Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords, and Quaint Fishing Towns

Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords, and Quaint Fishing Towns

Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords, and Quaint Fishing Towns

Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords, and Quaint Fishing Towns

Travel information 15 days MS Maud
Departures
June 13, 2022
July 11, 2022
August 20, 2022
Price from $ 7,845
$ 4,707
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Discover idyllic seaside towns, fishing villages, stunning island archipelagos, and fjords on a summer expedition cruise of hidden coastal gems in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Rugged nature, active adventure

From Dover, explore some of the region’s most beautiful waterways and visit some of Southern Scandinavia’s best-kept secrets. These include hidden coastal gems with rugged nature and stretches of fine-sand beaches. Our first stop is the glamorous and windswept island of Sylt, the ‘Martha’s Vineyard of Germany’. From here, we transit the scenic Kiel Canal and sail to stylish Skagen, Denmark’s northernmost town.

Then it’s up Sweden’s West coast to the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago, where we visit remote islets, secluded beaches, and a national marine park. Life is dictated by the elements here and picturesque fishing villages are largely untouched by time. The coast’s natural attractions draw summer crowds seeking active fun, the healing power of nature, and artistic inspiration.

Norway’s islands and fjords

An interlude in cosmopolitan Oslo provides cultural gems and architectural masterpieces. We continue along Norway’s southern coast to island retreats and sheltered coves. Then we sail along breathtaking pristine fjords to Rosendal and Lysefjord in Western Norway, before returning to Dover.

Our knowledgeable Expedition Team will make this a truly unforgettable experience by bringing you closer to nature, guiding you on foot, by bike, kayak, or via small boat (RIB) cruising.

Southern Scandinavia - Archipelagos, Fjords, and Quaint Fishing Towns
  • Day 1
    Dover, England

    Your Cruise Begins

    All aboard at Dover! MS Maud awaits, ready to take you on a summertime exploration of southern Scandinavia.

    If you have the time, take a walk alongside (or atop) the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, a patriotic symbol for England. One of the best places to do so is at St. Margaret’s Bay, which offers great views of the chalky coastline from its wide shingle beach.

    Once you board the ship, pick up your complimentary expedition jacket, and settle into your cabin. Feel free to explore the ship before attending a mandatory safety drill. After the first of many delicious dinners and a welcome toast by the captain, you’ll meet your expert Expedition Team.

    They’ll be your knowledgeable lecturers, warm hosts, and good-natured guides throughout your journey. First and foremost, they are there to keep you safe and sound. Their first priority will be to run through important health and safety information with you and your shipmates.

    When the ship sets sail, we’ll pass the white cliffs of Dover and head up to the North Sea. Stretch your sea legs and get to know MS Maud, your cozy home away from home. Weather permitting, let the salty sea air envelop you out on deck.

    Grab a relaxing glass of wine in the Explorer Lounge and Bar while the world passes you by through the panoramic windows. Your adventure to the German coast and southern Scandinavia is officially underway! 

    Day 1
    Dover, England

    Your Cruise Begins

  • Day 2
    At Sea

    Relax and Learn

    Enjoy a day at sea as we head towards the German coast. Enjoy some time to decompress from daily life, relax and find the perfect mindset for this summertime expedition cruise.

    Perhaps brush up on Scandinavian life philosophies like the Danish ‘hygge’: creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people; the Swedish ‘lagom’: not too little, not too much—just right; and the Norwegian ‘friluftsliv’: embracing nature and an active, outdoors lifestyle.

    Admire the views from MS Maud’s expansive Observation Deck or settle into the Fredheim restaurant with a good book and a freshly baked pastry. Don’t forget to take full advantage of the gym and hot tubs!
    You’ll also be invited to talks hosted by the Expedition Team, who will enthusiastically share their extensive knowledge of Southern Scandinavia with you. Topics change each day and usually relate to the area we’re sailing at the time. These added insights will enhance your experience, filling your sense of discovery with enticing details. The onboard professional photographer will also be available to give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos.

