Norway’s majestic fjords
Board Marco Polo and cruise north, past Norway’s majestic fjords and into the Arctic Circle. Search the skies for the enchanting spectacle of the Aurora Borealis on this spring cruise that calls in Tromso and Bergen, and sails right to the edge of Europe at the North Cape.
Life on board Marco Polo
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
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.
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.
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 from 5th July 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. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts 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.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
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.