The impressive Marco Polo is one of the more intimate ships in Cruise & Maritime Voyage's fleet. Accommodating up to 800 guests in its 425 cabins, you will be offered a warm and friendly welcome from a dedicated crew of staff and entertainers to ensure that you enjoy a memorable stay on board.
After undergoing a refurbishment in celebrating her 50th anniversary, this Bahamian flagged ship boasts high-end restaurants, first-class service, and impressive facilities, together offering the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing break at sea. The adult-only ship features a traditional style with teak decks and a distinct royal-blue outer.
On board Marco Polo you will always experience Cruise & Maritime Voyages' friendly and attentive service as well as a much more relaxed, traditional and leisurely style of cruise holiday. Take in some of the world's most spectacular scenery whilst enjoying delightful dining options, excellent facilities and all-day entertainment.
Dine in style on board Marco Polo and experience a whole world of exquisite flavours. The stylish Waldorf Restaurant is an a la carte setting open for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a tempting menu including full English breakfasts, lavish five-course lunches, and themed dinners in the evening with two sittings for a more relaxed experience.
Take a seat in Marco's Restaurant for all-day buffet-style dining - the casual alternative to mealtimes on board. Sample delicious international dishes in a bright and airy location or choose to enjoy your breakfast or lunch al fresco on the Pool Deck with the added bonus of a spectacular ocean view!
The barman will soon get to know your favourite drink in Columbus Lounge or be seated in the elegant Palm Garden and take in the panoramic ocean views. Meet with fellow passengers in the stylish Captain's Club for pre-dinner drinks or simply relax and unwind listening to the live pianist. A full drinks menu is on offer in all of the bars on board, whether you want to sip a fresh morning cappuccino, a refreshing soft drink, glass of fine wine, or ice-cold beer.
Take part in a quiz, listen to expert guest speakers or enjoy intricate arts and crafts classes throughout the day. Wander the boutique shops and pick up unique souvenirs, take a time out and discover a good book in the Livingston Library or sign up to the CMV Club Class and play cards, backgammon and chess in the Nansen Card Room.
Sit back and enjoy the spectacular big show entertainment in the evenings at the theatre-style Marco Polo Lounge. The variety of talented acts covers everything from dancing and professional shows, to live pianists and violinists. Dance the night away in Scotts Bar, in a privileged position on Amundsen Deck you can view the pool below and gain direct access to the deck.
Escape to the tranquil surrounding of the Jade Wellness Centre and treat yourself to an indulgent treatment to relax body and mind. You can also make the most of a hair and beauty salon, a sauna and massage facilities, and fitness and exercise equipment.
Day 1: London Tilbury, UK
Arrive at London Tilbury to board CMV Marco Polo for your thirty-night cruise.
Day 3: Bantry (Ring of Kerry), Ireland
Set on the coast of West Cork in Ireland, Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge. Lying at the head of the deep-water Bantry Bay; it may be a small location but makes up for it with a plethora of history, landscapes, and fauna. Bantry House is an 18th-century stately mansion offering overnights stays in traditional Victorian surroundings. Garnish Island is in a sheltered harbour and is famous for its lush gardens and old military tower. If you like long walks and the feel of wind hitting your face, stroll up to see Breeny More Stone Circle. Enjoy a family picnic or peaceful browse to appreciate the tranquil atmosphere of the beautiful lake Lough Bofinna. Cork Whale Watch is an exciting visit to experience unique wildlife encounters, or West Cork Sailing Centre is ideal for getting involved in a range of thrilling water sports activities.
Day 8: St John's (Newfoundland), Canada
St. John's is the capital city of the Newfoundland and Labrador province and sits off Canada's Atlantic coastline. Explore local culture and history at The Rooms - the Provincial Museum, Provincial Archives, and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Discover Earth's geological makeup using interactive exhibits at Johnson GEO Centre or stroll along Water Street — one of the oldest streets in North America. Admire panoramic views from Signal Hill National Historic Site or visit old Cape Spear Lighthouse at Cape Spear. Explore the unique fishing village of Quidi Vidi Village, home to the Mallard Cottage national historic site and Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde. Journey by boat past Bay Bulls to view the puffins and seabirds on Puffin Island.
Day 10: Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada
Found on the Atlantic Ocean coast, Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia and is home to one of the world's largest natural harbours. The heart of Canada's east coast arts scene, you can explore a variety of galleries and museums to find everything from folk art to relics of the Mi'kmaq people! Visit Fisherman's Cove — a 200-year-old restored village — and stroll around a traditional farmers' market to find tasty, local food and drink. Learn about the city's heritage at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or stroll the pretty displays at Halifax Public Gardens.
Day 12: Charlottetown (Prince Edward Islands), Canada
Charlottetown is the capital of Canada's smallest province - Prince Edward Island. This place means a lot to Canadians being the Birthplace of Confederation - where the 1864 conference at Province House led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada. The 13km Confederation Bridge that spans the Northumberland Strait links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick on the Canadian mainland. Discover Victoria Row, the Anne of Green Gables store, the Founder's Hall and the stately Lieutenant Governor's mansion on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Charlottetown's downtown area. Take an island tour and view the Point Prim Lighthouse and Wood Islands Lighthouse, the artist’s haven at Victoria-by-the-Sea, Anne of Green Cables Museum at Silver Bush, and the dramatic redstone cliffs at Cavendish Beach.
