Lerwick Cruises

Lerwick 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 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. 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. 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

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 & Shetland
  • Learn about marine life from ORCA conservationists
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
  • With the help of ORCA, look out for marine life
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
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, and marine life with ORCA
  • 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
  • Look for native marine life with ORCA
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
  • With the help of ORCA, look out for marine life
Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK

UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities • L2226A

 Southampton
Balmoral
Sun 11 Sep 2022
12 nights
  • Visit remote islands of Scilly, Shetland & Orkney 
  • Explore beautiful Cornwall from Falmouth 
  • Look out for native marine life with the help of ORCA
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, Shetland's 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
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

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
Aerial view of the dramatic coastline at the cliffs by Staffin with the famous Kilt Rock waterfall , Scotland Aerial view of the dramatic coastline at the cliffs by Staffin with the famous Kilt Rock waterfall , Scotland Aerial view of the dramatic coastline at the cliffs by Staffin with the famous Kilt Rock waterfall , Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2311

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 26 Jun 2023
8 nights
  • Sail to some of the UK’s most remote places and experience Scotland’s rugged beauty
  • From Borealis, see dramatic natural wonders, wild landscapes and native fauna
  • Visit and explore scenic islands, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness
Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2319

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 15 Jul 2023
10 nights
  • See the scenery, wildlife and landmarks of some of Britain’s most beautiful places
  • From Bolette, marvel at rock formations, loch landscapes and look out for whales
  • Visit and explore scenic islands, such as Orkney and Shetland; as well as Belfast
Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands

Isles of Scotland & the Faroes • T2321

 Dover
Bolette
Mon 07 Aug 2023
6 nights
  • Delight in the beauty, history and culture of Scottish isles and the Faroes
  • See the landscapes and wonders of Shetland and Orkney
  • Visit Tórshavn, with its Viking heritage, diverse architecture and unique local life
Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway

Discovering Scandinavia's Viking Heritage • L2320

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 16 Aug 2023
9 nights
  • Explore the Viking heritage of historic destinations in Norway, Denmark and the UK
  • See original Viking ships; visit Viking burial grounds; and much more
  • Experience scenic cruising along Norwegian fjords and by Lindisfarne too
Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland

Discovering Edinburgh & Historic Isles of Scotland • M2321

 Dover
Braemar
Wed 30 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • An insight into the rich culture and traditions of Scottish isles and cities
  • Unearth Viking heritage in Shetland and Orkney, and visit iconic Loch Ness
  • In Edinburgh, learn of the city’s links to the Royals, see the castle and more
Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland

Scenic British Isles • T2325

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 07 Sep 2023
11 nights
  • Discover the scenery and wildlife of remote isles
  • In Scotland, explore rugged Orkney, Shetland and the Isle of Lewis
  • Visit Guernsey, the Isles of Scilly and experience memorable scenic cruising too