Adventurous expeditions are closer than you think as MS Maud makes Dover her homeport.
Avoid the airport with flight-free expedition holidays from Dover to the serene coast of Norway, southern Scandinavia and the delightfully familiar British Isles. Powered by advanced biodiesel technology, MS Maud will sail sustainable voyages to stunning destinations bristling with natural beauty.
Hurtigruten’s small ships are specially designed for great adventures. They’re just the right size for exploring and manoeuvrable in a way that means your captain can get you closer to that epic scenery than bigger ships could even dream of.
Every ship is single-use plastic free and MS Maud is equipped with shore power, meaning zero emissions when in many ports. And as for their interiors, well they’re every bit as stylish as you’d expect from the Scandinavians, all-natural havens of granite, oak, birch and wool.
Hurtigruten put 127 years’ experience into every one of their voyages and cruises on MS Maud promise their unique sailing style straight from the UK. Every inch of the ship is designed to put the scenery of Norway, southern Scandinavia and the British Isles on show, with serene and spacious public areas and cabins that provide a cosy retreat after a day of exploring.
Science and style go hand-in-hand on a Hurtigruten cruise from Dover. Behind MS Maud’s sleek surroundings are features designed to go beneath the surface of your destination. There are no gala nights and dressing for dinner is a relaxed affair, so you’ll find no posed black tie photograph sessions. Instead, the onboard photographer is there to share tips for the best landscape and wildlife photos, and to help make sure you’ve got those camera settings right before you land ashore and start snapping. There’s also an English-speaking Expedition Team to accompany you ashore – a range of excursions are included in your Hurtigruten fare and each is designed to immerse you entirely in the remote wildernesses and rustic villages Hurtigruten explore.
MS Maud was built for exploration, her interiors designed to serve as the perfect place to escape, relax and recharge after a day teetering on the Arctic Circle or rambling in Scottish wilds. A science centre and daily lectures promise to unearth the secrets of the locations visited, while evenings doing barely a thing at all are enjoyed in the comfort of modern cabins modelled on those ever-chic Scandi influences. Food on Hurtigruten ships is exceptional, their chefs placing huge focus on sustainable and locally-sourced produce often collected just hours before service. Aune is MS Maud’s main restaurant, while Fredheim serves up laidback fast food and plant based alternatives. Fine dining with Hurtigruten is a multi-course affair, local flavours interspersed with classic dishes in Lindstrøm.