White Sea and Murmansk

This once-in-a-lifetime voyage from London Tilbury visits the Arctic city of Tromso before continuing deep inside the Arctic Circle and around the North Cape to Russia's White Sea to uncover wartime memories

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  • Honningsvag
  • Bergen
  • Arctic Cathedral, Tromso
  • Trondheim

On this magnificent voyage of discovery, Marco Polo cruises deep within the Arctic Circle before navigating around the North Cape to Russia's White Sea.

Before reaching Norway, stop at Kirkwall capital of the Orkney Islands, dominated by the spectacular St Magnus Cathedral. Continue north along Norway's rugged coastline to Trondheim, home to the Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral, and Tromso. Tromso is located around 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Visit Honningsvag before cruising around the North Cape, a focal point in the Arctic Circle, to Archangel in Russia. Revolution, war and communism all left their mark on Archangel and the fascinating history is reflected in its monuments, museums and churches. Visit Murmansk which played a significant role in the 20th century and was occupied by Allied forces in defiance of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.

As Marco Polo returns from Russia's White Sea back along the coast of Norwya, visit Sortland on the stunning Vesteralen Islands and Bergen.

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White Sea and Murmansk Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney archipelago. The spectacular St Magnus Cathedral dominates the town's skyline. Take one of the optional excursions during your time here.

Day 4 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Trondheim (Norway)

Explore Trondheim, Norways first capital with its low timbered buildings, charming alleys and picturesque wooden bridge. The city is home to the gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral, the nations finest medieval building.

Day 6 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Tromsø

Tromso is located around 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and lays claim to the world's northernmost university, cathedral and brewery. The cable car ride to the summit of Mount Storsteinen offers stunning views of the city, which is built on two islands. The Arctic Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Tromso and The Polar Museum is just one of the city's museums.

Day 8 - Honningsvåg

Honningsvaag is one of the smallest cities in Norway and lies on the south-eastern side of Mageroya island in the Barents Sea. It is the starting point of excursions to the dramatic North Cape.

Day 9 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 - Archangel (Russia)

Revolution, war and communism all left their marks on Archangel. Look beyond the modern architecture of Lenin Square and you'll discover four centuries of fascinating history reflected in monuments, museums and churches which all speak of the ancient Russian cultures, traditions and spiritual life.

Day 11 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Murmansk

Relatively young, yet Murmansk played a significant role in the 20th century history. Occupied by Allied forces in defiance of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War, this 'Hero City' was terminus for the 'Murmansk Run' - most perilous of the Allied convoy lifelines in the Second World War. Uncover wartime memories in Murmansk where 'Lenin', the world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker is a reminder that the city is home to the world's largest atomic fleet.

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14 - Sortland (Norway)

Sortland lies in the beautiful Vesteralen Islands. The locals decided to paint the buildings in the town various shades of blue.

Day 15 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 16 - Bergen

Bergen is beautifully located against a backdrop of seven mountains. Perhaps take the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Floien for panoramic views of Bergen, or explore the traditional wooden buildings of the colourful Bryggen wharf which house souvenir shops.

Day 17 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 18 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 17 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Child-free ship
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

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