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Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise

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See the glorious 'floating garden' of Madeira

This wonderful cruise sees Marco Polo head to the warm waters of the Atlantic, calling at the floral paradise of Madeira, and three sunkissed Canary Isles. With time spent at sea to enjoy the ship's amenities, and calls at the colourful Portuguese capital, Lisbon and Gibraltar, this is a not-to-be-missed voyage to warmer climes.

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

  • 13 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 2230hrs
  • Day Four - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Six - Arrecife, Canary Islands
  • Day Seven - Las Palmas, Canary Islands
  • Day Eight - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • Day Nine - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day 11 - Leixoes, Portugal
  • Day 14 - Arrive Bristol, UK 1100hrs

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 and Three

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

Day Four

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Marco Polo's next port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

Day Five

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

Day Six

The first of our Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to 'fire mountain' and to take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

Day Seven

Today Marco Polo ties up in the Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's principal port. Step ashore to explore the bustling metropolis of modern Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta, and perhaps take a shore excursion inland for some superb views.

Day Eight

Today's call is sun-kissed Santa Cruz, principal port of the famous holiday isle of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.

Day Nine

Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands: a sub-tropical paradise, home to some of the most colourful and exotic flora on Earth. Explore the island capital, Funchal, or dare the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.

Day 10

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

Day 11

Our final call, at the Portuguese port of Leixoes, gives you the chance to join an excursion to the historic city of Oporto, in its pretty setting on the River Douro. The excursion will include a visit to one of the Port wine lodges and time for sightseeing.

Days 12-13

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

Day 14

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

Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

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*These offers apply to new bookings made from 31st August 2017 (inclusive) onwards. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers 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.

Canary Islands and Madeira from Bristol reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Canary Islands and Madeira from BristolScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(6 out of 10)


Stroud Couple
Cabin was very disappointing for an upgrade to a so-called luxury cabin. No bigger than a standard. Ship a little shabby and showing its age. Food was okay. Best part of the Marco Polo was the entertainment. Destinations were good, especially Lisbon, Las Palmas and Funchal.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(10 out of 10)


Bridgwater Somerset Couple
Our first trip on the Marco Pool everything exceeded our expectations
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 08 November 2017
(9 out of 10)


We enjoyed all the excursions but felt the cost of the coach into Porto was excessive.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 07 November 2017
(7 out of 10)


We have sailed with CMV on several occasions and once again were not disappointed in the service and itinerary. A convivial 12 days.

The negative areas on this cruise at this time of year were the 2 days at sea periods. We have travelled on Marco Polo before with no undue affects but on this trip despite relatively calm weather (we believe force 6 was the worst) the ship did seem to roll enough to cause many to experience some motion sickness we will look for daily port calls next time.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 07 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Wincanton Couple
Overall a very enjoyable trip. Ports of call were interesting and excursions were good. The entertainment team were excellent and presented fun and exciting evening shows. However the ship needed some refurbishment. Some members of the crew, particularly restaurant/bistro staff, were abrasive bordering on rude with customers. Food was good though not exceptional.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Saffron Walden Couple
Our first cruise and mainly excellent. Food was very good indeed and service and crew really friendly and professional.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Bristol Couple
thoroughly enjoyed our cruise disappointed we had a problem sitting with our friends
for dinner and unaware there was a shuttle service between Temple Meads and Avonmouth.
Confirmed traveller: 25 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017