    Day 2
    At Sea

    Relax and Learn

  • Day 3
    List, Sylt, Germany

    Sandy beaches and grassy dunes

    Your first port of call is known as the ‘Martha’s Vineyard’ of Germany, a picture-perfect seaside town that attracts a glamorous crowd seeking sanctuary and solitude. Welcome to Sylt, the most famous of the North Frisian Islands and Germany’s northernmost point. Among the sound of lapping waves, you’ll find 25 miles of pristine, fine-sand beaches lined with sand dunes and flowering heathlands.

    We anchor at List, at the Sylt’s northern tip, which oozes with wild rustic charm. Take in the invigorating sea air as you leisurely stroll through the town and its beautiful beaches. Its pretty harbor, thatched cottages, and candy-striped lighthouses will win you over. Rent a bike if you’re feeling active or a distinctive Strandkorb beach chair, if you’d rather relax.

    Sample the island’s culinary specialty, Sylter Royal oysters, which are farmed locally at Germany’s only commercial oyster farm. Or enjoy lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants along the promenade. Local specialties include mussels, North Sea prawns, and matjes (pickled herring).

    If you’re science-minded, visit the local ecological museum, which is powered by renewable energy and dedicated to the North Sea. See fascinating displays and multimedia exhibits on the local climate, weather, and natural phenomena, such as Germany’s largest shifting sand dune. You can see this sand dune for yourself along the more sheltered East coast of the island.

    At low tide, take a walk along the mud flats that lie out toward the UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea. The West coast is a popular destination for windsurfers, given its crashing waves and strong winds. Ellenbogen nature reserve is located north of List. This exposed, windswept, elbow-shaped peninsula features miles of unspoiled coastal landscapes, tranquility, and natural charm.

    Day 3
    List, Sylt, Germany

    Sandy beaches and grassy dunes

  • Day 4
    Kiel Canal and Kiel, Germany

    Scenic navigation

    Believe it or not, the world’s busiest man-made waterway is not the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal, but rather the Kiel Canal, also known as the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal. Today, we transit the picturesque 61-mile passage from Brunsbüttel, in the North Sea, through Schleswig-Holstein and on to Holtenau, in the Baltic Sea. The canal allows ships to bypass Denmark’s stormy Jutland Peninsula and shaves around 226 miles off the journey.

    Built in 1887, inaugurated in 1895 and widened in 1907, this freshwater canal, originally called Kaiser Wilhelm I Canal, took 9,000 workers eight years to build. Today, it is 524 feet wide and 36 feet deep, and is crossed by seven high bridges that allow a 141 foot clearance. Pass under the Rendsburg High Bridge, a railway viaduct with an unusual 360° loop that allows trains to access Rendsburg Station.

    Relax and enjoy a scenic passage through the canal. Head out on deck as you pass lush countryside, quaint villages and magnificent landscapes en route. Daily life plays out peacefully along the canal. Cattle grazes, anglers patiently fish, dog walkers and cyclists move along the canal path, and of course, plenty of ships and recreational boats pass through.

    Watch from deck as we traverse the impressive locks or schleusen at Holtenau, before sailing the final ten miles along the Kiel Fjord to Kiel. We’ll have a short technical stop in Kiel, allowing you time to stretch your legs and visit the maritime city. If you’re sailing in the last week of June, you’ll catch Kiel Week, the world’s largest sailing regatta, usually featuring 4,000 ships.

    Day 4
    Kiel Canal and Kiel, Germany

    Scenic navigation

  • Day 5
    Skagen, Denmark

    The sunniest place in Denmark

    When you see the distinctive yellow houses with red roofs, you’ve arrived in Skagen, one of Denmark’s most popular destinations. This vibrant beach town is located at the top of Jutland, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. During the summer months, the extended sunlight hours, wonderful nature, and white sandy beaches are a big draw.

    Discover the lively town center, with its bustling marina, museums, galleries and boutiques. Then head out of town along the walking trails to explore its wild nature and coastal scenery. If you prefer, relax on the beach and take a refreshing swim in the sea.

