Lerwick Cruises

Lerwich town centre under blue sky, Scotland
Lerwich town centre under blue sky, Scotland

Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland. The bustling, cosmopolitan seaport is the islands’ only town, and its wonderful natural harbour is a joy to explore.

Until the 1600s, Leir Vik – Norse for a muddy bay – was little more than a few huts. However, conflict between the British and Dutch, whose fishing fleet fished for herrings off the islands, led to the building of a permanent settlement.[ReadMoreMob] This included Fort Charlotte, which once overlooked the harbour but has now been enclosed by the town following land reclamation.

Despite the wealth created by North Sea oil, modern Lerwick retains many fascinating small shops and historic buildings. Wandering along atmospheric Commercial Street is a delight, and the Böd of Gremista – a “fishing booth” built in 1780, is now a fascinating museum. The ground floor has the salt store and the kitchen, where herrings were hung to dry. Outside the town are the well preserved remains of the Broch of Clickimin, a small Bronze-Age settlement excavated in the last century.

Cruises to Lerwick

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
View over the fjord Fjaerlandsfjord View over the fjord Fjaerlandsfjord View over the fjord Fjaerlandsfjord

Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • S2213

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 25 May 2022
9 nights
  • Witness Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • See the glistening ice of the Briksdal Glacier on tour
  • Experience scenes of rugged &verdant valleys
Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland

Myths and Legends of British Isles • L2209A

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 13 Apr 2022
9 nights
  • Away from the beaten track, discover places famed for their history and folklore.
  • Delve into the Neolithic and Norse heritage of Orkney and Shetland; and tour to legendary Loch Ness from Invergordon. 
  • Visit Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and explore Dorset's Jurassic Coast; plus scenic cruise some of Scotland's most beautiful regions. 
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
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
Guests looking out to Fingal's cave from on board, UK Guests looking out to Fingal's cave from on board, UK Guests looking out to Fingal's cave from on board, UK

Scenic British Isles • T2217A

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 01 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Discover the beauty, history and wildlife of rugged and remote Scottish isles.
  • Look out for native seabirds in Shetland, Orkney and on the Isle of Skye, plus seek-out their historic sites. 
  • Experience memorable scenic cruising, and visit Belfast, Cobh and the Isle of Man too. 
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
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 
Naeroyfjord , Norway Naeroyfjord , Norway Naeroyfjord , Norway

Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • S2213BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Thu 26 May 2022
9 nights
  • Witness Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • See the glistening ice of the Briksdal Glacier on tour
  • Experience scenes of rugged & verdant valleys
Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Norwegian Fjords, Glaciers & Mountain Railways • S2218

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 11 Jul 2022
8 nights
  • Kayak along world heritage Nærøyfjord
  • Hike to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Journey into mountains on the Flam Railway
Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 19 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Tour to see Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Call at the hard to reach Shetland Islands
  • Scenic cruise the pretty Sound of Mull
Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Wed 20 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Tour to see Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Call at the hard to reach Shetland Islands
  • Scenic cruise the pretty Sound of Mull
Hardangerfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord, Norway

Norway's Mountains and Scenic Fjords • S2223

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 29 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Sognefjord & Hardangerfjord
  • Tour to the top of Mount Floyen in Bergen
  • Visit local Fruit & Cider farms from Ulvik
Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2310

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 03 May 2023
9 nights
  • See the remarkable rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave
  •  Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, the Shetlands’ northernmost point
  • Perhaps visit the famous site of Loch Ness from Invergordon
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 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