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Scenic Orkney and Shetlands in five nights from Newcastle

Experience an unforgettable journey along the east coast of Scotland aboard MS Balmoral your wonderful home for the week. Discover the beautiful coastline, long sandy beaches and steep cliffs sculpted by the wind and sea. Departing from Newcastle, we’ll cruise to Old Man of Hoy, to see the spectacular 450 foot stack; Orkney’s most famous landmark, spend the day in the historic town of Lerwick and Kirkwall before ending our six day cruise in Newcastle.

Your Tour Includes

  • Five nights’ cruise on a full board basis with five-course à la carte dinners
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s drink party and Gala buffet
  • Unlimited self-service tea and coffee
  • On board entertainment each evening including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of the leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging activities and lectures
  • An attentive crew to take care of everything
  • Luggage porterage
  • Port charges
  • Scenic cruising past coastal sea stacks
  • Spot local wildlife including a variety of seabirds
  • Explore Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands
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Itinerary

Overview

This afternoon you will embark the Balmoral in Newcastle.

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Spend the day relaxing and getting to know your new surroundings as we spend the day at sea.

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Spend time exploring the charming capital and Lerwick of the Shetland Islands.  This historic town dates back to the 18th century, wonder around the sandstone building along the waterfront or follow the main street to the modern harbour.

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In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbour. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.

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Spend time relaxing onboard and make the most of the many services available.

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Arrive this morning and disembark after breakfast.

Accommodation

MS Borealis is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the spacious ship.

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?