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North Cape, Spitsbergen & the Land of the Midnight Sun Cruise

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Norway's stunning coast

Join Marco Polo as she sails beyond the Arctic Circle to enjoy the perpetual light and the 'White Nights' of high summer. Fascinating ports of call, including remote, Norwegian Honningsvaag, Longyearbyen and Tromso, as well as the pretty city of Bergen.

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What The Price Includes

  • 14 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 1700hrs
  • Day Three - Kristiansund, Norway
  • Day Five - Honningsvaag, Norway
  • Day Seven - Isfjord, Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Day Eight - Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Day 10 - Tromso, Norway
  • Day 12 - *Geiranger, Geirangerfjord, Norway
  • Day 13 - Bergen, Norway
  • Day 15 - Arrive Rosyth, UK 0800hrs

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 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

The 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 Four

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

Day Five

Today 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 Magellan continues south.

Day Six

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

Days Seven and Eight

Today we'll reach Spitsbergen, ice-bound for all but high summer, and covered by glaciers and frozen tundra. The largest settlement, Longyearbyen, has some 3000 hardy inhabitants, and is the starting point for excursions into an Arctic wilderness a world away from the rest of Europe.

Day Nine

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

Day 10

Marco Polo's next port is Tromso, where the magnificent Arctic Cathedral rised grandly from the bustling city centre. Step ashore to explore the daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day 11

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

Day 12

Geirangerfjord's twists and turns guide us to Hellesylt and then to Geiranger - a lovely village in a truly breathtaking setting - today. Step ashore, perhaps to discover local history and traditions at the Norsk Fjordsenter, or to take an excursion through the unforgettable scenery.

Day 13

This morning Marco Polo docks in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.

Day 14

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

Day 15

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.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st and 31st August 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

Spitsbergen, North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun from Rosyth reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Spitsbergen, North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun from RosythScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(8 out of 10)


A most enjoyable cruise. The ship and the staff were very good and we have no complaints whatsoever. The ports of call were interesting and there were and ample and diverse outing options. The Marco Polo although ageing is still a fine cruise ship and we would definately sail in her again.

Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2017
Published on: 25 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Stoke on Trent Couple
friendly ship The entertainment was excellent the lectures were really good I went Rose Cook and my husband went to Tony the photographer where he learned a lot The service in the Marco Polo was really good The bistro was good for us at Lunch time with plenty of chose
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2017
Published on: 24 August 2017
(6 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Perth Couple
Very enjoyable, however a lot of time at sea and limited time in port; e.g. Honningsvag - only just time to visit North Cape, no time to visit the town, Longyearbyen two half days with not much time to look around if booked on trips both days, and Tromso only a morning, where there is a lot to see especially if a first time visitor.
It would have been good to have more time at these ports.

Flam railway trip - Train was superb, but a long day with a lot of time on the coach. Why were we taken from Voss to Bergen by coach when the train from Myrdal was destined for Bergen?
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2017
Published on: 24 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Pitlochry Couple
Could not fault the holiday. Only complaint we have and felt very strong about was that we did not receive any literature about excursions so could not book in advance with the result we did not get on some that we wanted to
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2017
Published on: 24 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Perth Single traveller
Excellent especially leaving from reasonably local port
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2017
Published on: 24 August 2017