Fjords Expedition Cruise from Dover
Explore five of Norway’s most beautiful fjords on this springtime expedition cruise, sailing from Dover to the stunning Norwegian coast. In spring, the fjords are quieter, the flowers are in bloom, and the mountaintops are frosted with snow. You’ll also see waterfalls in all their glory, in full flow from freshly melted winter snow.
Norway’s exceptional fjords
We start in the lush valleys of Hardangerfjord, home to the prettiest apple orchards in Norway. Next, we’ll visit the idyllic fjord villages and stave churches of Sognefjord. Explore the magnificent Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord. Both of these fjords are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and outstanding examples of dramatic fjordal features and landscapes. Nordfjord will thrill you with its high peaks and glaciers. Then we’ll spend a day discovering the untamed nature of the remote island archipelago of Værlandet, and environment in total contrast with the fjords. We’ll cap off our spectacular fjord adventure at Lysefjord, where the iconic Preikestolen viewpoint awaits you.
Spring is in the air
The fjords are magical in any season. On this springtime expedition cruise, we witness the fjords waking up from the long winter months. The days grow longer and the sun warms the air. Snow still covers the mountains, but the thaw brings meltwater gushing down rock faces, creating beautiful waterfalls and adding a deep color to the rivers. Down in the valleys, pastures are green, fruit trees are in bloom, and the idyllic fjord villages emerge from hibernation.
Northbound to the fjords of Norway
Spring is blooming in the fjords
Idyllic fjord villages and stave churches
The world’s most beautiful fjord
Seven wonderful waterfalls
A view from the top
A patchwork of tiny islands
On a high at Pulpit Rock
Back to reality
MS Maud is designed to explore the magnificent Norwegian coast and polar areas in ultimate comfort, with advanced equipment and a sustainable profile.
MS Maud (MS Midnatsol prior to the makeover) is named for the Viking explorer, also known as Eric the Red. He discovered, named and settled Greenland in the 10th century.
Like its namesake, MS Maud is a great adventurer, meant to explore the rugged Norwegian coastline all year long. MS Maud has a modern design and progressive environmental profile. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by Norway’s sunny summer days, a motif reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. The vessel’s sun deck and hot tub are on deck 9. Key features on MS Maud include a spacious, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow. Its wall-to-wall windows bathe the lounge in natural light and provide extraordinary views.
MS Maud is an ice class 1C ship and is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition cruises in Norway.
Year of construction 2003 (Year of refurbishment: 2021)
Ship yard Fosen Mek. Verk (N)
Gross tonnage 16,140