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Are your on board food, drink and retail offerings open?

Strict travel restrictions and COVID protection measures are in place. As a result, from Friday 8 January 2021, the food, drink and retail offer on board our vessels has changed:

  • To protect the safety of our staff and passengers shorter routes will not offer food, drink or retail.

  • To support the welfare of customers undertaking long journeys on some of our longer routes there will be a limited food, drink and retail offer. The table below provides more information on what to expect.

Food and drink will be offered on routes where we know there are little or no facilities at or near ports. We are striking a balance that protects our staff and customers, but also considers the welfare of those making essential journeys on longer routes.

Route

Vessel**

Which area will be open   

Options on offer

Oban - Coll/Tiree/Colonsay

MV Clansman

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Kennacraig - Islay

MV Finlaggan

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Uig - Tarbert/Lochmaddy

MV Hebrides 

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Oban - Barra

MV Isle of Lewis

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Mallaig - Small Isles

MV Lochnevis

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Ullapool - Stornoway

MV Loch Seaforth

Mariners

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

Mallaig/Oban - Lochboisdale

MV Lord of the Isles

Coffee Cabin

Hot snacks, hot breakfast rolls* served up to 11.30am, soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.

*Hot breakfast roll fillings include - Bacon, Scottish Lorne Sausage, Links Sausage and Vegetarian Sausage. Available times may vary dependant on route and vessel. 

**Vessel may vary to that stated due to annual overhaul programme

In line with COVID19 protection measures, alcoholic beverages remain unavailable on all services.

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

Thanks for your continued patience. If you are making an essential journey with us, please continue to be prepared and plan ahead for your journey. Please also continue to help us create a safe experience for all customers and crew by adhering to the following guidance:

  • When consuming 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.

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

  • Face coverings must be worn inside our food and drink and retail areas when choosing and paying for purchases, unless exempt. 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. 

These arrangements are in line with exemptions to premises on ferries - outlined in the Coronavirus Health Protection regulations (Scotland).***

***www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020/344/schedule/4 and www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020/344/schedule/5

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