Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ (CMV) Marco Polo ship will sail inside the Arctic Circle this summer.

The ship will visit the North Cape, White Sea and Murmansk, sailing from London, Tilbury 19 August 2018 for 17 nights. The cruise is currently available on a buy-one-get-one free deal from £1,194 pp, based on a fare of £2,389.

Murmansk is the largest city above the Arctic Circle and its port is home to the world’s largest atomic fleet. There will also be an option to visit the former icebreaker, Lenin, while Marco Polo will call at Sortland, Norway, on its voyage back to London Tilbury.

The fares quoted are based on two people sharing a twin inner cabin, with the first passenger paying the full fare, £2,389, and the second passenger travelling free. Fares include full board cuisine, afternoon teas and late-night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party, and complimentary tea and coffee from 6am to midnight. Guests will also enjoy big show entertainment, daytime activities and leisure facilities, guest speakers and arts and crafts, as well as well porterage of luggage and port to cabin and port taxes.

Marco Polo, which started life as Alexandr Pushkin, named after the Russian poet, began sailing from Leningrad (now St Petersburg) and Western Europe to North America in 1964.