British Isles Cruise
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British Isles CruiseMini CruiseCRUISE: Europe < Mini CruiseCruise embarkation: Liverpool
A unique short break expedition cruise on board our hybrid ship, MS Roald Amundsen – from Liverpool to Portsmouth. Exploring the charming archipelago of the Isles of Scilly, cruising up the River Fowey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and make use of our knowledgeable Expedition team including experienced Ornithologists and Historians.
On this voyage we will explore magnificent natural landscapes, with coastal paths ideal for exploring, visit gardens that are unique and of great importance to their region and have the opportunity to cruise through pristine waters.
We set sail from England, down to Wales and across the Irish Sea to the Republic of Ireland, before heading to the charming Isles of Scilly. Each port has its own unique charm and intriguing history such as castles dating back as far as the 12th century, Viking stories, picturesque gardens and magnificent scenery. You will be amazed by the spectacular scenery of Pembrokeshire National Park, stroll in expansive gardens and feel history reverberating through the old stones of the castles. And if Irish folklore is to be believed, you may return more eloquent than ever.
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Day 1 Embarkation – Liverpool, England
Before joining MS Roald Amundsen, explore this maritime city which has been a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries as well as famously being the hometown of The Beatles.
Wander along the waterfront where the iconic mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces" – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand on the Pier Head.
Day 2 – Pembroke, Wales
An early morning sail into the Cleddau estuary to arrive at one of the deepest natural harbours in the world.
With its proximity to Britain's only coastal National Park, Pembroke is an ideal spot for us to head ashore and take the opportunity to explore the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and surrounding areas.
Day 3 – Cork, Ireland
Situated on the southern shore of Great island and in one of the world’s finest natural harbours, Cobh (pronounced “Cove”) is a charming seaside town with pretty colourful houses and dominated by the impressive neo-Gothic St. Colman’s Cathedral.
Famously known as the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic, there is a poignant museum where you can experience the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage, as well as the Titanic Trail which takes you through the historic town where buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the ship sailed in 1912.
Day 4 – Isles of Scilly, England
This enchanting archipelago off the coast of Cornwall is home to outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands and around 140 islets. Covered in heathland, with magnificent sandy beaches, these islands are surrounded by rocks and reefs and offer picturesque coastal walks.
Day 5 - Fowey, England
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the beautiful, historic harbour town of Fowey rests on the west side of the Fowey Estuary, a flooded valley cut by meltwater after the last Ice Age.
Explore this delightful location on foot and wander down to the panoramic Gribbin Head on the west side where the Gribbin Headland Daymark went up in 1832 as a navigation aid. There are many other walks available, including the “Hall Walk” along the Pont Pill creek or along the esplanade to Readymoney Cove and St Catherine’s Castle.
Day 6 – Disembarkation - Portsmouth, England
Our journey comes to an end in the city of Portsmouth. A port city and naval base known for its maritime heritage, with over 800 years of maritime history.
About the Ship.
In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Included in your voyage
- Expedition Cruise
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune and Fredheim
- A la carte restaurant Lindstrom included for suite guests
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
- Range of included activities
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
- Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
- Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym and outdoor gym
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
- Landings using our fleet of small expedition boats
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Expedition Photographer to help with your camera settings before landings
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- Spa treatments
* Speak to us on 020 3092 1288 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss booking extra excursions, domestic transport to ports or extending your stay in either Liverpool or Portsmouth. *
- All planned activities are subject to weather and conditions
- Hurtigruten will at all times comply with current COVID-19 regulations and policies in the waters, coasts and ports we visit. As they could change at any time, there may be changes to the itineraries before and during your expedition. Please check current FCO travel advice.
Ports may change, and expeditions may be cancelled altogether if strict restrictions remain at the time of the sailing. We have strict COVID-19 protocols in our operations and will adapt to any changes to ensure you have a safe and unforgettable experience with us while exploring the British Isles.
- In the case of a cancelled sailing we will offer a refund of the booked sailing but offer no additional compensation. We encourage all guests to book refundable transport to/from their expedition as travel insurance may not cover cancellations.
- Hurtigruten are committed to safe operations and health and safety during the British Isles expedition cruises. The maximum number of passengers allowed on the expeditions will be set to 350, to ensure social distancing and avoidance of crowding.
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
Price is based on 2 persons sharing ‘polar outside’ cabin.
Price is subject to availability.
Minimum 5% donation amount is required to receive maximum 5% discount.