Adventure starts here

Cruise directly from the UK in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and explore unique destinations from Liverpool, Glasgow, Portsmouth or Dover.

Cruise directly from the UK

Begin your cruise earlier without the hassle of airport crowds with convenient, flight-less cruising directly from UK ports including Liverpool, Glasgow, Portsmouth and Dover. 

Our small ships welcome approximately 500 fellow guests allowing you a spacious home away from home. Explore these handpicked destinations on a cruise from the UK:

  • The beautiful coast of Norway
  • Spectacular Iceland
  • Charming southern Scandinavia
  • The magnificent British Isles 
Three Graces Royal Building, next to the water, by night in Liverpool, England.
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Adventure starts from Liverpool

Start or end your expedition in the fabled city of Liverpool. This historic maritime city has been a critical trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. It’s most famous export, however, is undoubtedly The Beatles.

Destinations you can explore from/to Liverpool: 

  • The British Isles
  • Iceland
Three Graces Royal Building, next to the water, by night in Liverpool, England.
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Rich history and modern energy to explore.
Rich history and modern energy to explore.
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Adventure starts from Glasgow

Start your expedition in Glasgow. Meaning ‘Dear Green Place’ in Gaelic, Glasgow boasts over 90 parks and gardens. Famous for its Victorian as well as art nouveau architecture, it is home to such institutions as the Scottish Ballet, Opera and National Theatre.

Destinations you can explore from/to Glasgow: 

  • The Scottish Isles
Rich history and modern energy to explore.
Rich history and modern energy to explore.
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Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
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Adventure starts from Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a modern seafaring city with a fascinating naval heritage. Everything related to Britain’s long love affair with the waves is to be found here, so before stepping aboard, take a stroll around the cobbled streets of Old Portsmouth and enjoy the atmosphere with its character-filled pubs, quaint tea rooms and shops.

Destinations you can explore from Portsmouth: 

  • The British Isles
Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
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Port of Dover

Adventure starts from Dover

Set sail from beautiful Dover with its iconic white cliffs and magnificent, medieval Castle. Book before end of March and get up to 20% on selected sailings from Dover!

You can explore these handpicked destinations on a cruise from Dover:

  • The beautiful coast of Norway
  • The magnificent British Isles
  • Charming southern Scandinavia
Port of Dover

Save up to 20% on Dover Cruises

Valid until 31/03/2021

Explore the beautiful coast or Norway, southern Scandinavia or the British Isles with expedition ship MS Maud in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and save up to 20%!

Cruises from Dover to Norway in 2021, 2022 & 2023

Cruises from Dover to the British Isles in 2021 & 2022

Included in your Expedition Cruise

  • Food and drinks

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants

  • Complimentary tea and coffee

    Help yourself to coffee and tea from our restaurants and bars throughout the day.

  • Excursions and activities

    A range of excursions are included and activities.

  • Equipment for activities

    Loan of all equipment for activities.

  • Wi-Fi

    Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported.

  • Expedition Team

    English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore.

  • Lectures

    Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics.

  • Onboard photographer

    A professional onboard photographer will give you top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos, and help you with camera settings before landings.

  • Science Center

    Use the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples.

  • Wellness facilities

    Use the the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and gym.

Life on board

Smaller ships are the perfect way to cruise. Based on our 127 years of experience, we also know that knowledge and the onboard experience are key factors in any successful expedition.

Life on board

Smaller ships are the perfect way to cruise. Based on our 127 years of experience, we also know that knowledge and the onboard experience are key factors in any successful expedition.

More sustainable expeditions

Sustainability, green technology, and innovation sit deep within our DNA. We have the world's first hybrid-powered expedition ship, use biodiesel fuel and we led the industry in removing single use plastic.

Small Ships

On each voyage, we welcome approximately 500 fellow guests allowing you a spacious home away from home. Our small, highly-manoeuvrable ships access areas larger ships can’t reach.

Expedition Cruising

Our cruises are informal and famously relaxed, reflected in our causal dress code. Our friendly Expedition Teams share their passion for the 'Great Outdoors', leading adventurous activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Citizen Science

Feed your curiosity in our Science Centers, join fun talks, wildlife spotting and experiments with our scientists and Expedition Teams, and help ecological Citizen Science projects around the world.

Comfortable cabins

The stunning coastal scenery is reflected in the ships interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool.

Great food experiences

Our chefs and kitchen crew take pride in creating delicious meals based on honest and flavourful cuisine. We use certified suppliers that grow their products in a sustainable production platform.

Spacious public areas

Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the world´s most beautiful coastlines pass by.

Ship

MS Maud

MS Maud is designed to take you on a cruise in maximum comfort, equipped for a sustainable and memorable expedition.

Ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

Ship

MS Spitsbergen

The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea.

Book with CONFIDENCE

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Free rebooking on 2021 cruises

Full flexibility to rebook your 2021 cruise to 2021 or 2022. Zero rebooking fee, zero stress.

Easy refund on 2021 or 2022 cruises

Receive your refund, including the previously non-refundable deposit. Minus a cancellation fee.

Safer together

What we do

  • Social distancing

    We are sailing on reduced passenger capacity and have changed how we run our restaurants, landings and facilities to give you more space.

  • Face masks

    All our crew wear face masks or face shields and follow the strictest hand sanitation protocol.

  • Testing

    Expedition: All crew need to show negative Covid-19 test prior to embarkation. Coastal: All crew need to go through regular fever checks and fill out a self-declaration form.

  • Cleaning

    We regularly disinfect the entire ship, including all cabins, using certified cleaning products.

What you do

  • Self-declaration form

    You must confirm you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms before being allowed to board.

  • Fever scan and rapid test requirements

    Upon embarkation and outside our restaurants, you will go through a contactless fever scan to record your temperature. You will need to agree to be tested if the fever scan indicates a high temperature.

  • Testing before expedition cruises

    Before embarkation, you will need to show a negative Covid-19 test, no older than 72 hours.

  • Face masks, social-distancing and hand sanitation

    You need to wear a face mask in all common areas of the ship, keep a minimum of 1 metre distance to fellow passengers and frequetly sanitize your hands.