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: Bristol Avonmouth, UK
Arrive at Bristol Avonmouth and embark on board Marco Polo.
Day 6: Casablanca, Morocco
Day 10: Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
Day 16: Jamestown, St.Helena
Day 20: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Day 21: Luderitz, Namibia
Day 23: Cape Town, South Africa
Day 24: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Day 25: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Day 27: Durban, South Africa
Day 28: Richards Bay, South Africa
Day 32: Pointe Des Galets, Reunion Island
Day 33: Port Louis, Mauritius
Day 36: Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands
Day 38: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Day 39-40: Mombasa, Kenya
Day 43: Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Day 44: Praslin, Seychelles
Day 50: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day 67: Transit the Suez Canal
Day 79: Bristol Avonmouth, UK
Disembark and make your way home.