Our Captain did an excellent job in sometimes difficult conditions with regards to the weather. The crew were always helpful and seemed to have everything under control. Our steward was charming and very hard working and does a great job in the table settings. Everyone enjoyed Chef’s food, he was also very diligent with food allergies which we so appreciated.
Everyone was extremely warm, friendly and helpful. The vessel was great! Both inside and out with good windows upstairs and very elegant decor. We found our cabin incredibly comfortable with lots of space for clothing etc. We both very much enjoyed the holiday with the highlight being St Kilda as well as the other guests and crew.
Captain was highly committed to getting us to St Kilda. The crew as well as having high regard for our safety also spent a lot of time pointing out various places and the wildlife. This was all topped off of course with the high quality of meals and vert well balanced. The overall areas within the boat were of very good quality with ample space, we would recommend this trip to our friends.
Nothing was too much trouble; all crew were attentive and friendly. We were looked after both professionally as well as with great care. Chef provided a string of excellent meals along the whole trip. Craig and Mark did all they could to keep us safe and help us enjoy our time aboard and ashore.
The captain did everything with good humour, and successfully traveled though the night to ensure we arrived at St Kilda, which was most memorable. Our cabin was very comfortable with great storage space and the overall public spaces where very superior as well as comfortable. We would rate the whole experience excellent and would not hesitate to recommend to our friends.
A fantastic and relaxing break from studying! Our Captain was very informative and happy to supply us with information and was always very welcoming on the bridge. Deck crew where not only very professional at handling the ship but were very polite and courteous to the guests. The chef’s meals were divine which we stuffed ourselves with. The steward kept up the service to a very high standard and I would definitely be recommending.
5* treatment that I’m happy to recommend everything was most impressive and I would rate excellent. The captain and crew where very friendly and approachable.
An overall 5* experience with the food helping to keep the rating. We received a truly pampered and supported service with a great service from the crew and Captain who was well travelled and pleasant, full of stories, but the riddles were a bit too difficult! Mark was most knowledgeable regarding wildlife as was all of the staff. The boat was excellent and always clean and tidy with good accommodation, plenty of room to move around and benefited with the extra storage space.
From the moment we boarded, the vessel was most comfortable and welcoming. The staff were always attentive and super friendly but safety is always paramount. Lots of wildlife with so many Puffins yet it is hard to think which of the amazing Scottish Isles we visited were the best. Mull and Iona are like places where time has stood still but Staffa, there cant be anywhere else like this island in the world surely! Our cabin was so comfortable yet spacious and i did spend time in the library as the books were so informative. Diets all round i think, as food was first class! Thanks to all the crew who really do make the holiday.
A true adventure. The vessel was impressive, the crew was professional, yet warm and the food was superb. Every need was anticipated. We saw dolphins, puffins and other wildlife up close. The Abbey at Iona is humbling.
Spirit of Fortitude does command a presence but no more so than when she enters the canal. The crew did say, but i have never seen so many people photograph a small ship so much, she really is pretty iconic. The fact a Scottish couple owns and operates such a vessel in Scotland and you have not chosen to head off to the Med is a credit to you both. I had a great time, made many new friends as well as memories.
Simply Outstanding. We have just returned from one of the best holidays ever. Michelin star food standard prepared fresh to order by Head Chef, dinner with the captain and staff melting away when you want to relax & there when you need a milky coffee or glass of champagne. Large cabin with soft and comfortable double bed, full size shower and exclusive organic body lotions & soaps. The Kyles of Bute were stunning! The captain invited us on to the Bridge and we watched him navigate – it was fascinating and we enjoyed drinks in the lounge and library faxing out at the incredible views. This was a truly special experience and we cannot recommend it more highly. Melt in your mouth lamb, dreamy puddings, proper Scottish breakfasts, oh it was so good we can’t stop talking about it
What a vessel! we never expected there to be so much room and the size! we thought for sure it would never fit. The passing tourists really do flock to the boat as she is really quite a talking point. It was such a relaxing trip cutting though the highlands of Scotland slow and steady but the crew worked tremendously well with the boat and yet still found time to make our journey even more pleasurable. The Castle was so interesting and yet no sighting on the loch for us! Captain Keith is first class and really knows his way through the various locks. Complements to the Chef the food was divine and we came away with wonderful ideas on table settings as well as Scottish cuisine. The on board entertainment with Ian was an added bonus, such talented crew.
We enjoyed this cruise immensely and just wanted to say many thanks as it truly was a trip worth mentioning. Food was first class with no expense spared and the staff and accommodation, second to none.
This trip was amazing! the staff where very attentive to all of our needs and the food was truly something to write about. One of the most enjoyable cruises we have ever been on and look forward to seeing you all this year.
What a wonderful cruise we had on the Spirit of Fortitude. It was an absolute luxury and the staff were very attentive and worked very well together. We very much loved the trip and hope to be back soon!
We just wanted to let you know how really wonderful our cruise of the Western Isles was and how much we enjoyed it all. The Spirit of Fortitude was absolutely luxurious and the scenery more splendid than we had ever imagined but we reserve an even higher praise for the terrific crew you have put together. They looked after us every step of the way, nothing was too much bother and the food was outstanding. When we said goodbye on Tuesday it was like farewelling friends.
Thank you very much for a wonderful trip and an experience we will never forget.
Just fantastic cruise, wonderful scenery, friendly ports, most helpful and pleasant crew and the most gorgeous food have ever tasted. Most of the food was local sourced. The yacht is very comfortable, clean and spacious. Would highly recommend.
I loved this cruise! The booking process was simple and the staff very helpful, we got some great weather which was also a bonus. One less item on the bucket list!
Dear Denice, I am writing to thank you for the wonderful service we received while cruising with The Spirit of Fortitude. Good customer service and a high quality offering is so important when on honeymoon. Their was so much to see and do and the live music was such a treat as we had never heard such a voice as that of young Orla. Our standard of accommodation and the privacy afforded was at such a high level, so much room to move within the cabins and a real sense of space altogether within the ship. When asked would we recommend The Royal Scottish by Alice, we had already posted a recommendation on our facebook! Hope to return again, which i am sure we will.
Can’t say enough how we have enjoyed our time onboard this amazing vessel, she is truly something different and much needed in the West of Scotland. My Grandmother and i have shared a special time and made wonderful friends along the way. The cabins are so large and comfortable and you were right , we had no difficulty getting around.
So many place, so much fun and to top it all off the food is just as impressive. Alice and Ian were so attentive and Captain Cameron is a font of all Knowledge when it came to the local area. Though i am considering stealing your chef Ian, as his attention to detail when it came to cooking really stood out, delighting us at every meal time. Can’t help but think your whisky viewing room is something that will become pretty iconic with fellow cruisers.Again Thank You, we will not hesitate to recommend you in the future and hope to sail with you again.
Dear crew of the Spirit of Fortitude, I thought I would send a written thanks to you all as we haven’t had such a great time spent when cruising, as we had with The Royal Scottish. The service we received from start to finish was first class and I can’t thank you enough for helping with the booking of our hotel which was stunning and arranging our transport. It was so good to touch down and just relax. The food was truly exquisite and well, just a cut above. I have recommended you to some of my friends and I hear they are now booked on this year’s voyage. I so wish we had the time to return this year but will see you all next season. Phil & Nancy