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Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise

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Travel north to Scotland's spectacular islands

This cruise offers a wonderful summer opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores, including the Danish Faroes. You'll also discover fascinating Kirkwall, the historic Orkney capital.

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

  • 4 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 Rosyth, UK 1500hrs
  • Day Two - Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day Three - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Four - *Portree
  • Day Five - Arrive Greenock, 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 Rosyth today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

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 Three

Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

Day Four

The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish 'n' chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum's Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.

Day Five

Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark in Greenock at the end of your cruise. A complimentary coach transfer from Greenock to Rosyth will be available.

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.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st and 31st August 2017 (inclusive) only. 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.

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from Rosyth to Greenock reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from Rosyth to GreenockScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Scotland Couple
All staff were excellent: attentive but not overpowering. This was so until the final disembarkation at the end of the cruise. There was no help whatsoever for passengers going down the ramp which I think was quite steep. People in wheelchairs, crutches and not a soul to help. While we were watching out the window one man said to me, "They'll no bother to help now that this is the final going-off the ship. I thought that rather sad but true. Otherwise we had an excellent holiday. Hope these comments help.
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 02 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


West Midlands Couple
The cruise arrangements worked very well and the crew were well motivated and friendly. Also car parking and transport between Greenock and Rosyth were excellent
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 31 August 2017
(5 out of 10)


Nottingham Friends
Not long enough on shore, especially Skye. No sooner got ashore by tender then it was time to return. Wouldn't go on adults only trip again, too many grumpy oap's - I'm 70 years of age but missed the company of youngsters and disliked the apparent 'kiddy hating' passengers. I felt like a sprightly 40 year old in comparison. Dress code not followed by many, shorts and t-shirts worn by many when more formal clothes were called for. Bar staff friendly but struggled with the computer set-up and this made service extremely slow. We prior booked a table for 4 in Waldorf but twice couldn't use this as others were sat at our table and, We had to sit on a table for 8, something we neither wanted nor enjoyed.
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 30 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Good all round relaxed break.
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 30 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Wasn't expecting too much from Marco Pollo as know ship well. Cabin was fine and very clean but attitude of staff particularly in restaurant was poor. Not enough time in port to do an excursion and see town. First excursion was excellent very knowledgable guide and tour was interesting. Next two were rubbish, poor guides didn't really take us anywhere. Total waste of time and money.
Not saying didn't enjoy overall as met nice people but it was a disappointment in general
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 25 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


We had a lovely time on this, our first ever cruise. The staff were excellent and very hard working. The attention to detail was second to none.
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 25 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Newport on Tay Couple
This was the first cruise I had been on and if you enjoy everything being organised for you then this is your type of holiday. The ship's crew were excellent. The service was excellent. The cabin was more spacious than I thought it would be. The choice and quality of food was very good. The time at sea just watching the ocean or catching a glimpse of land and trying to identify location was enjoyable.
However apart from the excursion on Orkney I was very disappointed. The excursion on Faroe was disappointing as the coach collected us from the dock, drove round the island and back to the ship again. We did not have any time to shop for any souvenirs! Or buy coffees. The excursion on Skye was even worse the via h took us round the island then dropped us off in the square in Portree, already late for the last tender back to the ship! Thankfully some of us knew the way back to the harbour but some travelers were elderly and used walking aids and didn't know where to go! Apart from not being able to do any shopping being abandoned in the town square was appalling! Both the excursions to Faroe and Skye were badly organised! We were tourists there but were unable to spend any money either buying souvenirs or coffee . If I were a local I would be angry at the cruise ships bringing tourists, clogging up the one track roads with passing places yet doing nothing for the local economy! I think the excursions need to be rethought with a minimum of 30 minutes at the end for people to do a but of shopping or have a coffee and put something back into the local economy. Very disappointing and other people I spoke with said the same.
Confirmed traveller: 19 August 2017
Published on: 25 August 2017