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Hurtigruten's MS Finnmarken Cruise Ship to Undergo Biggest Refurbishment in Line's History
Hurtigruten Makes Dover Home Port for Summer 2021

Hurtigruten Makes Dover Home Port for Summer 2021

Hurtigruten Makes Dover Home Port for Summer 2021

June 10, 2020

Adam Coulter
UK Managing Editor
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(11:49 a.m. BST) -- Norway-based cruise line Hurtigruten will make Dover a home port for the very first time from March 2021.

The cruise-expedition-ferry operator -- which last year announced MS Maud (currently sailing as MS Midnatsol) will be based in Dover from October 2021 -- will offer four expedition itineraries from the port.

The 500-passenger ship will offer 15-day voyages to Norway and the high Arctic in the summer and winter; round-Britain cruises and southern Scandinavia voyages.

"We are thrilled to present expedition cruises from Dover year-round. It is a needed boost for the UK cruise industry at this time, and is especially important to showcase how expedition cruising differs from mainstream cruising," said Anthony Daniels, General Manager, Hurtigruten UK & Ireland

"These sustainable new itineraries visit off-the-beaten-track waters, coastlines and islands; they are brim-full of unique experiences and destinations rarely visited."

MS Maud is currently sailing as MS Midnatsol, but will be completely refurbished before heading to Dover.

The multi-million pound project will see all public areas; three new restaurants will be introduced -- Aune, the main restaurant; Fredheim, for casual international dining; and Lindstrom, a fine dining restaurant.

Hurtigruten is set to restart a full service of coastal voyage cruising next Tuesday -- the first ocean cruise line to do so -- on MS Finnmarken from Bergen.

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