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

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
View along the rocky beach with the Sumburgh Head lighthouse behind View along the rocky beach with the Sumburgh Head lighthouse behind Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Maunland Shetland

Scenic Islands in the Summertime • L2124

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 05 Aug 2021
5 nights
  • In five nights, uncover intriguing islands & natural wonders
  • Visit the Shetlands to take in gorgeous coastal scenery
  • See the unspoilt beauty of the uninhabited islets of Gáshólmur
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
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 
Beautiful view of Sognefjord, Norway Beautiful view of Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Wintertime Fjords with up Helly Aa • L2303

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 25 Jan 2023
9 nights
  • A rare wintertime exploration of Norway’s magical fjords
  • Savour the spectacular scenes of Sognefjord
  • In the Shetland Islands catch the Up Helly Aa Festival
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
  • Hear the creaking ice of the Briksdal Glacier on tour
  • Experience scenes of rugged &verdant valleys