The Treasures of the British Isles

Overview

The Treasures of the British Isles

Discover beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, and ancient traditions of the British Isles as you sail onboard the beautiful Marco Polo.

Travelling on board Marco Polo, you'll enjoy a range of facilities for relaxing with a drink, including the impressive Waldorf Restaurant, Marco's bistro, Marco Polo Lounge, Captain's Club, Palm garden and the Columbus Lounge. With wonderful on board entertainment , card rooms, as well as wellness and beauty facilities, you'll be able to enjoy the journey, just as much as the destination.

What’s Included:

  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Hand Picked By

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Between the two ships they offer a comprehensive range of cruises to suit most people's requirements. Both pride themselves in their service, cuisine and entertainment.

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Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 14th April 2020
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Highlights: Discover beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, and ancient traditions of the British Isles as you sail onboard the beautiful Marco Polo.

Ship Overview

Marco Polo

The Marco Polo cruise ship offers a wide range of public facilities including the impressive Waldorf Restaurant offering a traditional two sitting fixed time dining option and, as an alternative more informal experience, the stylish Marco’s Bistro.

There are five main lounge areas. The Magellan Deck offers the theatre style Marco Polo Lounge; the elegant Captain’s Club, a perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails with the resident pianist; relaxing Palm Garden, with wonderful panoramic ocean views; and the stylish Columbus Lounge where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink. Completing the quintet is Scott’s Bar, located on Amundsen Deck, an ideal spot for night owls.

Marco Polo Profile

  • Gross Tonnage: 22,080 grt
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Classification: Det Norske Veritas
  • Passenger Capacity: 800
  • Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 8
  • Lifts: 4
  • Electric Current: 110/220V AC
  • Stabilised and air conditioned
  • Officers & Crew: International
  • Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International

    Dimensions

  • Length: 176.3 m
  • Beam: 23.6 m
  • Draft: 7.6 m

Marco Polo Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Bristol Avonmouth

Today you will embark on your journey on the Marco Polo at Bristol

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Tobermory

Established in the late 18th century as a fishing port, Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. This picture-postcard village has a large natural harbour where colourful boats bob on the waves and is watched over by a rainbow of brightly, painted buildings backed by woodland-fringed hills.

Day 4: Ullapool

Ullapool is a tiny port town, with about 1500 inhabitants, but despite it's small size, is the largest settlement for miles around. As such, Ullapool is surrounded by miles of stunning scenery, such as snow tipped mountains, the Ullapool river which runs through the town, and an iconic Gaelic coastline.

Day 5: Kirkwall

Today you'll arrive at the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall, capital of the Orkneys. This Viking town dates back to the 11th Century and, the awe-inspiring stone circles and ancient monuments at Stenness and Brodgar, are also impressive to see. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kirkwall dates back as far as 4,000 BC and is the perfect place to explore a unique history.

The Orkneys have become a popular place for the arts and crafts, and there are a number of renowned jewellery and glassmakers here, as well those who specialise in tapestry, ceramics and furniture. Most visitors will take time to wander through the town centre to browse the interesting and sometimes quirky craft shops to find that special souvenir of their visit to these most fascinating and remote islands.

Day 6: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a large city in Scotland, nicknamed the "Granite City", and the "Silver City", due to most of it's buildings being constructed out of locally quarried grey granite, which sparkles in the sun, giving the whole city a glossy, shiny feel. The city has a long, sandy coastline and a vibrant city center just begging to be explored.

Day 7: At Sea

Day 8: Honfleur

Next stop is picturesque Honfleur, which has been inspiration for many impressionist painters for years. This city has a rich artistic and historic heritage, as you wonder through the quaint streets and old half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, you can admire the beauty for yourself.

Day 9: St. Peter Port

Today we make port at the principal town on the island of Guernsey, St. Peter Port. With beautiful waterfronts, stone buildings and colourful painted houses, it's a picturesque scene for visitors. It offers a bustling harbour, and an abundance of historic monuments and museums.

Day 10: St. Mary's

Today you'll stop at the beautiful island of St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, of the magical Isles of Scilly. With its delightful white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes, St Mary's is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Day 11: Cobh

Cobh is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise port, and here you can experience the seaside town as you berth straight into the centre of town. One of many amazing attractions here you can visit is the gorgeous St Colman's Cathedral, one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.

Day 12: Bristol Avonmouth

Today you will disembark from your journey at Bristol.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 14th April 2020
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Highlights: Discover beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, and ancient traditions of the British Isles as you sail onboard the beautiful Marco Polo.

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