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A MAGICAL VOYAGE NORTH

Join elegant Marco Polo on a classic voyage in search of the celestial occurrence, the Aurora Borealis. She calls at some stunning ports of call along the beautiful coast of western Norway, before heading deep into the Arctic Circle and toward Europe’s outer reaches.

Sailing out of London Tilbury, Marco Polo calls first at Dutch maritime gem Rotterdam, before heading north to prosperous Stavanger and pretty Alesund. Continuing north into the Arctic Circle, brings more chances of seeing the bewitching Northern Lights. Call first at striking Tromsø, gateway to the vast, pristine wilderness that lies beyond, before an overnight stay at the Arctic port of Alta. Call at remote Honningsvåg, before turning back south, calling at a trio of pleasant Norwegian ports, including colourful Bergen, en route back to London Tilbury.

What does this price include?

  • 15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1800hrs

    Make your way to Tilbury Cruise Terminal and embark before Marco Polo she sets sail this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Rotterdam is both a historic city of world-class museums, classically Dutch canals and cobbled squares, and a treasure trove of outlandish modern architecture. See the vast modern ’harp’ of the Erasmus Bridge and the Cube houses of Overblaak Street, and join the friendly crowd of locals to treat yourself from the food stalls that stand within the remarkable upturned U of the Markethal.

  • Spend your first full day at sea relaxing, getting to know the ship and her crew, and making friends with your fellow cruise travellers.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1300hrs

    The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, on beautiful and Boknafjord, is Marco Polo’s first Norwegian stop. Step ashore to wander the fresh fish and flower market on Torget, the town's sloping harbour-side square, or perhaps to join an excursion to nearby Lysefjord to marvel at the views from the towering Preikestolen rock formation.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    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.

  • Marco Polo cruises north, today, giving you the chance to make the most of the facilities on board.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    This afternoon Marco Polo will arrive in Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world. Centred on the island of Tromsøya, and dominated by the white shard of the Arctic Cathedral and the bridge to the mainland, Tromsø 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.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs (Day Eight)

    Depart: 1900hrs (Day Nine)

    You’ll have two days to get a sense of life in the Arctic as Marco Polo breaks her journey in Alta, the capital of Norway’s northernmost region, Finnmark. Here you’ll have opportunities 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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    Marco Polo cruises still further beyond the Arctic Circle, today, docking in Honningsvåg. Join an optional shore excursion to the Nordkapp Visitor Centre and the northern tip of the whole of Europe.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 1300hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Beautiful Trondheim, picturesquely set between a loop of the River Nid and stunning Trondheimsfjord, welcomes you this morning. Soak up the atmosphere of a city that was once the capital of Viking Norway. Head to imposing Nidaros cathedral, visit the restored Archbishop’s Palace, and see the impressive Stiftsgarden, which is now a royal residence.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Today, Marco Polo cruises into Romdalsfjord. Step ashore in Åndalsnes 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.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Bergen is Marco Polo’s last Norwegian port. Explore this ancient city of wooden warehouses, cobbled streets and medieval houses, and perhaps ride the Fløibanen funicular to the summit of Fløyen for views across the city and its bustling harbour.

     

  • Look back over your memories of the past fortnight as Marco Polo cruises back to Tilbury.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Disembark as Marco Polo docks in London Tilbury, this morning.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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