Hurtigruten announces ex-UK sailings from March 2021

Hurtigruten has announced a year-round programme with sailings departing from Dover next year.

The expedition cruise line is to introduce four itineraries from March 2021, which will go on sale from June 20.

The Norwegian company said it has build on existing protocols following guidelines from the Norwegian Government to ensure guests’ health and safety on board.

Cruises out of Dover will be on board MS Maud, which will carry fewer than 500 passengers after a refurbishment including a renaming from MS Midnatsol. It will have new public areas and three new restaurants.

Itineraries include the 15-day Norway’s winter fjords and the Northern Lights voyage, visiting Norway’s southern fjords and Arctic North, Stavanger, Alesund, the Lofoten Islands, Tromso, the North Cape and UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergen.

Summertime in Norway’s fjords and her islands is a separate 15-day voyage along the Norwegian coast, taking in fjords, mountains and coastal villages.

A 13day British Isles expedition cruise visits less-visited islands off the British coast, including Fishguard, Rathlin Island (with an optional excursion to Giants Causeway), Iona, Staffa, St Kilda, Stornoway, Islay, Isle of Man, Waterford, Isles of Scilly and Dartmouth.

A 15-day Southern Scandinavia voyage visits four countries including Germany as well as Denmark, Sweden and Norway – with calls at the Kiel Canal, Skagen, Koster, the Weather Islands, Oslo, Hardanger and Lysefjord.

Prices for the cruises are yet to be released.

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