Round-Britain 2021: As UK cruisers are spoilt for choice for coastal voyages this summer, how do the small lines compare?

The big players – such as P&O Cruises, Princess and MSC Cruises – have announced round-Britain voyages for summer 2021 (you can compare them here).

But if you prefer a smaller ship, there’s still plenty of choice. Here are some of the other lines doing ex-UK this year:


Dover bound: Maud (Picture: Hurtigruten)

In brief: Norwegian coastal and expedition company Hurtigruten is basing its ship Maud in Dover

When? UK trips from July 4

How many passengers? 500

Itineraries? July 4 and August 1, British Isles – Picturesque Ports, Isolated Islands and Wonderful Wildlife (15 days) – from £3,569pp; August 8 and September 10, British Isles – Remote Islands, Natural Wonders, and a Diverse Coastline (13 days) – from £3,315pp.

Vaccination policy? Not yet decided

Tradewind Voyages

Golden opportunity: Golden Horizon (Picture: Tradewind Voyages)

In brief: Join the first voyages of the world’s largest tall ship, Golden Horizon

When? From July 1

How many passengers? 272

Itineraries? July 1: Eastern Coastal Contrasts from Harwich; July 6: Scotland East to West from Leith (Edinburgh); July 15: West Coast Gems of Scotland from Greenock (Glasgow); July 21: Maritime Cities of the North West from Greenock; July 25: Rounding the South West Peninsula from Liverpool. From £1,249pp for a four-day voyage

Vaccination policy? Not yet decided

Noble Caledonia

Sky’s the limit: Island Sky (Picture: Noble Caledonia)

In brief: Noble Caledonia is marking 30 years of small-ship sailing with cruises on two ships around the UK

When? From June 3

How many passengers? Island Sky and Hebridean Sky each carry 68 passengers

Itineraries? June 3-11, Islands to the Highlands (Hebridean Sky); June 4-16, Islands on the Edge (Island Sky); June 11-20, Hebridean Secrets (Hebridean Sky); June 16-28, Atlantic Island Odyssey (Island Sky); June 20-30, Island Life (Hebridean Sky); June 28-July 8, Hebridean Island Odyssey (Island Sky). From £3,995pp for an eight-day voyage.

Vaccination policy? UK passengers, fully vaccinated


Setting sail: Seaventure (Picture: Riviera Travel)

In brief: Line known for river cruises is introducing its ocean-going ship Seaventure – the former Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ship Bremen – to sail around Scotland and Ireland on eight-day cruises

How many passengers? 158

Itineraries? July 5 and 26, Cruising Scotland’s Highlands & Islands; July 12 and 19, Cruising the Emerald Isle. From £1,999pp for an eight-day voyage

Vaccination policy? UK passengers, fully vaccinated, or negative complimentary Covid test

See also:

Round-Britain 2021: How the big lines compare

Princess announces round-Britain cruises

Fred Olsen announces round-Britain cruises

P&O Cruises announces round-Britain cruises

Golden Horizon to sail round-Britain cruises

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