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Spain, Portugal & France Cruise



Explore southern Europe's Atlantic coastline

This fantastic voyage sees Marco Polo sail south to Spain and Portugal, with a stop in France on the way. Explore Bilbao and La Coruna, and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on a cruise that's the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer.

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

  • 10 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 Cardiff, UK 1700hrs
  • Day Three - La Pallice, France
  • Day Four - Getxo, Spain
  • Day Six - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Seven - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Eight - Leixoes, Portugal
  • Day Nine - La Coruna, Spain
  • Day 11 - Arrive Cardiff, UK 0300hrs

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 Cardiff today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

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

Day Three

La Rochelle's sheltered position on the Atlantic coast has helped it become arguably the most attractive seaside resort in France. Wander through its pedestrianised centre from the Vieux Port, past the 17th- and 18th-century houses lining the Rue de Palais to the Belle Epoque Cafe de la Paix.

Day Four

Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country and site of the astonishing, futuristic Guggenheim Museum. Famed for its friendliness and food - said to be the best in Spain - this compact city has a wonderful old town, the Casco Viejo, set beside a meander of the Rio Nervion.

Day Five

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

Days Six and Seven

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 Eight

The Portuguese port of Leixoes gives you the chance to step ashore, perhaps to join this afternoon's 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. Why not take a cruise along the Douro?

Day Nine

Marco Polo's last call is in the historic port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to Santiago de Compostela.

Day 10

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

Day 11

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.

*This offer applies to new bookings made from 5th May 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. Prices are per person, and the exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The offer 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.

Marco Polo from Cardiff reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Marco Polo from CardiffScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Aberdeen Couple
The entertainments on board are good, the food is good ,service is up to hotel standard. Overall it is a nice voyage.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017
(10 out of 10)


Cardiff Couple
The real plus was the convenience from Cardiff. This was our second cruise on Marco Polo and the food and service lived up to our expectations.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 27 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


DINAS Couple
Rally great to sail from Cardiff. Hope there will be many more such trips. 15 minute drive t the port convinced us to book

Met lovely passengers and the crew were all very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017
(5 out of 10)


Cardiff South Wales Couple
When we booked our holiday we thought we were having two for the price of one, however when we spoke to fellow passengers who booked at the same time for the same cabin we realised we had paid a huge amount more. Very disappointing.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Dinas Powys Couple
We liked that it went from Cardiff as it is near our home. As this was our first cruise we wanted to try a smaller ship and were very happy with our choice. The food, cleanliness and staff were all lovely and everyone worked very hard seeming to multi-task.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Penarth nr Cardiff Couple
It was absolutely fabulous and more than we hoped for in every instance. Sailing from Cardiff was superb and we hope you are planning more of these holidays visiting France Spain and Portugal and other islands in the Atlantic . Everyone we have spoken to since our holiday say they were not aware of any sailings from Cardiff but will be looking for next year's itineraries. I know there are a few but not many. Please, please be planning more
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Dunfermline Couple
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. Bit disappointed that were many people who had paid a lot less than us.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017