Marco Polo

Marco Polo Review and Specifications

Specifications of Marco Polo

Year built 1965  /  Age : 52
Flag state Bahamas
Builder VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft (Wismar, Germany)
Owner Global Maritime Group Inc
Operator CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)
Speed 21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA) 176 m / 577 ft
Beam (width) 23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage 22080 gt
Passengers 800 - 850
Crew 356
Passengers-to-space ratio 28
Decks 11
Cabins 425
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2017
Former names MS Aleksandr Pushkin

Review of Marco Polo

MS Marco Polo cruise ship is owned by Global Maritime and currently operated under charter by the UK-based travel company Cruise And Maritime Voyages. The ship was previously operated by Transocean Tours (Germany). The vessel was built in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft, East Germany as “Aleksandr Pushkin” for Baltic Shipping Company, USSR / Soviet Union.

NEWS: In early June 2017 was reported that CMV Marco Polo leaves the fleet in May 2018, as the shipowner Global Maritime Group puts the vessel for sale.

History - construction & ownership

The 22,080-ton, 820-passenger cruise ship ms Marco Polo is among the top choices for small ship cruising out of the United Kingdom. Fellow passengers are affluent, middle-aged, well-traveled and mostly repeat guests. MS Marco Polo has a classic profile, traditional dark hull and teak decks. Ship's deep draught and stabilisers give comfortable ride. Marco Polo refits have kept accommodation, public rooms, guests’ facilities and navigational technology up to date. The compact size of the vessel helps access smaller ports, in which bigger vessels do not venture.

CMV MS Marco Polo cruise ship

Marco Polo was refurbished in November 2014 at Vlissingen shipyard, Holland. The work was done by Damen company shiprepair & marine vessel conversion company. Ship's dry dock featured an extensive survey, followed by regular maintenance work – hull washing-painting, lifeboats maintenance-recertification, valves overhaul, gangway platforms repair.

In November 2015 Cruise and Maritime Voyages' ms Marco Polo celebrated its half century with a couple of 50th anniversary voyages. When CMV Marco Polo debuted in 1965 it was named the Alexandr Pushkin, after the famed Russian poet, and was one of the five poet-class vessels built at Mathias-Thesen Werft docks at Wismar, former East Germany.

Marco Polo was extensively refurbished in 1975. In 1984 the ship joined CTC Cruises Australia's fleet with 18-30 Holiday cruises. In 1991, "The Alex" (as Aussies called the vessel) was purchased by the British entrepreneur Gerry Herrod, who took it to Greece to be re-built over the following 3-year period.

Emerging as Orient Lines' ms Marco Polo, the cruise ship specialised in expedition voyages to the Far East. A helicopter was available on the purpose-built heli-deck to observe whales and wildlife. The line was bought In 1998 by NCL Norwegian Cruise Lines. Eventually, in 2008 Marco Polo was sold to Greece's Global Maritime Group Inc (Global Cruise Lines), its present owners, to be operated by CMV.

In the end of 2015, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), said farewell to ms Marco Polo, which was in for her 10th special survey and general maintenance and refurbishment. The project took around five weeks to complete. Marco Polo had a full schedule of works during her time at DSV. These included an exterior repainting, interior repairs and maintenance to bring her back up to her usual high standards. Other actions included work on the propellers and propeller shafts, reconditioning the bearings on the main engines and servicing the air-conditioning units and gensets. The life-rafts and other safety equipment were also removed and serviced, the cranes and winches overhauled and various minor steel works performed. Marco Polo arrived at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen on the 3rd of November and departed on the 14th of December, 2015.

In February 2017 DSAm (Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam), part of DSC (Damen Shiprepair & Conversion), completed maintenance works on the CMV ships Magellan and Marco Polo. Both vessels are currently operated by British based CMV (Cruise & Maritime Voyages), part of Global Maritime Group.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Marco Polo itinerary program is based on round-trip cruises departing from UK (homeport London Tilbury). The ship visits popular destinations in Europe, such as Baltic Sea (Russia, Scandinavia), Norway (Norwegian Fjords), North Sea (British Isles), Iceland. In winter 2017-2018 Marco Polo will sail to France, Spain and Portugal leaving roundtrip from Belfast, Bristol and Liverpool. The firsr voyage in 2018 starts on March 31 from Bistol to France.

