224 Kirkwall Cruise Reviews

Very interesting excursion to the Italian Chapel with a WONDERFUL tour guide. The tour of the Highland Park Distillery was also very good.
Very interesting excursion to the Italian Chapel with a WONDERFUL tour guide. The tour of the Highland Park Distillery was also very good. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
we did not go ashore sea's were to rough.skiped this .....talked to a worker on the ship ....he said out of ten try's (different cruises)...the ship only makes it ashore one(1) time out of ten.......when they advertise ... Read More
we did not go ashore sea's were to rough.skiped this .....talked to a worker on the ship ....he said out of ten try's (different cruises)...the ship only makes it ashore one(1) time out of ten.......when they advertise ....Kirkwall ....they know you probably wont go ashore there Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
The Standing Stones of Stenness is at least as old as Stonehenge. They are continuing to discover more in that area. And lastly, we finally stopped in the village of Stromness where we had about 45 minutes to shop. It was a friendly and ... Read More
The Standing Stones of Stenness is at least as old as Stonehenge. They are continuing to discover more in that area. And lastly, we finally stopped in the village of Stromness where we had about 45 minutes to shop. It was a friendly and fun place. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
loved the Orkney Isles. Glad the boat could port there. did local shopping and then hopped on a local bus and road (again) thru the beautiful countryside.
loved the Orkney Isles. Glad the boat could port there. did local shopping and then hopped on a local bus and road (again) thru the beautiful countryside. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Great experience tainted by sloppy tour operations we missed the Ring of Brodgar do to a "misunderstanding" with the tour company and shore tours operations. Poorly compensated. Many complaints. Rest of tour fine and interesting ... Read More
Great experience tainted by sloppy tour operations we missed the Ring of Brodgar do to a "misunderstanding" with the tour company and shore tours operations. Poorly compensated. Many complaints. Rest of tour fine and interesting but too many people. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Our driver from Orkney taxi never spoke. We heard others were more chatty. We saw what we came to see, stones, ancient dwellings and for cheap price. £20 each for 3 hours. Did our own walking tour of bishops palace and st Magnus ... Read More
Our driver from Orkney taxi never spoke. We heard others were more chatty. We saw what we came to see, stones, ancient dwellings and for cheap price. £20 each for 3 hours. Did our own walking tour of bishops palace and st Magnus cathedral. Don't miss the £1.20 store! Lots of good stuff in there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
There is a free shuttle bus service to and from the cruise terminal into the centre of Kirkwall although I chose to walk both ways. Once in Kirkwall there is a quite Main Street, a church and ruined castle to visit.
There is a free shuttle bus service to and from the cruise terminal into the centre of Kirkwall although I chose to walk both ways. Once in Kirkwall there is a quite Main Street, a church and ruined castle to visit. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Kirkwall was another beautiful little town to just walk around. Although it was Sunday and early (around 8:30 a.m.) all the shop keepers opened early and gave excellent service. Don't miss their cathedral with it's ancient ... Read More
Kirkwall was another beautiful little town to just walk around. Although it was Sunday and early (around 8:30 a.m.) all the shop keepers opened early and gave excellent service. Don't miss their cathedral with it's ancient graveyard and their local museum, well worth a visit. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Went on the excursion of the Ancient Treasures of Orkney. These stones are older than Stonehenge from the neolithic era. You can actually go and touch some of the stones. Not all are roped off. A cross on one of the stones is believed ... Read More
Went on the excursion of the Ancient Treasures of Orkney. These stones are older than Stonehenge from the neolithic era. You can actually go and touch some of the stones. Not all are roped off. A cross on one of the stones is believed to be from the 12th century. Saw lots of single stones in people's yards. Also visited the Skaiel House of Orkney built in the 1600s and the Skara Brae, also from the neolithic era. . . Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Looks like I have to rate it something to get past this step, so sorry people of Kirkwall. I'm sure your island is lovely, but we never docked and instead spent an extra day at sea missing this port of call, thanks Princess + Port ... Read More
Looks like I have to rate it something to get past this step, so sorry people of Kirkwall. I'm sure your island is lovely, but we never docked and instead spent an extra day at sea missing this port of call, thanks Princess + Port Authority. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
As our visit to Kirkwall was quite short we opted to do our "own thing" once we got to town on the shuttle. We visited the cathedral, where a children's orchestra were playing, and walk out to the Highland Park Distillery ... Read More
As our visit to Kirkwall was quite short we opted to do our "own thing" once we got to town on the shuttle. We visited the cathedral, where a children's orchestra were playing, and walk out to the Highland Park Distillery where we made some purchases! We've visited other distilleries so didn't opt for a tour on this occasion. I walked further up the road to enjoy the views of Scapa Beach and back over Kirkwall. Purchases in Jollys' wonderful shop and some coffee and cake rounded off our brief visit. Some fellow travellers had got together and hired a taxi to take them to some of the island's landmarks e.g. the Italian Chapel - a cheaper option than availing of the cruise company's tours. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Visited the Highland Park Distillery, the Italian Chapel, St Magnus Cathedral and Kirkwall's Museum....All recommended.
Visited the Highland Park Distillery, the Italian Chapel, St Magnus Cathedral and Kirkwall's Museum....All recommended. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We thought we would spend the day exploring on our own, but just not enough to keep us occupied all day. Do a trip!
We thought we would spend the day exploring on our own, but just not enough to keep us occupied all day. Do a trip! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016

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