Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20340
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. October 2018. From £709.00.
A journey to breathtaking islands
Explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores, including the Danish Faroes, the beautiful Shetland Isles and fascinating Kirkwall, on this picturesque 10-day 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 London Tilbury, England 1800hrs
Day Three - Leith, Scotland
Day Five - Klaksvik, Faroes
Day Six - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Seven - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Day Eight - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Day 10 - Arrive in London Tilbury, England 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 Includes9 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 OneJoin Marco Polo in Tilbury as she sets off towards Edinburgh and Leith.
Day TwoEnjoy a first leisurely day at sea, getting acquainted with the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeMarco Polo arrives in Leith today, from where there there'll be an opportunity to visit historic Edinburgh.
Day FourEnjoy a wonderful day's cruising in waters teaming with bird and aquatic life.
Day FiveMarco Polo makes a call in the exquisite port of Klaksvik, capital of the northern cluster of Faroe Isles. The inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Klaksvik, surrounded by conical-shaped mountains, is gateway to a green land that is a birdwatcher's haven, and today's shore excursions will offer the opportunity to explore and marvel at it.
This evening, Marco Polo cruises from Klaksvik to the Faroese capital, Torshavn, docking around midnight.
Day SixTorshavn is the tiny capital of the remote Faroe Islands. Explore the city's confusion of lanes and narrow passages, or join an excursion to other parts of the islands, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic that connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller, wooden-church dotted Eysturoy.
Day SevenLerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is a gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of birdlife. Discover the town, or join the excursion to the 3000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day EightToday Marco Polo arrives in Kirkwall, historic capital of Orkney. Wander the meandering streets and marvel at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to historic Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel. Other excursions reveal the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Day NineRelax on board as Marco Polo sails back the UK.
Day 10Marco Polo arrives back in London Tilbury at the end of a fascinating northern waters 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. **This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March (inclusive) only. 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. This offer 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