Cabins

Of all ms Marco Polo 425 cabins, 70% have an ocean view (including 14 Suites, no balcony cabins are available), 281 are Oceanviews, 128 are Insides. Only 2 are the wheelchair accessible cabins, all located on Amundsen Deck 9. There are no connecting rooms. The number of cabin categories is 15.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

  • Waldorf restaurant's decor is pleasant, however not quite remarkable. It features two sittings, dinners are good and usually exceed expectations for price level, prepared with much more finesse than breakfasts. Afternoon tea and late-nights snacks are also offered on board according to cruising tradition.
  • Marco’s Bistro is an open-seating informal alternative dining venue on the pool deck and guests can eat outdoors, whenever the weather conditions permits so. No additional charge is applied for eating here.
  • Captain’s Club and Columbus Lounge are popular venues for pre-dinner cocktails. The Columbus is classy and clubby, with maritime artefacts on display. The Captain’s is elegant and spacious, with contemporary decor.
  • Palm Garden has big windows affording great ocean views. Its surprising décor, however, combines lacquer-red walls, bamboo-and–conservatory style furniture and green plants, delivering an altogether less tranquil message.
  • The modern Scott’s Bar is located on Amundsen Deck. Its dance floor welcomes passengers for late-night entertainment.
  • At Maxim’s guests can savor Mediterranean flavors, including Italian and French specialties. Maxim’s is open for dinner, no cover charge is applied.
  • Marco Polo Grill is an upscale dining venue with various experiences. It is open for dinner, no cover charge is applied.
  • Seven Seas Restaurant is the main dining room which accommodates all passengers in unhurried sitting. The menu offers Continental and American favorites, as well as a la carte items. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Raffles Café is ship’s Lido buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers both indoor and poolside seating. In the evenings guests can enjoy regional specialties.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Marco Polo offers great value-for-money and child-free traditional British experience in cozy surroundings. The public rooms are all smartly furnished and feature high ceilings giving airy and spacious feel, with plenty of space for relaxation. Don't expect expansive leisure options as Marco Polo is not like the modern floating resorts and her passengers are not expecting them. You will find plenty of open deck, with a small swimming pool and three whirlpools. Unfortunately, none of the bars and lounges offers forward view. The list of onboard facilities includes:

  • Jade Wellness Spa Centre features a sizeable gym and 2 saunas. It offers body treatments, facials, massages, hairdressing and the usual salon services, sensibly priced by duration.
  • The small library (Livingston Lounge) offers a decent books’ selection, magazines, playing cards or other games. Nansen Card Room is the spot for card game lovers. The photo gallery to order pictures from the cruise and the Internet Café are among the other amenities.
  • The Duty Free Gift Shop is open while the ship is at sea. It stocks on cigarettes, liquor, fragrances, cosmetics, local souvenirs. The liquor and cigarettes that you buy will be delivered on the last day of the sailing.
  • Each evening Marco Polo offers different entertainment programmes, ranging from performances by ship's show team to jive/boogie, ballroom dancing, craft sessions, guest lectures, quiz programmes, golf sessions, bingo and fitness workouts. Live music is offered in several venues.

