Our cruise guide Karen Gillan has swapped Loch Ness for the jungle and a starring role in the movie Jumanji. The Scots actress plays action-girl and martial arts master Ruby Roundhouse in the blockbuster that is currently showing in cinemas.
And, on our cruises, you can hear Karen recount the tales of Loch Ness as one of the voices of our on-board audio guide.
Karen is joined on the audio commentary by local storyteller Mr Loch Ness himself, Willie Cameron. Together they immerse passengers with tales of everything from the legend that is the Loch Ness Monster, through to the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie as well as witches, waterfalls and illegal whisky.
The audio guide is as captivating as the surrounding area and is sure to enhance the experience for everyone on board the cruise down the Caledonian Canal, River Ness and Loch Dochfour and onto the expanse of Loch Ness.
Having grown up in Inverness, Karen is well versed in the legend of Loch Ness and its elusive monster. And mystery has featured strongly in her acting career, not least while previously playing Doctor Who’s assistant Amy Pond in the cult sci-fi series.
Karen also played the blue-skinned, black-eyed, super villain Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Her role as a Jacobite audio guide adds greatly to the experience of our passengers, and Karen was considered to be the ideal choice to provide the commentary.
Freda Newton, owner of Loch Ness by Jacobite, said: “We wanted to give our guests an even more memorable experience. The audio sounds and content of the commentary complements the amazing sights which are enjoyed along one of the most famous stretches of water in Scotland and the UK.”
Why not find out for yourself, and book one of our comfortable cruises? Or, as the audio guide reveals …
“Look to the shores and see famous landmarks and sites; look to the skies and see wildlife in abundance; look beyond the ship’s bow and see some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland; look down into the dark waters, and who knows what you might find …”