    Visit Skagen Museum to see the works of the Skagen Painters, including Krøyer, Ancher, and Tuxen. In 1859, inspired by its nature, Hans Christian Andersen encouraged artists to join him in Skagen. As word spread, painters, musicians, writers, and poets descended on the town. This artists’ collective, known as Skagen Painters, became hugely influential in Danish cultural history.

    Three miles north of Skagen is Grenen. Experience the rugged environment of Denmark’s northernmost point, where the Skagerrak and the Kattegat Seas meet. If you look closely, you can see the clashing waves of the two seas. Wander among sand dunes on foot or take the Sandormen, a tractor-driven wagon tour. The area is also popular with birders.

    We recommend visiting the Sand-Covered Church. What appears to be a small 14th century chapel turns out to be the tower of Sankt Laurentii, once the largest church in northern Jutland. Sand migration buried the church, leaving only the tower visible. Further south is Råberg Mile, the closest thing Denmark has to a desert. Hike to the top of this migrating sand dune for great views, which is 131 ft high and three-fourths of a square mile.

    Day 5
    Skagen, Denmark

    The sunniest place in Denmark

  • Day 6
    Koster Islands, Sweden

    Marine Biosphere

    Over the next two days, we’ll explore the stunning Bohuslän archipelago, which stretches along Sweden’s beautiful west coast from Gothenburg. Head out on deck as we cruise along the channel up to Kosterhavet National Park, past picturesque fishing villages, glorious nature, and enchanting islands.

    The Koster Islands (North Koster and South Koster) sit in the center of Kosterhavet Marine National Park. On North Koster, take in the rugged, dramatic, and austere landscapes on foot, and see the rubble-stone fields at Valnäs. From Högen, the highest point on the island (marked by two lighthouses), enjoy magnificent views of the entire archipelago.

    Be charmed by coastal meadows, ancient forests, sandy beaches and secluded bays on South Koster, where you can easily explore on foot or by bike. From the local church, climb up to the impressive viewpoint at the top of Valfjäll. Learn about the islands’ local history and fishing heritage at the museum on Långegärde Pier.

    As the islands are mostly car-free, it’s ideal for walkers, with marked paths and trails to suit all fitness levels and opportunities to take rests along the way. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! There are plenty of great spots to take a dip. A cable ferry connects the islands, so you’ll have the chance to explore both islands.

    This area is dotted with skerries and rocky isles. Conditions permitting, we’ll make the most through kayak trips and small boat (RIB) cruising. Where possible, snorkelling is a superb way to explore Kosterhavet’s underwater marine life. You might see crabs, shoals of mackerel, and rare seaweeds.

    After an active day of exploring, return to MS Maud ready for a delicious meal and a good night’s sleep.

    Day 6
    Koster Islands, Sweden

    Marine Biosphere

  • Day 7
    Weather Islands, Sweden

    Expedition day

    At the furthest reaches of Bohuslän, you’ll find Väderöarna. Made up of hundreds of islands and islets that are part of the Tanum archipelago, the aptly named Weather Islands have one of Sweden’s windiest and warmest climates.

    Long considered uninhabitable, due to its harsh environment, only the hardiest of coast pilots and their families set up homes here between the 1700s and 1960s. Today, very little has changed. Only one island is inhabited, with a small inn hosting guests and employees in cozy looking cabins perched on the rocks.

    Kiss stress goodbye as you relax with the sound of birdsong and waves lapping against the rocks. Among the lush green scenery and jagged islands, find one of Bohuslän’s largest seal colonies and numerous sea birds.

    Join the Expedition Team as we spend the day exploring this nature-lover’s paradise on foot, by kayak, or by small boat (RIB) cruising. Enjoy long walks along the nature trails. Explore nooks and crannies, discover the meteorological station and old coast pilot marina, or maybe even swim in the clear blue waters. Weather conditions permitting, you could paddle a kayak between the islands to incredible natural harbors.

    Day 7
    Weather Islands, Sweden

    Expedition day

  • Day 8
    Käringön, Grundsund, and Smögen (Sweden)

    Swedish islands and coastline

    We sail past seal colonies and skerries, ready for a full day of exploration. Explore some of Sweden’s oldest and most scenic fishing villages and ports, which developed during the heyday of the herring fishing era in the 18th century. Many of them became seaside resorts, catering to wealthy Swedes.

