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

Isles of the UK

Isles of the UK

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Wed 15 Jul 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2018

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Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Sat 18 Jul 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2020

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Scottish Isles & Edinburgh

Scottish Isles & Edinburgh

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Wed 05 Aug 2020
8 nights • Black Watch • W2022

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Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Fri 25 Sep 2020
12 nights • Black Watch • W2027

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Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Departs: Southampton • Wed 20 Jan 2021
9 nights • Balmoral • L2102

  • Making the most of a rare wintertime exploration of Norway’s magical fjords, you’ll enjoy a very special seasonal snapshot of inspirational landscapes and enchanting destinations.
  • Breathe in crisp, fresh air and savour spectacular scenes with a ride on the incredible Flåm Railway and Bergen’s famous funicular; and enjoy scenic cruising between the islands and islets of Boknafjord.
  • After Norway, you’ll sail south via the Shetland Islands for a unique experience – during an overnight stay in Lerwick, you’ll catch all the parades and ceremonies of the unique Up Helly Aa Festival.

From £1,099pp

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Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Black Watch • W2112

  • With chances to uncover rugged waterways and archipelagos, and experience the magic of the Midnight Sun, immerse yourself in Northern Norway’s unrivalled drama and beauty.
  • Enjoy unforgettable small ship scenic cruising into spectacular Trollfjord, Raftsundet and by beautiful Reine; and explore ashore amongst Lofoten and Vesterålen’s astonishing scenery.
  • Take in the attractions of Tromsø, including the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; visit charming Kristiansund and Sandnessjøen, and see intriguing Torghatten too.

From £1,999pp

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Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 29 Jul 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2117

  • Create memories that last a lifetime as you sail Scottish Lochs on a smaller ship – the best way to experience the beauty and tranquility of this astonishing part of the world.
  • See mighty Ben Nevis in Loch Linnhe and Beinn Ghobhlach towering over Little Loch Broom; Loch Fyne; Fingal Cave’s basalt columns and more.
  • Ashore, your call at Fort William could coincide with the annual Lochaber Highland Games, while legendary historic sites, from castles to Neolithic treasures, await you too.

From £1,349pp

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Scenic Islands in the Summertime

Scenic Islands in the Summertime

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 05 Aug 2021
5 nights • Balmoral • L2124

  • In just five nights, visit two beautiful countries to uncover intriguing islands, natural wonders and enchanting wildlife for a short, yet simply unforgettable summer break.
  • See magnificent sea stacks guarding the rugged Orkneys; and visit the Shetlands to take in gorgeous coastal scenery, remarkable ancient settlements and wildlife such as iconic native ponies.
  • Marvel at the unspoilt beauty of the uninhabited islets of Gáshólmur and Tindhólmur; arch-shaped Drangarnir and picturesque Gásadalur; plus the bird habitats of Hestur Island and Mykines.

From £749pp

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Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 28 Aug 2021
5 nights • Black Watch • W2120

  • Discover enchanting waterways and remote islands on board Black Watch and experience a memorable snapshot of Scotland’s gorgeous summertime scenery.
  • Relax during hours of daytime scenic cruising, taking in historic Duart Castle and the picturesque Sound of Mull, the intriguing Dutchman’s Cap and astonishing Fingal’s Cave.
  • Step ashore in the Shetlands and at the Isle of Lewis, to go in search of many more of Scotland’s most famous highlights, such as pretty Lews Castle and iconic Shetland ponies.

From £799pp

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