Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has launched three new British Isles and Iceland itineraries, with departures from Liverpool and Portsmouth on MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Starting from May 7, 2022, the three new sailings will join Dover and Glasgow departures in offering guests “the chance to experience expedition sailings closer to home”.

Anthony Daniels, UK and EMEA general manager at Hurtigruten, said: “MS Fridtjof Nansen now joins MS Maud and MS Spitsbergen, as Hurtigruten ships homeporting in Dover and Glasgow respectively, in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

“We have seen very encouraging booking trends since the government’s roadmap out of lockdown was released last week, and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board, once safe to do so.”

‘Historic Ports of the English Channel and Irish Sea’ is a four-day itinerary from Portsmouth to Liverpool, via Cornwall and Waterford.

‘Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders’ is a 15-day circumnavigation voyage from Liverpool and taking in Iceland and the Scottish Isles.

‘Half circumnavigation of the Land of Ice and Fire’ is a nine-day cruise that will visit 2,000-year-old Carloway Broch, Scotland’s best-preserved fort, and Iceland.

MS Fridtjof Nansen carries about 500 passengers.