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