Stunning sights and unspoilt islands
This superb summertime cruise brings the chance to visit and circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and its wonderful, fascinating capital, Reykjavik. On your voyage, you'll also discover Torshavn and Lerwick - remote capitals of the North Sea island outposts of Denmark and the UK.
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What The Price Includes
- 12 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
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 - Depart Hull, UK 2230hrs
Day Three - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Four - Eskifjordur, Iceland
Day Five - Husavik, Iceland
Day Six - *Isafjordur, Iceland
Day Seven - Reykjavik, Iceland
Day Eight - Circumnavigating Surtsey
Day 10 - *Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Day 11 - Invergordon, UK
Day 13 - Arrive Hull, UK 1030hrs
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.
Board Marco Polo in Hull today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Spend the first day relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Reaching the east coast of Iceland, we'll call in Eskifjordur, a historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjord. A fascinating Maritime Museum details the region's long association with the sea, and shore excursions might a boat tour to remote Mjoifjordur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.
Today we visit Husavik, the European Capital of Whale-Watching. Learn about the fascinating creatures at the pretty port-town's Whale Museum.
This morning Marco Polo arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.
Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital. Its brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.
Today we cruise past Heimaey, where Eldfell, the volcanic 'Fire Mountain', looms over the tiny port of Vestmannaeyjar, and around the fascinating, 'new' island of Surtsey, created from a three-year series of volcanic eruptions that began in 1963.
Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Invergordon's natural harbour, welcomes Marco Polo today. Step ashore to explore or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers might make a pilgrimage to Dornoch, or whisky connoisseurs to the celebrated Ord Distillery.
A final day is spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Marco Polo heads for home.
Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
|17 Jun 2017||12||£1779.00|
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