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Amazon & West Indies Cruise



Escape the cold and grey, and enjoy this winter-warming cruise to the mighty Amazon river and some sun-kissed Caribbean islands. With calls in Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands and the Azores, as well as Lisbon, this is a transatlantic cruise you won't want to miss.

Discover Life on board Marco Polo

Discover Life on board Marco PoloThere's far more to life on board Marco Polo than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • 39 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

Click here to find out about the special programme of Cruise Additions on offer on this cruise!

Ship Information

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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Cruise Information

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 Bristol, UK 2200hrs
  • Day Four - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Six - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day Nine - Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
  • Days 15-22 - Cruising the Amazon
  • Day 24 - Iles du Salut, French Guiana
  • Day 26 - St George's, Grenada
  • Day 27 - Kingstown, St Vincent and Bequia, Grenadines
  • Day 28 - Castries, St Lucia
  • Day 29 - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Day 35 - Horta, Azores
  • Day 36 - Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • Day 40 - Arrive Bristol, UK 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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Make your way to the Bristol for embarkation, and enjoy your first night on board Marco Polo.

Days Two and Three

The first leg of your cruise will give you the chance to acquaint yourselves with Marco Polo's many facilities, as she steams south and west.

Day Four

A call is made at the Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where - as you are about to do - adventurers set out from the River Tagus in search of the New World, during the great Age of Discovery.

Day Five

Another day is spent relaxing at sea.

Day Six

Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands - a sun-blessed, lush, green sub-tropical paradise, home to one of the most vibrant and profound collections of exotic, colourful, flora on Earth. The verdant island capital, Funchal, is a relaxing and captivating port of call. Don't miss the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento!

Days Seven and Eight

Marco Polo steams into the Atlantic, heading for even warmer climes, as you rest and relax on board.

Day Nine

The volcanic isles of Cape Verde archipelago in the mid-Atlantic are fast becoming a popular holiday haven. Marco Polo calls at the island of Sao Vicente, with its pretty capital Mindelo. Spend the day exploring this colonial outpost with its pretty houses, or perhaps take a trip inland.

Days 10-14

Relax and enjoy some more leisurely days at sea as Marco Polo heads further south, towards Brazil and equatorial waters.

Days 15-22

Relax and enjoy the extraordinary journey up - and down - this fabled river, as Marco Polo makes her stately way towards Manaus. There will be opportunities aplenty to head ashore by tender to discover a world surrounded by the equatorial forests.

Highlights include the traditional 'stilted' villages of Alter do Chao and Boca da Valeria, the monumental Teatro Amazonas Opera House in Manaus, and Santarem, the Amazon's third largest city. Head ashore, or take advantage of optional excursions that may include a visit to the giant hardwood trees of the region's fiercely protected primary forests, before Marco Polo turns around once more to cruise toward the ocean.

Day 23

Another day spent at sea, enjoying life on board Marco Polo.

Day 24

Today's call is French Guiana's Iles du Salut, some 18 treacherous kilometres from the mainland and - until 1947 - a French penal colony. Ile du Diable, 'Devil's Island', as it was known, was made famous by serial escapee Henri Charriere's 'Papillon'. Explore the island, or visit the beautiful white-sand beach.

Day 25

All the delights of cruising are yours to savour, as Marco Polo continues her journey.

Day 26

The gorgeous 'Spice Island' of Grenada - famed for its nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger - welcomes Marco Polo this afternoon. Wander the maze-like streets and visit the horseshoe harbour of the island's British Colonial capital, St George's, or perhaps join a shore excursion to discover the scenic coastline.

Day 27

Mountainous St Vincent is the principal island of the Grenadines archipelago, dominated in the north by the brooding hulk of La Soufriere, a still-active volcano. Discover charming Kingstown, the island's bustling capital, where life is lived at an unusually hectic pace for this beautiful part of the world.

Enjoy some Caribbean hospitality before Marco Polo sails in the evening.

Day 28

The tropical island paradise of mountainous St Lucia combines the vibrant Creole atmosphere and hustle and bustle of its capital Castries, with the idyllic scenery of the west coast, where the twin peaks of the 'Pitons' are amongst the Caribbean's most famous landmarks.

Day 29

Barbados' bustling, colourful capital Bridgetown is a gateway to exquisite beaches, swanky resort hotels and exclusive shore-side restaurants, and today ranks amongst the highlights of this wonderful cruise.

Days 30-34

Enjoy all the delights of Marco Polo as she steams homeward.

Day 35

Today we'll reach the Azores, and tie up in Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabecao Gordo, which boasts breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.

Day 36

The second Azores call is made at Ponta Delgada, principal port city of Sao Miguel, the largest of the islands in the Azores. There'll be an opportunity to go ashore to explore a place that has been a favoured stopping off point of transatlantic adventurers for centuries.

Days 37-39

Enjoy the final leg of your journey, as Marco Polo steams back into the Western Approaches and the English Channel.

Day 40

Bid farewell to Marco Polo and your fellow travellers, as you disembark in Bristol at the end of a wonderful voyage of many discoveries and even more happy memories.

* This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to Voyager Fare Cabins only. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Amazon & West Indies Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Amazon & West Indies CruiseScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Loughton Couple
Not the most plushest of cruises we have been on, but the entertainment was excellent for a small group.

The boat was small and friendly and looked like a boat rather than a giant block of flats.

Staff were excellent.

It was easy getting on and off the boat, unlike the big cruises.

I absolutely loved it.
Confirmed traveller: 13 February 2017
Published on: 02 March 2017