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Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands In Five Nights - L2214 Balmoral departing 1 Jun 2022

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Balmoral
  • Small-ship cruising
  • Drinks packages available
  • Hand-crafted itineraries
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Embark
1 Jun 2022
Duration
5 Nights
From / To
Newcastle upon Tyne / Newcastle upon Tyne
Ports of call
Newcastle upon Tyne - Cruising by The Needle, Orkney, Scotland - Cruising by Old Man of Hoy, Orkneys - Lerwick (Shetland Islands) - Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 01/06/2022
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

Date 02/06/2022
Location Cruising by The Needle, Orkney, Scotland
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Orkney is an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The islands encompass Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies. The ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ is a group of 5,000-year-old sites on Mainland, the largest island including Skara Brae, a preserved village with a reconstructed house, and Maeshowe, a chambered burial tomb incorporating 12th-century Viking carvings.

Date 02/06/2022
Location Cruising by Old Man of Hoy, Orkneys
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Date 03/06/2022
Location Lerwick (Shetland Islands)
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Sturdy little Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland Islands, northernmost outpost of the British Isles (located almost halfway between Scotland and Norway, to which they once belonged) – and setting of ancient archaeological sites, intriguing Viking echoes and, in more contemporary vein, the renowned Shetland knitwear!

Date 04/06/2022
Location Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for ‘Church Bay’, relating to the town’s 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway.

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes, reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney’s turbulent past. The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St. Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali.

Don’t miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with it’s fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.

Date 05/06/2022
Location At Sea
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Date 06/06/2022
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

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