    We begin with a quick stop in Käringön, with its red fishing huts and pontoons jutting into the sea. In the summer, the pier and guest harbor are always buzzing with activity. Conditions permitting, you can join the optional small boat (RIB) cruising excursions to Grundsund.

    Fall in love with this coastal fishing village on the island of Skaftö, filled with all of its original charm. Though larger than Käringön, Grundsund has fewer than 700 inhabitants. See the traditional boathouses and pretty cottages that dot the rocky shoreline, the dock areas and the canals along the water’s edge. A beautiful harbor canal divides this well-preserved village, with small boats moored along the jetty. It’s delightful for exploring, especially in the summer months.

    Or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the newly-built wooden promenade that stretches along the waterfront to Skäddhålan. Then follow the footpath leading along the rugged coastline toward Vigerna. Grundsund is also ideal for kayaking and small boat (RIB) cruising.

    After lunch, we continue our scenic cruise along Sweden’s coastline and head to colorful Smögen to enjoy the evening. Here, you’ll find a change of pace—this lively town attracts a younger crowd.

    Climb the steep steps and explore the maze of beautifully restored cottages with well-tended gardens. Watch as local fishing boats unload their daily catch down at the harbor. Famous for its seafood, Smögen is an ideal place for you to enjoy fresh prawns, lobster, or fish along Smögenbryggan, the buzzing waterside promenade.

    Day 8
    Käringön, Grundsund, and Smögen (Sweden)

    Swedish islands and coastline

  • Day 9
    Oslo, Norway

    Cultural highlights and spectacular scenery

    Awarded European Green Capital in 2019, Norway’s capital is a fjord-side city surrounded by forested hills and lakes. Head to Ekeberg Park for fantastic views over Oslo and its wonderful collection of international art and sculptures. The impressive granite and bronze edifices in Vigeland Sculpture Park are also worth a visit. Take a stroll in the botanical garden or enjoy a woodland hike in Nordmarka, close to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump.

    Oslo’s compact size makes it ideal for discovering on foot. The medieval Akershus Fortress dominates the harborfront. A stroll through the charming city center will take you to the city hall, royal palace, parliament building and Oslo Cathedral. The new National Museum opens in Oslo in 2022, providing a modern architectural contrast to the more classical buildings.

    Need to rest? Options abound for enjoying traditional Norwegian dishes or New Nordic cuisine. Choose from cozy cafés, hip coffee shops, modern fine dining, hot dog stands, and many microbreweries.

    There’s no shortage of cultural experiences. Spend the day visiting some of Oslo’s many excellent museums and contemporary art galleries. Or visit the home of one of Oslo’s most celebrated cultural icons, Henrik Ibsen. Head to the museum district in the Bygdøy peninsula, where you can discover the open-air Folk Museum, Fram Museum, and the Viking Ship Museum.

    See the incredible modern architecture east of the harbor in the Bjørvika neighborhood. The angular white marble and glass of the Opera House will wow you, as it resembles a glacier emerging from the sea. Walk along its rooftop for panoramic views of the city. Look up and you’ll see the new Munch Museum, towering almost 200 feet high. Across the bridge at Sørenga, enjoy urban beachlife, relax in a floating sauna, and even go kayaking.

    Day 9
    Oslo, Norway

    Cultural highlights and spectacular scenery

  • Day 10
    Kragerø, Norway

    Islands, Artists and Telemark Canal

    Today, we visit the beautiful coastal town of Kragerø, set in the idyllic surroundings of one of Norway’s most scenic archipelagos. The town looks out over 495 islets and reefs, each with their own special character. During the summer, this elegant resort bustles with activity, as visitors come to relax on the beaches, explore the archipelago’s abundant animal and birdlife, or watch live music concerts.
    Amble through Kragerø’s charming narrow lanes and browse its boutiques and eateries. Stop by the Gothic church and learn about local history at the Berg-Kragerø Museum and the Mining Museum. Or escape the city for a walk along the coastal path or the many nature trails.

