European Waterways & Rotterdam Regatta Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99391
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. August 2021. From £1139.00.
Belgium, Holland and France
Spend a week aboard Marco Polo as she sails to some fine European port-cities. Sit back, relax, take in the views and enjoy all the pleasure of life on board this much-loved ship, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the entire CMV fleet meet at the Rotterdam Regatta. Sail from Plymouth across the Channel to ‘Diamond Capital’ Antwerp, with its iconic central square Grote Markt, and then Dutch maritime gem Rotterdam, and then cruise out partway across the Channel to Guernsey. Here, a call at pretty St Peter Port completes this wonderful cruise, before returning to Plymouth.
What's Included7 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsThe chance to see the CMV fleet meet at the Rotterdam Regatta
Antwerp's pretty, cobbled streets
Explore the historic Dutch capital, Amsterdam
Spend a day in St Peter Port, the pretty capital of Guernsey
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 1Depart Plymouth, UK
Depart: 1800hrs Board Marco Polo in Plymouth, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 3Antwerp, Belgium
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1300hrs Today Marco Polo arrives in Antwerp, the Diamond Capital of the World. Explore the city, which was once home to the painter Rubens, or join optional excursions to the lovely Belgian cities of Bruges and Brussels.
Day 4CMV Fleet Parade and Rotterdam Regatta
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today, the CMV fleet will meet in Rotterdam to celebrate 25 years of cruising from Cruise Port Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Regatta will celebrate this special cruising milestone, with celebrations and event planned through the day, culminating in the CMV Fleet Parade at around 5pm, when all seven CMV ships, in their new livery and led by the iconic Marco Polo will sail in convoy up and down the Meuse River for 28 nautical miles, in what promises to be a truly unique cruising spectacle!
Day 5Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Spend the day exploring Amsterdam's canals, flower markets and museums. Wander cobbled streets lined with step-gabled buildings, stop for a drink and a bite to eat in one of the city's many excellent bars, cafes and restaurants, or take to the water on a canal cruise.
Day 6At sea
Spend today relaxing and enjoying Marco Polo's facilities.
Day 7St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the town's cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.
Day 8Arrive Plymouth, UK
Arrive: 0730hrs Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Plymouth, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful 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. Back to top