Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
Tue, 19 Sept 2023 REYKJAVIK -- 8:00 PMWed, 20 Sept 2023 HEIMAEY 12:00 PM 8:00 PMThu, 21 Sept 2023 -- --Fri, 22 Sept 2023 8:00 AM 4:00 PMSat, 23 Sept 2023 THORSHAVN 8:00 AM 6:00 PMSun, 24 Sept 2023 12:00 PM 8:00 PMMon, 25 Sept 2023 LERWICK 8:00 AM 10:00 PMTue, 26 Sept 2023 Fair Isle 8:00 AM 6:00 PMWed, 27 Sept 2023 KIRKWALL, ORKNEYS 8:00 AM 4:00 PMThu, 28 Sept 2023 EDINBURGH 10:45 AM --
In business since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, Arctic Canada, and Antarctica. These are unique destinations where the natural beauty is matched only by the breathtaking beauty and stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. On all of the small ships in our fleet, you will find modern facilities and equipment designed specifically to sail in remote areas.
The Worlds Most Beautiful Sea Voyage Hurtigruten is sometimes referred to as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The 11 coastal ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days, calling 34 ports. The trip along the Norwegian coast has been described as the "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage." Hurtigruten's explorer ships MS Fram, MS Midnatsol and MS Nordstjernen offer Explorer voyages to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen and Europe. In addition MS Midnatsol crosses the Atlantic Ocean twice every year.
MS Maud is designed to take you on an expedition of the Norwegian coast in maximum comfort, equipped for a sustainable and memorable expedition.
MS Maud, the current MS Trollfjord, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsens "Maud" from 1917. The original "Maud" got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten's 1925 flagship DS Dronning Maud ("DS Queen Maud").
TodayÂ´s MS Maud is an ice class 1C ship equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway.
Premium comfort, Science Center and gym
The interior of the ship features natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool, to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On deck 5, you can visit our Science Center, which is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive learning tools.
On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the Observation deck, workout in the outdoor gym and soak in one of the hot tubs. And thereÂ´s no better way to enjoy the view than with a refreshment in the Panorama lounge.
MS Maud is a more sustainable expedition ship. She is equipped with a battery pack, , that will support the ship's engines, and drastically cut emissions.. The ship sources power from land when docked, and this eliminates shoreside emissions.
In addition, the vesselÂ´s engines have been upgraded into low-emission engines, complying with all current and projected regulations.
Facilities on board MS Maud
Cabins and public areas
NorwayÂ´s stunning scenery is reflected in the shipÂ´s interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool. Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the worldÂ´s most beautiful coastline pass by.
The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.
Our three onboard restaurants have menus drawn from Norwegian traditions, as well as international cuisine. Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim - the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrom, you can expect honest and delicious cuisine that reflects our destinations.
Wellness and Relaxation
After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, exercise in the gym, take in the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge, surf the wi-fi network, or browse in the on-board shop.
Onboard Expedition Team
Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides on your cruise, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.
The team will present lectures and lead activities during the cruise to help you learn more about the natural and cultural treasures of Norway. They will also introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv' (outdoor life) and encourage you to join in exciting activities during the expedition. We provide all the gear you will need.
- Built: 2002
- Refurbishment: 2021
- Length: 135.75
- Bearm: 21.5 m
- Beds: 528
This pristine European island is filled with glaciers, volcanoes, and hot, mineral-rich springs to explore. Native Icelanders have a remarkably rich history and culture, and would love to share it with you - they are great storytellers. Stroll through the charming Austurvollur Square, and be sure to stop in one of the many cafes for some of the freshest seafood you''ll find anywhere. Or visit the mighty Gullfoss or "Golden Waterfall," the most dramatic cascade in Europe.