Marco Polo wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 15
  • Total number of cabins: 425 (of which 14 Suites, 281 Oceanview, 128 Inside).
  • For Marco Polo cruise ship review, you can visit MarcoPoloCruises.net (history, facts, photos).
  • Dining rooms: Waldorf Restaurant (two sitting, fixed time).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Marco’s Bistro (alternative, informal).
  • Lounges & Bars: Marco Polo Lounge, Captain’s Club (live music), Palm Garden, Columbus Lounge, Scott’s Bar, Nansen Card Room, Main Lobby, Internet Cafe.
  • Jade Wellness Centre, Beauty Salon, swimming pool, jacuzzis (3), walk around promenade, Livingston Library, boutiques.
  • MS Marco Polo was built as Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft (East Germany) for Baltic Shipping Company (Soviet Union). From 1993 to 2008, after an intensive refit, the ship sailed as Marco Polo for Orient Lines. Currently, ms Marco Polo is owned by Global Maritime, under charter to CMV since January 02, 2010.
  • On the 14th of February 2014, while in the English Channel and en-route to Tilbury, a wave struck ms Marco Polo. Sixteen passengers and crew were injured, one passenger died. On the 1st of November 2014, while docking at Leknes port (Norway), a strong breeze sent the ship off course and ms Marco Polo ran aground.
  • MS Marco Polo is currently owned by the Global Maritime company. The cruise ship has been under charter to the UK-based CMV company since 2010 (January 2nd).
  • During most of its CMV servicce Marco Polo operated on round-trip cruises leaving from UK ports (in England and Scotland ) - BristolEdinburghGreenock-GlasgowHullLiverpoolTilbury-LondonNewcastle. Among the themed itineraries are Norwegian Fjords, British Isles, roundtrip Transatlantic crossings (to Canada, Caribbean, South America /Amazon), short-breaks to France, Belgium, Holland.
  • In 2015, the cruise ship celebrated its 50th anniversary with 2 themed voyages. "First Commemorative Anniversary Cruise" from UK to Canada and Greenland, departures from Rosyth (July 23) and from Tilbury (July 24). The 36-night roundtrip visited Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec and St Lawrence River. Prices started from GBP 2000 pp (double occupancy). The "Second Commemorative Cruise" from UK to Canada from Tilbury (September7) was a 35-days roundtrip to Canada via Amsterdam Holland and Cherbourg France. Prices started from GBP 1800 pp.
  • Fun fact is that this CMV ship has a namesake - the 2012-launched "CMA CGM Marco Polo". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 16,020 containers) and operated by CMA-CGM Line.

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Marco Polo Itineraries 2018

The below listed Marco Polo cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cruise and Maritime Voyages fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Bristol cruise port

31 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring Gardens & River Seine
Prices starting
from $989
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31 Mar      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
02 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
03 Apr 06:00 - 02:00     Honfleur, France   
04 Apr 10:00 - 07:00     Rouen, France   
06 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
07 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

07 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Scottish Highlights & Emerald Isle
Prices starting
from $989
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07 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
09 Apr 07:00 - 15:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
10 Apr 09:00 - 19:00     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
11 Apr 07:00 - 16:00     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
12 Apr 08:00 - 19:00     Dublin, Ireland   
13 Apr 08:00 - 14:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
14 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

14 April 2018 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Portugal, Gibraltar & Seville Fiesta
Prices starting
from $1679
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14 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
17 Apr 08:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
18 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Portimao, Portugal   
19 Apr 09:00 - 23:00     Gibraltar, UK   
20 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Cadiz, Spain   
23 Apr 07:00 - 15:00     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
24 Apr 07:00 - 14:00     La Coruna, Spain   
26 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

26 April 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Treasures of the British Isles
Prices starting
from $1399
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26 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
28 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
29 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Ullapool, Scotland   
30 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
01 May 09:00 - 19:00     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
03 May 12:00 - 22:00     Honfleur, France   
04 May 08:00 - 18:00     Jersey, St Helier, Channel Islands   
05 May 07:00 - 18:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
06 May      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

06 May 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Bristol to Cardiff
Prices starting
from $1399
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06 May      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
09 May 12:00 - 19:00     Bergen, Norway   
10 May 08:00 - 18:00     Olden, Norway   
11 May 07:00 - 15:00     Geiranger, Norway   
12 May 09:00 - 18:00     Flam, Norway   
13 May 11:00 - 19:00     Stavanger, Norway   
16 May      Arriving in Cardiff, Wales   

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Cardiff cruise port

16 May 2018 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
Prices starting
from $1549
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16 May      Departing from Cardiff, Wales   
19 May 07:00 - 13:00     Kollafjordur, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
20 May 11:00 - 18:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
21 May 08:00 - 19:00     Husavik, Iceland   
22 May 08:00 - 18:00     Isafjordur, Iceland   
23 May 07:00 - 18:00     Reykjavik, Iceland   
26 May 09:00 - 14:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
27 May      Arriving in Cardiff, Wales   

