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.
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.
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.
Days Three to Six
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.
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.
Rest and relax as Marco Polo cruises across the Atlantic, heading for still warmer waters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relive the magical moments of the last few weeks, as Marco Polo cruises back across the Atlantic.
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.
Another day spent relaxing at sea.
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.
Enjoy the final leg of your journey, as Marco Polo cruises north and east towards home.
Say goodbye to Marco Polo and your fellow travellers, as you disembark in London Tilbury.