65 Lerwick (Shetland Islands) Cruise Reviews

THE most beautiful place. Booked a private tour with Scenic Shetlands. Ruth is so knowledgeable and great company as well. Took us to all of the most scenic places, and it is all scenic. Clear blue and green water, white sand beaches, ... Read More
THE most beautiful place. Booked a private tour with Scenic Shetlands. Ruth is so knowledgeable and great company as well. Took us to all of the most scenic places, and it is all scenic. Clear blue and green water, white sand beaches, and cliffs full of sea birds. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shetland is a wonderful island group, with plenty to see and do on the main island. Strongly recommend a local guide. Ours was brilliant (Grant). We didn't realise how big the islands were. Puffins and seals were amazing to see, St ... Read More
Shetland is a wonderful island group, with plenty to see and do on the main island. Strongly recommend a local guide. Ours was brilliant (Grant). We didn't realise how big the islands were. Puffins and seals were amazing to see, St Ninians beach is our idea of heaven and we'll be back. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Took included Panoramic tour, then there was a free shuttle to town. Easy enough to walk back to ship if you wanted the exercise. Saw the pony farm, brief stop but they are adorable. Nice shops in town.
Took included Panoramic tour, then there was a free shuttle to town. Easy enough to walk back to ship if you wanted the exercise. Saw the pony farm, brief stop but they are adorable. Nice shops in town. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Sea kayaking was fabulous. I saw a sea otter as well as seals, gannets and guillemots.
Sea kayaking was fabulous. I saw a sea otter as well as seals, gannets and guillemots. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Ancient Civilizations of the SHETLANDS. Enoyed this tour. Got to see and pet real Shetland ponies also.
Ancient Civilizations of the SHETLANDS. Enoyed this tour. Got to see and pet real Shetland ponies also. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Like a mini Edinburgh. Fish and Chips, walk about. Public transit to Scalloway Castle
Like a mini Edinburgh. Fish and Chips, walk about. Public transit to Scalloway Castle Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We went to Jarlshof ruins, saw seals laying on the beach, and stopped at Hoswick Visitor's Center. We loved the ruins - they have uncovered several time periods. We were intrigued with the shetland ponies and sheep everywhere we went. ... Read More
We went to Jarlshof ruins, saw seals laying on the beach, and stopped at Hoswick Visitor's Center. We loved the ruins - they have uncovered several time periods. We were intrigued with the shetland ponies and sheep everywhere we went. At Hoswick - they had crafts made by local artisans. Very good tour! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Took a fabulous tour with Shetland mini bus tours of the South Island. This local guide was very knowledgeable showing us many of those off the track beautiful sites, two museums, ruins over 5000 years old, the lighthouse with cliffs ... Read More
Took a fabulous tour with Shetland mini bus tours of the South Island. This local guide was very knowledgeable showing us many of those off the track beautiful sites, two museums, ruins over 5000 years old, the lighthouse with cliffs filled with puffins. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Ship tenders to the small town. Hired Shetland Taxi Company to provide us with a private car and Gordon, our guide, to showcase the island. Gordon, took us northwest to Wormadale Hill and as far south as Sumburgh Head Light House. We ... Read More
Ship tenders to the small town. Hired Shetland Taxi Company to provide us with a private car and Gordon, our guide, to showcase the island. Gordon, took us northwest to Wormadale Hill and as far south as Sumburgh Head Light House. We stopped at the Croft House Museum. Gordon proudly showed off the amazing hills and coastline of Shetland Island. If your interests lie in archeological sites, there are historic sites all over the island. But, the best, in my opinion, is Clickimin Broch, dating between 1,000 BC to 500 AD. Do not miss seeing the Shetland ponies or the puffins! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Loved it. Best place for shopping on the entire cruise was at the Lerwick tourist centre. Cleanest toilets in Europe. Maybe even in the world! Friendly people
Loved it. Best place for shopping on the entire cruise was at the Lerwick tourist centre. Cleanest toilets in Europe. Maybe even in the world! Friendly people Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
As this was a tender port, I left my wife on board and just had a wander around the town. Very nice, clean place,
As this was a tender port, I left my wife on board and just had a wander around the town. Very nice, clean place, Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Rented a car from Bolts, superb service. Loads to see and do. Eashness cliffs, Scalloway castle, ponies, St Ninians Isle, Jarlshof etc all great places to visit. Lerwick town itself super cute. Would love to go back.
Rented a car from Bolts, superb service. Loads to see and do. Eashness cliffs, Scalloway castle, ponies, St Ninians Isle, Jarlshof etc all great places to visit. Lerwick town itself super cute. Would love to go back. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This is a post that has not been ruined by the ships coming in- it is still the sweet sincere village that it has always been. We had an excellent tour guide and driver. So much so I came home ans watched Shetland TV show again.
This is a post that has not been ruined by the ships coming in- it is still the sweet sincere village that it has always been. We had an excellent tour guide and driver. So much so I came home ans watched Shetland TV show again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
After a half day tour of the lighthouse, viking ruins and watching seals we then had a walk through the town of Lerwick which shows both the beautiful old town and a new modern area. Ship berthed very close to town centre so very easy to ... Read More
After a half day tour of the lighthouse, viking ruins and watching seals we then had a walk through the town of Lerwick which shows both the beautiful old town and a new modern area. Ship berthed very close to town centre so very easy to walk back. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
A lovely 'small cruise ship' port . Lovely town to wander around wth great architecture and history. Hardly a tree in sight as you drive around the lovely green countryside. Enjoyed this stop.
A lovely 'small cruise ship' port . Lovely town to wander around wth great architecture and history. Hardly a tree in sight as you drive around the lovely green countryside. Enjoyed this stop. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Although living only 350 miles from Shetland, I had never visited this area before. Our tour was designed to let us see the best of the stunning scenery which this group of islands has to offer. Our visit to Scalloway Castle was a reminder ... Read More
Although living only 350 miles from Shetland, I had never visited this area before. Our tour was designed to let us see the best of the stunning scenery which this group of islands has to offer. Our visit to Scalloway Castle was a reminder of Scotland's turbulent past before heading to the more peaceful Tingwall valley. We had time to explore Lerwick by ourselves, looking out for landmarks portrayed in the BBC series, Shetland. Lerwick is built on a steep hill so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
It´s a fantastic place, don´t buy any over priced excursion from MSC, there are much cheaper and better ashore. Have been here 3 times so take your time on the internet before and book your own excursion.
It´s a fantastic place, don´t buy any over priced excursion from MSC, there are much cheaper and better ashore. Have been here 3 times so take your time on the internet before and book your own excursion. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Definitely the highlight of the Cruise, we loved Lerwick and Shetland. Beautiful island with lovely friendly local people. We used Shetland Explorer Tours for a tour round the south of the main island, which included lunch. Driver Brian ... Read More
Definitely the highlight of the Cruise, we loved Lerwick and Shetland. Beautiful island with lovely friendly local people. We used Shetland Explorer Tours for a tour round the south of the main island, which included lunch. Driver Brian and tour rep Colin(?) had been living on Shetland for many years and were able to take us to some lovely spots. They were also able to give an insight into local life. The trip we took would have cost more than double had we done it with the Ship. Would strongly recommend this company Read Less
Sail Date July 2018

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