Cruising by The Needle, Orkneys

Man looking out to sea from on board
Man looking out to sea from on board

'Pinned' just off south west coast of Hoy Island, the 230 ft-high Needle is the Orkney archipelago's second-highest rock stack. 

Along with the legendary Old Man of Hoy, the Needle is one of Orkney's most popular climbing hotspots, a haven for various seabird species and is a magnificent sight to admire from the comfort of your ship's decks.

Cruises to Cruising by The Needle

Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland

Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2313

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 13 May 2023
7 nights
  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the Old Man of Hoy 
  • Visit Lews Castle from Stornoway
  • Look for native seabirds and marine life with ORCA 
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2314

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 15 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience the beauty of Scottish isles and waterways 
  • See dramatic rock formations and native wildlife
  • Spot whales and other marine wildife with ORCA