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Are your onboard food, drink and retail offerings open?

A phased reopening of our food, drink and retail options on some of our vessels has started.

We are providing a selection of hot snacks, soups and sandwiches as well as hot and cold drinks on a number of our routes. You'll find more details in the table below.

Our menu will be more limited than in 'normal' circumstances while we continue to manage the health and safety mitigations in place to help keep our passengers, crew and the islands we serve safe.

Helping to keep our team and customers safe

Things are still a little different. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our customers and our teams.

To help create a safe experience for everyone, we need your assistance.

  • If you are enjoying our food and drink on board, please remember to clear any left-over food and/or packaging into the appropriate bins before you vacate your table.

  • We have temporarily re-introduced some single use items like disposable cups, sauce sachets, milk portions and cutlery. This is on a temporary basis and is one of the mitigations we have needed to implement to reduce the number of common touch items and in turn, the spread of Covid-19. Where possible, we've used recyclable options, but not all of them can be recycled. So, please do help us to maximise recycling opportunities by following the signage guiding you on what items can and cannot be placed in our recycling bins.

  • Remember to follow the physical distancing guidelines and signage when you travel with us, including in our food and drink and retail areas.

  • Unless exempt, face coverings are required inside our food and drink and retail areas when choosing and paying for purchases. You can remove these as soon as you've sat down to eat / drink, before replacing them as soon as you've finished. Find out more about wearing face coverings in our retail areas. 

Details of what to expect on our longer routes:

The table below provides more information on what to expect on our routes. 

Route

Vessel

Which area will be open   

Options on offer

Oban - Coll/Tiree/Colonsay

MV Clansman

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Kennacraig - Islay

MV Finlaggan

MV Hebridean Isles

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Uig - Tarbert/Lochmaddy

MV Hebrides 

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Oban - Barra

MV Isle of Lewis

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Mallaig - Small Isles

MV Lochnevis

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

From 11 - 28 September 2020 the MV Lochnevis is required to go into annual overhaul - during this period we are unable to offer any food or drink 

Ullapool - Stornoway

MV Loch Seaforth

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Mallaig - Lochboisdale

MV Lord of the Isles

Coffee Cabin

Pre-wrapped cakes, crisps, confectionary, hot and cold drinks

Wemyss Bay - Rothesay 

(From Monday 14th September)

MV Argyle

MV Bute

Coffee Cabin 

Hot breakfast rolls (*until 11:30am), soup, sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks. 

Ardrossan - Brodick 

(From Monday 14th September)

MV Caledonian Isles only

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Oban - Craignure

(From Thursday 17th September)

MV Isle of Mull only

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* (*until 11.30am), soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

*Hot breakfast roll fillings include - Bacon, Scottish Lorne Sausage, Links Sausage and Vegetarian Sausage.

We will continue to keep our customers updated should there be any changes to our retail offer.

Thanks for your continued patience. Please continue to be prepared and plan ahead for your journey.

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