Expedition ship will sailings from Portsmouth, Liverpool and Glasgow, writes Anthony Pearce.
Hurtigruten has announced a series of short-break expedition cruises around the British Isles in September 2020.
MS Roald Amundsen, described as the “world’s first hybrid expedition cruise ship”, will be the first expedition cruise ship to depart from a UK port since the country entered coronavirus lockdown in March.
The series will consist of four sailings departing from Portsmouth (September 2), Liverpool (September 7), Glasgow (September 12) and Liverpool (September 17).
It will visit destinations such as the Isles of Scilly, Fowey, Rathlin Island, Fort William, Oban, Fishguard and Waterford.
The series will operate at a reduced maximum capacity of 350 guests – approximately 65 per cent of total berths.
Anthony Daniels, UK general manager for Hurtigruten said: “We are delighted to offer guests the short break expedition cruises to experience the British coastline onboard our pioneering hybrid ship, MS Roald Amundsen. We will take guests to lesser-visited parts of the British Isles, and take them up close to nature, and conservation projects. This is a great opportunity for those looking to try expedition cruising for the first time, but from closer to home. Having operated in Norway throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and having recently restarting regular operations in Norway, our robust health and safety procedures on and off board mean guests can relax and enjoy their UK short break.”
Prices start from £999 – see hurtigruten.co.uk/british-isles-2020