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Canada in the Fall Cruise



A scenic journey to Eastern Canada

Marco Polo sets sail on a wonderful autumn cruise to Canada. Call at a series of fascinating ports - including stylish Montreal and Quebec City - as you follow a route that recreates one of your vessel's earliest voyages.

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

  • 30 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 London Tilbury, England 1600hrs
  • Day Three - *Glengarriff, Ireland
  • Day Eight - St John's, Newfoundland
  • Day 10 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Is.
  • Day 15 - Montreal, Canada
  • Days 16-17 - Quebec, Canada
  • Day 18 - Saguenay, Canada
  • Day 19 - Baie-Comeau, Canada
  • Day 20 - Havre-St-Pierre, Canada
  • Day 21 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland
  • Day 22 - *Cap-Aux-Meules, Canada
  • Day 23 - *Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Day 29 - Cobh, Ireland
  • Day 31 - Arrive in London Tilbury, England 0800hrs


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

Join your fellow passengers at Marco Polo's home port of Tilbury and embark for this afternoon's departure.

Day Two

Spend your first day on board, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.

Day Three

Marco Polo's first point of call is delightful Glengarriff. This green oasis, set against the backdrop of the rugged Caha Mountains, enjoys a balmy microclimate in which sub-tropical plants and even bamboo flourish. There's also a chance to take an excursion into County Kerry, where the Killarney National Park is home to spectacular lakeland scenery looked over by famous - and wonderfully named - Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range.

Days Four to Seven

These four days are spent at sea, heading west across the Atlantic.

Day Eight

Canada's historic St John's is a key player in 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

A day is spent cruising off the Eastern Seaboard, with opportunities to spend time on deck watching for bird- and aquatic-life.

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

Another day is spent at sea as Marco Polo cruises south.

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 location fringed by sandy beaches and picturesque inlets, the island draws visitors from along the eastern seaboard and beyond to its pretty shores.

Days 13 and 14

The next two days are spent cruising southwest and into the St Lawrence river. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you relax on board.

Day 15

Montreal, Canada's second-largest settlement, is also, officially, the world's second-largest French-speaking metropolis. It's a cosmopolitan melange of high culture, high fashion and high tech, its waterfront rivalling Vancouver's for glass and steel, and contrasting with bohemian Plateau Mont Royal and the cobblestones of Vieux Montreal. Discover the city on an optional shore excursion, or plan your own exploration.

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

Today Marco Polo reaches Baie-Comeau, gateway to a vast, beautiful wilderness. The city boasts a fascinating Glacier Exploration Station where there's a chance to immerse yourself in the science of these wonders of nature. There will also be optional shore excursions into the pristine interior.

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

Cruising along Newfoundland's western shore, we'll call at Corner Brook, beautifully set on the Trans-Canada Highway, at the southern end of idyllic Deer Lake.

Day 22

Spend a 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 23

Our final Canadian Maritime call is at Sydney, Nova Scotia. This gateway to the stunning scenery of Cape Breton Island is one of North America's most beautiful spots, and is home to the scenic Cabot Trail and the Cape Bretons Highlands National Park. You'll discover a deep-rooted Scottish musical heritage here that boasts some of the world's most celebrated folk fiddle-players.

Days 24-28

These five days are spent at sea, crossing the Atlantic, bringing the chance to reflect on the countless memories of the last few weeks.

Day 29

Marco Polo will finish her Atlantic crossing with a short morning call in the historic port-resort of Cobh, gateway to Irish trading city Cork.

Day 30

On your final day at sea, Marco Polo steams back into the Western Approaches and heads up the Channel towards Tilbury.

Day 31

Disembark in Tilbury, at the end of an epic transatlantic cruise adventure.


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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*Offer applies to new bookings made after 13th July only. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. 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 Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.