This wonderful holiday begins as you journey to Cardiff, ready to embark and sail this evening.
Your first two days are spent at sea, enjoying the host of diversions and entertainment available on board Marco Polo.
Days Two to Three
Our first call is the tiny village of Kollafjordur, in the Danish outpost of the Faroes. Step ashore to explore this secluded settlement, with its ancient, turf-roofed church, or enjoy an optional shore excursion to the island capital, Torshavn.
This morning finds Marco Polo in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. From here ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connect Iceland to the outside world. Wander the streets lined with Norwegian-style houses or head inland to discover yet more breathtaking countryside.
Today Marco Polo calls at Husavik, considered Europe's best whale-watching spot. Learn all about these fascinating creatures in the wonderful Whale Museum, a highlight of this pretty port-town.
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. Visit the replica Viking farmstead at Eiriksstadir, once home of Eirik the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America, and don't miss the glacier on mystical Snaefellsjokull, Iceland's newest national park.
Today Marco Polo docks in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. Sitting on a promontory jutting into crystal clear waters and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the original Geysir - after which all others are named.
Spend a relaxing two days at sea as Marco Polo begins her return journey.
Marco Polo makes her final call at the port of Ringaskiddy, gateway to the great Irish trading city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps head into the gorgeous rolling countryside beyond - to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, or to famous Blarney Castle, which stands proudly among beautiful gardens.
Marco Polo arrives back in Cardiff at the end of a wonderful cruise.