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Arctic and Greenland Expedition Voyage from Hull to Harwich

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The Shetlands, the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland

Join Marco Polo in Hull and set sail for the Arctic on this summertime cruise. Discover extraordinary landscapes as she navigates the rugged western coast of Greenland, making stops in the Faroes and Iceland along the way, and completing her journey in Harwich.

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

  • 22 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, England 1715hrs
  • Day Two - Harwich, England
  • Day Four - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day Five - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Day Six - Eskifjordur, Iceland
  • Day Seven - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Day Nine - *Tasiilaq, Greenland
  • Day 10 - Passage Prince Christian Sound
  • Day 11 - *Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Day 13 - Sisimiut, Greenland
  • Day 14 - *Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 15 - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Day 16 - Qaqortoq, Greenland
  • Day 19 - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 23 - Arrive in Harwich, England 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

Join Marco Polo in Hull and embark for this evening's departure.

Day Two

Today Marco Polo reaches Harwich. Spend the day getting to know - or reacquainting yourself with - the ship and the many amenities on board.

Day Three

Today is spent at sea, as Marco Polo cruises north towards the Shetland Isles.

Day Four

This morning Marco Polo arrives in Lerwick, the rugged Shetland capital. Set foot in this fascinating land of ancient legend and tradition, which is also a haven for birdlife. Optional shore excursions may include the chance to explore the Bronze Age settlement at Jarlshof.

Day Five

Tiny, remote, Danish outpost Torshavn is capital of the Faroe Islands and home to deep-rooted Viking tradition. Wander the old town's confusion of lanes and passages, see black-tarred houses roofed with turf, and perhaps join an excursion to other parts of the islands.

Day Six

Our next call is Eskifjordur, the historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjord, on the east coast of Iceland. A fascinating Maritime Museum chronicles the region's long association with the sea, and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjoifjordur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.

Day Seven

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

Day Eight

Look out for aquatic life as the ship steams into the North Atlantic on a day spent at sea.

Day Nine

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 10

Marco Polo navigates Prince Christian Sund waterway, today, which separates mainland Greenland from the Cape Farewell Archipelago.

Day 11

Today Marco Polo reaches Narsarsuaq, which translates as 'Great Plain'. Look out for humpback and minke whales in the nearby waters as you sail out across the Tunugdliarfik Fjord.

Day 12

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea at Marco Polo continues north.

Day 13

Marco Polo reaches Sisimiut, which lies 40 miles beyond the Arctic Circle. Join a shore excursion to learn about this tiny city, known as a hunting and fishing paradise and a centre of Inuit culture.

Day 14

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland's only inland town, is the starting point for the only road that leads to the icy edge of the Greenland Ice Cap. Don't miss a visit to the fascinating museum that chronicles the town's history as a former US base.

Day 15

Marco Polo reaches Greenland's capital, Nuuk, today. This cultured, cosmopolitan city houses a collection of fascinating museums and hip restaurants. Discover its vibrant cafe culture as you sit comfortably beside the historic buildings of the Old Harbour and the towering peaks of mountainous Sermitsiaq.

Day 16

This morning sees Marco Polo round Cape Farewell, the southern tip of the Greenland archipelago, before the ship reaches pretty Qaqortoq this afternoon. You'll have the chance to step ashore and explore Southern Greenland's largest settlement - of only 3,000 inhabitants.

Days 17-18

Enjoy your time on board as Marco Polo cruises back towards Iceland.

Day 19

This morning we'll arrive in Reykjavik. Spend a day in the world's northernmost capital, where painted wooden buildings and startling modern developments are watched over by majestic Mt Ejsa. An optional shore excursion will reveal geysers, lava fields and the famous Blue Lagoon thermal pools.

Days 20-22

These three days are spent at sea, bringing the chance to reflect on the memories of your journey.

Day 23

Marco Polo ties up in Harwich at the end of her scenic adventure. A coach transfer from Harwich back to Hull will be available.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Offer applies to new bookings made after 5th July only. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. 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 Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.