Scottish Islands & Faroes Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20412
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. July 2018. From £1079.00.
Explore the secluded islands off Scotland's coast
This enchanting cruise provides you with an unmissable opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Step ashore in the Danish Faroes and the Shetland Isles, and discover fascinating Kirkwall, the historic Orkney capital.
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 Hull, England 2230hrs
Day Three - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Day Four - Klaksvik , Faroes
Day Five - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Six - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Day Seven - Invergordon, Scotland
Day Nine - Arrive in Hull, England 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.
What The Price Includes8 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 Hull and enjoy dinner on board before she begins her voyage north overnight.
Day TwoSpend your first full day aboard at sea, getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeLerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of birdlife. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, full of Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day FourKlaksvik, capital of the Northern Isles, welcomes Marco Polo today. The inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Their remote town is surrounded by natural beauty, and the area is a haven for birdwatchers.
Day FiveTiny Torshavn, capital of the remote Faroe Islands, welcomes us today. These islands have a deep-rooted Norse tradition and are home to countless bird species. Today, you might cross the famous 'Bridge across the Atlantic', which connects Streymoy, the main island, with smaller Eysturoy, home to wooden churches and spectacular scenery.
Day SixToday's destination is the ancient Orkney capital of Kirkwall, with its magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, meandering streets and excellent museum. Kirkwall is gateway to a rugged hinterland where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day SevenThis morning we'll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon, on Scotland's rugged east coast. Step ashore to explore, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Ord Distillery.
Day EightEnjoy a final leisurely day at sea.
Day NineThis morning Marco Polo arrives in Hull, where you'll disembark to begin your journey home. 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