Canada In The Fall Cruise
- Duration: 31 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99928
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
30 nights. September 2019. From £5699.00.
2019 CRUISE LAUNCH OFFER - BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 30th JUNE 2018*
Enjoy the elegance and tradition for which Marco Polo is so renowned, as she makes her way across the Atlantic, sailing to the scenic shores of Canada and the cosmopolitan cities of Quebec and Montreal on this very special cruise.
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a vessel.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Depart Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
Day Three - *Bantry, Ireland
Day Eight - St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Day 10 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Day 13 - *Gaspe, Canada
Day 15 - Montreal, Canada
Day 16-17 - Quebec, Canada
Day 18 - Saguenay, Canada
Day 19 - Baie-Comeau, Canada
Day 20 - Havre St Pierre, Canada
Day 21 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Day 22 - *Cap aux Meulles, Canada
Day 23 - *Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 29 - Cobh, Ireland
Day 31 - Arrive in Tilbury, UK 0800hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Marco Polo. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
What The Price Includes30 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneBoard Marco Polo in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day TwoEnjoy your first day relaxing on board. Meet your fellow passengers and explore the ship's facilities.
Day ThreeSkirting the coast, Marco Polo heads to exquisite Bantry Bay. Go ashore at Glengariff, a green oasis where sub-tropical plants flourish set against the backdrop of the rugged Caha Mountains. Take an excursion into County Kerry and Killarney National Park, which sits beneath the wonderfully named Macgillycuddyâs Reeks, Irelandâs highest mountain range.
Days Four to SevenRelax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.
Day EightCanadaâs historic St Johnâs was founded on the fishing industry, and its harbour is still a hive of activity. Stroll along Water Street, perhaps visiting the fascinating Newfoundland Museum. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to view Cape Spear, North Americaâs nearest point to Europe, or to Witless Bay, home to North Americaâs largest puffin colony.
Day NineSpend another restful day at sea.
Day 10Today, Marco Polo will cruise into the worldâs second-largest natural harbour, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Highlights here include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the fortified Citadel. Further afield, Nova Scotiaâs rugged coastline and the iconic lighthouse at Peggyâs Cove can be explored on an optional excursion.
Day 11Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Day 12A morning call at Charlottetown reveals this delightful capital of Canadaâs smallest province, Prince Edward Island. The setting for âAnne of Green Gablesâ, and a gentle, agricultural land fringed by sandy beaches and picturesque inlets, PEI draws visitors from along the eastern seaboard and beyond to its pretty shores.
Day 13Todayâs French Canadian port, Gaspe, brings the chance to explore the surrounding peninsula - a favourite destination for outdoors-loving Quebecois. Enjoy an optional walking excursion into the forested, mountainous Forillon National Park, home to bears and moose, or head to holiday hotspot Perce.
Day 14Relax as Marco Polo spends the day cruising the St Lawrence River.
Day 15Montreal, Canadaâs second-largest settlement, is also the worldâs second-largest French-speaking metropolis. Itâs a cosmopolitan melange of high culture, high fashion and high tech, with a waterfront rivalling Vancouverâs for glass and steel, and contrasting with bohemian Plateau Mont Royal and the cobblestones of Vieux Montreal.
Days 16-17Charming, historic Quebec is North Americaâs only walled city. Explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of the lower Basse Ville, see the monumental Citadelle and the Chateau Frontenac hotel, or perhaps join fascinating optional shore excursions to nearby Montmorency Falls or the pilgrimage shrine at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre.
Day 18Marco Polo calls today in Saguenay. Explore the pretty city or join a shore excursion into the Parc du Saguenay, an exquisite natural wonderland crowned by the majestic, 270km Saguenay Fjord. In the icy depths beneath its sheer cliffs, salt and fresh water mix to create the unique ecosystem that supports the areaâs whale population.
Day 19Discover Baie-Comeau, gateway to a vast, beautiful wilderness. The city boasts a fascinating Glacier Exploration Station where thereâs a chance to immerse yourself in the science of these wonders of nature. There will also be optional shore excursions into the pristine interior.
Day 20A morning call, at Havre Saint Pierre on the riverâs north shore, brings an opportunity to visit the otherworldly limestone islands and granite islets of the Mingan Archipelago, home to seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales.
Day 21Cruising back along Newfoundlandâs western shore, this morning weâll call at Corner Brook, beautifully set on the Trans-Canada Highway, at the southern end of idyllic Deer Lake.
Day 22Spend a day in the idyllic Iles-de-la-Madeleine, a remote island group bathed by the warming Gulf Stream. The areaâs unique culture combines French, English and ancient âArcadianâ traditions. Marco Polo anchors off principal island Cap-aux-Meules, and thereâs an opportunity to head ashore to explore.
Day 23Donât miss todayâs chance to join a shore excursion from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Beyond this former mining town the stunning scenery of Cape Breton Island awaits, home to the scenic Cabot Trail and the Cape Bretons Highlands National Park.
Days 24-28Relax on board as Marco Polo spends the next five days crossing the Atlantic.
Day 29Cobh is gateway to the great Irish city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond to fashionable Kinsale, or to Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive ââthe gift of the gabââ.
Day 30Spend your final day at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful Canada cruise.
Day 31Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark in Tilbury at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. *This buy-one-get-one-free offer applies to new bookings on selected 2019 cruises made between 1st March and 30th June 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount. Back to top