HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) has announced the return of MS Maud to service in April 2024.
Following "necessary repairs" due to weather damage in late December, the expedition ship will be ready to embark on journeys once more, the company said in a news release.
In mid-April, MS Maud will set sail for an expedition around the British Isles.
Guests will explore diverse coastlines and remote islands, uncovering hidden gems and natural wonders with the support of HXs Expedition Team.
MS Maud will welcome beloved Scottish weather presenter Carol Kirkwood on its second British Isles journey, where she will engage guests with talks and Q&A sessions while sailing from Douglas to Dover.
In July, MS Maud will venture into the Arctic, offering guests unparalleled expeditions to Greenland and Iceland.
Handcrafted by HXs team of experts, the itineraries bring guests closer to the local communities and wilderness of the north.
With its almost 130 years of Arctic experience, HX pioneered expedition cruising in the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard in 1896.
Come October, the small ship will head south to Antarctica for a series of new, immersive expeditions combining the majestic Patagonian fjords with Antarctica.
At the heart of the adventure is the 17-day Chilean Patagonia and Antarctica expedition. Additionally, MS Maud will embark on 23- and 24-day voyages that offer guests the chance to explore South America, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia in one remarkable adventure.
All MS Maud sailings from April are part of HXs current Wave Season offer, featuring an inclusive flights package, onboard credit, and an additional discount for members of the HX loyalty program.
This campaign extends to HXs entire fleet, including all expeditions to Alaska, Galapagos, Northwest Passage, Antarctica, Greenland, and Iceland.
HX has curated a range of options for those originally booked on MS Maud from February 3 to March 16, 2024.
Mirroring a Northern Lights Promise, guests can now choose to experience the same Northern Lights itinerary on MS Spitsbergen (subject to availability).
Moreover, guests have the flexibility to rebook another voyage between January and April 2024.
This includes select Norway sailings with sister brand, Hurtigruten, such as the North Cape Express, a Classic Roundtrip voyage from Bergen, and sailings from Hamburg on MS Otto, with the option to retain their original cabin category choice where available.
Guests affected by these changes also have the option to receive a future cruise voucher to book a new expedition at a later date or a full refund.