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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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