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Treasures of the British Isles Cruise



The best of British cruising

Explore the British Isles on this highly enjoyable cruise, which also calls in Ireland and France. Highlights include Stornoway, pretty Tobermory on Mull and the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies, as well as the chance to enjoy the elegance of your cruise ship.

Discover life on board Marco Polo

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What The Price Includes

  • 11 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 1300hrs
  • Day Two - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Day Three - Honfleur, France
  • Day Five - Rosyth, UK
  • Day Six - Invergordon, UK
  • Day Seven - Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day Eight - *Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
  • Day Nine - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
  • Day 10 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day 11 - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 12 - Arrive Bristol, UK 1000hrs

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.

Day Two

This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Marco Polo anchors here in, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.

Day Three

Crossing the Channel completely, our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet's delightful house and gardens at Giverny.

Day Four

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

Day Five

This morning Marco Polo arrives in the Firth of Forth to welcome new passengers and give you the chance to head into Edinburgh on a shore excursion. Wander the historic streets of the delightful Scottish capital, which spread of from the Royal Mile between the hill-top Castle and Holyrood Palace.

Day Six

Invergordon's natural harbour, welcomes Marco Polo today. Step ashore to explore or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers might make a pilgrimage to Dornoch, or whisky connoisseurs to the celebrated Ord Distillery.

Day Seven

Today Marco Polo arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day Eight

Today Marco Polo arrives in the Western Isles, to anchor off Stornoway, capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. These beautiful, unspoiled islands have been inhabited for over 6000 years. Explore the town, or take the excursion to Callanish's mysterious Standing Stones, thought to be nearly 4000 years old.

Day Nine

The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

Day 10

Marco Polo's next call, in Belfast, brings chances to explore this unique city - where the gleaming Titanic Quarter is a must-see attraction - and the scenic Antrim countryside.

Day 11

Today Marco Polo arrives in Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Day 12

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 27th December 2016 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.

Treasures of the British Isles Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Treasures of the British Isles CruiseScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Millbrook, Cornwall Single traveller
The variety of excursions/ opportunities for a bit of adventure were very pleasing.
The ports of call offered a wide range of experiences from island beauty( Scillies) to urban sophistication ( Edinburgh)
I particularly enjoyed visiting the Neolithic stone circles on Orkney and Lewes, the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland and the Dublin city tour, when we were lucky enough to have a brilliantly funny tour guide who had us all in stitches before we' d even left the quayside.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Chippenham Couple
We both enjoyed this our first cruise at the age of 75&73. Having spent 23 years serving in the Royal Navy it had always been my ambition to embark on a pleasure cruise but my wife was never too keen. However due to her failing eyesight she was determined to visit the northern Isles of her native Scotland and she was very happy with the way we were looked after on board the MV Marco Polo, in fact she has now got the cruise bug and wants to go on another cruise as soon as we can afford it.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(5 out of 10)


800 passengers too crowded for us. Excursions too expensive- we did 2 and Dublin was Very poor.
Entertainment was not for us but we enjoyed the classical piano and violin in the lounge.
Cabin steward and waiters were excellent. The food was plentiful and good.
We enjoyed the rest and change of scenery
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


We really enjoyed the itinery and we were very lucky with the weather . Interesting excursions and excellent guides
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(3 out of 10)


Food was not better than school meals. Awful.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


We were lucky no rough seas! The service food entertainment, organisation was all excellent.

We were ill afterwards and two other people we met as well, did this happen to others, I can hardly believe it was the boat as everywhere was so clean.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 07 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Coventry Couple
We were new to cruising and, on arrival at the Bristol terminal, we didn't know what to do. There were 2 TV monitors that could have showed information to new arrivals but they only showed the company logo . Announcements were made only at about 20min intervals.
Now the good part. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The staff were all friendly and smiled and we were impressed with the cleanliness and hygiene throughout the ship. The entertainment suited us and the shore excursion arrangements were well handled.
We came away planning our next cruise. Thank you all.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2017
Published on: 07 June 2017