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Christmas and New Year Canaries and Madeira Cruise

16 days from £2329*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 22 December 2018 from -
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BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 5TH DECEMBER*

What better way to spend the festive season than being looked after by Marco Polo’s attentive crew? You’ll be entertained by a team dedicated to ensuring you have an unforgettable Christmas and New Year, as you head south to the sun to the Gibraltar, Canary Islands and the Floating Garden of Madeira.

Discover life on board Marco Polo

There'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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 15 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 high-class 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 - Bristol Avonmouth, UK
  • Day Five - Gibraltar
  • Day Seven - Arrecife, Lanzarote
  • Day Eight - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day Nine - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Days 10-11 - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day 13 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day 16 - Bristol Avonmouth, UK

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: Depart Bristol Avonmouth

Board Marco Polo in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Days Two and Three: At sea

Settle into the shipboard routine of rest and relaxation as Marco Polo spends two days at sea.

Day Four: Christmas Day

Spend Christmas Day at sea. Relax and enjoy the care and attention of the Captain, Officers, crew and entertainment team as they do everything they can to ensure that you and your fellow passengers have a Christmas celebration unlike any other.

Day Five: Gibraltar

Marco Polo arrives in Gibraltar to spend Boxing Day in the Mediterranean's most British location. Explore the pretty town, or ride the cable car to the summit of the Rock to meet the ever-mischievous resident apes and take in the spectacular views.

Day Six: At sea

Today will be spent at sea, giving you the chance to make use of Marco Polo's many amenities.

Day Seven: Arrecife, Lanzarote

Today Marco Polo arrives in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. Don't miss the chance to ride a camel to the edge of a volcano in Timanfaya National Park, take a dip in the warm waters or relax on the island's sandy beaches.

Day Eight: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Our next Canary Islands call is Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s principal port. Immerse yourself in the bustle of modern Puerto de la Luz. wander the cobbled streets and palm-fringed squares of the port's old town, Vegueta, or take an excursion to see Maspalomas's vast sand dunes or explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves.

Day Nine: Santa Cruz, Tenerife

From Mount Teide's snow-capped peak to the warm seas of Playa Del Duque, Tenerife boasts a breadth of climates and ecosystems that few places its size can match. Spend your day here exploring the principal port, Santa Cruz, or discovering some of the island's natural wonders on a shore excursion.

Day 10: Funchal, Madeira

Marco Polo spends New Year's Eve cruising north to Madeira. She'll arrive in Funchal at around dinner time, in time for you to enjoy a fantastic New Year fireworks display.

Day 11: Funchal, Madeira

What better way to kick off 2019 than with a day surrounded by the natural beauty of Madeira? This sub-tropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and varied plant life on Earth. Relax in the island capital, Funchal, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork ’toboggan’ before returning to Marco Polo before she sets sail this evening.

Day 12: At sea

Spend another relaxing day at sea as Marco Polo cruises back to mainland Europe.

Day 13: Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is Marco Polo's last European port of call. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.

Days 14-15: At sea

Relive the memories of your voyage as Marco Polo cruises back to the UK.

Day 16: Arrive Bristol Avonmouth

Marco Polo arrives back in Bristol at the end of a wonderful Christmas and New Year cruise.

Date Nights Price From
22 December 2018
22 December 2018 15 £2329

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

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.

 

*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.