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Lerwick, Shetland Luxury Cruises

Lerwick is the capital and main seaport of the Shetland Islands, located over 100 miles north of the Scottish mainland. As the Shetland Islands' only town and home to the majority of its population, the area is a cosmopolitan hub of activity and bustling seaport, vital to the island’s trade and commerce. The town is home to an extensive range of fun-filled leisure and entertainment facilities designed to keep visitors happy and occupied whilst staying in the region. The town’s historic waterfront contains a variety of wonderful sights including a quaint promenade, large visiting yachts and fishing boats going about their daily business. Despite the Shetland Island’s secluded ambience, the town of Lerwick has a collection of lively bars, shops and nightclubs to entertain the throngs of tourists hoping to experience the diverse lifestyle of Shetland residents.

Sightseeing in Lerwick

Lerwick is a fantastic town in which to take a stroll and observe the area's stunning scenery alongside a collection of fascinating and historic landmarks.

The Shetland Museum and Archives

Situated at Hay’s Dock in Lerwick, the Shetland Museum and Archives was officially opened by Queen Sonya of Norway and the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay on the 31st May 2007. This intriguing museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Shetland, focusing on the island’s early agriculture, seafaring culture and folklore. Fascinating artefacts on display include a range of items, from old clothing and garments to large boats and vessels.

Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte is a majestic five-sided military fort, located in the centre of Lerwick. The original fort was built in 1652 during the first Anglo-Dutch War, although very little is known of this structure. The second incarnation of the fort was constructed under the orders of Charles II, on the same site as the first, at the beginning of the second Anglo-Dutch War by Robert Mylne. It was eventually burnt down whilst unmanned during the third Anglo-Dutch War. The current structure was erected in 1781 and was named after the wife of George III, who was king at the time of its construction.

The Böd of Gremista

Located towards the northern end of Lerwick, the Böd of Gremista is a fantastic example of an 18th century Shetland fishing booth, also known as a böd. The quaint building was constructed in 1780 by local landowner and manager of the Gremista fishing station Arthur Nicholson. The structure has an interesting history, as it was the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, the co-founder of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, nowadays known as P&O.

Shopping in Lerwick

Lerwick has a diverse range of excellent shops and markets located in the town centre. Visitors will find stores selling all kinds of gifts, souvenirs and general amenities including fashion items, music, confectionary, alcohol and fishing supplies.

Eating out in Lerwick

A selection of quaint and welcoming restaurants and cafes are littered across Lerwick and the Shetland Islands, offering guests a range of locally caught seafood dishes and a variety of alternative international cuisine.

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1 London to Copenhagen
05 July 2020 - 12 nights

Greenwich (London), United Kingdom | Greenwich (London), United Kingdom | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | Aberdeen | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Flaam | Gudvangen | Nordfjordeid | Bergen, Norway | Oslo | Helsingor | Copenhagen | Copenhagen more

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2 Reykjavik to London
08 July 2020 - 12 nights

Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Eskifjordur | Torshavn | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Invergordon, Scotland | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | London (Tower Bridge), UK more

Fly Cruise £4949pp
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3 Reykjavik to Oslo
04 August 2020 - 12 nights

Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Alesund | Bergen, Norway | Stavanger | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Gothenburg, Sweden | Oslo | Oslo more

Fly Cruise £9199pp
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4 Scotland Intensive
18 August 2020 - 11 nights

Amsterdam | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | Dundee, Scotland | Invergordon, Scotland | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Stornoway (Isle Lewis) | Oban, UK | Glasgow (Greenock) | Dublin more

Fly Cruise £3149pp
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5 London to Stockhlom
23 August 2020 - 22 nights

Southampton | Plymouth | Dublin | Belfast | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Nuuk | Qaqortoq | Reykjavik | Isafjordur | Akureyri | Torshavn | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Haugesund, Norway | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Stockholm more

Fly Cruise £5619pp
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6 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

Los Angeles, California | Nawiliwili | Honolulu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete, Tahiti | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Whitsunday | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Okinawa (Naha) | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Bangkok | Bangkok | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Port Kelang, Malaysia | Penang | Phuket | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Cochin | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai/Bombay | Mumbai/Bombay | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba | Safaga | Safaga | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Taormina | Sorrento | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Livorno | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Torshavn | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor, Maine | Boston, Massachusetts | New York more

Fly Cruise £49469pp
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7 London (Southampton) to Reykjavik
23 June 2021 - 22 nights

Southampton | Falmouth, England | Waterford | Holyhead | Liverpool | Douglas | Glasgow | Stornoway, UK | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | Edinburgh | Aberdeen | Invergordon, Scotland | Ullapool | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Torshavn | Torshavn | Eskifjördur | Akureyri | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Reykjavik more

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8 Ultimate Viking Voyage
29 August 2021 - 30 nights

Bergen, Norway | Bergen, Norway | Bergen, Norway | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Northwest Highlands | Northwest Highlands | Northwest Highlands | Northwest Highlands | Northwest Highlands | Isle Of Man | Belfast | Dublin | Belfast | Stornoway, UK | Torshavn | Torshavn | Seydisfjordur | Heimay Island, Iceland | Reykjavik | Prince Christian Sund, Greenland | Qaqortoq | Narsarsuaq | L’Anse Aux Meadows | Gros Morne National Park | Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Boston, Massachusetts | UK more

Fly Cruise £19849pp
9 Wild Scotland & the Hebridean
29 August 2021 - 11 nights

Bergen, Norway | Bergen, Norway | Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Stornoway, UK | Portree | Tobermory, Scotland, UK | Fort William, Scotland | Iona | Isle Of Man | Belfast | Dublin more

Fly Cruise £7539pp
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