Emerald Isle & The Isles Of Scilly Cruise
- Duration: 6 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20400
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
5 nights. May 2018. From £449.00.
Cruise the Celtic Sea
Join Marco Polo as she sails around the beautiful Irish coast. Step ashore to explore the vibrant cities of Dublin and Cork, as well as pretty little Glengarriff, then journey south to the gorgeous Isles of Scilly.
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 Cardiff, Wales 1630hrs
Day Two - Dublin, Ireland
Day Three - Cobh for Cork, Ireland
Day Four - *Glengarriff, Ireland
Day Five - *St Mary's , Isles of Scilly
Day Six - Cardiff, Wales 0900hrs
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 Includes5 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 OneMake your way to Cardiff and board Marco Polo for this afternoon's sailing.
Day TwoToday finds Marco Polo in Dublin. The Irish capital has been a thriving cultural centre for centuries. Join the bustling shoppers on Grafton and O'Connell Streets, visit historic Trinity College or head to one of the many cafes, coffee shops, bars and pubs to soak up the buzzing atmosphere.
Day ThreeMarco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow Cobh harbour this morning. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale, famed for its fine food and sea-fishing, or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Day FourSkirting the coast, Marco Polo heads to exquisite Bantry Bay. Go ashore at Glengariff, a green oasis where sub-tropical plants flourish against the backdrop of the rugged Caha Mountains. Take an excursion into County Kerry and Killarney National Park, which sits beneath the wonderfully named Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range.
Day FiveThis morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Marco Polo anchors in still blue waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the world famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Day SixMarco Polo arrives back in Cardiff at the end of a wonderful voyage. Back to top
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 high-class vessel.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. Back to top