Land Of The Northern Lights Cruise
- Duration: 15 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20344
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
14 nights. October 2018. From £1079.00.
One of Earth's most awe-inspiring sights
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.
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.
What The Price Includes13 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 OneBoard 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 ThreeSpend your first two full days at sea, enjoying the ship's many amenities, as Marco Polo cruises to Norway.
Day FourThe 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 FiveMake the most of another relaxed day at sea as Marco Polo sails even further north.
Day SixMarco 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 SevenToday 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 EightThe 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 NineRelax and enjoy another day at sea.
Day 10This 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 11Today, 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 12Explore 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 13Relax on board as Marco Polo cruises homeward.
Day 14Arrive back at London Tilbury after a fascinating Arctic 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