Iceland's Land Of Ice & Fire Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20296
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. May 2018. From £699.00.
Breathtaking landscapes and remote Icelandic villages
Circumnavigate the stark but stunning island-nation of Iceland, and discover its wonderful, fascinating capital, Reykjavik. On this superb cruise you'll also call at the beautiful Faroes, and have the chance to visit the pretty Irish city of Cork.
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 - Depart Cardiff, Wales 1800hrs
Day Four - Kollafjordur, Faroes
Day Five - Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Day Six - *Husavik, Iceland
Day Seven - Isafjordur, Iceland
Day Eight - Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 11 - Ringaskiddy (for Cork), Ireland
Day 12 - Arrive in Cardiff, Wales 0900hrs
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.
What The Price Includes11 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
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneThis wonderful holiday begins as you journey to Cardiff, ready to embark and sail this evening.
Days Two to ThreeYour first two days are spent at sea, enjoying the host of diversions and entertainment available on board Marco Polo.
Day FourOur first call is the tiny village of Kollafjordur, in the Danish outpost of the Faroes. Step ashore to explore this secluded settlement, with its ancient, turf-roofed church, or enjoy an optional shore excursion to the island capital, Torshavn.
Day FiveThis morning finds Marco Polo in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. From here ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connect Iceland to the outside world. Wander the streets lined with Norwegian-style houses or head inland to discover yet more breathtaking countryside.
Day SixToday Marco Polo calls at Husavik, considered Europe's best whale-watching spot. Learn all about these fascinating creatures in the wonderful Whale Museum, a highlight of this pretty port-town.
Day SevenThis morning Marco Polo arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland. Visit the replica Viking farmstead at Eiriksstadir, once home of Eirik the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America, and don't miss the glacier on mystical Snaefellsjokull, Iceland's newest national park.
Day EightToday Marco Polo docks in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. Sitting on a promontory jutting into crystal clear waters and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the original Geysir - after which all others are named.
Days 9-10Spend a relaxing two days at sea as Marco Polo begins her return journey.
Day 11Marco Polo makes her final call at the port of Ringaskiddy, gateway to the great Irish trading city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps head into the gorgeous rolling countryside beyond - to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, or to famous Blarney Castle, which stands proudly among beautiful gardens.
Day 12Marco Polo arrives back in Cardiff at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top
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 high-class vessel.Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish 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.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top