Day 15: Montreal (Quebec), Canada
The city of Montreal nestles on an island on the St Lawrence River. Stroll around Old Montreal and gaze in awe at the exquisite stained-glass windows and medieval interior of Basilique Notre-Dame. Enjoy the city-wide views, observatory and park at the top of Mont Royal. Indulge in retail therapy at St Catherine’s Street, Crescent Street and Sherbrooke Street. Pay a visit to the Montreal Biodome with its ecosystems and animals and also the La Ronde Amusement Park on Ile St Helene. Culture fans will enjoy a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, McCord Museum, and Pointe-a-Calliere Museum. If you’ve got a head for heights, a cable car ride to the top of the Olympic Tower is fun.
Day 16 – 17: Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City sits proudly on the Saint Lawrence River at the heart of Canada's French-speaking Quebec province. Explore the Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its narrow, cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century buildings and churches, and the impressive Chateau Frontenac. Travel back in time at Musee de la Civilisation and La Citadelle de Quebec or gaze in awe at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica. Step outside the city walls and discover the vibrant St Baptiste, Montcalm, St-Roch and Colline Parlementaire neighbourhoods. Take a walk on the battlefields of the Plains of Abraham or venture further afield to the idyllic Montmorency Falls Park.
Day 18: Saguenay (Quebec), Canada
Nestled in the stunning province of Quebec, Saguenay boasts breathtaking nature and bustling city life. Get immersed in the fascinating history at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi and discover the city's milestones at Musée de la Petite Maison Blanche. Gaze in awe at the panoramic views from highest point in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, Monts-Valin National Park. Discover endless activities within spectacular surroundings at Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay. Indulge in retail therapy at one the five downtown centres: Arvida, Chicoutimi, Jonquière, Kénogami and La Baie. Savour local flavours at the terrace cafes and lively bars.
Day 19: Baie Comeau, Canada
The city of Baie Comeau is situated on the shores of the St Lawrence River in the Quebec province of Canada. Walk around the city and admire the Church of St Amelia and St Andrew & St Georges Anglican Church, both of which were built in the 1930s. Learn about the soap-making process at Borale Soap Factory or taste local flavoured beers, whiskies and spirits at the St-Pancrace Microbrewery. Get up close to nature and the local wildlife in the idyllic surroundings of La Boise de la Pointe-Saint-Gilles. Travel further afield to experience the spectacular maritime landscapes at the Jardins des Glaciers and discover the wonders of the Daniel-Johnson Dam on a tour of Manic-5 Generating Station.
Day 20: Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec), Canada
The port of Havre St Pierre is situated on Pointe-aux-Esquimaux on the Quebec north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Canada. The town is located near the popular Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve which includes a large amount of islands in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The National Park is famous for its distinctive monoliths with colonies of puffins and seabirds flying overhead and the rare Mingan thistle on shore. Havre St Pierre is also a popular fishing town; crabs, lobsters and scallops, trout and salmon swim in the local waters and tasty seafood is available in the local restaurants.
Day 21: Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Canada
The city of Corner Brook is located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River on Newfoundland's west coast in Canada. Pay a visit to Captain James Cook National Historic Site for stunning views of the Blomidon Mountains, Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands. Admire the fascinating exhibits at Corner Brook Museum and Archives and the steam locomotives at the Railway Society of Newfoundland. Take a walk along the Corner Brook Stream Trail to the idyllic surroundings of Margaret Bowater Park, go zip-lining in the Humber Valley, or travel to the serene Gros Morne National Park.
Day 22: Cap-aux-Meules (Iles de la Madeleine), Canada
Cap-aux-Meules is located on Grindstone Island in Quebec's Iles de la Madeleine. Also known as ‘gateway to the archipelago’, Cap-aux-Meules is composed of three villages - Fatima, Cap-aux-Meules and L'Etang-du-Nord. Take a walk through the forests trails of Parc des Buck in Cap-aux-Meules and gaze in awe at spectacular views, flora, and wildlife. Alternatively, walk along the coastal path and enjoy sweeping views of stunning beaches and the adjacent seas. Visit La Belle Anse in Fatima and watch in wonder as the beautiful cliffs battle with the sea. Stop by the striking wooden church of La Vernier in L'Etang-du-Nord, built from wood retrieved from shipwrecks.
Day 23: Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada
Sydney, in Canada's Nova Scotia, is situated on the east coast of Cape Breton Island. When you step off your ship, you are greeted by the world's largest fiddle outside the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion! The port is also the gateway to the island's many attractions — including the world-famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, and Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck Village. Take a tour through the historic streets of Old Sydney, stopping by St Patrick's Museum, the Jost House and the old stone St Alphonsus Church en-route. You can also live the life of a coal miner when you visit Cape Breton Miners’ Museum, Ocean Deeps Colliery Coal Mine, Miner's Village, and the Glace Bay Heritage Museum!
Day 29: Ringaskiddy (Cork), Ireland
The Irish town of Ringaskiddy sits on the western side of Cork Harbour in County Cork. This once fishing village was home to the Ringaskiddy Gaelic Games but has now been transformed into a vibrant port and gateway to the beautiful attractions of Cork and Kerry. Pay a visit to the 18th-century Martello Tower and enjoy panoramic views of harbour and the offshore islands of Spike and Haulbowline. Take a leisurely stroll along the 3km Ringaskiddy The Sli walking route which runs from the Warner Lambert factory towards the village, turns left at the ferry port and onto Currabinny Road.
Day 31: London Tilbury, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.