Discover the wildlife, remote islands and spectacular scenery on this full-board expedition of the British Isles cruise.

From battle and conquest to trade and industrialisation, there’s so much to discover as you sail along the British coast, with its magnificent scenery, past cliffs and castles, and to the magical and remote islands scattered along the shores.

On this cruise over 13 action-packed days, you’ll experience the best of our wonderful natural landscapes and traditional towns and villages, with a brilliant array of onshore excursions included.

As you visit these fantastic destinations, you’ll be able to pick up tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos from a professional photographer on board your ship, the delightful MS Maud. Equipped with advanced technology MS Maud is exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises and is a fantastic addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of specialist expedition vessels.

Set sail from Dover and journey on to Wales, stopping off at picturesque Fishguard with it’s original hamlet, harbour and spectacular sea views. Next up is Belfast where you can explore the historic city and access the breathtaking Giant’s Causeway.

Next up are wild Scottish islands, including gorgeous beaches and St Kilda  – uninhabited by humans but home to thousands of majestic seabirds – and the whisky island and arts and craft hotspot Islay.

You’ll stop off at Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, with its impressive castle and nature trails.

Crossing to the Republic of Ireland, you’ll call in at traditional Waterford, a site of Viking and Norman conquest and nature-lovers will also be rewarded with amazing views on the Isles of Scilly.

Your final stop before returning to Dover is at the pretty town of Dartmouth in Devon, where cute cobbled lanes are lined with pastel houses and Tudor buildings.

Reasons to book


Discover remote wildernesses as you sail to the beautiful Isles of Scilly, St Kilda, Stornoway and Islay.


See spectacular colonies of seabirds, some of the largest in Europe, as well as potentially spotting Minke whales, seals and butterflies.


MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in the British Isles.


Learn about the famous Harris tweed when you visit Stornoway, see potters and artists at work on Islay and taste iconic whiskies.


You’ll encounter Norman Castles and Viking ruins as you explore the British Isles’ rugged Celtic coast, from the Isle of Man to Devon.


Both on board and during your shore excursions you’ll have the chance to try tasty local dishes, from freshly caught crab to artisan fudge.


DAY 1 Board MS Maud DAY 2 At Sea DAY 3 Fishguard DAY 4 Belfast DAY 5 Tobermory, Isle of Mull DAY 6 St Kilda DAY 7 Stornoway DAY 8 Islay DAY 9 Douglas DAY 10 Waterford, Ireland DAY 11 Isles of Scilly DAY 12 Dartmouth DAY 13 Disembark in Dover


  • Spend 12 nights cruising aboard MS Maud with breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages included (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water).
  • Go on a range of included excursions.
  • Explore Fishguard and Giant’s Causeway.
  • Visit Scottish islands St Kilda and Islay.
  • Discover Douglas, Waterford and the Isles of Scilly.
  • Services of an Expedition Team who will organise and accompany activities on board and ashore.
  • Landings using a fleet of small expedition boats.
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities.
  • Onboard lectures and talks from experts.
  • Advice from a professional onboard photographer.
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket and reusable water bottle.
  • Teas and coffees on board.
  • Free wi-fi for onboard browsing.


PRICE: From £3,599pp*

DATES May 22, June 3, 2023

April 13 & 25, May 7, 19 & 31, 2024**

TO BOOK, CALL 03308 285 358, quoting COAST BRITISHISLES

VISIT for more details and to see the full itinerary

OUR PARTNER: TS Tours is acting as agent for Hurtigruten. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten. Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten are the world’s leading experts in cruises along the Norwegian fjords. Hurtigruten is ABTA-bonded and all trips are ATOL-protected.

T&Cs: * From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability, based on June 3, 2023 departure. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit required. **Itinerary may vary for 2024 departures. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten Ltd and TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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