South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99683
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. October 2020. From £589.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
This, the last of Marco Polo’s autumn season of cruises from Newcastle, begins with a call in the Granite City, Aberdeen. From here you'll across the North Sea to lively, friendly Oslo, where there’ll be a chance to go ashore, perhaps to visit the renowned Viking Ships Museum or the Kon Tiki Museum, which houses explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s fragile balsa-wood craft.
A call in Norway’s lively southernmost city, Kristiansand, with its delightful old town and harbour-front Fish Quay, is followed by a scenic cruise towards Norway’s fjord- and island-dotted west coast to the prosperous former Norwegian fishing capital, Stavanger, where you'll have time to wander its gently sloping streets and Gamle Stavanger old town. Saving the best till last, a final call is made in the unofficial capital of the fjords and the birthplace of the composer Edvard Grieg, Bergen. Explore its ancient Bryggen quarter and lively fish market, and take a trip to the summit of Mount Floyen on the funicular - a fitting finale to a marvellous autumn cruise.
What's Included8 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
Holiday HighlightsFive delightful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
Spend a day in the Granite City, Aberdeen
Thor Heyerdahl’s iconic Kon Tiki
Call in seaside Kristiansand
Cruise scenic Boknafjord to Stavanger
The views across Bergen from Mount Floyen
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 1Depart from Newcastle
Depart: 1800hrs Board Marco Polo in Aberdeen, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Aberdeen, Scotland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs This morning Marco Polo arrives in Aberdeen, the Granite City, close to the Royal Family’s famous summer retreat at Balmoral. Step ashore to discover the hidden charms of one of Britain’s more remote cities, or to enjoy an excursion into the surrounding countryside.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Oslo, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Oslo, the Norwegian capital, welcomes Marco Polo today. Step ashore to find a lively, friendly city, waiting to be discovered. Head off by yourself, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to the Viking Ships museum, where a trio of ancient craft are lovingly preserved, or to the Kon-Tiki museum, where explorer Thor Heyerdahl's fragile balsa-wood craft is displayed.
Day 5Kristiansand, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Kristiansand, on Norway's southernmost coast is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Step ashore to discover a city renowned for its beaches and Palmesus beach festival, its thriving creative arts scene, and as the home of Norway’s largest zoo.
Day 6Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2300hrs The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger is Marco Polo’s next land fall. Step ashore to wander the fresh fish and flower market on Torget, the town's sloping harbour-side square, or perhaps to join an excursion to nearby Lysefjord to marvel at the views from the towering Preikestolen rock formation.
Day 7Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs Today we'll call in Bergen, the historic port and birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Wander its cobbled streets, past attractive medieval houses, visit its vibrant harbour and fish market, or ride the Floibanen funicular to the top of Mount Floyen to admire the views across the bay.
Day 8At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 9Arrive at Newcastle
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Newcastle, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. 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.