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Comfortable as usual

Setting off on my holidays so used the ferry as it tends to be more reliable than flights. Had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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Another excellent journey using Northlink

Although I have used Northlink before, this was my first time using the service from Stromness to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Luton, United Kingdom
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Let NorthLink Ferries take you on a voyage of discovery to the islands of Orkney and Shetland. With NorthLink Ferries, travelling to Orkney and Shetland is more convenient than ever before. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster (near...more
Stromness Ferry Terminal Ferry Road | Ferry Terminal, Stromness KW16 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Setting off on my holidays so used the ferry as it tends to be more reliable than flights. Had a shared cabin with a lovely lady, so the journey passed really quickly. Great nights sleep. Didn't eat on board this time, but had a lovely...More

Thank MadMamW650
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although I have used Northlink before, this was my first time using the service from Stromness to Scrabster. Boarding was smooth and as I was one of the first passengers to board I was able to find a good seat in the Quiet Lounge. The...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable, relaxing and quiet trip from Scrabster to Stromness. Northlink Ferry personnel were helpful, food was good and ride was smooth. Staying in the Magnus lounge might be good during the busy season.

Thank Pbunick
Reviewed 1 week ago

of all the ferries I have been on more than ten NorthLink is the leader in how it should be done service, style . and runs on time .food is second to none .also all the staff from captain down to cleaner are great cabins...More

Thank GatesheadProfesser
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick and back, return trip via Orkneys. I can't imagine sitting up for 12-14 hours, but it may be a matter of money if you travel often. We walked on, heard that bringing a car costs a bundle,...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Does EXACTLY what it says on the tin. Logistics of queuing, loading, sailing all done with precision and they don’t let a “little bit of rough weather” get in the way. Prompt and efficient service.

Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ferry is the most convenient for arriving in Orkney by train from the north coast. It is a relatively short trip from Scrabster (3 miles from Thurso where there is plenty of overnight accommodation) to Stromness, arriving with most of the morning left. The...More

Thank Frances1919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sailed from Stromness to Scrabster early morning on a Saturday. The night before we checked in and were taken to the ship and showed our cabin. Our car was loaded for us. All very efficient. We could use the St Magnus lounge which had free...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

did the Aberdeen to Kirkwall crossing. 6 hours arriving in Kirkwall at 23.00. not expensive, shop, bar, restaurant and loads of comfy chairs around. as the ferry goes to Shetland as well loads of cabins, pods and sleeping chairs around. Cinema as well. loved the...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had one of the worse trips ever. Felt as though our captian was in a rush and going too fast. Most people were sick on this trip, so bad halfway through the journey they slowed down for a helicopter to take a passenger to hospital...More

Thank Samstirling
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23 June 2018|
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Response from rfraser3107 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Aberdeen in January, I think it is very rare for the ferry to be cancelled. There service was excellent so I imagine they would have a plan.
6 March 2018|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
I had to make amendments to our travel and staff are very friendly and helpful. the more notice the better
10 February 2018|
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Response from NorthLink | Property representative |
Hello, I am assuming you are planning to travel to Orkney as they are the sailings that arrive in late in the evening from Aberdeen. We also travel from Scrabster to Stromness with two sailings to Stromness, Orkney in the... More