THE Hurtigruten Cruise operator will be the first expedition to launch from the UK since the coronavirus health crisis first erupted in March. The MS Roald Amundsen will offer a set of short expeditions beginning in September.
The four expeditions will be departing from ports all across the UK, more specifically from Portsmouth (September 2), Liverpool (September 7), and Glasgow (September 12).
The UK general manager for the cruise operator has announced their delight in offering “short break expedition cruises to experience the British coastline onboard their pioneering hybrid ship, MS Roald Amusden.
“This trip will show visitors the less known areas of the British Isles and give them a truly British experience with a focus on nature and conservation projects.
“This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is looking to discover the beautiful scenery that Great Britain has to offer. The ship will be visiting destinations such as the Isles of Scilly, Fowey, Rathlin Island, Fort William, Oban, Fishguard and Waterford.
“The sailings will be adapting to the post coronavirus climate and therefore sailings will be reduced to a maximum capacity of 250 guests (which equates to around 65 per cent of normal capacity).
“Cruise ships have been a rather dangerous point of contention during the crisis as they accommodate for such large crowds of people and typically most areas onboard are of common use.”