Scottish Highlights & Emerald Isle Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20054
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. April 2018. From £699.00.
Spring Getaway Offer: Save up to 60%*
Explore the scenic coastlines of Scotland and Ireland
This enchanting cruise provides you with an unmissable opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Step ashore and discover the Isles of Lewis, and Mull, and discover the fascinating Irish cities of Belfast, Dublin and Cork.
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.
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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 - Bristol Avonmouth, UK 2200hrs
Day Three - Belfast, Ireland
Day Four - *Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Day Five - Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day Six - Dublin, Ireland
Day Seven - Cobh, Ireland
Day Eight - Bristol Avonmouth, UK 0630hrs
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.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions7 night's 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 Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day TwoSpend the first day relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeThis morning Marco Polo arrives in the great city of Belfast. Step ashore to explore the historic city centre, see the sensational new Titanic Quarter, or join an excursion to the wild Antrim coast, and discover the wonder of nature known as the Giant's Causeway, with its thirty-seven thousand basalt columns.
Day FourToday, Marco Polo arrives in the Western Isles, to anchor off Stornoway, capital of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. These beautiful, unspoiled islands - guardians of a rich culture - have been inhabited for over 6000 years. Wander the town, or take the excursion to Callanish's mysterious Standing Stones, thought to be nearly 4000 years old.
Day FiveThe beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean.
Day SixToday we'll visit Dublin, one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Explore this former home of Yeats, Wilde and Joyce, shop on Grafton and O'Connell Streets or relax in one of the city's famous bars and pubs.
Day SevenMarco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow Cobh harbour this morning. A shore excursion here offers you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland. You might choose to head into the rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale, famed for its fine food and sea-fishing, or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city.
Day EightBid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. 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. *The Spring Getaways offer of up to 60% applies to new bookings made from 19th January 2018 and is subject to availability on Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins on selected cruises. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories.
All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
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