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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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
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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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.
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.
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.
Make the most of another relaxed day at sea as Marco Polo sails even further north.
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.
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.
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.
Relax and enjoy another day at sea.
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.
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.
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.
Relax on board as Marco Polo cruises homeward.
Arrive back at London Tilbury after a fascinating Arctic cruise.
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.