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Arctic & Greenland Expedition Voyage Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8743

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

22 days

Cruise 2020

PRICE FROM ? £2327 per person
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Description

On this truly epic cruise adventure, experience the magnificent raw beauty of Greenland, the largest island on earth. No less than six calls are made there enabling you to discover this mesmerising world of icebergs, dramatic mountains, fjord splendour and nature at its most powerful. Complementing this Marco Polo expedition are highlights of Iceland, the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, the scenic Faroes and Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in London Tilbury / Day 2 – At Sea
A uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home for your comfortable journey in a top specification car so you can begin your holiday in style. On arrival at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal, we board the Marco Polo and begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 3 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Today we arrive in Kirkwall. The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

Day 4 – Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands
Kollafjørdur is a small fishing port on the Faroe island of Streymoy. Initially there were just a few dwellings adjoining the village church, which dating from 1837 is a typical black-tarred wooden building with white painted windows and a turf roof. Today, although it is home to less than a thousand people, the village stretches over four miles along the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. From the port of Kollafjørdur optional excursions visit the island communities that live on this isolated archipelago where the landscape is both wild and dramatic.

Day 5 – Eskifjörður, Iceland
Eskifjördur is a charming, yet isolated, coastal village that lies in the middle of Iceland’s East Fjords, a stunning landscape sculpted by ice age glaciers. Not surprisingly the sea has shaped village culture and industry and the Maritime Museum gives insight into how the nature, upon which the community depend, has also seen them adopt self-sufficiency. Further along the coast is a famous spar mine, where some of Iceland’s largest spar crystals have been found. The mine features in optional excursions along with the Maritime Museum, and the Icelandic Wartime Museum which recounts Iceland’s WWII history.

Day 6 – Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.

Day 7 – At Sea / Day 8 – Tasiilaq, Greenland
After a day at sea, we arrive in Tasiilaq. Formerly Ammassalik, Tasiilaq is a town in the Sermersooq municipality in the south east of Greenland and is the most populated town on Greenland’s east coast. Sitting just below the Arctic Circle, Tasiilaq is a picturesque and idyllic place with traditional brightly coloured houses, trickling streams and snow capped mountains surrounding the town.

Home to some unique flora and fauna, the region is a strikingly beautiful place with plenty of trails and routes to walk in the summer months with stunning views, especially from Tasiilaq’s Cairn, built in 1944 to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.

Day 9 – Tunulliarfik Fjord Passage
Today we enjoy a scenic journey through Tunulliarfik Fjord Passage (formerly Tunugdliarfik Fjord), a steep flanked fjord with impressive views. Enjoy its picturesque traditional settlements and snow-topped mountain peaks as we travel through.


Day 10 – Narsarsuaq, Greenland 
Our destination today is Narsarsaug, a settlement in Greenland in the municipality of Kujalleq.
Significant in Norse history as being near to the location of famed explorer Erik the Red’s farm Brattahlið, Narsarsaug is today a destination for tourists keen to learn more about the Eastern Settlement of the Norsemen which is nearby. Containing an airport, converted from the airbase built during World War II by the Americans, Narsarsuag also features the unique Arboretum Groenlandicum, an Arctic botanical garden that is home to more than 110 species of trees stretching across 15 hectares.

Day 11 – At Sea / Day 12 – Sisimiut, Greenland
After a day at sea, we arrive in Sisimiut – the second largest town in Greenland. Located 40km north of the Arctic Circle, the town is home to approximately 5,600 residents. Known as an adventure travel hub, Sisimiut is perfect for the nature lovers amongst us. Take a trip to the old quarter to absorb the town’s history before strolling through the streets to enjoy the modern shops and cafés or why not join one of our optional tours that offer a more relaxing way to admire the beautiful views here.

Day 13 – Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Today we visit Kangerlussuaq, a settlement on Greenland’s west coast, situated near a fjord of the same name. In Greenlandic, Kangerlussuaq means “big Fjord” and long before Europeans arrived in Kangerlussuaq, the area was a favourite residence of the Inuit. Dating back some 4,000 years, the Saqquaq culture found the area to be a rich hunting ground and the ideal location for a bountiful summer settlement. The town went on to become a U.S. airbase in WWII but today you can experience some of Greenland’s greatest active experiences from here.

