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Cruises to Lerwick

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Top Lerwick Cruises

The 2025 5★ No-Fly Best of Norway

Nieuw Statendam 17 May 2025 14 nights No-Fly Cruise Dover

FREE On Board Spend of up to $500*

Exclusive savings*

No-Fly 5★ All-Inclusive Cruising from Dover*

Beverage Package, Gratuities, Wi-Fi, $400 Shore Excursion Credit & Speciality Dining*

Itinerary: Dover, England - Rotterdam - Alesund - Trondheim - Honningsvag - Tromso - Leknes - Bergen - Lerwick - South Queensferry (Edinburgh) - Dover, England
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(full fare £3,075) Inside from £2,979pp

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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 - South Queensferry (Edinburgh) - Lerwick - Kirkwall - Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - Belfast - Liverpool - Greenock (Glasgow) - Douglas - Dunmore East...
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(full fare £3,239) Inside from £3,139pp

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2025 No-Fly All-Inclusive British Isles

Spirit of Adventure 25 Aug 2025 10 nights No-Fly Cruise Dover

FREE Chauffeur Service OR Port Car Parking*

Gratuities & wifi included*

Optional Travel Insurance Included with Coronavirus cancellation cover*

All-Inclusive Cruising*

Itinerary: Dover, England - Lerwick, Shetland Islands - Stornoway - Oban,UK - Douglas, Isle of Man - Belfast, Northern Ireland - St Peter Port, Guernsey - Dover, England
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Balcony from £3,919pp

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What to see in Lerwick

Lerwick, the captivating capital of the Shetland Islands, is not just a picturesque town but also a hub of cultural and historical significance. Located in the northernmost part of Scotland, Lerwick is surrounded by a landscape that is as dramatic as it is beautiful, offering a multitude of activities for visitors.

One of the most notable attractions near Lerwick Port is the Shetland Museum and Archives. This modern museum, located on the historic Hay’s Dock, provides a comprehensive overview of Shetland’s rich heritage and culture. The exhibits cover everything from the island's geological beginnings and Viking history to its traditional crafts and seafaring legacy. The museum's artefacts, photographs and interactive displays bring to life the story of the Shetland Islands and their people. The Archives section of the museum is a treasure trove of documents, photographs and records, offering a deeper insight into the local history. The museum also boasts a waterfront café, where visitors can enjoy local produce while overlooking the marina.

Another must-visit destination is the impressive Fort Charlotte. Situated in the heart of Lerwick, this five-sided artillery fort offers stunning views over the harbour. Named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, the fort has a history dating back to the 17th century, although the current structure was largely rebuilt in the 18th century. Fort Charlotte played a significant role in the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars. Today, it stands as a reminder of Lerwick's strategic importance through the centuries. Visitors can explore the fort's barracks, gunpowder rooms and ramparts, getting a sense of its military past.

A short distance from Lerwick, nature enthusiasts will find the Clickimin Loch and Broch, an impressive example of an Iron Age settlement. The Broch – a type of drystone hollow-walled structure unique to Scotland – sits on a small islet in the middle of the loch, connected to the mainland by a causeway. This ancient site, which dates back to 100 BC, includes the broch, a blockhouse and various other dwellings. Walking around this historic site is like stepping back in time, offering a glimpse into the lives of the island’s early inhabitants. The surrounding area is also a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers, with various species of birds and wildlife often spotted in the vicinity.

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