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Sail From Dover

Begin your cruise earlier without the hassle of airport crowds and transfers sailing directly from and returning to Dover Cruise Terminal in the south of England. Dover is located moments from the English Channel making it the perfect starting point to begin your voyage around Britain. 

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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, 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. 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.

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

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

Spacious public areas

Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the stunning scenery.

Three restaurants

Three restaurants and a bar serve delicious, modern cuisine, inspired by our heritage. We work to ensure that everyone has delicious meal options, including fish, meat and plant-based dishes.

Wellness and relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs while taking in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse in the onboard 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.

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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.

Safe and unforgettable

A note about itineraries

At all times, Hurtigruten Expedition will 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.

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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.