How Scotland is leading the way for cruising

Small ships and strict measures make for an anxiety-free sailing, says Robin McKelvie

Thursday 01 October 2020 12:44
Aboard the Glen Shiel
Aboard the Glen Shiel

he cruise industry globally may seem dead in the water, crippled by a Covid-19 storm no one forecasted. But there are tantalising green shoots right here in UK waters – more specifically in Scottish waters, where a flotilla of small family-owned ships are leading the charge. 

They have found a way to safely steer through some of the most spectacular cruising landscapes on the planet, offering a taste of how cruising is possible in the time of coronavirus.

Social distancing measures, pared-down numbers of passengers, mandatory masks and the strictest of cleaning regimes – you name it, these bijoux vessels are doing it in order to stay Covid-compliant and reassure guests.

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