    The incredible light and scenery of Kragerø has inspired many artists. Edvard Munch, who described the island as ‘the pearl of the coastal towns’, spent six years here, producing famous works like ‘The Sun’ and ‘History’. Enjoy a Munch walk, visit the Kittelsen House Museum (the childhood home of this famous artist), or peruse local galleries and ateliers.

    With so many islands, reefs, and sheltered coves to explore, the area is ideal for active pursuits like swimming, water sports, and scenic boat trips. There might also be opportunities to go on an island-hopping bike tour.
    Kragerø is also perfectly situated to spend the day exploring the Telemark Canal, one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. The canal is 65 miles long, carved into rock, and consists of eight lock systems. Today, much of the canal seems frozen in time. Most locks still require manual operation, and you can see old lock-keepers’ houses, sawmills and watchmen’s cottages as you sail along the waterway.

    Spend the day exploring the area or join us on one of our exciting excursions with the Expedition Team.

    Day 10
    Kragerø, Norway

    Islands, Artists and Telemark Canal

  • Day 11
    Farsund, Norway

    Pirates and lighthouses

    Welcome to the southern coast of Norway. Today, we will explore Farsund on the Lista peninsula, which has a fascinating history and some of the best beaches in the area, popular for surfing, flying kites, and birdwatching.

    Look for Farsund’s Marina Watchman upon arrival, dressed in traditional costume to welcome boats and visitors. In Farsund, take in the wonderful scenery on a long beach walk or enjoy an outdoor sauna followed by a brisk dip in the sea.

    Nordberg Fort, one of the few coastal forts built by the Germans during the Second World War, is well worth a visit. Aside from the battlements, outposts and trenches, you’ll have a great view over the Lista coastline. You can learn more about its history at the Lista Museum.

    You may notice an unusual fascination with Americana in Farsund, and especially in Vanse. You’ll see American cars, flags, diners, and even a road called Route 8. This stems from a wave of emigration from the area to the USA in the mid-20th century, which created close ties to America. This bond is celebrated at the end of June at the annual American Festival, with a program filled with fun events.

    Even if the best time to spot migratory birds in the area is spring and autumn, the sandy beaches, grassy dunes, fertile soil, and wetland areas around Farsund and Lista are an attractive habitat for birds year-round—so keep a look out!

    Outside of Farsund, Lista Lighthouse is a popular attraction. Climb the 132 steps of this operational lighthouse for fantastic views over the peninsula. Next to it, you’ll find an art gallery, an information center, and a café. Those looking to do some bird spotting can make use of the bird hide.

    Day 11
    Farsund, Norway

    Pirates and lighthouses

  • Day 12
    Rosendal, Norway

    Mouth of the fjord

    Our journey continues through Norway’s spectacular fjordal landscapes. Rosendal sits snugly between high mountains and beautiful valleys on the Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second-largest fjord. As we sail along the fjord, you might notice the pretty apple orchards along the hillsides. The region is famous for its apples, from jams and juice to award-winning cider.

    As an optional excursion, spend the day hiking in the surrounding mountains, visiting Rosendal Manor and its magnificent gardens, or perhaps kayaking with the Expedition Team. The area features historic villages and magnificent glacial features, such as the Bondhus Lake and Folgefonna Glacier. Learn about the local history and the fjords.

    Rosendal is a small, picturesque village in the heart of Hardangerfjord, surrounded by a glacier, mountains, and waterfalls. It’s simply idyllic. Enjoy delicious local delicacies at one of the cafés and take in the breathtaking scenery. Interestingly, this is where Roald Amundsen’s ship Gjøa, which took him on his historic expedition through the Northwest Passage, was built.

    Rosendal’s biggest attraction is the 17th-century Baronial manor, famous for its beautiful rose garden and landscaped grounds. You can take a guided tour of the Manor House, where you’ll see the interiors that have been kept exactly the same as when the owners left in 1927. The library has been completely preserved since the 17th century.

    Its gardens alone are stunning. Walk around and experience 300 years of horticultural history. You have the Renaissance rose garden, romantic landscaped grounds, and a more recent kitchen and herb garden, featuring seasonal produce. In June, colorful rhododendron and azalea abound. By July, the roses will be in full bloom.