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Cardiff cruise port

27 May 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Emerald Isle & Isles of Scilly
Prices starting
from $749
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27 May      Departing from Cardiff, Wales   
28 May 08:00 - 18:00     Dublin, Ireland   
29 May 07:00 - 19:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
30 May 06:00 - 18:00     Glengarriff, Ireland   
31 May 07:00 - 19:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
01 Jun      Arriving in Cardiff, Wales   

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Cardiff cruise port

01 June 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Cardiff to Harwich
Prices starting
from $409
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01 Jun      Departing from Cardiff, Wales   
03 Jun 07:00 - 16:00     Honfleur, France   
04 Jun      Arriving in Harwich, England   

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Harwich cruise port

04 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg
Prices starting
from $1679
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04 Jun      Departing from Harwich, England   
06 Jun 09:00 - 15:00     Copenhagen, Denmark   
07 Jun 08:00 - 22:00     Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany   
09 Jun 12:00 - 17:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
10 Jun 07:00 - 19:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
12 Jun 08:00 - 16:00     Helsinki, Finland   
13 Jun 08:00 - 14:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
14 Jun 23:00 - 08:00     Kiel Canal, Germany   
16 Jun      Arriving in Harwich, England   

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Harwich cruise port

16 June 2018 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Harwich to Hull
Prices starting
from $89
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16 Jun      Departing from Harwich, England   
17 Jun      Arriving in Hull, England   

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Hull cruise port

17 June 2018 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip British Isles Discovery
Prices starting
from $1679
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17 Jun      Departing from Hull, England   
19 Jun 06:00 - 20:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
20 Jun 07:00 - 18:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
21 Jun 06:00 - 19:00     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
22 Jun 06:00 - 16:00     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
23 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Dublin, Ireland   
24 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
25 Jun 06:00 - 19:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
26 Jun 07:00 - 19:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
27 Jun 09:00 - 20:00     Honfleur, France   
29 Jun      Arriving in Hull, England   

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Hull cruise port

29 June 2018 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Fjordland Splendour
Prices starting
from $1119
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29 Jun      Departing from Hull, England   
01 Jul 08:00 - 14:00     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
02 Jul 07:00 - 18:00     Flam, Norway   
03 Jul 09:00 - 18:00     Olden, Norway   
04 Jul 08:00 - 18:00     Andalsnes, Norway   
05 Jul 11:00 - 19:00     Bergen, Norway   
07 Jul      Arriving in Hull, England   

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Hull cruise port

07 July 2018 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg
Prices starting
from $1679
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07 Jul      Departing from Hull, England   
10 Jul 07:00 - 21:00     Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany   
12 Jul 11:00 - 17:00     Tallinn, Estonia   
13 Jul 07:00 - 19:00     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
15 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Helsinki, Finland   
16 Jul 08:00 - 14:00     Stockholm, Sweden   
17 Jul 23:00 - 08:00     Kiel Canal, Germany   
19 Jul      Arriving in Hull, England   

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Hull cruise port

19 July 2018 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Scottish Islands & Faroes
Prices starting
from $1119
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19 Jul      Departing from Hull, England   
21 Jul 07:00 - 17:00     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
22 Jul 10:00 - 18:00     Klaksvik, Bordoy, Faroe Islands   
23 Jul 07:00 - 16:00     Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
24 Jul 07:00 - 19:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
25 Jul 06:00 - 20:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
27 Jul      Arriving in Hull, England   

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Hull cruise port

27 July 2018 22 nights / 23 days, one-way from Hull to Harwich
Prices starting
from $3189
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27 Jul      Departing from Hull, England   
28 Jul 11:00 - 19:00     Harwich, England   
30 Jul 07:00 - 17:00     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
31 Jul 09:00 - 15:00     Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
01 Aug 09:00 - 16:00     Eskifjordur, Iceland   
02 Aug 09:00 - 19:00     Akureyri, Iceland   
04 Aug 07:00 - 15:00     Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland   
06 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Narsarsuaq, Greenland   
08 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Sisimiut, Greenland   
09 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
10 Aug 08:00 - 13:00     Nuuk, Greenland   
11 Aug 12:00 - 19:00     Qaqortoq, Greenland   
14 Aug 08:00 - 20:00     Reykjavik, Iceland   
18 Aug      Arriving in Harwich, England   

