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Grand British Isles Discovery Cruise




This delightful Round Britain sailing adds historic Belfast and rugged Orkney capital Kirkwall to a hugely popular itinerary. Join us to enjoy island calls in Mull's pretty Tobermory, the Scillies and Guernsey, as well as Irish capital Dublin and Normandy's Honfleur.

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

  • 12 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 Liverpool, UK 2000hrs
  • Day Two - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day Three - Cobh, Ireland
  • Day Four - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Day Five - *St Peter Port, Guernsey
  • Day Six - Honfleur, France
  • Day Eight - Leith, Edinburgh, UK
  • Day Nine - Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day 10 - *Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
  • Day 11 - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
  • Day 12 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day 13 - Arrive Liverpool, UK 0600hrs

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

Day Two

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 Three

Cobh is gateway to the great Irish city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond to fashionable Kinsale, or to Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive "the gift of the gab".

Day Four

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 Five

Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.

Day Six

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 Seven

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

Day Eight

Today's call at Leith offers up the chance to discover Edinburgh many landmarks - from the Royal Mile and Princes Street to the ancient Castle that watches over the city - or perhaps to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is moored nearby.

Day Nine

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 10

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 11

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 12

Marco Polo's final 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 13

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 1st November and 6th December 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Grand British Isles Discovery from Liverpool reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Grand British Isles Discovery from LiverpoolScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Boarding the ship at Liverpool was a wonderful experience, no airport to navigate. The Marco Polo and its crew are excellent, a great holiday, can't wait until the next one, going from Liverpool again of course!
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 20 September 2017
(7 out of 10)


Loddon Friends
Pleasant trip taking in some interesting ports.
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(7 out of 10)


Honley, West Yorks Couple
Reasonable cruise at the reasonable price.
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Hoddesdon Herts Couple
The cabins on the Marco Polo were wonderful with so much space. The cabin Steward was so helpful. Very much enjoyed and good value for money although we felt the excursions rather pricey compared to recent river cruises e have undertaken.
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


York Friends
A very enjoyable holiday entertainment was excellent and the crew sdo willing and friendly
just a complaint with the cabin the towel rails were too high and very difficult to reach and the step into the bathroom step was too high but a step was put in
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


This was a truly amazing trip. The places we visited were excellent. The ship is excellen too. A holiday of a lifetime
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 17 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Bexhill Couple
Excellent service enjoyed all ports. Would have enjoyed talks about destinations.
Confirmed traveller: 01 September 2017
Published on: 16 September 2017