As a cruise destination, Scotland is undoubtedly up there with the best. Breathtaking scenery, stunning cities, haunting history, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a variety of ports large and small make Scotland the perfect cruise destination. Scotland's cruise ports are ideally located for inclusion in Britain and Ireland itineraries, transatlantic re-positioning, or for combining with cruises to Iceland, Faroe Islands or the Norwegian Fjords and Europe.
The safety and health of passengers, crew and port staff is the number one priority for the UK cruise industry.
New operators and more records in prospect … Lerwick Harbour’s 2020 cruise season launched today (Wednesday 26 February) with the arrival of the first vessel of the year and the prospect of more new port records by autumn.
Edinburgh awarded “Best Destination Experience”.
The record for the biggest cruise ship into Lerwick Harbour will be broken on Sunday (14 August) for the second time this summer when Celebrity Silhouette enters the Shetland port on a 14- nights British Isles Cruise.
The Port of Cromarty Firth is looking forward to another record-breaking year, as it brings more passengers and cruise ships to the Highlands than ever before.
A positive season for the cruise industry at Lerwick Harbour, Shetland, draws to a close today (Tuesday 1 October), with the final arrival for 2019 - the 99th cruise ship at the port since March, eight more than the record set in 2018.