A warm welcome to the ports of Kirkwall and Stromness in the Orkney Islands, the United Kingdom’s cruise capital.

Welcome to Orkney

On this website you’ll find all of the information you need to make the most of your stay in our beautiful, historic and friendly islands.

Cruising into Orkney, you’ll enter a different world, one in which you’ll discover stunning scenery, unrivalled archaeology, abundant wildlife, rich culture and fabulous food and drink.

You’ll also find a warm welcome awaiting you within our friendly community. In Orkney, we’re proud of our distinctive heritage and eager to share our many wonderful attractions with you, our guest.

During your visit to Orkney, you’ll see our most famous landmarks and travel back over 5,000 years in time, but we also hope you’ll make countless discoveries of your own and leave here with treasured memories of the time you’ve shared with us.

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Cruise Spotlight

J+V Coaches

J+V Coaches, owned and operated by Orcadians Jimmy and Vega Poke, has been touring cruise ship passengers around Orkney since the couple bought their first coach back in 2002. As the cruise trade has grown, so has the business, which now has an impressive fleet at its Stromness base.

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