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Iceland & the Northern Isles Cruise



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.

Discover life on board Marco Polo

Discover life on board Marco PoloThere's far more to life on board Marco Polo than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

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

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 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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Marco Polo in Hull 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

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.

Day Five

Today we visit Husavik, the European Capital of Whale-Watching. Learn about the fascinating creatures at the pretty port-town's Whale Museum.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

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.

Day Eight

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.

Day Nine

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

Day 10

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.

Day 11

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.

Day 12

A final day is spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Marco Polo heads for home.

Day 13

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

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.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st June and 1st July 2017 (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.

Iceland and the Northern Isles from Hull reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Iceland and the Northern Isles from HullScores 7.4 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Doncaster Family
All went well apart from our choice of meal sitting not having gone through, this despite it being booked through yourselves. It appears we were not the only ones put in this situation, all had booked the meal reservation through Newmarket Holiday. However Cruise and Maritime remedied this on the second day
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 07 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Derbyshire Couple
I would like to suggest some changes to the trip. I felt that 2 of the ports we stopped at in Iceland (Eskifjordur and Isafjordur) weren't very interesting but the main change I would make would be to stay for at least 2 days in Reykjavik. There were several trips I would have liked to do in Reykjavik but there wasn't enough time.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 06 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Lincoln Couple
A brilliant holiday on a lovely old boat. Plenty of activities for at sea days. Cabin was spotless, staff all lovely. Ports of call were all interesting and Iceland is stunning.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 05 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Pontefract Couple
The cabin we chose was immediately over the theatre and when a show was on the noise in the cabin was very loud. Luckily we were relocated in a better cabin.
The deck plan gives the impression that the cabin we initially chose (604) is the end one of a block of 4 with access to the deck immediately adjacent but this is not so.
Embarkation and disembarkation were both excellent.
All ports and our excursions were good but the trip to the Dettifoss waterfall involved far more walking than the 900 metres in the brochure. The description should be amended to 2000 metres.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 05 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Ryton Tyne & Wear Couple
We enjoyed our holiday very much, we always wanted to visit Iceland, the Faroes & the Shetland Isles & we did just that. By cruising...this is the only way that we would have seen & visited some of the remote towns in Iceland & it was fantastic to see as we sailed around the whole of Iceland. Yes we would suggest that you do this trip, but make sure you wear warm clothing.
The Marco Polo is a small cosy ship, lovely food & very friendly crew. Thankyou for a wonderful holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 04 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Derby Couple
A fascinating and memorable cruise taking in some spectacular and often other-worldly landscapes. A friendly and cheerful crew providing ample provision and entertainment. Well guided and informative onshore excursions revealing many unexpected insights.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 02 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Bradford Friends
Excellent throughout except for the weather.
Confirmed traveller: 29 June 2017
Published on: 02 August 2017