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British Isles

Remote Islands, Natural Wonders and a Diverse Coastline | with Carol Kirkwood


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Join TV Presenter Carol Kirkwood on this unforgettable sailing around the beautiful British Isles

Carol Kirkwood will be joining us onboard MS Maud from Douglas (4th May) to Dover. Whilst with us, she will be giving a talk and Q&A – don’t miss this special opportunity to sail with one of television’s most experienced and well-loved presenters.

She is one of television’s most experienced and well-loved live presenters. Alongside being a regular reporter on The One Show, she is currently seen broadcasting live weather bulletins daily! She’s been highly praised and recognised by the Television and Radio Industry Club, winning the award for best weather presenter no less than nine times.

There’s also a daredevil side to Carol’s work. She can be found trying everything from racing high-powered speed boats to a charity tandem ride for Children in Need. Carol has also flown with the Red Arrows and even gave a personal talk to the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

It is safe to say that Carol knows exactly what she is talking about, which is why she spends her spare time giving talks and holding Q&A’s to share her incredibly inspiring career with others around the world.

Picturesque towns full of history 

Experience the beauty and variety of the British Isles on an expedition cruise. Explore the quaint villages, charming towns, and impressive historical landmarks. Discover the Viking and Gaelic heritage of Waterford and Stornoway, and sample single malt whisky on Islay. 

Nature and wild islands 

You’ll encounter the wild landscapes of the Hebrides, the tropical-looking Isles of Scilly, and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the Isle of Man, as well as enjoy scenic walks along the Pembrokeshire and Devon coasts. 

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with our adventurous spirit, we visit small remote ports on our expeditions. Due to sea conditions and the secluded locations we visit, it's not always possible to dock in port. Sometimes we have to use our small expedition boats to get ashore.

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Depart from Dover

Day 1

Relax at sea

Day 2

The 'Land's End' of Wales

Day 3

Elegant Belfast

Day 4

Captain's Choice – Castlebay

Day 5

Highlights of Orkney

Day 6

Stalwart Stornoway

Day 7

Islay's whiskey and nature

Day 8

Enigmatic isle of Man

Day 9

Waterford's Viking Triangle

Day 10

The Isles of Scilly

Day 11

The delights of Devon

Day 12

Return to Dover

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in Restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte Restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • Join Carol Kirkwood for a talk and Q&A
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with live scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet your entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 
  • Please note that on our 8 May 2024 departure, in the Orkney Islands we will visit Stromness instead of Kirkwall.

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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