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West Indies & Azores Cruise

34 days from £4309*
Departing: November 2018
* Price shown: 05 November 2018 from -
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Caribbean cruise winter warmth

Marco Polo's final voyage for the season is a wonderful month-long winter cruise to the Caribbean's sun-kissed islands. With calls in the tiny, mid-Atlantic archipelago of the Azores and nine island calls in the West Indies, this is the adventure of a lifetime.

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What The Price Includes

  • 33 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 - London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Seven - Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • Day Eight - Horta, Azores
  • Day 14 - St John's, Antigua
  • Day 15 - Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Day 16 - Basseterre, St Kitts
  • Day 17 - Castries, St Lucia
  • Day 18 - *Mayreau, St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Day 19 - Kingstown and *Bequia, St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Day 20 - St George's, Grenada
  • Day 21 - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Day 28 - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day 30 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day 34 - London Tilbury, UK 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

Make your way to the port at Tilbury to board Marco Polo. Enjoy dinner and a first night's entertainment on board as the ship gets underway this evening.

Day Two

Historic Amsterdam's cobbles, canals and step-gabled buildings welcome Marco Polo today. Wander the markets, relax in one of the city's many bars, or perhaps head to Museumplein to discover the many treasures of the Rijksmuseum.

Days Three to Six

The first leg of your cruise will give you the chance to acquaint yourself with Marco Polo's many on-board amenities, and get to know some of your fellow passengers, as cruise into the Atlantic.

Day Seven

Sao Miguel is the Azores' largest island, and we'll call at its pretty, principal port, Ponta Delgada. Magnificent architecture, 16th- and 17th-century artwork, and an array of fine churches are among the highlights here.

Day Eight

Today we'll reach Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial in the Azores. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabecao Gordo, which boasts breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.

Days 9-13

Rest and relax as Marco Polo cruises across the Atlantic, heading for still warmer waters.

Day 14

Tiny Antigua boasts wonderful scenery, powder-white sandy beaches and warm azure seas, as well as thriving St John's, colonial English Harbour and Shirley Heights.

Day 15

This morning Marco Polo finds herself in the shared island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, respectively the Dutch south and French north of a tiny island celebrated as much for its duty-free shopping opportunities as for its wonderful beaches.

Day 17

The tropical island paradise of mountainous St Lucia combines the vibrant Creole atmosphere and hustle and bustle of its capital Castries with the idyllic scenery of the west coast - where the twin peaks of the 'Pitons' are among the Caribbean's most famous landmarks.

Day 18

Tiny Mayreau, with truly stunning beaches, is Heaven on Earth! Spend a lazy day dipping in and out of the blue water, enjoying a beach-barbecue courtesy of the ship's chefs, or spend just a little more energy on an optional catamaran excursion to the Tobago Cays.

Day 19

St Vincent, with its still-active volcano La Soufriere and charming capital Kingstown, and idyllic Bequia, where Astoria anchors in serene Admiralty Bay, are two picture-postcard-perfect ports of call today.

Day 20

Arrive at the gorgeous 'Spice Island' of Grenada - famed for its nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Explore maze-like streets and visit the horseshoe harbour of the island's British Colonial capital, St George's, or perhaps discover the scenic coastline on a shore excursion.

Day 21

Barbados' bustling, colourful capital Bridgetown is gateway to exquisite beaches, swanky resort hotels and exclusive shore-side restaurants, and today ranks among the highlights of this wonderful cruise.

Days 22-27

Relive the magical moments of the last few weeks, as Marco Polo cruises back across the Atlantic.

Day 28

Today, Marco Polo calls at lush, sub-tropical paradise of Madeira, home to one of the most vibrant collections of exotic flora on Earth. The capital, Funchal, is a captivating port of call - don't miss the exhilarating wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.

Day 29

Another day spent relaxing at sea.

Day 30

Portugal's capital Lisbon offers contrasts between historic architecture and striking modern buildings. This was the place from which adventurers set out, in search of the New World, during the great Age of Exploration.

Days 31-33

Enjoy the final leg of your journey, as Marco Polo cruises north and east towards home.

Day 34

Say goodbye to Marco Polo and your fellow travellers, as you disembark in London Tilbury.
Date Nights Price From
05 November 2018
05 November 2018 33 £4309

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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Great-Value Added Benefits Until 5th December 2017

Depending on the cabin you choose, you'll also be eligible for a range of additional benefits.

De Luxe (Cat DL)

£500 per person on-board credit
Crew Gratuities with a value of up to £132 per person included
Included Beverage Package with lunch and dinner
Optional All-Inclusive Upgrade from £5 per person per night
Tilbury Port Parking for £169 per vehicle

Superior Plus and Premium (Cat 11 and 12)

£250 per person on-board credit
Crew Gratuities with a value of up to £132 per person included
Included Beverage Package with lunch and dinner
Optional All-Inclusive Upgrade from £7 per person per night
Tilbury Port Parking for £169 per vehicle

Standard Plus and Superior (Cats 8 and 9)

£250 per person on-board credit
Crew Gratuities with a value of up to £132 per person included
Optional All-Inclusive Upgrade from £10 per person per night
Tilbury Port Parking for £169 per vehicle

Added Benefit Details

On-board Credit can be used to pay for drinks, photography, duty free and shore excursions. No refunds of unused credit will be given.

Crew Gratuities are normally added automatically to your on board account and are calculated at £4 per night. On selected cabin categories, Crew Gratuities up to the stated value will be included and will not be added to your on-board account.

The Lunch and Dinner Beverage Package includes house wine, draught beer and soft drinks by the glass during meal hours in the restaurants.

Book a Category 8 cabin or above, and you will have the option to upgrade to an All-Inclusive Drinks Package at a discounted rate. The normal price is £12.50 per person per day. The package includes house wine, draught beer, cocktails, soft drinks and juices by the glass from all bars during opening hours, and excludes drinks from the mini-bar, premium spirits, large bottles of water and tea and coffee from bars. The All-Inclusive Drinks Package is priced per person and is only available for purchase for the entire duration of the cruise and if all occupants of the cabin purchase it. Drinks are for the consumption of the package purchaser(s) only. The All-Inclusive Drinks Package is non-refundable.

All of the offers listed here are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st November and 5th December 2017 (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount, but not the Buy One, Get One Half-Price discount. 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 Half-Price offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent. 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.


Cabin numbers starting IG or OG mean that you are guaranteed at least a Standard Twin Cabin, but that your actual cabin number and category will be allocated shortly before departure.

Cat 1 Standard Twin Inner  from £4309
Cat 2 Standard Plus Twin Inner  from £4759
Cat 3 Superior Twin Inner  from £5349
Cat 4 Premium Twin Inner  from £5939
Cat OG Voyager Outside Guarantee  from £5749
Cat 6 Standard Twin Ocean View  from £5939
Cat 7 Standard Twin Ocean View  from £6089
Cat 8 Standard Plus Twin Ocean View  from £6389
Cat 9 Superior Twin Ocean View  from £7129
Cat 11 Superior Plus Twin Ocean View  from £7729
Cat 12 Premium Twin Ocean View  from £8319
Cat DL De Luxe Ocean View  from £10099
Cat JS Junior Suite Ocean View  from £11879
Cat 5 Single Inner  from £4459
Cat 10 Single Ocean View  from £5799