Blue Water Holidays
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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Arctic and Greenland Voyage

A no-fly cruise discovering the dramatic landscapes, colourful settlements and unique cities of Greenland plus visits to the Shetland Islands, Iceland and Orkney Islands

No Fly Cruise
22 nights from £2319pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
  • Prince Christian Sound
  • Iceberg with waterfall, Greenland
  • Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Lerwick town, Shetland Islands
  • Sisimiut, Greenland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Standing Stones, Orkney Islands

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Arctic and Greenland Voyage Special Offer

Join Marco Polo for this exceptional 22-night voyage of adventure to Greenland, the largest island on Earth. Discover stunning fjords and glaciers, witness fascinating wildlife and enjoy encounters with Inuit communities on this no-fly cruise.

Visit the magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral and the Neolithic standing stones on the Orkney Islands and explore Reykjavik, the quirky capital of Iceland with its famous geothermal Blue Lagoon. After cruising through the impressive Prince Christian Sound with its dramatic scenery, arrive in Qaqortoq and see the amazing colonial-period architecture.

Discover the history of the Norse Viking in Narsaruaq, which is considered to be the gateway to wonderful Greenland before venturing into the extraordinary Arctic Circle at Sismiut. Journey to Ilulussat where you can take an optional boar tour to get up close to majestic icebergs and perhaps spot the whales before arriving in Qeqertarsuaq on the great Disko Island to admire the astonishing views around.

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Arctic & Greenland Expedition Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in London Tilbury to start your journey.

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. Visit the spectacular St. Magnus Cathedral which is a legacy of the town's rich Viking heritage and dominates the town's skyline. Perhaps explore the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae and witness the Neolithic standing stones.

Day 4 - At Sea

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

Day 5 - Reykjavík (Iceland)

Quirky Reykjavik is one of the world's smallest capital cities and boasts spectacular sculptures, cutting-edge art galleries and colourful houses. Perhaps visit the classic 'Golden Circle' with its lava fields, bubbling mud pools and impressive hot springs on an optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous Blue Lagoon.

Day 6 - At Sea

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

Day 7 - Passage Prince Christian Sound

Admire the majestic scenery of soaring mountains and glistening glaciers as the ship journeys through the mighty Prince Christian Sound.

Day 8 - Qaqortoq (Greenland)

The charming town of Qaqortoq is the largest town in South Greenland and was founded in 1775. The town boasts brilliant examples of colonial-period architecture and its small square is a delight to explore, here you will find Greenland's oldest fountain.

Day 9 - Narsarsuaq

The sleepy village of Narsarsuaq is ideal for those keen to learn more about the history of the region. The Norse Vikings settled here centuries ago and close by is the location of famed explorer Erik the Red’s farm Brattahlið.

Day 10 - At Sea

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

Day 11 - Sisimiut

Venture into the Arctic Circle at Sisimiut, where optional bus tours offer a relaxing way to admire the views. Perhaps take a trip to the old quarter and absorb the town’s history, explore the Sisimiut Museum or visit the Taseralik Culture Centre.

Day 12 - Uummannaq

Some people consider Uummannaq as Greenland's most beautiful destination. Spend some time walking around this fascinating city which perfectly captures the Greenlandic spirit with its Inuit culture, friendly locals, sled dogs and fishermen.

Day 13-14 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is a paradise for icebergs; optional boat tours get even closer to these giant natural sculptures. Perhaps hike along the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you might feel the rumble of the glacier calving or hear the icebergs colliding with each other as they find their way out to sea.

Day 15 - Qeqertarsuaq

Land at the island of Qeqertarsuaq (also known is Disko Island) by launch or tender and explore its port town of the same name. Although the island itself consists of lush green hills and volcanic rock formations, the Lyngmark Glacier is in close proximity, meaning that Qeqertarsuaq is the only town in Greenland where dog sledding is possible all year round.

Day 16 - At Sea

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

Day 17 - Nanortalik

Enjoy a call in quaint Nanortalik, Greenland's southernmost town. People often visit Nanortalik to learn more about the Eastern Settlement of the Norsemen which is nearby. Perhaps visit the unique Arboretum Groenlandicum, an Arctic botanical garden that is home to more than 110 species of trees stretching across 15 hectares

Day 18-20 - At Sea

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

Day 21 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. Hay's Dock is home to the Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland is the impressive archaeological site of Jarlshof.

Day 22 - At Sea

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

Day 23 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

Price Includes

  • 22 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
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions
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