Thursday, 18 September 2014
Next week will see the last of the season's cruise ships coming to Orkney when the expedition ship, the Hanseatic, docks at Stromness. It has 184 passengers and is certainly one of the smaller vessels on the routes to the Northern Isles. Next year there are five visits planned for a 4,300-carrying giant - for details see The Orcadian. How the Hanseatic League merchants operating between the 12th - 18th Centuries would have been bemused at these prospects.
Scottish Islands Explorer - Aware of the North Sea's carrying potential