Day One: Depart Bristol Avonmouth
Make your way to Avonmouth to embark before Marco Polo she sets sail this afternoon.
Days Two and Three: At sea
Spend your first two days relaxing as Marco Polo cruises north.
Day Four: Alesund, Norway
The bright, Art Deco houses lining Alesund’s main street are one of today’s most striking sites. Stroll through the town, or perhaps visit the Sunnmore Museum to learn the secrets of the region’s fascinating Viking heritage. Later, Marco Polo will thread her way through the islands that dot this beautiful coastline.
Day Five: At sea
Marco Polo cruises north, today, giving you the chance to make the most of the facilities on board.
Day Six: Tromso, Norway
This afternoon Marco Polo will arrive in Tromso - the northernmost city in the world. Centred on the island of Tromsoya, and dominated by the white shard of the Arctic Cathedral and the bridge to the mainland, Tromso is a fascinating mix of ancient wooden houses and modern architecture - practical structures and striking designs. Hear tales of Arctic exploration at the Polarmuseum, or ride the cable car to the summit of nearby Mount Storsteinen for some astonishing views.
Day Seven: Honningsvaag, Norway
Marco Polo cruises further beyond the Arctic Circle, today, docking in Honningsvaag. Join an optional shore excursion to the Nordkapp Visitor Centre and the northern tip of the whole of Europe.
Days Eight and Nine: Alta, Norway
You’ll have two days to enjoy a taste of life in the Arctic as Marco Polo breaks her journey in Alta - capital of Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost region. Here you’ll have the chance to discover the nomadic traditions of the indigenous Sami people, see the ancient rock carvings at Hjemmeluft Bay, and perhaps even stop for a drink in the world-famous Ice Hotel!
Day 10: At sea
Relax on board as Marco Polo cruises south along the Norwegian coast.
Day 11: Kristiansund, Norway
Kristiansund is our port of call, today. This beautiful town sits on a cluster of four islands, and is 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 12: Andalsnes, Norway
Today, Marco Polo heads into Romdalsfjord. Step ashore in Andalsnes for the chance to join excursions into some of Norway’s most majestic mountain scenery, and perhaps to enjoy the peace and beauty that surrounds the ancient stave church in fjord-side Rodven.
Day 13: Bergen, Norway
Bergen is Marco Polo’s last Norwegian port. Explore this ancient city of wooden warehouses, cobbled streets and medieval houses, and perhaps ride the Floibanen funicular to the summit of ’Mount’ Floyen for views across the city and its bustling harbour.
Days 14-15: At sea
Look back over your memories of the past fortnight as Marco Polo cruises back to Bristol.
Day 16: Arrive Bristol Avonmouth
Disembark as Marco Polo docks in Bristol this morning.