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SHETLAND is to experience a record-breaking year with cruise ship visits in 2016.

Almost 54,000 passengers are expected, up on the 2014 record of 43,273.

A total of 78 vessels are currently due, beating the high of 52 in 2012.

The cumulative tonnage at 2,212,023 gross tonnes tops the 1,684,699 gross tonnes set in 2014.

The record for the largest cruise ship will be broken twice – by P&O Cruises 115,055 gross tonne Azura on 30 June, followed by Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Silhouette (122,210 gross tonnes) on 14 August, with around 3,100 and 2,900 passenger capacity respectively.


Customer Reviews

The host of this B & B was ever so friendly and happy to help with everything. The room was perfect and perfectly clean, and cleaned everyday by the host. Coffee/tea facilities in the bedroom. Breakfast was plenty. We had a full English breakfast & toasts, orange juice and coffee, fruits and yoghurts. More was on offer ... served in a lovely dining room. Location: Central. Extra: the host provided us with bus timetables, maps and booklets, though there was a portfolio in our bedroom. Perfect stay and I would certainly recommend to anyone, knowing that they would be well looked after.

Sylvia Windsor   /   May 2016

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