Lerwick (Shetland Island, Scotland)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
UK - British Isles

Local Time
05:33 24 Jul 2017

Coordinates
60.15552 N, -1.14069 W

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Lerwick is a major port and the capital city of Scotland's Shetland Islands. The port city is located on Mainland Shetland and is UK's northernmost.

Founded on fishing industry and with tough Viking connections, today little remains of the old Lerwick village. Gray buildings dating from 17th century line the flagstone streets of this extraordinary town. Learn its history at Shetland Museum, which houses a unique collection of Pict and Viking artifacts. Also visit the Town Hall, Victorian-Gothic building which dates back from 1884. Its nice stained-glass windows depict some Norse sagas. Other sights of interest include Cromwellian Fort Charlotte, Shetland Croft Museum and Up-Helly-Aa, annual Norse fire festival held every January.

Port Lerwick (Shetland Island, Scotland)

On island's southern tip is the ancient site of Jarlshof. Elsewhere on it is Clichimin Broch, another historic site which contains a massive Pictish fort, dating from 100 BC and set on a little island in a loch.

  • The first ever cruise ship docked at Lerwick Harbour's new GBP 16,5 million cruise pier (Holmsgarth North jetty) was the Viking Ocean Cruises ship Viking Star (max capacity 930 passengers) June 12, 2017.
  • Lerwick Port Authority announced a record-breaking cruising season in 2017 with a total of 76 scheduled cruise ship calls and around 62,000 passengers booked to visit the town in 2017. The increase was 22% over 2016. Due to the new pier, the overall cruise vessel gross tonnage increased by over 18% - to almost 2,6 million tons.
  • The cruise port's projections for season 2018 were for another records - with a total of 90 scheduled ship calls and around 96,000 booked passengers.

Highlights: Shetland Islands,Jarlshof Settlement, Clickimin Broch

Lerwick cruise terminal

On October 22, 2014, Lerwick Port Authority announced the port's ever biggest investment in a new pier construction project that benefits the local fishing, oil shipping and cruise tourism industries. The GBP 16,5 million (USD 20 million) project was for building a new multi-purpose jetty at Holmsgarth North. For the construction works, the port contracted  the building company Tulloch Developments Ltd.

Lerwick (Scotland) cruise port terminal

The new Lerwick Harbour's jetty is L-shaped (see on the above photo) and provides deep-water docking (berthing) for marine vessels and also more area for the local fishing fleet. The quay's outer arm creates a dock that shelters the new whitefish market (at Mair’s Yard). The new quay is also suitable for docking of offshore industry ships.

Construction works started in December 2014, with completion scheduled for Fall 2016. The new jetty extends 800 m (2625 ft) and has max draft (alongside water depth) of 10 m (33 ft). This port redevelopment project reinforced Lerwick’s future as a major UK fishing port and the industry's key contribution to the Shetland Islands economy, along with Mainland Shetland's oil and gas supply industry.

During construction works of the new Holmsgarth North quay, the fishing fleet used Mair’s Quay for berthing and as working area. Mair’s Quay was completed in 2013 and is the site for the new whitefish market, which construction started in early 2016.

The Lerwick cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland.

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Port Lerwick cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Tuesday
4 July, 2017
Sea Cloud II(arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Viking Sea(arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Thursday
6 July, 2017
Viking Sky(arriving at 06 Jul - departing at 06 Jul)
Sunday
9 July, 2017
Columbus(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
10 July, 2017
Azamara Journey(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
11 July, 2017
mv Aegean Odyssey(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 11 Jul)
Friday
14 July, 2017
Viking Sea(arriving at 14 Jul - departing at 14 Jul)
Monday
17 July, 2017
Hebridean Princess(arriving at 17 Jul - departing at 17 Jul)
AIDAvita(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Wednesday
19 July, 2017
Hebridean Princess(arriving at 19 Jul - departing at 19 Jul)
Thursday
20 July, 2017
Magellan(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 19:00)
Norwegian Jade(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
22 July, 2017
Costa Magica(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22 Jul)
Monday
24 July, 2017
Boudicca(arriving at 24 Jul - departing at 24 Jul)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
Crystal Symphony(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
31 July, 2017
Pacific Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)