MV Hamnavoe, sailing from Stromness to Scrabster passes the Orkney islands of Graemsay and Hoy


NorthLink Ferries are delighted to offer to the group market * our most comprehensive range of services ever. Our most popular sailings are now available in combination with all necessary land arrangements. However if you prefer to organise the land side yourself the option to purchase only ferry services remain.

Whichever you choose, we strongly recommend that you book local guiding and itinerary planning services to ensure a memorable and smooth running tour.

NorthLink works in close cooperation with local suppliers to provide the best services at the most competitive prices. We offer prices for groups travelling in coaches over 9m but will be pleased to provide quotations for smaller groups and vehicles on request.

* Approved & registered Travel Trade customers only


NorthLink Ferries sail from the Scottish Mainland to Shetland and OrkneyYou are required to arrive 60 minutes prior to your departure time. Our group check in facility provides for the driver or tour manager to check in all guests and collect all boarding passes/cabin keys and meal vouchers. Guests may remain in comfort on the coach until these have been distributed, then proceeding aboard without queuing.

NorthLink’s quality cuisine

The Feast onboard restaurantAvoid queuing and eat together by booking your meal in advance – and save money too!

We provide a reserved area with your group name to allow guests to enjoy lunch or dinner together. Dinner is 3 courses with the starter and dessert and coffee served and guests choosing main courses from the carvery; meat, fish and vegetarian options are always available. Unlike lunch & dinner, breakfast is self service. Drivers should distribute individual breakfast vouchers to allow guests to rise and eat at leisure before departing ship.

Our cabins

Cabins on board the ships to Orkney and ShetlandEach outer cabin offers two berths side by side, NOT as bunks, no clambering involved! Linen is white with continental quilts, en-suite facilities of power shower, sink and vacuum flush toilet. Further features include a radio, tea and coffee-making facilities, internal telephone and, of course, a window with a sea view!

Inner cabins are as above but with two additional foldable berths above the two lower berths and no window. The foldable berths are positioned up against the wall and do not impede headroom when the cabin is occupied by two guests.


We provide an option for drivers to travel free in our en-suite basic cabins. Upgrades are possible but charged. Drivers eat free on NorthLink when a corresponding group meal has also been booked. To help you comply with driver hours/regulations we can offer a drive on and drive off service for your coach. Please arrange at time of booking.

Our facilities aboard

Shop with local products and gifts, cinema showing a selection of films, spacious bar.

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