Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Board Marco Polo in Tilbury, today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Days Two and Three: At sea
Spend your first two full days on board relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Four: Olden, Norway
Today you’ll call at Olden. This is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which looms over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.
Day Five: Kristiansund, Norway
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 Six: At sea
Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Day Seven: Alta, Norway
Marco Polo’s next port of call is remote Alta. Spend the long hours of darkness here sky-gazing - the stars and Northern Lights are at their most astounding here. Explore the Arctic region of Finnmark (home to the indigenous Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel) on one of our exciting optional excursions.
Day Eight: Honningsvaag, Norway
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 Marco Polo continues south.
Day Nine: Tromso, Norway
This morning Marco Polo calls in Tromso, recognisable for its magnificent Arctic Cathedral that rises proudly from its bustling centre. Explore the daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.
Day 10: Narvik, Norway
Narvik - part port, part ski resort and also the famous final stop of the Norrlandstaaget night train from Stockholm - welcomes you today. Catch the cable car up the Fagernesfjellet mountain to enjoy take in spectacular views across a landscape that saw some of WW2’s fiercest northern battles.
Days 11: At sea
Spend another day at sea, enjoying crisp air and sunshine during the day, and vast skies filled with stars at night.
Day 12: Bergen, Norway
Your final call is in Bergen, an ancient city of medieval houses, cobbled streets, and the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and the fish market, stroll past historic Bryggen’s wooden warehouses and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of ‘Mount’ Floyen.
Day 13: At sea
Make the most of your final day aboard Marco Polo, reliving the memories your cruise to Norway, as she cruises back to London.
Day 14: Arrive Tilbury
Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.