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: Hull, UK
Arrive at Hull port to board CMV Marco Polo for your eight-night cruise.
Day 3: Eidfjord, Norway
Sail through the Hardangerfjord and arrive at the quaint village of Eidfjord. This acts as a gateway to some of the country's most famous sights including Hardangervidda, Norway's biggest National Park with the largest highland plateau in Europe. Follow the challenging hiking trails through the park and admire some of the world's most fascinating mountain views along the way.
Eidfjord Church, dating back to 1309, is also a must-see that is packed with history and charm. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can kayak down the fjords with the majestic mountains as a backdrop or fish for trout in the many lakes and rivers.
Day 4: Flam, Norway
Flam is a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord, and is set in beautiful surroundings. Visit the local church, one of the oldest in Norway, and enjoy the traditionally decorated walls. Cruise through the Naeroyfjord, a narrow but spectacular fjord surrounded by steep valleys and snow-covered peaks; Naeroyfjord has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005. Along the way you'll see Gudvangen, an old Viking village, which will take your breath away with its dramatic and stunning scenery.
Day 5: Olden, Norway
Olden sits at the eastern end of the serene Nordfjord, where the water divides into three arms beneath the Jostedalsbreen glacier. The village is surrounded by green meadows with babbling brooks meandering between pretty houses.
Visit the village centre to discover the 17th-century church and Singerheimen, which is the former home of the founder of the sewing machine company. Take to the Nordfjord for a rafting or kayaking adventure. Admire the green waters of Olden Lake and enjoy the cliffs and glaciers of the Oldedalen valley, which runs for 12 miles behind Olden. Walk among waterfalls and view the glistening blue ice at the impressive Briksdal Glacier — one of Norway's most visited sights.
Day 6: Geiranger, Norway
The ship then drops anchor at Geiranger on the shores of UNESCO World Heritage site, Geirangerfjord. Stroll into the village to view the church and sample reindeer and brown goat’s cheese in a local eatery. Enjoy a boat trip along the fjord for close up views of the famous Seven Sisters and Suitor waterfalls. Venture further afield to explore local farm life at the interactive Norwegian Fjord Centre or take a trip up to the scenic viewpoints at Dalsnibba or Eagle's Bend.
Day 7: Bergen, Norway
The charming port city of Bergen is framed by seven hills on Norway's south-west shore. Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage. Ride the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for city views. Visit Troldhaugen Museum to see Edvard Grieg's musical heritage comes to life, or explore the artwork on display at KODE. The 900-year old Bryggen, a wharf that features museums and pubs, guides you through the city's sea-faring past, while locally-caught seafood can be found at Bergen Fish Market. Discover family fun at Bergen Science Centre and Bergen Aquarium, or explore the city's sights on a Segway tour.
Day 9: Hull, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.