Lerwick Cruises

Island Tour
Jarlshof and South Coast 
St. Ninian’s Isle

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Lerwick, Britain’s most northerly city, is the primary port of the Shetland Islands, surrounded by natural treasures such as St. Ninian’s Isle. This fascinating MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts iconic sandstone buildings set around a gorgeous waterfront.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
 
● Island Tour
● Jarlshof and South Coast 
● St. Ninian’s Isle
 
Mainland is the largest island in the subarctic archipelago of the Shetland Islands, and overlooks the atmospheric Atlantic Ocean. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll discover the 17th-century Scottish city of Lerwick before taking an unforgettable tour of Mainland. In the charming village of Scalloway, wander the streets and the waterfront, before visiting the remarkable Scalloway Castle. Afterwards, stop by the Northmavine Peninsula to see the 17th-century Tangwick Haa Museum, before discovering The Drongs rocks and a 1929 lighthouse.
 
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the magnificent settlement of Fladdabister, the world’s best-preserved Iron Age Broch on the island of Mousa. In the village of Hoswick, visit Laurence Odie Knitwear and the Hoswick Visitor Centre. Crossing the 60° Northern line of latitude, arrive at Jarlshof, Europe’s most complex archaeological site. Here, you’ll  gain insight into nearly 4,000 years of Shetland history, from the Neolithic period to the 1600s.
 
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to St Ninian’s Isle, one of Shetland’s many hidden gems. Here, you’ll admire the ruins of a 12th-century chapel, erected on an emerald hillside. The isle was inhabited until 1700, but today it’s a paradise for rabbits and seabirds. Walk on its golden beach, explore the cliffs, or gaze at the icy blue Atlantic waters.

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    United Kingdom

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    The United Kingdom is not just one country but four – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – and a multitude of cultural identities: God forbid you should call a Scot or a Welshman English for example.


    Don’t miss the true London experience during your holiday to the United Kingdom; the capital is the one place that features on everyone’s itinerary. 

    Brighton and Canterbury offer contrasting diversions – the former a lively seaside resort, the latter one of Britain’s finest medieval cities. 


    The southwest of England holds the rugged moorlands of Devon, the rocky coastline of Cornwall, and the historic spa city of Bath, while the chief attractions of central England are the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge

    Further north, the former industrial cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are lively, rejuvenated places, and York has splendid historical treasures, but the landscape, especially the uplands of the Lake District, is the biggest magnet. 


    The finest of Scotland’s lochs, glens and peaks, and the magnificent scenery of the West Coast islands, can be reached easily from Glasgow and Edinburgh – the latter perhaps Britain’s most attractive urban landscape. Finally, a cruise to the United Kingdom isn’t complete without a stop in Northern Ireland with its capital city Belfast and the spectacular Giant’s Causeway.