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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

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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.

  • 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

Accommodation

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