Cruising by Old Man of Hoy

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Britain’s tallest and arguably most famous sea stack, the Old Man of Hoy rises 450 feet out of the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Hoy Island, in Scotland’s rugged Orkney archipelago.

Originally an arch with two ‘legs’ resembling those of an old man, hence the landmark’s nickname, the erosive power of the weather has reduced the stack to a single pillar which, owing to a huge crack slicing through the middle of it, geologists believe will one day collapse into the sea.

As it stands today though, defiantly battling the Atlantic tide and Scottish storms, the Old Man of Hoy remains one of the UK’s most popular climbing spots and an impressive sight to enjoy from the comfort of your cruise ship.  

Cruises to Cruising by Old Man of Hoy

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands • S215

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 17 Jul 2021
5 nights
  • Sail the rugged coastline of the Faroes
  • Spot Sea Birds & Orca
  • Scenic sail the remote Orkney Isles
Duncansby Sea Stacks Duncansby Sea Stacks Duncansby Sea Stacks

Welcoming back Balmoral • L212

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 28 Jul 2021
3 nights
  • See the Sea Stacks at Duncansby & the Needle
  • Spot seabirds such as Puffins & Guillemots
  • Scenic cruise tranquil lochs of Scotland
View along the rocky beach with the Sumburgh Head lighthouse behind View along the rocky beach with the Sumburgh Head lighthouse behind Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Maunland Shetland

Scenic Islands in the Summertime • L2124

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 05 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • In five nights, uncover intriguing islands & natural wonders
  • Visit the Shetlands to take in gorgeous coastal scenery
  • See the unspoilt beauty of the uninhabited islets of Gáshólmur
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife • T216

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 19 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • See the Sea Stacks at Duncansby & the Needle
  • Go in search of Sea Birds & Orca
  • View dramatic coastal scenery
Puffins on the sea cliff, Iceland Puffins on the sea cliff, Iceland Puffins on the sea cliff, Iceland

Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands in Five Nights • L2214

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 01 Jun 2022
5 nights
  • Scenic cruising past coastal sea stacks
  • Spot local wildlife including a variety of seabirds
  • Explore Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands
Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands

Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland • L2218

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Thu 07 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Cruise past Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap
  • Admire the seabirds of Skye, the Orkneys and Shetlands
  • Visit remote Scottish destinations
Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland

Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland • L2224

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 20 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Enjoy scenic cruising past remote natural wonders
  • Visit the famed Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Discover Neolithic and Norse settlements