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Hull cruise port

27 July 2018 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Hull to Harwich
Prices starting
from $89
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27 Jul      Departing from Hull, England   
28 Jul      Arriving in Harwich, England   

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Harwich cruise port

18 August 2018 1 nights / 2 days, one-way from Harwich to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $89
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18 Aug      Departing from Harwich, England   
19 Aug      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

19 August 2018 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip North Cape, White Sea & Murmansk
Prices starting
from $2389
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19 Aug      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
21 Aug 08:00 - 19:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
23 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Trondheim, Norway   
25 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Tromso, Norway   
26 Aug 08:00 - 14:00     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
28 Aug 08:00 - 21:00     Arkhangelsk, Arctic Russia   
30 Aug 06:00 - 19:00     Murmansk, Arctic Russia   
01 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway   
03 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Bergen, Norway   
05 Sep      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

05 September 2018 30 nights / 31 days, round-trip Canada in the Fall
Prices starting
from $3989
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05 Sep      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
07 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Glengarriff, Ireland   
12 Sep 09:00 - 19:00     St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada   
14 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
16 Sep 08:00 - 14:00     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
17 Sep 07:00 - 15:00     Gaspe, Quebec, Canada   
19 Sep 09:00 - 19:00     Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
20 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Quebec City, Canada   
22 Sep 12:00 - 19:00     Saguenay, Quebec, Canada   
23 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada   
24 Sep 07:00 - 14:00     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
25 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada   
26 Sep 09:00 - 16:00     Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada   
27 Sep 08:00 - 14:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
03 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
05 Oct      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

05 October 2018 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Scottish Highlights & Faroes
Prices starting
from $60
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05 Oct      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
07 Oct 01:00 - 23:00     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
09 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Klaksvik, Bordoy, Faroe Islands   
09 Oct 00:00 - 09 Oct 16:00     Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands   
11 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
12 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
14 Oct      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

14 October 2018 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures & Kiel Canal
Prices starting
from $1199
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14 Oct      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
15 Oct 21:00 - 05:00     Kiel Canal, Germany   
16 Oct 13:00 - 19:00     Wismar, Germany   
17 Oct 07:00 - 16:00     Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark   
18 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden   
19 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Klaipeda, Lithuania   
20 Oct 06:00 - 15:00     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
21 Oct 16:00 - 21 Oct     Kiel Canal, Germany   
23 Oct      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

23 October 2018 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $1829
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23 Oct      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
26 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Kristiansund, Norway   
28 Oct 09:00 - 01:00     Alta, Norway   
29 Oct 10:00 - 17:00     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
30 Oct 08:00 - 20:00     Tromso, Norway   
01 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Trondheim, Norway   
02 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Andalsnes, Norway   
03 Nov 10:00 - 18:00     Bergen, Norway   
05 Nov      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

05 November 2018 33 nights / 34 days, round-trip West Indies & Azores
Prices starting
from $3999
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05 Nov      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
06 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Amsterdam, Holland   
11 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
12 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
18 Nov 09:00 - 22:00     St Johns, Antigua   
19 Nov 08:00 - 20:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
20 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
21 Nov 09:00 - 23:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
22 Nov 07:00 - 19:00     Mayreau Island, Grenadines   
23 Nov 07:00 - 12:00     Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines   
23 Nov 14:00 - 22:00     Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines   
24 Nov 07:00 - 19:00     St Georges, Grenada   
25 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
02 Dec 12:00 - 20:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
04 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
08 Dec      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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Amsterdam cruise port

06 November 2018 32 nights / 33 days, one-way from Amsterdam to London Tilbury
Prices starting
from $3999
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06 Nov      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
11 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
12 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Horta, Faial Island, Azores   
18 Nov 09:00 - 22:00     St Johns, Antigua   
19 Nov 08:00 - 20:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
20 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
21 Nov 09:00 - 23:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
22 Nov 07:00 - 19:00     Mayreau Island, Grenadines   
23 Nov 07:00 - 12:00     Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines   
23 Nov 14:00 - 22:00     Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines   
24 Nov 07:00 - 19:00     St Georges, Grenada   
25 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
02 Dec 12:00 - 20:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
04 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
08 Dec      Arriving in London Tilbury, England   

