Calmac – Major Changes

During the current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), CalMac is working closely with all relevant agencies and has implemented a COVID-19 contingency plan in line with current Government strategy.

In response, CalMac will now stop taking new bookings on all of its services up to and including 15 July 2020 as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bookings can still be made for travel from 16 July.

CalMac will also stop serving hot food on board from tomorrow morning (20 March 2020) to free up our staff to crew our vessels.

Whilst we are currently able to continue operating our normal timetabled service; we do need to plan ahead for the impact the virus may have on our operations. For this reason, customers will not be able to book any service in advance for sailings due to take place up to and including 15 July. Bookings can still be made for travel from 16 July. This is to reflect the four-month period advised by Scottish Government as being the initial period of COVID-19 disruption. Bookings that have already been made up to that period will be honoured where services are running. Priority will continue to be given to emergency services and medical emergencies.

Our catering services on board will be reduced but will offer tea, coffee and pre-packaged foods, such as sandwiches. Bottled and packaged drinks and snacks will also continue to be offered.