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Lerwick makes ready for surprise cruise call

25th September 2015

Lerwick Harbour is making ready for a surprise visit by the 123 metre cruise ship Hanseatic

The 8,378 gross tonnes vessel carrying 144 mainly German passengers is due to arrive at 1200noon on Sunday 27 September from Akureyri, Iceland and will berth at Victoria Pier East before sailing again at approximately 2000hrs for Kirkwall.

Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson commented “We are pleased to have been able to accommodate Hanseatic at short notice and our meet and greet team will be on-hand to provide their warm and friendly Shetland welcome to passengers and crew on their arrival.

"Hanseatic" arriving at Port of LerwickPilotboat "Knab" assisting with tie up of "Hanseatic" at Victoria Pier, Lerwick

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