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North Atlantic adventure

Take a leisurely cruise down the East Coast of England from Newcastle to London Tilbury enjoying the elegance and tradition for which Marco Polo is so renowned, and then strike out across the Atlantic as you begin an unforgettable cruise to Canada. Explore the scenic shores, and remote towns and resorts, of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and visit the cosmopolitan cities of Quebec and Montreal.

What does this price include?

  • 31 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1330hrs

    Join Marco Polo before she begins her journey east from Newcastle this afternoon. As you skirt the coast, you'll have time settle in to your cabin, and to enjoy the ship's facilities, first-class entertainment programme and excellent five-course dining.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Arriving in Tilbury this morning, you'll enjoy breakfast on board as another group of fellow adventurers joins you on board.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Skirting the coast, Marco Polo heads into exquisite Bantry Bay. Step ashore perhaps to visit Glengariff - a green oasis where sub-tropical plants flourish set against the backdrop of the rugged Caha Mountains, or to take an optional excursion into County Kerry and Killarney National Park, which sits beneath the wonderfully named Macgillycuddy’s Reeks - Ireland’s highest mountain range.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Canada’s historic St John’s was founded on the fishing industry, and its harbour is still a hive of activity. Stroll along Water Street, perhaps visiting the fascinating Newfoundland Museum. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to view Cape Spear, North America’s nearest point to Europe, or to Witless Bay, home to North America’s largest puffin colony.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Today, Marco Polo will cruise into the world’s second-largest natural harbour, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Highlights here include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the fortified Citadel. Further afield, Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline and the iconic lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove can be explored on an optional excursion.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    A morning call at Charlottetown reveals this delightful capital of Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. The setting for ’Anne of Green Gables’, and a gentle, agricultural land fringed by sandy beaches and picturesque inlets, PEI draws visitors from along the eastern seaboard and beyond to its pretty shores.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Montreal, Canada’s second-largest settlement, is also the world’s second-largest French-speaking metropolis. It’s a cosmopolitan melange of high culture, high fashion and high tech, with a waterfront rivalling Vancouver’s for glass and steel, and contrasting with bohemian Plateau Mont Royal and the cobblestones of Vieux Montreal.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs (Day 17)

    Depart: 2000hrs (Day 18)

    Charming, historic Quebec is North America’s only walled city. Explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways of the lower Basse Ville, see the monumental Citadelle and the Chateau Frontenac hotel, or perhaps join fascinating optional shore excursions to nearby Montmorency Falls or the pilgrimage shrine at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Marco Polo calls today in Saguenay. Explore the pretty city or join a shore excursion into the Parc du Saguenay, an exquisite natural wonderland crowned by the majestic, 270km Saguenay Fjord. In the icy depths beneath its sheer cliffs, salt and fresh water mix to create the unique ecosystem that supports the area’s whale population.

  • Arrive: 0730hrs

    Depart: 1430hrs

    Discover Baie-Comeau, gateway to a vast, beautiful wilderness. The city boasts a fascinating Glacier Exploration Station where there’s a chance to immerse yourself in the science of these wonders of nature. There will also be optional shore excursions into the pristine interior.

  • Arrive: 0745hrs

    Depart: 1415hrs

    A morning call, at Havre Saint Pierre on the river’s north shore, brings an opportunity to visit the otherworldly limestone islands and granite islets of the Mingan Archipelago, home to seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales.

  • Arrive: 1000hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Cruising back along Newfoundland’s western shore, this morning we’ll call at Corner Brook, beautifully set on the Trans-Canada Highway, at the southern end of idyllic Deer Lake.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    Spend a day in the idyllic Iles-de-la-Madeleine, a remote island group bathed by the warming Gulf Stream. The area’s unique culture combines French, English and ancient ’Arcadian’ traditions. Marco Polo anchors off principal island Cap-aux-Meules, and there’s an opportunity to head ashore to explore.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Don’t miss today’s chance to join an optional shore excursion from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Beyond this former mining town the stunning scenery of Cape Breton Island awaits, home to the scenic Cabot Trail and the Cape Bretons Highlands National Park.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Ringaskiddy is gateway to the great Irish city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond to fashionable Kinsale, or to Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive "the gift of the gab".

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark in Tilbury at the end of your cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.
  • 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.

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