Do I need a cabin?
All cabins onboard the MV Hamnavoe, HV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland have been built with your comfort in mind. The ferries to Orkney and Shetland have cabins which are modern, clean, spacious and fully equipped with en-suite washbasin, toilet and shower facilities.
You can reserve a cabin for exclusive use or, under our sharing scheme, book a berth only at a very reasonable price. You can have an inner cabin without a window or an outer cabin with a window so that you can admire the seascape. With our cabin sharing scheme, most berths are curtained for extra privacy.
Disabled cabins with extra facilities are also available. To book these, please phone 0845 6000 449.
We are often asked if cabins are required for every journey, below is our advice:
Scrabster to Stromness / Stromness to Scrabster
As the Scrabster to Stromness journey is only 1½ hours long and operates during daytime, cabins are not essential.
However, if you would like to lie down somewhere private, cabins can be booked prior to travelling, or from the hotel reception desk onboard.
For passengers travelling on the first Stromness to Scrabster crossing at 0630, cabins can be booked on a bed and breakfast basis with boarding the previous evening between 2130 and 2330.
Aberdeen – Kirkwall / Lerwick to Kirkwall
As these sailings depart early evening (1700 from Aberdeen or 1730 from Lerwick) and are not overnight journeys (arriving in Kirkwall at 2300) cabins are not essential.
Reclining seats and sleeping pods are available, however, if you would like to lie down somewhere private, cabins can be booked prior to travelling, or from the hotel reception desk onboard. We would recommend that you book your berth or cabin in good time to avoid disappointment.
Kirkwall to Aberdeen / Kirkwall to Lerwick / Lerwick to Aberdeen / Aberdeen to Lerwick
These sailings are all overnight crossings, arriving the following morning in Aberdeen at 0700 and Lerwick at 0730.
There are three options – passengers can choose our reclining seats at £3, our sleeping pods at £18 (which are extra comfortable seats which recline up to70 degrees allowing passengers to lie back) or cabins – for the overnight journey.
An entire cabin can be booked or you can choose to share a cabin with 2 or 4 others – berth prices start at just £22.65.
Cabins are extremely popular, so we advise passengers to book their berth or cabin in good time.