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Iceland and Land of the Northern Lights

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13 days, 12 nights from £1799 FREE
Departing: October 2019
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One of Earth's most awe-inspiring sights

Join Marco Polo as she sails north in search of the Aurora Borealis - the enchanting and unforgettable Northern Lights. This superb cruise to Iceland will also reveal the stark but stunning landscape of this remote island-nation, and the friendly bustle of its capital, Reykjavik. Spend lazy days at sea enjoying life on board Marco Polo, and make the most of opportunities to explore the Faroe Islands and Orkney.

Discover life on board Marco Polo

There'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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 12 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.

Deck-plans

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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 London Tilbury, 1600hrs
  • Day Four - Kollafjordur, Faroes
  • Day Six - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Days Seven and Eight - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 11 - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day 13 - Arrive London Tilbury, 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: 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: Kollafjordur, Faroes

The 'stretched' village of Kollafjordur welcomes Marco Polo to the Faroes today. Tiny Torshavn is the capital of this cluster of remote islands, home to countless bird species and a deep-rooted Norse tradition. On an optional excursion to other islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island, Streymoy, with smaller Eysturoy.

Day Five: At sea

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

Day Six: Akureyri

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.

Days Seven to Eight: Reykjavik, Iceland

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 as Marco Polo spends an evening and a full day here, and perhaps take a nighttime trip outside the city in search of the Northern Lights, the enchanting Aurora Borealis, that flicker across Iceland’s autumn and winter skies.

Days 9-10: At sea

Spend another two days at sea, hopefully enjoying crisp air and sunny skies during the day, and the glimmer of the Northern Lights by night.

Day 11: Kirkwall

Today Marco Polo arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day 12: At sea

Make the most of your final day aboard Marco Polo, reliving the memories your cruise to Iceland, as she cruises back to London.

Day 13: Arrive Tilbury

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

Date Nights Price From
12 October 2019
12 October 2019 12 £1799

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

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Offer applies to new bookings made between 5th July and 31st October 2018 (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. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The discount amount will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and 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 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.