There are a wide range of routes, such as the short but scenic route from Scrabster (near Thurso) to the port of Stromness in Orkney, to the longer daytime sail from Aberdeen to Stromness, to the long overnight trip from Aberdeen up to Lerwick. P&O Scottish Ferries feel that you will enjoy and admire the beautiful islands of Scotland in addition to the ferries themselves.
Not only do P&O Scottish ferries take you away from the madding crowds to the Orkney and Shetland Islands, they also take you during the summer to the Faroe Islands, Bergen in Norway, Denmark and Iceland. People started landing at these places in 3,000 BC. The Vikings are the most famous of these people, but they weren't the only ones. Therefore there are some historical treasures to be enjoyed and explored.
To make it more tempting, P&O Ferries have come up with some special fare offers, but also want you to know that the holiday begins when you actually step onto the vessel in Scrabster or Aberdeen. On board the St Sunniva and the St Clair there are first class restaurants and grill rooms as well as comfortable cabins most of which have en-suite toilet facilities, gift shops, and also entertainment and feature films in the lounge and bar facilities. The Scrabster - Stromness crossing boat is the St Ola - which offers gift shop, grill room, lounge and bar facilities and children's play area.
P&O have experience of over 200 years sailing the Northern waters. They try and set the highest standards and ask their staff to be as friendly as possible. The strap line they use is "Relax, savour the atmosphere, enjoy the company - you're sailing P&O".
There are many different kinds of holidays that you can take using P&O Scottish Ferries. You can island hop between Orkney, Shetland and maybe even the Faroe Islands. You could take a mini-cruise for the weekend, or you could take a hotel inclusive holiday. P&O Scottish Ferries also have a range of island stop-overs, saver and excursion deals. They also have a far arrangement with Smyril Line, which adds new and exciting holiday and car touring opportunities to your Northern adventure.
So, just to sum up the routes - you can go from Aberdeen to Lerwick (Shetlands) and to Stromness (Orkneys) as well as Scrabster to Stromness and Stromness to Lerwick, with the opportunity as we have said to go onto Norway , Iceland and the Faroe Islands in the summer.