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Northern Lights Cruise Marco Polo ex Tilbury
- 14 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, 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
Make your way to the London Cruise Terminal to board Marco Polo and enjoy your first night on board.
Enjoy the atmosphere on board, and get to know Marco Polo and your fellow passengers. A special feature of this cruise is the chance to learn a new skill from an expert in one of our 'Super Craft' sessions, which will take place throughout the voyage.
Hardangerfjord stretches over 100 kilometres into the Norwegian interior, and this morning Marco Polo heads into its stunning landscape. Discover a world where sheer, forested mountainsides plunge into still waters as Marco Polo heads to Eidfjord, from where you can take an excursion to the towering Voringfossen waterfalls.
Today's call brings the opportunity to take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast mass of the Josterdalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the fjord.
Marco Polo cruises further north along the stunning Norwegian coast.
Rising up out of the sea like miniature Alps, the wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands' tiny fishing villages (with even tinier names, such as "A") shelter beneath towering peaks, cliffs and rock formations. Marco Polo calls at Leknes, nestled at the foot of stunning, Alpine-like scenery, and there'll be an opportunity to explore this most beautiful corner of the world on an overland excursion. This evening, in the long-evening light, we'll cruise through the Inside Passage, passing the stunning scenery of Solbergfjord, Gisund and Grotsund.
Marco Polo arrives today at remote Alta. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are usually at their most astounding here), and explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel, on one of our exciting optional excursions.
Perhaps the highpoint of the cruise will come this evening, as Marco Polo docks in pretty Honningsvaag, and you can make your way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, or North Cape, very nearly Europe's most northerly point.You'll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe's true north tip, before Marco Polo turns south once more on her Norwegian coastal voyage.
The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromso, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.
The modern, friendly port and ski-resort of Narvik welcomes Marco Polo today, with the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to catch the cable car to the heights of Fagernesfjellet mountain for some truly spectacular views.
Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board, as Marco Polo steams back across the Arctic Circle, heading south.
Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway's most spectacular scenery. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
This morning Marco Polo docks in Bergen - an ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses, and birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
At sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury at the end of the cruise.
MV Marco Polo
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 high-class vessel.
Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, 'Marco Polo' boasts eight passenger decks, which are serviced by four lifts and three wide stairwells. Out on deck a vast amount of space ensures plenty of viewing opportunities when cruising through scenic waters, and more-than-ample room for sunbathers to top up their tans, while belowdecks you'll find facilities to cater to all your cruising pleasures by day and night. In addition to the comfortable lounges and bars, beautiful main dining room and light and airy bistro there's a shopping arcade, a library, a card room and an internet room. The Spa, Beauty and Fitness Centre spoils the body-conscious with a gym, a hair and beauty salon, a table-tennis room, a massage and sauna area, and even deck-top Jacuzzis.'Marco Polo"s 15 categories of cabins and suites all offer private facilities with showers or bath/showers, TV with satellite, 'view from the bridge' and in-house movie channels, telephones, hairdryers and personal safes. Cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for third and fourth sharing passengers. Outside cabins offer porthole or larger windows. Your cabin will be looked after your steward/stewardess and housekeeper, who will ensure that beds are made, towels are changed and toiletries replenished. All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket. Even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive.