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Marine / Cruise ship returns to Lerwick 40 years on

MV Nordstjernen arriving into Lerwick. Photo: SIC

A NORWEGIAN cruise ship called into Lerwick Harbour on Monday morning exactly 40 years after her last visit to Shetland.

Hurtigruten cruise ship MS Nordstjernen last called at Lerwick on 8 April 1979.

The cruise ship was built in 1956 and was modernised in 2000 for Arctic sailing.

MS Nordstjernen also visited Shetland in 1975.

The ship was due to call into Scalloway – a rare pit-stop for cruise ships – but her arrival was moved to Victoria Pier.

The passengers were greeted, however, with an early May Shetland hail shower as the ship docked.