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Grand Cuba & Caribbean Experience Cruise



Board Marco Polo and escape the cold and grey of the British winter as you embark on the voyage of a lifetime. Cruise across the Atlantic to the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean, and visit Cuba - the mysterious island nation where Latin and Caribbean cultures combine.

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

  • 35 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

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 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 2015hrs
  • Day Five - Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • Day 12 - Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Day 13 - Tortola, Virgin Islands
  • Day 14 - La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Day 16 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Day 17 - George Town, St Vincent
  • Day 19 - Cozumel, Mexico
  • Days 20-22 - Havana, Cuba
  • Day 24 - Nassau, Bahamas
  • Day 27 - Kings Wharf, Bermuda
  • Day 32 - Horta, Azores
  • Day 36 - Arrive Bristol, UK 1330hrs

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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Marco Polo in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Days Two to Four

Spend the first two days relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Five

Marco Polo's first call is in Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town 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 6-11

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.

Day 12

This morning Columbus finds herself in the shared island of St. Maarten, respectively the Dutch south, and French north of a tiny island celebrated as much for its duty-free shopping opportunities as for its wonderful beaches.

Day 13

The historic harbour of Road Town, Tortola has offered shelter since the days of Sir Francis Drake. Step ashore to explore the laid-back capital, or perhaps take an excursion to discover the rest of the island, including the wonderfully named Mount Healthy National Park.

Day 14

The attractive Dominican beach resort of La Romana has many distractions to offer. Join an optional shore excursion, and visit Santo Domingo, the New World's first European colonial city and burial place - it is claimed - of Christopher Columbus.

Day 15

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 16

Spend a day enjoying the beaches, bars and shopping of Ocho Rios, on Jamaica's north coast, or join an excursion into the Blue Mountains, to spectacular Dunn's River Falls or to the St Ann's Hills' mausoleum of Jamaica's most famous son, Bob Marley.

Day 17

Today is spent in Grand Cayman. Stretch out on the glimmering white sands at Seven Mile Beach, stroll around the shops, cafes and museums of George Town, or join an optional shore excursion.

Day 18

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 19

An island paradise off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, Cozumel has resisted the excesses of mass tourism, and remains a laid back, unashamedly cool haven with a distinctly Caribbean flavour. Don't miss the chance to visit the island's stunning marine reserve on an excursion.

Days 20-22

The Cuban capital, with its cigar factories and vintage American cars is as iconic a city as any on Earth. Witness the restoration of its crumbling colonial splendour in the old capital, Habana Vieja, and take a stroll along the sweeping Malecon, which skirts the bay between Havana Harbor and Vedado.

Day 23

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 24

Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, is a tropical idyll of white-sand beaches and coconut palms. Board a glass-bottomed boat to discover the marine life beneath the crystal-clear waters, hire a horse-drawn carriage to explore the city's British Colonial heritage, or just head for the beach.

Days 25-26

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.

Day 27

Tiny Bermuda has a reputation for elegance reflected in the pastel-painted buildings of Hamilton's Front Street. The island's British heritage is also evident - in its Gothic Revival cathedral, it's replica of Whitehall's cenotaph and air of understated gentility.

Days 28-31

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.

Day 32

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.

Days 33-35

A final few days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Marco Polo heads for home.

Day 36

Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 20th January and 30th April 2017 (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 all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Marco Polo Bristol reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Marco Polo BristolScores 6.5 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
(6 out of 10)


St Neots Cambs Couple
The holiday said 3 day in Cuba ,that was wrong ,arrived 19:00 on day1 and 08:00 on day 3. that is not 3 days on Cuba. they also go to ports on a sunday when everywhere is shut. That is very poor planning. One port we could nor dock at,the ships teder no good if there is a small swell on the sea. and one port we were 2;30 hr late at docking , because carpenters at to modify the dock( build steps ) because the ships tenders are to small.
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 20 April 2017
(8 out of 10)


Peterborough Couple
We enjoyed our Caribbean Cruise very much , leaving from Bristol and crossing the Atlantic was a real thrill.

The Islands visited have been on our bucket list and it met all our expectations.

The Marco Polo whilst an old lady was a comfortable ship, the crew provided excellent service and entertainment. Always happy and helpful.

The food was excellent.

The guest speakers were interesting and imformative
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 20 April 2017
(1 out of 10)


Single traveller
It was, without any doubt, the biggest disappointment and waste of time and money I have ever experienced. The ship's facilities could not cope with the number of passengers. The swimming pool was unusable and empty more than it was full. The Jacuzzis were luke warm and difficult to use. The ports of call were, on occasion, inaccessible for any other than the completely able bodied (most of the passengers not being so). In addition, we were not to taken to advertised ports and the alternatives were seedy and inconvenient. Our stay in Havana was shortened by a full day. The food was unspeakable. The restaurant staff did their best but were fighting a losing battle against the chefs.
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 19 April 2017

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with our service on this occasion. I have passed your comments to our Customer Relations Department who will investigate the points you raise and reply directly within 28 days.

(6 out of 10)


Oxford Couple
overall very enjoyable but CMV do everything on the cheap. As an example, they will only use their own lifeboats as tenders this caused problems on Jamaica and Grand Caymam. Jamaica they did not dock as they could have but anchored and had not allowed for their lifeboats not reaching the quay levels. Grand Cayman other ships using the local tenders were able to ferry their passengers ashore, but Marco Polo would not so no one was able to go ashore We were not able to go ashore on either of these ports.
Other than this it was ok, food was good, very clean ship if getting on a bit.
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017
(8 out of 10)


Bridgwater Couple
We had a lovely time.
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 27 April 2017
(10 out of 10)


Oakham Rutland Friends
very sorry so many islands were cancelled and one Bermuda shortened also Cuba . Otherwise a very happy ship with perfect steward service .
Confirmed traveller: 04 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017