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London Tilbury cruise port

09 December 2018 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Bristol
Prices starting
from $709
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09 Dec      Departing from London Tilbury, England   
10 Dec 07:00 - 14:00     Rotterdam, Holland   
11 Dec 15:00 - 21:00     Rouen, France   
12 Dec 03:00 - 21:00     Honfleur, France   
14 Dec      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

16 December 2018 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Festive Dublin Party Cruise
Prices starting
from $429
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16 Dec      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
17 Dec 08:00 - 11:00     Dublin, Ireland   
19 Dec      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

19 December 2018 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Festive Ireland Party Cruise
Prices starting
from $429
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19 Dec      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
20 Dec 09:00 - 14:00     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
22 Dec      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

22 December 2018 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira Cruise
Prices starting
from $2329
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22 Dec      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
26 Dec 08:00 - 20:00     Gibraltar, UK   
28 Dec 12:00 - 20:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
29 Dec 08:00 - 29 Dec     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
30 Dec 07:00 - 30 Dec     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
31 Dec 19:00 - 18:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
03 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
06 Jan      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Marco Polo Itineraries 2019

The below listed Marco Polo cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cruise and Maritime Voyages fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

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Bristol cruise port

06 January 2019 70 nights / 71 days, round-trip Grand Circle South America Voyage
Prices starting
from $9299
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06 Jan      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
09 Jan 07:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
11 Jan 07:00 - 16:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
12 Jan 13:00 - 23:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
15 Jan 08:00 - 19:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
16 Jan 08:00 - 14:00     Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde   
20 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Natal, Brazil   
21 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Recife, Brazil   
24 Jan 14:00 - 24 Jan     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   
29 Jan 08:00 - 20:00     Buenos Aires, Argentina   
31 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Montevideo, Uruguay   
04 Feb 09:00 - 19:00     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
05 Feb 08:00 - 19:00     West Falkland Island, Falkland Islands   
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
08 Feb 13:00 - 21:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Feb     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Puerto Montt, Chile   
15 Feb 12:00 - 20:00     Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
19 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Arica, Chile   
21 Feb 07:00 - 23:00     Callao, Lima, Peru   
24 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Guayaquil, Ecuador   
26 Feb 08:00 - 15:00     Manta, Ecuador   
28 Feb     Panama Canal   
01 Mar 13:00 - 22:00     Cartagena, Colombia   
04 Mar 07:00 - 12:00     Saint Vincent Island, Kingstown, Grenadines   
04 Mar 14:00 - 04 Mar     Bequia Island, Port Elizabeth, Grenadines   
05 Mar 06:00 - 20:00     Mayreau Island, Grenadines   
06 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
13 Mar 08:00 - 13:00     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
17 Mar      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

17 March 2019 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights to Norway
Prices starting
from $2219
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17 Mar      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
20 Mar 13:00 - 18:00     Alesund, Norway   
22 Mar 12:00 - 19:00     Tromso, Norway   
23 Mar 09:00 - 19:00     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
24 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Alta, Norway   
27 Mar 12:00 - 23:00     Kristiansund, Norway   
28 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Andalsnes, Norway   
29 Mar 09:00 - 15:00     Bergen, Norway   
01 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

01 April 2019 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Grand British Isles Discovery
Prices starting
from $1709
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01 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
02 Apr 07:00 - 16:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
03 Apr 13:00 - 22:00     Honfleur, France   
05 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England   
06 Apr 09:00 - 22:00     Invergordon, Scotland   
07 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
08 Apr 08:00 - 20:00     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
09 Apr 07:00 - 20:00     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
10 Apr 07:00 - 22:00     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
11 Apr 07:00 - 14:00     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
12 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

12 April 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring Gardens & River Seine
Prices starting
from $989
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12 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
14 Apr 07:00 - 14 Apr     Honfleur, France   
15 Apr 08:00 - 14:00     Rouen, France   
17 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands   
18 Apr 07:00 - 16:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
19 Apr      Arriving in Bristol, Avonmouth, England   

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Bristol cruise port

19 April 2019 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Bristol to Cardiff
Prices starting
from $449
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19 Apr      Departing from Bristol, Avonmouth, England   
20 Apr     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
21 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
22 Apr      Arriving in Cardiff, Wales   

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