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Cruises to Kirkwall


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2024 No-Fly Ireland, Scotland & Northern Europe

Norwegian Dawn 15 Aug 2024 11 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Full-board cruising*

Award-winning entertainment*

Spectacular Dining Experiences*

Contemporary Accommodations*

Itinerary: London (Southampton), England - Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles - Greenock - Dublin(Dun Laoghaire), Ireland - Belfast - Cork - Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge)…
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Inside from £1,382pp

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FREE SPEND UP TO $500
2025 No-Fly 5★ All-Inclusive Scotland & Ireland

Nieuw Statendam 23 Aug 2025 14 nights No-Fly Cruise Dover

FREE On Board Spend of up to $500*

All-inclusive drinks, wi-fi & speciality dining included*

Join Nieuw Statendam on her maiden season from Dover*

Up to $400 shore excursion credit*

Itinerary: Dover, England - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - South Queensferry (Edinburgh) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom - Kirkwall - Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - Belfast - Liverpool.…
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(full fare £3,239) Inside from £2,919pp

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2nd Guest Sails Half Price
2026 No-Fly British Isles Discovery

Ambience 10 Apr 2026 14 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

No-Fly Cruising from a UK port*

Adults only, traditional British cruising*

Please Hurry - Cabins will sell Fast!

2nd Guest Sails for Half Price*

Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Aberdeen, UK - Invergordon - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles,UK - Belfast - Liverpool, UK - Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - St. Peter Port,...
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Inside from £1,103 Get 2nd half price at £551

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What to see in Kirkwall

Kirkwall, the vibrant capital of Orkney, Scotland, beckons visitors with its rich history, Norse heritage and scenic coastal vistas. Explore ancient landmarks like St. Magnus Cathedral, stroll along charming streets lined with historic buildings and immerse yourself in the unique culture and warmth of this captivating island town.

Begin your journey through Kirkwall by delving into its rich history and Norse heritage. A visit to St. Magnus Cathedral, a magnificent medieval masterpiece, is a must-do activity for any traveller keen on unravelling the town's past. Marvel at the cathedral's striking red sandstone façade, adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures that tell the story of its construction and dedication to St. Magnus, the patron saint of Orkney. Step inside this iconic landmark and be awed by its soaring Gothic arches, elegant columns and majestic stained glass windows. Explore the cathedral's interior, which features ornate furnishings, medieval tombs and historic artefacts that offer glimpses into Kirkwall's medieval heyday as a bustling trading port and ecclesiastical centre.

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Orkney with a visit to the Orkney Museum, located in the heart of Kirkwall. Housed in the historic Tankerness House, this fascinating museum showcases a diverse collection of artefacts, exhibits and interactive displays that trace the island's history from prehistoric times to the present day. Explore galleries dedicated to Orkney's archaeological treasures, maritime heritage and traditional crafts, as well as temporary exhibitions highlighting contemporary art and culture. Learn about the island's ancient settlements, Viking raids and wartime experiences, as well as the everyday lives of Orkney's inhabitants through the ages.

For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, Kirkwall offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the island's stunning coastline and observe its diverse wildlife. Join a guided wildlife watching tour departing from Kirkwall Harbour and set sail on a scenic adventure around the Orkney Isles. Cruise along rugged cliffs, rocky shorelines and pristine beaches, while keeping an eye out for native seabirds, seals and even whales that inhabit these waters. Learn about Orkney's unique ecosystem, marine conservation efforts and the importance of preserving this pristine natural environment.


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