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

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Scenic Orkney & Shetland in Five Nights • L2214

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 01 Jun 2022
5 nights
  • Scenic cruising past coastal sea stacks
  • Spot local wildlife and look for marine life with ORCA
  • Explore Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands
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Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2313

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 13 May 2023
7 nights
  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the imposing Needle, Old Man of Hoy and Duncansby sea stacks
  • Visit Lews Castle from Stornoway
  • Look for native seabirds on the cliffs of Marwick Head
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2314

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 15 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience the beauty of Scottish isles and waterways to the full
  • See dramatic rock formations, rugged island landscapes and native wildlife
  • Ashore, explore seabird havens, craggy coastlines and discover historic sites too