NEW SEASON OFFER - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31st OCT!*
Good food, good company and wonderful festive entertainment
Join Marco Polo as she sails to the historic cities of Dublin and Cork on this festive mini-cruise from Bristol. Make the most of the Irish capital's excellent shops and Christmas Markets, search the stalls of the Christmas Market on Cork's Grand Parade looking for the perfect Christmas gift, and enjoy the festive atmosphere on board and ashore.
Discover life on board Marco Polo
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Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- 3 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
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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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 Bristol, 2130hrs
- Day Two - Dublin, Ireland
- Day Three - Cobh for Cork, Ireland
- Day Four - Arrive in Bristol, 1330hrs
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.
Day One: Depart Bristol Avonmouth
Board Marco Polo in Bristol today, settle in to your cabin, and enjoy dinner as she sets sail late this evening.
Day Two: Dublin, Ireland
This morning Marco Polo arrives in Dublin's bustling, historic harbour. Head to Grafton and O'Connell Streets to finish off your Christmas shopping, or search for gift inspiration among the stalls of the Christmas market on Customs House Quay. Take a tour of the hallowed squares and buildings of Trinity College or join the locals in one of the city's many pubs and bars.
Day Three: Cobh, Ireland
This morning Marco Polo cruises into Cork's Cobh harbour. Head into Cork itself to spend your day exploring and shopping for last-minute Christmas presents as you discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or join shore excursions through the beautiful rolling countryside to Kinsale or Blarney Castle.
Day Four: Arrive Bristol Avonmouth
Disembark in Avonmouth today, at the end of your pre-Christmas cruise.
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
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
*Offer applies to new bookings made between 5th July and 31st October 2018 (inclusive) only. 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. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The discount amount will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and 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 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.