Embark newly-transformed MS Maud and depart Dover for your 14 night No-Fly Northern Lights Christmas Expedition
Meet your Expedition Team who will prepare you for exciting adventures ahead
Today is Christmas for Norwegians so the town is likely to be quiet, meaning you’ll have it all to yourselves. Bask in the magical atmosphere while admiring the rustic wooden houses and narrow streets of the historic town, decked out in festive decorations, fairy lights, and a Christmas tree in the town square
This quirky village, home to only 300 residents, has been named the Norwegian Book Town for its 10 second-hand bookshops. On the banks of this pretty village, if weather permits, you’ll have the chance to go on a winter hike or kayak in incredible nature with the Expedition Team on an optional excursion. As you enjoy a delicious meal back on board the ship, you can continue to admire the views as you exit the fjord and rejoin the coastal waters. This will certainly be a Christmas to remember
There are only a few places on Earth where you can sail north of the Arctic Circle in wintertime. The Norwegian coast is one of them. The ship will officially cross over the Arctic Circle sometime in the morning. To mark the occasion, in the tradition of Norwegian sailors, you’ll be invited out on deck for a special ceremony
If weather allows, ride the cable car to the top of Mount Narvik to see the breathtaking views and twinkling Christmas lights decorating the town or go on optional excursion hikes, snowshoeing or kayaking on the fjord
You’ll arrive here in the early afternoon and plan to stay past midnight to stargaze and watch for the aurora in Alta’s skies. The town is directly beneath the Auroral Oval, a zone known for consistent Northern Lights activity. If the heavens aren’t overcast, and the conditions are right, you might well be in for quite the show...
The city is especially pretty around Christmas, festooned with lights and decorations. The Arctic Cathedral is one of the most striking landmarks in Tromsø, especially when lit up at night. It features a huge stained-glass window that is well worth seeing up close
It’s New Year’s Eve and you’ll be spending it in the picture perfect fishing village of Reine, in the Lofoten Islands. This is where red-painted, snow-covered rorbuer cling to a string of islands beneath sharp, dark grey granite mountain ranges. The 450-metre tall Reinebringen is one of the most distinctive peaks, particularly dramatic when layered with snow
You will be welcomed to the little fishing village of Kalvåg, far out on the coastline with the open North Sea to the west. Its name literally means ‘Frozen Bay’ in the Old Norse. No other expedition ships visit Kalvåg, so you’ll experience an authentic slice-of-life community who will likely be thrilled to have visitors
Today is the last day of your great Norwegian winter exploration. It begins as you arrive at Mosterøy and Klosterøy in the morning, two of the myriad islands that lie around the city of Stavanger
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The 2022 No-Fly Festive Northern Lights Expedition
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
Cabins on decks 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement, kettle and TV. These cabins are adapted for guests with disabilities. 16 - 17 m2 Window Bathroom TV Varied bed types
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Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping, kettle and TV. 11 - 12 m2 Limited view Bathroom TV Double bed
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One or two room suites on deck 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, coffee making facilities, minibar and private balcony. 20 - 23 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed
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One or two-room suites on decks 7 and 8 that sleeps up to two people with a TV, seating area, dining table, coffee making facilities, minibar and some with bathtub. Some also come with scenic bay window or a private balcony. 32 - 37 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed
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Two-room suite on deck 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, seating area, dining table, coffee making facilities, minibar and private balcony. 43 - 45 m2 Window Bathroom Double bed Balcony
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MS Maud has been designed to take you on an expedition of the Norwegian coast in maximum comfort, equipped for a sustainable and memorable expedition. She is an ice-class 1C ship equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway.
Hurtigruten recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to four weeks prior to departure (two weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book on board but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked on board will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.
There is no official dress code on board but some guests choose to change to casualwear for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage (or even during the day!) so we recommend reading our climate zone packing guide to ensure you’re ready for every possibility.
Norwegian cuisine is served on board. Chefs use only the very best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of delicious dishes.
Specific diets can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets may find that there is limited choice. A 3-course vegan menu is available in the evenings on voyages of 12-days.
Most Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast have an Expedition Team who undertake special activities on board such as lectures and presentations, on-deck guiding as well as hikes and outdoor activities in many ports. The majority of activities take place both inside the ships and out on deck and are designed around the season you’re sailing in. Hurtigruten aims to get guests closer to unique environments.
Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options on board. Norwegian Kroner (NOK) is the on board currency.
Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception.
The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in two or three languages.
Yes, wireless internet is available on board for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.
It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.
Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Agency booking conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Tours are subject to change. Additional excursions must be booked at least 28 days prior to departure. Please note, this voyage may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Weather, sea & ice conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the priority and the ship’s captain will decide on the final sailing schedule during the voyage, therefore, the itinerary is subject to change. Additional excursions will incur a charge. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner. WI-FI is subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs and cannot be guaranteed. *Please Note - Complimentary Wi-Fi on board - Be advised that Hurtigruten will sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not always supported.* Wildlife & Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed. Itinerary is subject to change. *Please note: Some grades may have upper/lower berths, a fixed double bed and/or a restricted view.* Northern Lights Promise T&Cs apply. Lindstrom restaurant will incur an additional charge for non-suite guests. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE
Please refer to your ROL Cruise paperwork for your Balance Due Date
M&SGift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 13th May 2021. Amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.View cruise line T&C's