British Isles. Discover hidden gems on your doorstep

Join an exciting expedition cruise in the British Isles next year to discover its rugged nature and fascinating history. Book your expedition cruise now, departing from Dover between April 2022 and September 2022, and save up to 15%*.

Adventures around the British Isles

From the chalk hills of Dover to Scotland’s windswept Shetland Islands, there’s a wealth of nature, culture and history to be discovered right on your doorstep. Our expedition trips allow you to really explore the coastline and isles, dropping anchor at little-visited natural harbours and beaches, or pulling up alongside historic Welsh ports and Irish cities.


OFFER: Save up to 15%

Book by 28th February 2022.

Book your British Isles expedition cruise, departing from Dover between April to September 2022 and save up to 15%. Booking must be confirmed by 28th February 2022. This offer is only valid on the MS Maud sailings from Dover. 

Book with Confidence
Valid until 31/03/2022

Book with confidence

Our popular Book with Confidence policy is back, giving you the peace of mind you want for your next adventure exploring the world with us. The benefits of the policy apply to any new bookings made between 25 November 2021 and 31 March 2022, for expedition cruises departing on or before 30 September 2022.

Activities around the British Isles

You can get close to the action with shore landings, guided walks and nature treks along sandy shorelines and coastal footpaths, as well as on rocky islands and around remote lochs. What's more, there are a number of captiavting ports and cities to explore.

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Wildlife watching

While we're cruising the British Isles there'll be an abundance of wildlife to look out for. St Kilda and the Treshnish Isles are home to colonies of thousands of seabirds, while otters, seals and shorebirds can be observed around the coasts. From the observation deck see if you can spot any of the 16 types of whales and dolphin that inhabit these waters.

Your Ship: MS Maud

Small ship; well-suited for expedition cruising

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.

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Included in your Expedition Cruise

  • Food and drinks

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

    Enjoy use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym.

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.