It was a serendipitous Twitter moment. A tweet from someone at Argyll Cruising in Scotland passed through my news feed. How it ended up in there I don’t know.
Argyll Cruising was the Twitter name, accompanied by an impressive seaside image of Scotland. I clicked “follow”. My usual due diligence ensued; I needed to know who and what was this new, one boat Scottish cruise line.
I sent a tweet to Jamie at Argyll Cruising simply to say “hi” and congrats on his family’s new endeavour. Within minutes, Jamie Duncan tweeted back. A new transatlantic friendship had begun. Later that year, I was invited to cruise aboard the Splendour.
Cruise Scotland aboard the Handsome Splendour and sail the Scottish Waterways.
I finally made the over-water and train trek to meet Iain and Fiona Duncan and their son Jamie, whom I “met” on Twitter. This is the family that owns and operates Argyll Cruising and their beautiful ship, Splendour.
After the ships first season of operation in 2015, the Duncan’s decided to rebuild each of the four cabins with en suite bathrooms. After months of reconstruction, the Splendour now features all cabins with a contemporary and well-designed private bathroom.
Here are the photos of the Splendor – just before it leaves to cruise Scotland with guests as well as when it’s underway.
For more information, contact Jamie: info (at) ArgyllCruising.com and visit ArgyllCruising.com
I’m the editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com, a solo traveler cruising the USA and Europe on land and sea. Always looking for new vistas, local food and wine. I hope my articles and photos entertain, advise and inspire you to savor and travel the world without flying.