Scottish small-ship cruising company Majestic Line is set to start cruising again from August 29.

Two ships from the four-vessel fleet will be operating six-night cruises with a reduced number of guests onboard.

Majestic Line has completed VisitScotland’s Good to Go accreditation to show it is adhering to the government and public health guidance and has carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment.

Customers will be able to choose from the line’s most popular cruises – Mull and Her Inlets and Islands or Skye and the Inner Hebrides – plus one-off itineraries called Captain’s Choice, and Isles of the Clyde and the Southern Hebrides.

Ken Grant, managing director, said: “We have many guests who are very keen to cruise with us this year, and having looked long and hard at the options and how best we can confidently offer a cruise experience that is enjoyable and safe we feel that we are now in a position to cruise safely once again.”

Crew members are tested weekly to ensure they are Covid-free, and staff and passegers will also have their temperatures checked.

There is increased daily cleaning and sanitisation of all public areas.

Majestic Line offers trade sales, with 5% commission.

The UK government currently advises against cruising in international waters but Majestic Line operates solely in Scottish waters.

Each Majestic Line cruise carries no more than 12 guests with four crew.