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Arctic Greenland & Iceland Cruise to Rosyth



Discover remote islands

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.

Life on board Marco Polo

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

  • 21 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 1845hrs
Day Two - Rosyth, Scotland
Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Five - Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Day Six - Akureyri, Iceland
Day Eight - *Tasiilaq, Greenland
Day 10 - *Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Day 12 - *Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), Greenland
Day 13 - *Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland
Day 14 - Sisimiut (Holsteinborg), Greenland
Day 15 - *Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 16 - *Nuuk (Godthab), Greenland
Day 18 - Cape Farewell
Day 19 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 22 - 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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

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

Day Two

Marco Polo will arrive in Rosyth, on the Firth of Forth, today and you'll say goodbye to some fellow voyagers and welcome new friends aboard.

Day Three

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

Day Four

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 Five

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 Six

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 Seven

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

Day Eight

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 Nine

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

Day 10

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 11

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

Day 12

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 13

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 14

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 15

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 16

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 17

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

Day 18

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

Day 19

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 20-21

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

Day 22

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

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2016 and 30th April 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.

Arctic Greenland, Iceland and Faroes from Hull to Rosyth reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Arctic Greenland, Iceland and Faroes from Hull to RosythScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Fleet Hampshire Couple
Bad start. Ship not at Hull.. long delay .... long coach trip to Newcastle....poor food parcel. Long delay boarding ship 1230 in Hull until 2100 boarding ship. No drink provided for any hours.

Good looking ship. Fantastic attentive cabin and dining crew. Variety and quality of food excellent.

Enjoyed lectures and talks. Hardworking entertainers in evening...far too loud and often out of step with age group. Unsuitable music for dancing. Many comments from frequent Marco Polo travellers regarding loudness of entertainment.
Confirmed traveller: 01 August 2017
Published on: 28 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Glynneath Couple
Unlike any cruise we've done so far and glad to have visited Greenland before tourism really does take hold. A fascinating country and the guest speakers provided valuable insights and many thought-provoking observations. Disappointing not to have been able to call at Tassilaq on the eastern coast, but reassuring that the captain was not prepared to take any risk with safety. Whilst fully appreciating that Greenland has more challenging ports of call than more tourist-developed countries, there is one observation to be made: in those ports of call where there is limited availability of excursions (e.g. Narsasuaq) it would be very helpful to those passengers going ashore independently to know in advance the challenges and limitations of what is available (e.g. 2 kilometre walk to the airport for the cafe). That said, if you're interested in local fauna and flora, in geology, in how people live and have lived in challenging conditions, you're in for a treat.
Confirmed traveller: 01 August 2017
Published on: 24 August 2017