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

The Giants Causeway, Ireland The Giants Causeway, Ireland Giants Causeway in Belfast

Scenic Islands of the British Isles • T2118

 Dover
Bolette
Sun 11 Jul 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 Orkney’s
Spectacular View from the look out point at Loen skylift, Norway Spectacular View from the look out point at Loen skylift, Norway Loen sky lift with spectacular views from Mount Hoven

Spectacular Fjordland Adventure • S2115

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 11 Jul 2021
8 nights
  • Sail deep into the heart of Norway on Borealis
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Nærøyfjord
  • Ride the iconic Flåmsbana railway
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
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 
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
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