Sail from Dover on brand new Expedition Cruises

Start your cruise from the White Cliffs of Dover, and explore unique destinations directly from the UK in 2021 and 2022.

Authentic expeditions

– Directly from Dover

A view of a beach next to a body of water
Take a trip along the Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s National Scenic Routes.
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Avoid airport crowds with convenient, flight-less cruising that’s safer, greener, and easily accessed by train or car.

From March 2021, you can explore these handpicked destinations on a cruise from Dover:

  • The beautiful coast of Norway
  • Charming southern Scandinavia
  • The magnificent British Isles 
A view of a beach next to a body of water
Take a trip along the Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s National Scenic Routes.
Photo: Shutterstock
Ms Maud in Trollfjord

Sail on board intimate expedition ships

Sail through beautiful scenery in absolute comfort on our newly refurbished expedition ship, MS Maud. She is just the right size for exploring the world, while still being a well-equipped basecamp at sea.


Experience destinations others can't reach

Hurtigruten is about authenticity, intimacy and safe experiences. Our ships are more manoeuvrable, making it possible for our experienced captains to bring you up close to nature and take you places bigger ships can’t get to.

Cruise the Norwegian Coast

Sail to Norway with the experts

The Norwegian coast is known to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, with countless fjords, mountains and charming coastal villages. Explore the highlights and hidden gems on a summer or winter cruise.

Cruise the Norwegian Coast

Sail to Norway with the experts

The Norwegian coast is known to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, with countless fjords, mountains and charming coastal villages. Explore the highlights and hidden gems on a summer or winter cruise.

Explore the highlights of Norway

Sail to some of the most iconic destinations along the Norwegian coast, including the Geirangerfjord, North Cape and Lofoten.

Experience the seasons

The Norwegian coast truly is a bucket-list adventure, and this is your chance to check it off. Cruise under the Midnight Sun in the seemingly eternal summer days, or below the colourful Northern Lights in winter.

Get close to nature

You’ll get ample time ashore, allowing you to spend time climbing mountains, to stand in awe at the North Cape and to explore the Arctic wilderness.

Visit handpicked destinations

Go deep into fjords, enjoy nature off the beaten track, see amazing wildlife and charming coastal cities without the tourist crowds. We take you to these handpicked destinations at the best time to be there.

Cruise the British Isles

Explore the hidden gems

Join us on a unique expedition cruise to explore isolated destinations of rich Viking history and Celtic heritage.

Cruise the British Isles

Explore the hidden gems

Join us on a unique expedition cruise to explore isolated destinations of rich Viking history and Celtic heritage.

Journey to less travelled destinations in Britain

Embark on a true British Isles journey to unique destinations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebrides.

Get close to local culture and history

As you explore the wild nature, historic towns and villages, you’ll also get closer to the local culture and learn about the area’s eventful history.

Explore castles and UNESCO heritage sites

Experience imposing castles and Viking heritage in Waterford. Go ashore at the UNESCO double World Heritage Site in St. Kilda.

Look out for amazing wildlife

Discover diverse landscapes full of wildlife and experience the amazing birdlife of Rathlin island, where you'll find Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony.

Cruises to Scandinavia

Experience the highlights in summer

Explore scenic archipelagos, charming villages and bustling seaside towns on a truly unique expedition cruise with Hurtigruten

Cruises to Scandinavia

Experience the highlights in summer

Explore scenic archipelagos, charming villages and bustling seaside towns on a truly unique expedition cruise with Hurtigruten

See all of southern Scandinavia in one go

The wide, white sandy beaches in Denmark, the lovely archipelagos and charming marinas in Sweden and the beautiful fjords and islets of Norway - see them all on this amazing adventure.

Visit in summer - the best time to go

Enjoy summer in southern Scandinavia. You’ll get to experience the highlights at their best during the summer season when the sun shines day and night.

Discover masterpieces of nature

Beautiful fjords, dramatic waterfalls and majestic cliffs - they are all perfect locations for making everlasting summer memories.

Explore with activities

Spend your days exploring hidden gems and less-visited destinations on foot, by bike, by kayak or by our small expedition boats, as we take you from one Scandi-summer paradise to another.

MS Maud

Your ship on the expedition

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.

MS Maud

Your ship on the expedition

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

As the first cruise line in the world, we are introducing biodiesel as fuel on a number of ships – including MS Maud. Biodiesel reduces (CO2) emissions with up to 80 %. Single use plastic is also banned.

Comfortable cabins

Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool.

Spacious public areas

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

Three restaurants

Welcome to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norway's Coastal Kitchen. You will find ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast in all three restaurants.

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.

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.

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.

Read more about MS Maud

Included in your Expedition Cruise

  • Food and drinks

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune and Fredheim.

  • 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. You will also go on landings using our fleet of small expedition boats.

  • Expedition jacket

    Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket to bring home.

  • Equipment for activities

    Loan of boots, trekking poles, and 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, panoramic sauna and indoor gym and outdoor gym.

All cruises from Dover

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: 13/10/2020 13:34

What we do on board to sail safer together