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Christmas on the ocean waves

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.

What does this price include?

  • 15 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: 1600hrs

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

  • 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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2300hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1300hrs

    Our final Atlantic island 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.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 0100hrs (Day 11)

    Spend the final day of 2019 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 to begin an evening of New Year's Eve celebrations capped by a fantastic fireworks display.

  • Arrive: 1300hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is Marco Polo's last Latin 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.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1115hrs

    Early this morning, Marco Polo arrives in Cork’s long, narrow harbour of Cobh. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.

  • Arrive: 0300hrs

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