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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER 

With the atmosphere of a Scottish country home, the hotel barge Scottish Highlander offers luxury barge cruise vacations along Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, and the Highlands in Scotland Scottish Hotel Barge SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER Caledonian Canal Loch Ness Scotland ParadiseConnections.com
Hotel Barge SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER
Cruising the Caledonian Canal of Scotland
ABOUT THE BOAT

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER accommodates up to eight guests in four cabins. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms with shower, and can be equipped with either a double berth configuration or two single berths. Scottish Highlander has central heating, and has a comfortable lounge and dining area.

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SPECIFICATIONS:
        • 117 FEET LONG
        • 8 PASSENGERS
        • 4 CREW
        • 1 TWIN/DOUBLE SUITE
        • 3 TWIN/DOUBLE STATEROOMS
        • CENTRALLY HEATED
        • SUNDECK
        • ALL WEATHER PASSENGER-FRIENDLY WHEEL HOUSE
        • 8 TOURING BIKES
        • FISH FINDER
        • MINIBUS
GUEST CABINS

All guest cabins can be configured with either one double or two single beds (see sizes below). All cabins have wardrobe, drawers and cupboards, a bedside reading lamp and  solid mahogany fittings. They have 2 large windows, one of which opens. All cabins have private, en-suite bathroom facilities.
  • Cameron Suite (Bow) 12ft x 12 ft 4” (3.65m x 3.77m) 
  • Macpherson Stateroom 11ft 6” x 10ft (3.53m x 3m)
  • Mackintosh  Stateroom 11ft 6” x 10ft (3.53m x 3m)
  • Frazer Stateroom 11ft 6” x 10ft (3.53m x 3m)
Note: The measurements are approximate

SIZE OF THE BEDS:
  • In the Cameron Suite the double bed measures 5ft wide x 6ft 3”long (1.5m x 1.92m) or as 2 single beds, each 2ft 6” wide x 6ft 3”long (0.09m x 2m).
  • In the Staterooms the double bed measures 6ft wide x 6ft 6”long or as 2 single beds  each 3ft wide x 6ft 6”long
CEILING HEIGHTS:
  • The ceiling height in the Cameron Suite is 6ft6 (2m) but gets a little higher in some parts.
  • The Staterooms are all about 6ft 9 (2.1m) high.
BATHROOMS:
All bathrooms have showers, wash hand basin and a W.C. They are fully tiled, with a radiator, 110v power socket and an air extractor. Each bathroom is supplied with towels, washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, hair dryers, slippers and bathrobes.

PUBLIC ROOMS

SALOON/DINING ROOM DIMENSIONS & DESCRIPTION:
  • Room size 20ft x 12ft approx.
  • Enter from the main sundeck by a double door and 4 steps down to the saloon.
  • Finished in yew and Brazilian mahogany
  • Eight observational windows.
  • Tartan carpet with leather armchairs and sofa. 
  • Walnut dining table seating 9 people.
  • Writing table and a small book library
  • Fully stocked bar with fridge
SUNDECK:
Brazilian mahogany deck with safety rails and a non-slip surface. There is a wooden table with benches to seat 4 people.

BRIDGE:
You are welcome to visit the Captain on the all-weather, centrally heated bridge. The bridge has a compass, depth sounder, radar and fish finder (maybe you can find Nessie!).

LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Hi Fi system and compact discs.  Guests are welcome to bring their favourite CDs from home
  • 8 mountain bikes. Children’s bikes and child bike seats can be arranged if required.  Please let us know at least 8 weeks prior to departure.
  • Board games and a small library of books
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life
  • There is no on board computer for passenger use. Clients who need to access the internet during the cruise are welcome to bring their own laptop computer (or other equipment) and log into BT OPENZONE (there is a small charge directly to the provider for this). Please be advised that internet facilities are subject to availability and can be intermittent in this rural location
  • Nordic walking sticks
THEMED CRUISES

Golf, Walking (along the banks of Loch Ness and the Great Glen), Cycling, Fishing and Family Cruises are available on request.  We can also adapt our standard cruise to incorporate horse-riding, if required.  Please contact Paradise Connections for more details.

GOLF
Passengers who have chartered a “Golf Cruise” or are booked on selected departures that are designated as a “Golf Cruise” will need to be in possession of official handicap cards and/or letters of introduction from their golf clubs at home.  (Either or both of these must be presented at some courses prior to play.)
Equipment can be provided at a supplemental cost. Powered golf carts are not available on all courses.  Nairn golf club is approximately 1 hours drive from Scottish Highlander by minibus and Royal Dornoch is about 2 hours drive.

PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS


Scottish Highlander has boarding steps with two handrails from the bank to the main deck.  The gradient can sometimes be steep.  The four stairs from the main deck down to the saloon and staterooms are wide with handrails on both sides.  There are three steps from the stateroom cabin corridor down to the Cameron suite.  The crew will assist in every way they can but if you have any physical difficulties please advise us before continuing with your reservation.

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