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 in London Tilbury and embark on board Marco Polo.
Day 4: Kollafjordur, Faroe Islands
The village of Kollafjørður is located on the island of Streymoyis in the Faroe Islands. Centred along the northern shore line of the Kollafjørður Fjord; there are plentiful trails to hike and admire the picturesque views of the nearby towns. View the Faroese 1837 wooden church that has a turf roof, immerse yourself in the Faroese daily life at the fishing port and fish factory, or grab a bite to eat at the local café. If you have more time, why not travel to see Sørvágsvatn, the largest Lake on the Islands that boasts a beautiful waterfall out to sea?
Day 6: Akureyri, Iceland
Just a stone's throw from the Arctic Circle, Akureyri boasts some of the best summer weather in Iceland. This diverse town in north-east Iceland sits at the foot of snow-topped mountains soaring 1,500ft and is the second largest urban area in the country. This resort flourishes in the warmer months with its picturesque parkland and Botanical Garden presenting beautiful plant life. Winter brings vibrant festivals and some of Iceland's most popular ski destinations making it an ideal year-round port of call.
Stroll through 'Arts Alley' in the centre of town for a taste of the local culture or join a whale-watching tour and admire the rare humpback and sei whales.
Day 7 - 8: Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik — the world's most northern capital — is Iceland's cultural hub. Sundahöfn is a modern harbour just minutes from the city centre that welcomes large ships from around the world, while smaller ships dock in the Old Harbour at the heart of town. Famous for its vibrant nightlife and vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants this diverse setting also boasts natural beauty in the unspoilt countryside.
Away from the bustling centre, discover a small piece of paradise at the Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Golden sand meets a fusion of cold sea and hot geothermal water, which produces warmer temperatures perfect for swimming. Visit in winter and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights.
Day 11: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
Day 13: London Tilbury, UK
Disembark in London Tilbury and make your way home.