Expedition ship MS Maud embarks on inaugural UK departure for Hurtigruten Expeditions, the only ship of its kind to offer year-round expedition sailings from the UK.
MS Maud officially set sail on her inaugural sailing from the Port of Dover – the first-ever year-round UK departure for leading expedition brand Hurtigruten Expeditions.
Offering year-round sailings to explore the best and remote locations around the British Isles, Southern Scandinavia and Norway, MS Maud will be the only expedition cruise company to offer no-fly expedition sailings from the UK. With 125 years of experience in expedition cruises, Hurtigruten Expeditions provides an unrivalled experience to UK travellers seeking unique and authentic experiences, bringing them closer to the nature and culture of the destinations visited.
The departure from Dover also cements Hurtigruten Group’s investment in the UK travel industry and coincides with the recent announcement to open a second HQ in London.
Anthony Daniels, General Manager at Hurtigruten Expeditions UK and EMEA, said: “We’ve been waiting patiently for this day to arrive and are delighted to finally see MS Maud set sail on her maiden voyage from the Port of Dover.
Hurtigruten Expeditions are committed to investing in the UK travel industry and delivering guests new adventures, and our year-round sailings offer UK travellers an unrivalled expedition experience closer to home. From witnessing majestic nature in the Scottish Isles to spotting whales off the Norwegian coast, guests can anticipate a unique and adventurous voyage from the comfort of our small expedition ship MS Maud.”