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NorthLink Ferries

Stromness Ferry Terminal Ferry Road | Ferry Terminal, Stromness KW16 3BH, Scotland
+44 845 600 0449
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Always tend to use Northlink as a means of getting from Orkney and back again Stromness/Scrabster... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian H
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Great service for economical price

The Ferries offer a great service compared to the Dover ones and offer excellent seating and cabin... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CaptUnmesh
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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 Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old man” (54 reviews)
“ferry service” (14 reviews)
“return journey” (13 reviews)
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Stromness Ferry Terminal Ferry Road | Ferry Terminal, Stromness KW16 3BH, Scotland
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+44 845 600 0449
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always tend to use Northlink as a means of getting from Orkney and back again Stromness/Scrabster. However, have noted lately that the breakfast produce has went down in quality. Also the main bar is closed due to (I was informed lack of staff). This has...More

1  Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ferries offer a great service compared to the Dover ones and offer excellent seating and cabin service . The Food and Drinks offered is at par many other mediteranian Ferries .

Thank CaptUnmesh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booking and service of the highest quality.After an 800mile carnourney, it was a pleasure to relax on the MV HAMANVOE...an efficient shore and ship team, with excellent facilities and spotlessly clean and shipshape!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really pleasant crossings, friendly staff, and kept to time. Extremely helpful when we made a mistake with our dates and had to change a sailing. I would use them again, in contrast to DFDS. I wish they were cheaper.

1  Thank Guinnog
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Having spent a week with our family in Orkney when the sun shone and we had a really enjoyable holiday, we decided to stay on for two more days, one of which was spent in our lovely rented cottage in Stromness. The second night was...More

3  Thank Winnie D
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Victoria D, Social Media Officer at NorthLink Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Winnie Thank you for your review following your travel with NorthLink Ferries. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience encountered on your sailing from Stromness to Scrabster and that the service you received was below our normal standards. I can confirm that this issue...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The size of the Stromness ferry easily handles the rough seas, and the restaurants and lounges make the crossing comfortable and quick.

1  Thank TKScuba
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have been on the Northlink ferry several times and never had a bad experience. The staff are helpful and polite, the booking process is easy and the food is ok.

Thank emzmac
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant friendly staff, very helpful couldn't do enough, cabins very comfortable, all the facilities you need and more, Magnus lounge great

Thank rfraser3107
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I am a Shetlander who uses Northlink often and have never had any reason to complain. I have just gone south to collect my new car and whilst waiting to board yesterday my battery died and I was panicking I would miss the boat. The...More

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Expensive but good service! We took the ferry in a roadtrip to Mainland. Great sundeck and amazing views, the price is worth for the service and quality of the facilities!

Thank SergeAri
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littledipperbird
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
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kath11bedford
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
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gridoubzh
20 September 2017|
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Response from Arramattic | Reviewed this property |
pardonnez mon français, car j'ai utilisé Google translate pour cette réponse:- 1) Sommes-nous meilleurs pour le croisement la nuit ou nous manquons de paysages si, au jour où nous voyons des animaux marins Réponse) Le Ferry... More
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