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Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise



A journey to breathtaking islands

Explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores, including the Danish Faroes, the beautiful Shetland Isles and fascinating Kirkwall, on this picturesque 10-day cruise.

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

  • 9 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 1800hrs
  • Day Three - Leith, Scotland
  • Day Five - Klaksvik, Faroes
  • Day Six - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Seven - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day Eight - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day 10 - 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 Marco Polo in Tilbury as she sets off towards Edinburgh and Leith.

Day Two

Enjoy a first leisurely day at sea, getting acquainted with the ship and your fellow passengers.

Day Three

Marco Polo arrives in Leith today, from where there there'll be an opportunity to visit historic Edinburgh.

Day Four

Enjoy a wonderful day's cruising in waters teaming with bird and aquatic life.

Day Five

Marco Polo makes a call in the exquisite port of Klaksvik, capital of the northern cluster of Faroe Isles. The inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Klaksvik, surrounded by conical-shaped mountains, is gateway to a green land that is a birdwatcher's haven, and today's shore excursions will offer the opportunity to explore and marvel at it.

This evening, Marco Polo cruises from Klaksvik to the Faroese capital, Torshavn, docking around midnight.

Day Six

Torshavn is the tiny capital of the remote Faroe Islands. Explore the city's confusion of lanes and narrow passages, or join an excursion to other parts of the islands, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic that connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller, wooden-church dotted Eysturoy.

Day Seven

Lerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is a gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of birdlife. Discover the town, or join the excursion to the 3000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day Eight

Today Marco Polo arrives in Kirkwall, historic capital of Orkney. Wander the meandering streets and marvel at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to historic Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel. Other excursions reveal the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

Day Nine

Relax on board as Marco Polo sails back the UK.

Day 10

Marco Polo arrives back in London Tilbury at the end of a fascinating northern waters 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.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Offer applies to new bookings made after 5th 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.