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Norway And Land Of The Northern Lights

Europe
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99774

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

13 nights. October 2019. From £849.00.

Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12

Board Marco Polo for an enchanting autumn cruise north along Norway's fjord- and island-dotted coastline, in search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis. This celestial phenomenon has bewitched and entranced generations, and is one of Earth's most awe-inspiring sights.

What's Included

13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Sail beyond the Arctic Circle
The awe-inspiring sight of the Aurora Borealis
Calls at seven exceptional ports
Idyllic Olden in its fjord-side setting
Norway’s "city of islands", Kristiansund
Honningsvåg, close to Europe’s northernmost point
Tromsø, home to Norway’s Arctic Cathedral and Polarmuseum
Alta, your gateway to Finnmark's vast landscape
PRICE FROM ? £849 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1730hrs Board Marco Polo in Tilbury, today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.

Days 2 and 3

At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.

Day 4

Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1500hrs Today you’ll call at Olden. This is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which looms over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.

Day 5

Kristiansund, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1500hrs 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.

Day 6

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 7

Alta, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2400hrs Marco Polo’s next port of call is remote Alta. Spend the long hours of darkness here sky-gazing - the stars and Northern Lights are at their most astounding here. 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 8

Honningsvaag, Norway
Arrive: 1000hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today Marco Polo docks in 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 Europe’s true north tip at Knivskjellodden, before Marco Polo continues south.

Day 9

Tromso, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning Marco Polo calls in Tromso, recognisable for its magnificent Arctic Cathedral that rises proudly from its bustling centre. Explore the daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day 10

Narvik, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1500hrs Narvik - part port, part ski resort and also the famous final stop of the Norrlandstaaget night train from Stockholm - welcomes you today. Catch the cable car up the Fagernesfjellet mountain to enjoy take in spectacular views across a landscape that saw some of WW2’s fiercest northern battles.

Days 11

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 12

Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1500hrs Your final call is in Bergen, an ancient city of medieval houses, cobbled streets, and the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and the fish market, stroll past historic Bryggen’s wooden warehouses and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of ‘Mount’ Floyen.

Day 13

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 14

Arrive Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit 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.

Terms and conditions

WINE12 TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on long-haul air holidays made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises lasting more than two nights made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines (www.virginwines.co.uk). By accepting this offer, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is not valid on departures with late-availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing corporate@virginwines.co.uk. CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-free (for Buy One Get One Free), www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-half-price-plus (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-getaway-deals (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top