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From Cliffs to Fjords; another super season of winter adventures with Hurtigruten complete

Dover Cruise has said Farewell for now to Hurtigruten’s Maud until 2024, after an incredible run of expeditions between the iconic White Cliffs and Norwegian fjords over the 2022/2023 winter season.

At the end of 2021, Hurtigruten launched winter expedition cruises from the UK with MS Maud for the first time, with Dover becoming its UK home port and a new all-year-round cruising destination.

Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruise at the Port of Dover said:

“It’s been another amazing season with Hurtigruten – I’m very grateful for the brilliant partnership and aspirations that we share together – we can’t wait to welcome them back again soon.”

“Being on the doorstep of the Garden of England and with our own inspirational heritage, Dover Cruise is at the heart of British Isles adventures. The magic of cruising brings communities together from across the world; whether it be from hidden corners of the Arctic, or the paradise islands of the Caribbean.”

Nathaniel Sherborne, Sales & Marketing VP at Hurtigruten Expeditions said:

“Our thanks go to Sonia and the Port of Dover team, who have been hugely supportive since our first MS Maud sailing in late 2021. We look forward to returning in April 2024, as we take more guests on incredible expeditions around the British Isles and Southern Scandinavia!”

MS Maud will return to Dover in spring next year for more turnaround calls as part of the 2024 expeditions season.

The full Port of Dover cruise schedule is now online here.


Notes to Editors

  • The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
  • As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
  • Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.