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Arctic Exploration Cruise

21 Days From £2709*
Departing Summer 2017
* Price shown: 12 Jul 2017 - QRB
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Join Marco Polo as she sails the waters crossed a thousand years ago by Norse adventurers on their way to the New World. Discover the Viking history of the Faroes, the Icelandic ports from which Leif the Lucky set sail, and the extraordinary, rugged western coast of South Greenland before heading home via colourful Reykjavik.

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What The Price Includes

  • 20 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

Ship Information

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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Cruise Information

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 Rosyth, UK 2300hrs
  • Day Three - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Four - Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • Day Five - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Day Seven - *Tasiilaq, Greenland
  • Day Nine - *Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Day 11 - *Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), Greenland
  • Day 12 - *Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland
  • Day 13 - Sisimiut (Holsteinborg), Greenland
  • Day 14 - *Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 15 - *Nuuk (Godthab), Greenland
  • Day 17 - Cape Farewell
  • Day 18 - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 21 - Arrive Rosyth, UK 0900hrs

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.

Day One

Board Marco Polo in Rosyth today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Spend the first day relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

Today Marco Polo arrives in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations and the cultural capital of east Iceland.

Day Five

Akureyri, on Iceland's rugged north coast, is a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden. The area beyond is wondrously scenic, and today's excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.

Day Six

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day Seven

Our first call in Greenland will be Tasiilaq, on Ammassalik Island, just south of the Arctic Circle. Set beside a circular fjord, with a distant ring of snow-capped peaks rising in the distance, it's a stunning place, and the brightly coloured hillside houses and summertime meadows ablaze with wild arctic flowers only enhance its beauty.

Day Eight

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day Nine

A morning call is made in Narsarsuaq, which means 'Great Plain'. The nearby waters teem with trout, and are home to humpback and minke whales. As you bid farewell to Greenland, sailing out across the Tunugdliarfik Fjord, there may well be sightings of these amazing creatures.

Day 10

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 11

Qeqertarsuaq is home to the Arctic's oldest continuously manned research station. A day here offers the unusual experience of dog-sledding in summer, and the chance to kayak past the beautiful icebergs in the bay.

Day 12

Appropriately, given that its name means "icebergs", Ilulissat is a great place to watch these frozen masses, and search the seas for the whales and other marine mammals that live among them. The town was also the birthplace of Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen, and his life is celebrated there in the museum that bears his name.

Day 13

Sisimiut, 40 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, is a hunting and fishing paradise, and a centre of Inuit culture. Join a shore excursion to learn about this place who name translates as "the people at the fox burrows".

Day 14

Kangerlussuaq is Greenland's only inland town. A former US base, the town has a fascinating museum chronicling the American stay, and is the starting point for the only road that leads to the icy edge of the Greenland Ice Cap.

Day 15

Greenland's capital, Nuuk, is a cultured, cosmopolitan city. Here, museums, hip restaurants, a microbrewery and a vibrant cafe culture sit comfortably beside the historic buildings of the Old Harbour and the towering peaks of mountainous Sermitsiaq.

Day 16

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 17

This morning sees Marco Polo round Cape Farewell, the southern tip of the Greenland archipelago, heading home.

Day 18

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.

Days 19-20

The final two days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Marco Polo heads for home.

Day 21

Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

Prices

DateNightsPrice From
12 Jul 2017 20 £2709.00

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 6th December 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

**This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 6th December 2016 (inclusive) only. The Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent when the promo code is applied. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

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