Port of Kirkwall, Orkney

Orkney, 
United Kingdom
https://www.cruise-orkney.com
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Kirkwall in Orkney is the cruise capital of the UK with over 160 port calls in a 7-month season. With Scotland's longest deep-water berth and two further berthing and anchorage options, vessels from the super-sized MSC Meraviglia class to the new Hurtigruten Explorer vessels are welcome and form part of a diverse portfolio of vessels that arrive annually.

In 2020, 160,000 passengers plus crew are due to call, and berthing and anchorage space is already partially booked through to 2023. Orkney has over 5,000 years of history within a small area, from the UNESCO world heritage sites at Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and the chambered tomb at Maeshowe to the Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel built during the second world war it’s stunning nature and coast provide an amazing location to explore and visit again and again.

Following customer feedback, Kirkwall was voted the top destination in Northern Europe and Scandinavia, an accolade that pays testimony to the passion for cruise and marine tourism in Orkney.


 Products

  • Orkney Harbour Authority
    The Harbour Authority reinvests over 25% of its gross cruise revenues back into delivering point of arrival and customer services as detailed below....

  • The Harbour Authority reinvests over 25% of its gross cruise revenues back into delivering point of arrival and customer services. This includes complimentary shuttle services in to town, meet and greet teams, welcome information delivered in 8 languages, a dedicated website for arriving passengers www.cruise-orkney.com, complimentary 4G connectivity and on-board guest information.

    Image credit: Colin Keldie

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