Kirkwall Cruises

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Scotland
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Scotland

Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for 'Church Bay', relating to the town's 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway. 

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes, reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney's turbulent past.[ReadMoreMob] The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St. Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali.

Don't miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with it's fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.

Cruises to Kirkwall

Corpach and Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highland, Scotland, UK Corpach and Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highland, Scotland, UK Corpach and Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highland, Scotland, UK

Lochs & Legends of Scotland • S2117

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 29 Jul 2021
8 nights
  • Create memories as you sail Scottish Lochs on a smaller ship
  • See mighty Ben Nevis in Loch Linnhe, Loch Fyne and more
  • See Legendary sites, from castles to Neolithic treasures
Skara Brae, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland, UK Skara Brae, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland, UK Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland

Scenic Scotland in Five Nights • S2120

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 28 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • Discover enchanting waterways and remote islands from Borealis
  • Relax during hours of enthralling daytime scenic cruising
  • Go in search of many more of Scotland’s most famous highlights
The Giants Causeway, Ireland The Giants Causeway, Ireland Landscape of Giant's Causeway, Belfast

Scenic Islands of the British Isles • T2118

 Dover
Bolette
Sun 29 Aug 2021
13 nights
  • Discover some of the British Isles remote islands
  • Visit the intriguing Fingal’s Cave
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Orkneys
The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Isles of the UK • T2212

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 04 Jun 2022
10 nights
  • Visit the UK’s most hard-to-reach islands
  • Marvel at wildlife in natural habitats
  • Explore off the beaten track on remote islands
Strokkur geysir eruption, Golden Circle, Iceland Strokkur geysir eruption, Golden Circle, Iceland Strokkur geysir eruption, Golden Circle, Iceland

Natural Wonders of Iceland • T2209

 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 04 May 2022
11 nights
  • Search for Whales in their natural habitat 
  • Visit the Gulfuss & Godafoss waterfalls 
  • Spot Puffins & Arctic Terns on Vigur Island 
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scoland, the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's palace Kirkwall, Orkney, Scoland, the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's palace Kirkwall, Orkney, Scoland, the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's palace

Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2215

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 09 Jul 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by Fingal’s Cave & Dutchman’s Cap
  • Visit remote islands of Bute, Orkney & Shetlands
  • Spot seabirds on St. Kilda & the Shetlands
Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland

UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities • M2228

 Southampton
Braemar
Sun 11 Sep 2022
12 nights
  • Visit remote islands of Scilly, Shetland & Orkney 
  • Explore beautiful Cornwall from Falmouth 
  • Experience scenic cruising by Fingal’s Cave 
Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 09 Jun 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by impressive Fingal’s Cave
  • Calls into remote Islands, such as Orkney
  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
Skara Brae, Orkney Skara Brae, Orkney Skara Brae, Orkney Isles, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Fri 10 Jun 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by impressive Fingal’s Cave
  • Calls into remote Islands, such as Orkney
  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
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
View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland. View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland. View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland.

Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2219

 Dover
Bolette
Fri 19 Aug 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise the picturesque Sound of Mull
  • Explore the remote Orkney & Shetland Islands
  • Explore Loch Ness from Invergordon
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
Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland

Touring Scenic Scotland • S214

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 12 Jul 2021
5 nights
  • Visit Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Explore Scotland's castles & their history
  • Visit Neolithic Skara Brae from Kirkwall
Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick

Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands • S216

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 22 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • Visit two remote Scottish Isles
  • Explore the impressive Giant's Causeway
  • Visit Neolithic Skara Brae from Kirkwall
St Mary's, Scilly Isles St Mary's, Scilly Isles St Mary's, Scilly Isles

Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands • T217

 Dover
Bolette
Tue 24 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • Visit two remote Scottish Isles
  • Spot birds at RSPB Sumburgh Head
  • Visit Neolithic Skara Brae from Kirkwall
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
Whale tail in Akureyri, Iceland Whale tail in Akureyri, Iceland Whale tail in Akureyri, Iceland

Natural Wonders of Iceland • T2217

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 01 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Tour to the Gullfoss or Godafoss Waterfalls
  • Seek out Puffins on Vigur Island
  • Scenic cruise Eyjafjordur - Iceland’s longest fjord