Short break Expedition Cruises to the British Isles

Experience the very best of the British Isles on unique cruises in September 2020.

Experience Britain

– From a new perspective

Set sail on brand new expedition cruises in September 2020. We will explore the British Isles from south to north – covering a vast area in between.

Visit England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebrides.

Portree, Isle of Skye

Flexibility to choose

  • Explore remote and often inaccessible destinations
  • Sail from your doorstep
  • Cruise from Portsmouth, Liverpool or Glasgow
  • Find the itinerary that suits you best 
  • Choose between 6-, 11- or 21-day cruises  

"You will be enchanted by the diverse nature. In a short space of time, you will experience harsh yet spectacular scenery and places that are ridiculously pretty and picturesque."

- Karin Strand, Expedition Leader

Sustainable expedition cruising

  • Get a taste of an authentic expedition cruise
  • Explore and learn with activities and lectures
  • Cruise on a small ship perfect for exploring coastal areas
  • Sail with the world's first hybrid expedition ship - MS Roald Amundsen
  • Passenger capacity will be reduced to 350 passengers to ensure safe operations
MS Roald Amundsen

Highlights on your cruise

The very best of the British Isles

Visit places few others go. Head for guided walks on remote islands, explore lonely beaches at your own pace, and be immersed in the wild beauty of the surroundings.

Highlights on your cruise

The very best of the British Isles

Visit places few others go. Head for guided walks on remote islands, explore lonely beaches at your own pace, and be immersed in the wild beauty of the surroundings.

Coastal towns

Cruise to the sandy beaches of Falmouth in Cornwall, learn about Viking heritage in Waterford and Stornoway, and visit other charming towns along the British coast like Fishguard, Fowey and Portree.

Islands

Sail to unspoilt islands with delightful harbours and spectacular landscape. We'll cruise to Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Skye, Ramsey Island and St. Kilda on Hirta Island, to name a few.

Historic sites

Get unique insight into the history of the British Isles. Visit the Callanish Standing Stones, Kilkenny Castle, Blarney Castle, and other UNESCO sites and Norse settlements.

Nature

Get close to stunning nature every day. Two highlights are the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales, and the "Outdoor Capital of the UK" - Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

Wildlife

These are marvellous cruises for anyone interested in wildlife. Experience seals and thriving seabird colonies on Rathlin Island and Ramsey Island - we'll be on the lookout for Guillemots, Kittiwakes, and more.

Short break cruises to the British Isles (6 days)

Longer cruises to the British Isles (11-21 days)

MS Roald Amundsen

Your ship on the expedition

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen - new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology

MS Roald Amundsen

Your ship on the expedition

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen - new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology

More sustainable cruising

MS Roald Amundsen is one of Hurtigruten’s hybrid ships. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. Innovative sustainable technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent.

Expedition Team

The large onboard Expedition Team will present lectures and lead activities during the cruise to help you learn more about the natural and cultural treasures of the destinations you visit.

Science Center

Join the Expedition Team for lectures and activities in the cutting-edge Science Center and ashore to learn even more about the areas we explore.

A culinary journey

MS Roald Amundsen will feature three restaurants inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage: Aune Main Dining, Fredheim - the ships’ informal and social meeting place – and Lindstrøm, a speciality restaurant.

Comfortable cabins

All cabins are outside, 50 % have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

Spacious public areas

The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish public areas.

Wellness and relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & bar, or browse in the on-board shop.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Safe and unforgettable

– A note about itineraries

Hurtigruten will at all times comply with current health and safety regulations in the waters, coasts and ports we visit. As regulations could change at any time, there may be changes to the itineraries before and during your expedition. We will adapt to these changes and do our best to ensure you have a safe and unforgettable experience with us while exploring the British Isles.

Safer together

What we do to ensure safe cruises

  • Limited capacity

    The maximum number of passengers allowed on the expeditions will be set to 350, to ensure social distancing and avoidance of crowding.

  • High knowledge

    Every crew member undergoes a health check and have completed WHO’s official COVID-19 course for hygiene procedures and infection management.

  • Cleaning

    We have strict cleaning practices on board that have proven themselves effective time and again over decades of safe sailing.

  • Food service

    We will have more seating sessions and individual plating instead of self-service buffets. The kitchen will uphold its usual high standards of hygiene and quality.

  • Excursions and activities

    The excursion programme is being adjusted to meet the applicable national guidelines. Together with our suppliers, we are implementing additional cleaning and hygiene procedures, the capacity of the excursions has been reduced to ensure sufficient spacing for social distancing.

  • Stay healthy

    Before embarkation, guests will be required to hand in a self-declaration form which ensures the safety of you, your fellow passengers and our crew. While on board, wearing a face mask is optional.

Last edited: 03/08/2020 15:51

Read more about what we do to ensure all voyages are safe for both guests and crew

Captain on MS Roald Amundsen