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By Chris | November 1 2013
Top cabin: Double State Cabin
Key selling points: Highland country house meets Edwardian elegance in these comfortable, posh cabins, which come complete with a dressing table, full-length wardrobe, opening windows, and a private bathroom with shower, sink, and lavatory. Exquisite marquetry work lines the wood-paneled walls, while sumptuous tartan fabrics adorn the furnishings.
Standout service: For a surprise proposal, the crew arranged for a scuba diver to go into the water at the beach at Morar Sands, come out of the water with the engagement ring, and present it to the couple.
Style: Scottish traditional, by James Park, 1990
Special amenities: Complimentary cocktail on arrival, individually controlled heating, high-quality foam pillows and hypoallergenic duvets, crew members on-hand 24 hours a day
Square footage: Approximately 85
Number of bedrooms: One open-plan space
Number of bathrooms: One
Number of cabins on train: 19, including two Double State Cabins
Who’s slept here?: British royalty and celebrities
Rate: From $3,710 per person for a two-night itinerary
Route: The train travels 10 routes that all originate and end in Edinburgh (plus one that terminates in London) and makes stops in destinations including Keith, Glasgow, Perth, and Ardlui.
Charter: The Royal Scotsman is available for private charters for one-day excursions or one- to four-night journeys.