Northern Lights

Land of the Northern Lights Cruise

Marco Polo sails to the stunning coast of Norway - a region of fjords, glaciers and off-shore islands - and heads beyond the Arctic Circle to Europe's northernmost settlements in search of the Aurora Borealis, the enchanting and unforgettable Northern Lights.

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Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo
Northern Lights Cruise - Marco Polo

Note:  Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin.  Cabin upgrades may be available at a supplement.  
Prices can change at any time. Call reservations for up-to-date price and cabin availability.

What The Price Includes

  • 13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin

  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch,
    dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks

  • On-board entertainment as arranged

  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary

  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff

  • Port charges and taxes

* Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a vessel.



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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.


Ports of call

  • Day One - London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs

  • Day Four - Kristiansund, Norway

  • Day Six - Alta, Norway

  • Day Seven - Honningsvaag, Norway

  • Day Eight - Tromso, Norway

  • Day 10 - Trondheim, Norway

  • Day 11 - Andalsnes, Norway

  • Day 12 - Bergen, Norway

  • Day 14 - London Tilbury, UK 0800hrs



N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Marco Polo. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.


Full Itinerary


Day One

Board Marco Polo to begin your cruise from Tilbury. Get to know your fellow passengers and enjoy a first dinner on board as the ship sets sail.

Days Two and Three

Spend your first two full days at sea, enjoying the ship's many amenities, as Marco Polo cruises to Norway.

Day Four

The lovely town of Kristiansund stands on a cluster of four islands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It's also the starting point of the Atlantic Ocean Road, a five-mile ribbon of roads and bridges that links the islets and skerries that skirt this part of the Atlantic coast.

Day Five

Make the most of another relaxed day at sea as Marco Polo sails even further north.

Day Six

Marco Polo's next port of call is remote Alta. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are often at their most astounding here), and explore the Arctic region of Finnmark - home to the indigenous Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel - on one of our exciting optional excursions.


Day Seven

Today Marco Polo calls at the pretty, remote village of Honningsvaag. Join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, almost at Europe's northernmost point. You'll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe's true north tip, before the ship continues south.

Day Eight

The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromso, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is today's port of call. Step ashore to explore its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day Nine

Relax and enjoy another day at sea.


Day 10

This morning we'll arrive in the beautiful city of Trondheim. Set between a loop in the River Nid and the stunning Trondheimsfjord, Trondheim was once the capital of Viking Norway. See its imposing 11th-century Nidaros cathedral, the restored Archbishop's Palace, and the impressive Stiftsgarden, which is now a royal residence.

Day 11

Today, Marco Polo cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord on her way to Andalsnes. Here, you'll have the chance to join an optional excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps the opportunity to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.

Day 12

Explore Bergen's colourful fish market, narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses and vibrant harbour area, today. Don't miss the chance to stroll through the UNESCO-listed Bryggen area, and perhaps view the city from the summit of 'Mount' Floyen, reached by funicular railway.

Day 13

Relax on board as Marco Polo cruises homeward.

Day 14

Arrive back at London Tilbury after a fascinating Arctic cruise.



Further Information


Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st June and 1st July 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.