|M/S Quest in Øresund yesterday on its way to Oban.|
The small (50m x 11m) expedition cruise ship M/S Quest yesterday left Helsingborg, where it has spent the winter months. The ship is now on its way to Scottish Oban, from where it will begin its first cruise of the season (to The Hebrides and St. Kilda) on May 7.
|M/S Quest in the port of Helsingborg in March.|
Later on this year the Quest's itinerary includes cruises to Lofoten, Bear Island and Svalbard. The vessel's relatively small size allows her to reach places where larger ships cannot go. There are just 26 cabins on board, with beds for maximum 53 passengers.
The Quest has an interesting history: It was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland's west coast. In 2004/2005 she was was completely refurbished and converted to a small expedition cruise ship.