Cruise visit cancelled due to strong winds

A cruise ship visit has been called off due to strong winds. 

Viking Venus would have been the second visit of a potentially record cruise season.

Lerwick Port Authority confirmed this morning (Sunday) that her visit has been cancelled.

She has almost 900 passengers on board, most from the USA.

The 229-metre vessel is due to call on a further five occasions, the next being 1st May.

A total of 149 cruises have been scheduled to visit Lerwick this year, bringing around 130,000 passengers.


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  • Janice Roush

    • April 8th, 2024 1:37

    We specifically took this cruise just to visit Lerwick. “Shetland” on BBC/Acorn is one of our favorite shows. So very disappointing to not be able to come ashore. Someday we will return.

    • Dawn Page

      • April 8th, 2024 20:52

      Unfortunately, no one can predict or change Mother Nature!


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