Argyll based cruise line Argyll Cruising has launched its 2020 itinerary, which sees the family-owned company build on its current formula of offering bespoke active cruises allowing guests more time to explore the area and less time sailing between locations.
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The new itinerary, available to book on Argyll Cruising’s website, incorporates history, culture , wildlife and onshore activities. A highlight is the return of the Corryvreckan to the Shiants cruise. This bucket list trip combines the incredible Corryvreckan, the world’s third largest whirlpool, with the tranquillity of Iona. En route sail past Skye's majestic black Cuillin mountains before heading to the Shiant Islands, home to a quarter of a million puffins in spring and summer.
Other highlights include spring and autumn Clyde coast trips taking in some of Scotland’s best-loved holiday hotspots, including the islands of Arran and Bute and holiday destinations Millport and Tarbert. Summer mini-cruises to Mull also return which include a visit to Fingal’s Cave on Staffa.
Shore Manager Jamie Duncan is delighted with the 2020 cruise itinerary saying: “As 2020 is VisitScotland's Year of Coast and Waters, it will be a big year for Scotland’s coastal communities with more people than ever flocking to the coast. As a small cruise company we wanted to offer something different, we’ve listened to guest’s feedback and come up with a cruise calendar which we believe will be hard to beat. The theme of each cruise reflects the best time to see each area. For example, we’ve chosen our Glorious Gardens cruises in spring and autumn and our wildlife cruises take place during optimal times to see incredible species in their natural environment.”
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