Norway And Land Of The Northern Lights
- Duration: 14 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99774
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
13 nights. October 2019. From £1949.00.
Norway's fjords and far north
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.
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.
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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 London Tilbury
Day Four - Olden, Norway
Day Five - Kristiansund, Norway
Day Seven - Alta, Norway
Day Eight - Honningsvaag, Norway
Day Nine - Tromso, Norway
Day 10 - Narvik, Norway
Day 12 - Bergen, Norway
Day 14 - Arrive London Tilbury
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 Inclusions13 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 taxesSingle 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 in Tilbury, today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Day Two and ThreeSpend your first two full days on board relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day FourToday 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 FiveThe 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 SixRelax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Day SevenMarco 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 EightToday 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 NineThis 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 10Narvik - 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.
Day 11Spend another day at sea, enjoying crisp air and sunshine during the day, and vast skies filled with stars at night.
Day 12Your 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 13Make the most of your final day aboard Marco Polo, reliving the memories your cruise to Norway, as she cruises back to London.
Day 14Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your 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