Land Of The Northern Lights Cruise To Norway
- Duration: 16 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99965
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
15 nights. March 2019. From £2219.00.
Join Marco Polo on a classic voyage in search of the celestial wonders of the Aurora Borealis, calling at some stunning ports along the beautiful fjord- and island-dotted coast of Western Norway, and heading beyond the Arctic Circle to within a short distance of the very tip of Europe.
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 - Bristol Avonmouth, UK
Day Four - Alesund, Norway
Day Six - Tromso, Norway
Day Seven - Honningsvaag, Norway
Days Eight and Nine - Alta, Norway
Day 11 - Kristiansund, Norway
Day 12 - Andalsnes, Norway
Day 13 - Bergen, Norway
Day 16 - Bristol Avonmouth, UK
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities on board. Please see the Itinerary for further details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions15 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 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 OneTravel to Bristol to board Marco Polo, in time for her afternoon sailing.
Days Two and ThreeYour first two days are spent at sea, enjoying life on board and getting to know the crew and your fellow passengers.
Day FourAlesund, with its natural harbours lined by pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, is a beautiful first port of call. Don't miss the fascinating Sunnmore Museum, with its insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and fine boat collection.
Day FiveAnother day is spent at sea.
Day SixThe largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromso, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore the market, magnificent cathedral and the Polarmuseum, which pays tribute to Arctic pioneers. East of the city centre is the strikingly modern Arctic Cathedral, or Ishavskatedralen, and close by, a cable car climbs to the summit of Mount Storsteinen for unsurpassed views.
Day SevenCruise way beyond the Arctic Circle, close to the coast of Finnmark where the nomadic Sami herd reindeer. As Marco Polo docks in remote Honningsvaag, you can make your way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp (North Cape), almost at Europe's northernmost point.
Days Eight and NineMarco Polo spends two days at 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 Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel, on one of our exciting optional excursions.
Day 10Another day is spent at sea.
Day 11The 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 12Marco Polo cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Andalsnes, today. From here, there's the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.
Day 13Today Marco Polo docks in Bergen - an ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses, and birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
Days 14-15Enjoy a final two days at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Day 16Marco Polo arrives back in Bristol and you'll be free to disembark. 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