Day 14 – Nuuk, Greenland
The capital and largest city in Greenland, Nuuk is our port of call today. Surrounded by immense nature, commanding a grand fjord system with stunning mountain vistas, Nuuk is Greenland’s most cosmopolitan town. Home to gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques, and the Northern Lights inspired Katuaq Cultural Center, Nuuk is the centre of modern Greenland. However, a stroll through the picturesque Old Harbour shows that history and traditions remain strong in this growing city.

Day 15 – Qaqortoq, Greenland
The largest town in South Greenland, Qaqortoq was founded in 1775 and still reveals some examples of colonial-period architecture. It is known as one of the most charming towns in all of Greenland with a pleasant town centre and a small square with Greenland’s oldest fountain. Qaqortoq, formerly known as Julianehåb in honour of Queen Juliana Maria of Denmark, was officially founded by Anders Olsen, a merchant from Norway in 1755 however it has been populated continuously for many years dating back to the Saqqaq people with tools and artefacts discovered that were over 4,300 years old.

Days 16 & 17 – At Sea

Day 18 – Reykjavík, Iceland
Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavík is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church. The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Days 19-21 – At Sea / Day 22 – Disembarkation in London Tilbury
After a few days at leisure enjoying the ship’s facilities, we arrive back in London Tilbury where we disembark and are met by our chauffeur for the journey home – a luxurious and stress-free way to end your holiday.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in London Tilbury / Day 2 – At Sea
A uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home for your comfortable journey in a top specification car so you can begin your holiday in style. On arrival at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal, we board the Marco Polo and begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 3 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Today we arrive in Kirkwall. The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

Day 4 – Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands
Kollafjørdur is a small fishing port on the Faroe island of Streymoy. Initially there were just a few dwellings adjoining the village church, which dating from 1837 is a typical black-tarred wooden building with white painted windows and a turf roof. Today, although it is home to less than a thousand people, the village stretches over four miles along the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. From the port of Kollafjørdur optional excursions visit the island communities that live on this isolated archipelago where the landscape is both wild and dramatic.

Day 5 – Eskifjörður, Iceland
Eskifjördur is a charming, yet isolated, coastal village that lies in the middle of Iceland’s East Fjords, a stunning landscape sculpted by ice age glaciers. Not surprisingly the sea has shaped village culture and industry and the Maritime Museum gives insight into how the nature, upon which the community depend, has also seen them adopt self-sufficiency. Further along the coast is a famous spar mine, where some of Iceland’s largest spar crystals have been found. The mine features in optional excursions along with the Maritime Museum, and the Icelandic Wartime Museum which recounts Iceland’s WWII history.

Day 6 – Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.

Day 7 – At Sea / Day 8 – Tasiilaq, Greenland
After a day at sea, we arrive in Tasiilaq. Formerly Ammassalik, Tasiilaq is a town in the Sermersooq municipality in the south east of Greenland and is the most populated town on Greenland’s east coast. Sitting just below the Arctic Circle, Tasiilaq is a picturesque and idyllic place with traditional brightly coloured houses, trickling streams and snow capped mountains surrounding the town.

Home to some unique flora and fauna, the region is a strikingly beautiful place with plenty of trails and routes to walk in the summer months with stunning views, especially from Tasiilaq’s Cairn, built in 1944 to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.

Day 9 – Tunulliarfik Fjord Passage
Today we enjoy a scenic journey through Tunulliarfik Fjord Passage (formerly Tunugdliarfik Fjord), a steep flanked fjord with impressive views. Enjoy its picturesque traditional settlements and snow-topped mountain peaks as we travel through.


Day 10 – Narsarsuaq, Greenland 
Our destination today is Narsarsaug, a settlement in Greenland in the municipality of Kujalleq.
Significant in Norse history as being near to the location of famed explorer Erik the Red’s farm Brattahlið, Narsarsaug is today a destination for tourists keen to learn more about the Eastern Settlement of the Norsemen which is nearby. Containing an airport, converted from the airbase built during World War II by the Americans, Narsarsuag also features the unique Arboretum Groenlandicum, an Arctic botanical garden that is home to more than 110 species of trees stretching across 15 hectares.