    From the gardens, take a stroll along a path taking you around the Hatteberg Waterfall. During the summer, enjoy a rich cultural program of classical concerts, art exhibitions, talks, and even theater at the manor.

    Day 12
    Rosendal, Norway

    Mouth of the fjord

  • Day 13
    Lysefjord, Norway

    Norway’s imposing and distinctive fjord

    Our final day of exploration takes us to Lysefjord, where we’ll finish our expedition on a high note. We’ll sail as deep as possible into the imposing Lysefjord, toward the iconic viewpoint at Preikestolen. Lysefjord is 25 miles long, up to 1,384 feet deep, and boasts some of the most striking vertical cliffs of all the Norwegian fjords.

    Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock, is probably the most famous tourist attraction in Norway (as seen in countless social media posts). Hopefully we’ll be treated to a fine view of this incredible rock formation from below as we approach Preikestolen. We might also see the equally renown Kjæragbolten, where a giant boulder seems precariously wedged in a mountain crevasse.

    We recommend taking the optional excursion to the Preikestolen viewpoint. This five-hour guided hike takes you nearly 2,000 feet above Lysefjord. If you decide to hang out on the ship, head out to the deck to bask in the magnificent scenery, and admire the majestic mountains towering above you. After a scenic cruise of the fjord and collecting our tired-but-exhilarated hikers, we leave the fjords, islands, and stunning Scandinavia behind and set sail for Dover.

    Day 13
    Lysefjord, Norway

    Norway’s imposing and distinctive fjord

  • Day 14
    At sea

    Relax and unwind

    Our final day at sea is also the last full day of this memorable expedition cruise. As we cross the North Sea, keep an eye out for the seabirds and dolphins that like to follow the ship.

    Relive your wonderful experiences from southern Scandinavia by discussing each country’s coastal gems with your shipmates over a drink in the Explorer Bar. Or soak up the fresh sea air in the comfort of a hot tub or out on deck.

    Go to the Science Center and chat with the Expedition Team members, asking them any questions you may have. Be sure to join the Expedition Team’s slideshow of all the trip’s highlights.

    Day 14
    At sea

    Relax and unwind

  • Day 15
    Dover, England

    Return to England

    We’ll sail past the White Cliffs of Dover and into the English Channel during the early hours of the morning, then dock at the city harbor. After breakfast, the time will come to bid a fond farewell to MS Maud and everyone who made your expedition so special.

    When you disembark, you’ll bring home lifetime memories of summer in Scandinavia. Always remember the idyllic islands and archipelagos, picture-perfect fishing villages, wonderful fjords, impressive nature, and of course, all the friendly people you met along the way.

    Dover is the gateway to the English countryside, the lush counties of Kent and Surrey, and beyond that, the melting pot of London. Before leaving the area, consider visiting Dover Castle, said to be the largest castle in England.

    There is also a rare Roman lighthouse here, one of only three in the world and reputedly the U.K.’s oldest building. You can also take a tour of the underground hospital and secret World War II tunnels that run beneath the castle complex.

    However you round off your expedition, we hope you join us for new adventures soon.

    Day 15
    Dover, England

    Return to England

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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

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 the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
• À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
• English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
• Range of included activities

Onboard activities

• Experts from the Expedition Team present lectures on a variety of topics
• Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes, and samples
• The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
• The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
• The ship has hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and outdoor and indoor gyms
• Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing Activities

• Escorted landings using our fleet of small boats (RIBs)
• Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
• Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
• Expedition photographers will help configure your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

• International flights
• Travel protection
• Baggage handling
• Optional shore excursions with our local partners
• Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
• Spa treatments

Notes

• All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
• Excursions and activities are subject to change
• Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
• No gratuities are expected

MS Maud
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MS Maud

Year built 2003
Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 528 (500 in Antarctica)
Beds 500
Gross tonnage 16,151 T
Length 445 ft
Beam 70.5 ft
Speed 15 knots
MS Maud

Formerly the MS Midnatsol, the MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising.

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