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Canada in the Fall Cruise




Enjoy the elegance and tradition for which Marco Polo is so renowned, as she makes her way across the Atlantic, sailing to the scenic shores of Canada and the cosmopolitan cities of Quebec and Montreal on this very special cruise.

Life on board Marco Polo

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

  • 28 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 Belfast, Northern Ireland 1800hrs
  • Day Two - Liverpool, UK
  • Day Three - Cobh, Ireland
  • Day Eight - St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Day 10 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Day 13 - *Gaspe, Canada
  • Day 15 - Montreal, Canada
  • Day 16 - Quebec, Canada
  • Day 17 - Quebec, Canada
  • Day 18 - Saguenay, Canada
  • Day 19 - Sept Iles, Canada
  • Day 20 - Havre St Pierre, Canada
  • Day 21 - *Cap-aux-Meules, Canada
  • Day 22 - *Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Day 23 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Day 24 - *St Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Day 29 - Arrive Belfast, Northern Ireland 1200hrs

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

Day Two

This morning Marco Polo arrives in Liverpool. Discover the great city's seafaring heritage, soak up some culture at the Walker Art Gallery, or perhaps learn how the Fab Four found fame at The Beatles Story.

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".

Days Four to Seven

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.

Day Eight

Canada's historic St John's was founded on the fishing industry, and its harbour is still a hive of activity. Stroll along Water Street, perhaps visiting the fascinating Newfoundland Museum. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to view Cape Spear, North America's nearest point to Europe, or to Witless Bay, home to North America's largest puffin colony.

Day Nine

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

Day 10

Today, Marco Polo will cruise into the world's second-largest natural harbour, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Highlights here include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the fortified Citadel. Further afield, Nova Scotia's rugged coastline and the iconic lighthouse at Peggy's Cove can be explored on an optional excursion.

Day 11

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

Day 12

A morning call at Charlottetown reveals this delightful capital of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island. The setting for 'Anne of Green Gables', and a gentle, agricultural land fringed by sandy beaches and picturesque inlets, PEI draws visitors from along the eastern seaboard and beyond to its pretty shores.

Day 13

Today's French Canadian port, Gaspe, brings the chance to explore the surrounding peninsula - a favourite destination for outdoors-loving Quebecois. Enjoy an optional walking excursion into the forested, mountainous Forillon National Park, home to bears and moose, or head to holiday hotspot Perce.

Day 14

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

Day 15

Montreal, Canada's second-largest settlement, is also the world's second-largest French-speaking metropolis. It's a cosmopolitan melange of high culture, high fashion and high tech, with a waterfront rivalling Vancouver's for glass and steel, and contrasting with bohemian Plateau Mont Royal and the cobblestones of Vieux Montreal.

Days 16-17

Charming, historic Quebec is North America's only walled city. Explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of the lower Basse Ville, see the monumental Citadelle and the Chateau Frontenac hotel, or perhaps join fascinating optional shore excursions to nearby Montmorency Falls or the pilgrimage shrine at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre.

Day 18

Marco Polo calls today in Saguenay. Explore the pretty city or join a shore excursion into the Parc du Saguenay, an exquisite natural wonderland crowned by the majestic, 270km Saguenay Fjord. In the icy depths beneath its sheer cliffs salt and fresh water mix to create the unique ecosystem that supports the area's whale population.

Day 19

Home to a native Innu community, the ancient trading town of Sept-Iles is a delightful port of call. Soak up the atmosphere, and perhaps learn about local traditions during a pleasant morning here, before cruising back toward the Gulf of the St Lawrence.

Day 20

Another morning call, at Havre Saint Pierre on the river's north shore, brings an opportunity to visit the otherworldly limestone islands and granite islets of the Mingan Archipelago, home to seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales.

Day 21

Spend a full day in the idyllic Iles-de-la-Madeleine, a remote island group bathed by the warming Gulf Stream. The area's unique culture combines French, English and ancient 'Arcadian' traditions. Marco Polo anchors off principal island Cap-aux-Meules, and there's an opportunity to head ashore to explore.

Day 22

Don't miss today's chance to join a shore excursion from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Beyond this former mining town the stunning scenery of Cape Breton Island awaits, home to the scenic Cabot Trail and the Cape Bretons Highlands National Park.

Day 23

Cruising back along Newfoundland's western shore, this morning we'll call at Corner Brook, beautifully set on the Trans-Canada Highway, at the southern end of idyllic Deer Lake. Re-board the ship this afternoon to continue the journey north along the coast.

Day 24

St Anthony's sheltered harbour, on Newfoundland's northern tip, was the starting point for many Arctic explorations. It's also where British medic Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell developed the medical missionary system that still forms the basis of the region's healthcare. Discover his story at the town's Grenfell Interpretation Centre.

Days 25-28

Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another few days at sea.

Day 29

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 and 30th November 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.

Canada in the Fall Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Canada in the Fall CruiseScores 4.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
(8 out of 10)

Edith Carol

Drumahoe Couple
Embarkation in Belfast was wonderful. The ship is elderly but elegant and spotlessly clean. Our cabin was roomy and very comfortable. The food was delicious especially in the Waldorf restaurant. The staff were so hard working and professional nothing was too much trouble.
The ports of call were so interesting and a magical way to see the Maritime Provinces.
Could have spent a lot longer on Prince Edward Island. We enjoyed all ports of call apart from Sept Isles, there's really not much to do near the port.
Overall this cruise is extreme value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 28 September 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017
(1 out of 10)

Pauline J

I had an accident and fractured my wrist and smashed my kneecap
The care was really poor.
I booked this holiday with Newmarket and will be complaining in detail at the poor service of Newmarket and the Cruise ship
Confirmed traveller: 28 September 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017