Viking Star at LerwickLerwick Harbour will see its new jetty put to use when the Viking Star ties up at the port on June 12. The port said, in a prepared statement, that traffic is continuing to grow after record seasons in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

The outside arm of the jetty will be used initially for vessels up to 230 metres in length and Viking ships will be among a number to use Holmsgarth North this summer.

Lerwick Port Authority has commissioned a new unit to be used at the location to provide a focal meet-and-greet station and as an information point for visitors. The towable unit will be a flexible asset to assist the welcoming team with their well-received service.

Victor Sandison. Senior Commercial Executive, Lerwick Port Authority, said: “Holmsgarth North is significant addition to our capacity to welcome cruise ships alongside at a time when the port is attracting more passengers.”

The port is currently expecting almost 62,000 passengers this season, up 22 percent over 2016.