Day 11 – At Sea / Day 12 – Sisimiut, Greenland
After a day at sea, we arrive in Sisimiut – the second largest town in Greenland. Located 40km north of the Arctic Circle, the town is home to approximately 5,600 residents. Known as an adventure travel hub, Sisimiut is perfect for the nature lovers amongst us. Take a trip to the old quarter to absorb the town’s history before strolling through the streets to enjoy the modern shops and cafés or why not join one of our optional tours that offer a more relaxing way to admire the beautiful views here.

Day 13 – Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Today we visit Kangerlussuaq, a settlement on Greenland’s west coast, situated near a fjord of the same name. In Greenlandic, Kangerlussuaq means “big Fjord” and long before Europeans arrived in Kangerlussuaq, the area was a favourite residence of the Inuit. Dating back some 4,000 years, the Saqquaq culture found the area to be a rich hunting ground and the ideal location for a bountiful summer settlement. The town went on to become a U.S. airbase in WWII but today you can experience some of Greenland’s greatest active experiences from here.

Day 14 – Nuuk, Greenland
The capital and largest city in Greenland, Nuuk is our port of call today. Surrounded by immense nature, commanding a grand fjord system with stunning mountain vistas, Nuuk is Greenland’s most cosmopolitan town. Home to gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques, and the Northern Lights inspired Katuaq Cultural Center, Nuuk is the centre of modern Greenland. However, a stroll through the picturesque Old Harbour shows that history and traditions remain strong in this growing city.

Day 15 – Qaqortoq, Greenland
The largest town in South Greenland, Qaqortoq was founded in 1775 and still reveals some examples of colonial-period architecture. It is known as one of the most charming towns in all of Greenland with a pleasant town centre and a small square with Greenland’s oldest fountain. Qaqortoq, formerly known as Julianehåb in honour of Queen Juliana Maria of Denmark, was officially founded by Anders Olsen, a merchant from Norway in 1755 however it has been populated continuously for many years dating back to the Saqqaq people with tools and artefacts discovered that were over 4,300 years old.

Days 16 & 17 – At Sea

Day 18 – Reykjavík, Iceland
Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavík is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church. The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Days 19-21 – At Sea / Day 22 – Disembarkation in London Tilbury
After a few days at leisure enjoying the ship’s facilities, we arrive back in London Tilbury where we disembark and are met by our chauffeur for the journey home – a luxurious and stress-free way to end your holiday.

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  • 21 nights full board accommodation on the Marco Polo
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-midnight)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

    FREE Club Class Home Collection up to 150miles* from your home postcode to London Tilbury Cruise Terminal and back again. Please see below for more information.

Cruise Bullets

  • 21 nights full board accommodation on the Marco Polo
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-midnight)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

    FREE parking at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Please see below for more information.

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  • 21 nights full board accommodation on the Marco Polo
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-midnight)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions

Helpful Information

We consider cruises as a premium holiday and therefore wish to have the opportunity to personally talk you through any enquiries you may have or to make your booking. Please call us on 0333 234 2010.

To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, a programme of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost in advance of the cruise departure for pre-registration. Please note certain ports may only be accessible by the use of a smaller tender vessel.

The Marco Polo operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £6 per person, per night will be debited to your account automatically.

Please note:

Prices and supplements are per person based on two people sharing a cabin (except single cabins where specified). Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation. Any difference to the prices quoted will be advised at the time of booking.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Just Go! Holidays offers complete financial protection for all customers through our BCH (Bonded Coach Holiday) bond. On the cruises featured in this brochure, the booking conditions of Just Go! Holidays/Cruise & Maritime Voyages apply; a copy of these is available upon request before booking. A full copy of the relevant terms and conditions will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.

All cruises are offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted.

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Club Class + Cruise Home Collection Service

Club Class Home Collection

Free* Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
*Up to a maximum of 150 miles from your home postcode to the Cruise Terminal and back. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available. Free car parking at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Please inform us at the time of booking if you are taking this option. 

£99 discount if making own way with no parking - Please inform us at the time of booking if you are taking this option. 

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