Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Marco Polo, The Cape Crusader

We've been saying for some time that Norway is becoming ever more popular and here's a cruise to explain why. It's a one-off voyage from our friends at Cruise and Maritime Voyages and will be heading to the North Cape and the Land of the Midnight Sun on July 4 next year.

The ship is also unique, as the Marco Polo has been sailing from the UK for almost 20 years and remains one of the most beloved classic vessels anywhere. She will depart from Newcastle for this eventful cruise, for 14 nights, with prices from £1,209pp.

From the Port of Tyne, Marco Polo heads straight for Norway’s spectacular coastline, taking passengers high above the Arctic Circle to experience the thrill of ‘White Nights’ in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Along the way, the voyage will visit picturesque villages and isolated communities, enjoy splendid fjord scenery and dramatic landscapes.

The Lofoten Islands should, perhaps, be called ‘not often’ as not many ships include this area and its remarkable terrain. From Gravdal, visitors can explore the dramatic village-dotted landscape and the traditional red ‘rorbuer’ waterside cabin-style houses.

This cruise also visits Kirkenes, Murmansk and the North Cape.

Oh, and don't miss out on our feature on Norway, the adventure-cruise way, in the next edition of World of Cruising, which will tell you even more about this fascinating country. The new issue will be out in January.

More info: call 0844 414 6185 or visit www.cruiseandmaritime.com.

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