NorthLink Ferries connects Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Shetland, operating 363 days per year and providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all using the service.
Now operated by Serco, NorthLink Ferries’ fleet of magnificent ferries provides a very high standard of comfort while meeting and exceeding all the latest safety requirements. Your sea voyage with Northlink will be a safe, luxurious, and enjoyable experience, with the frequency of services and sailing times carefully prepared for your convenience to make travel to the northern isles more simple and enjoyable than ever before.
Northlink Ferries’ ships are designed with comfort in mind, with well-appointed lounges, bars and dining facilities with menus containing a selection of fine island, and local Scottish mainland, produce. The ships also feature an on-board retail outlet, entertainment and comfortable cabin accommodation, as well as Sleeping Pods which offer a more affordable accommodation choice than cabins.
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"To Shetland and back"
A pleasant comfortable and uneventful journey, both ways, always the best type.
'Anonymous' travelled with Northlink FerriesRead More Read Less
Weather calm on both journeys, thankfully. Everything went smoothly from queuing to arriving at reception to allocation of cabins. Food better than I thought it would be. Staff friendly and professional and willing to listen. Saw a film, which the children enjoyed immensely. Bunks beautifully presented. Bathroom adequate , children frighten of flushing loo. Tea facilities fine. All in all a great experience! Thank you.
'Jane' travelled with Northlink FerriesRead More Read Less
"Ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall "
Was given very good instructions at time of booking, knew when and where to board and that was helpful. The crossing was comfortable, would highly recommend paying the extra for the tip back seats, so comfy. The on board meal and services were great. Our ship was late in arriving but we were advised right from the beginning and appreciated that.
'Joy-marie' travelled with Northlink FerriesRead More Read Less
"Wonderful holiday in Orkney, transported there by a North Link Ferry."
Excellent, efficient service. We didn't try the catering, as we preferred to be on deck, but I'm willing to bet it would be 4 or 5*!
'Jack' travelled with Northlink FerriesRead More Read Less