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A little festive luxury

What better way to spend the Christmas break than being looked after by Marco Polo's attentive crew? Step aboard in Bristol for a cruise into the warm waters of the Atlantic. Call at four sun-kissed Canary Isles and the glorious garden-paradise of Madeira. Discover the black-sand beaches and volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, the palm-fringed squares of Vegueta, Las Palmas' old town on Gran Canaria, and the space-age curves of the seafront Auditorio in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spend a leisurely Christmas Day and New Year's Eve at sea, and explore Madeira's capital, Funchal, as Marco Polo calls here on Boxing Day.

You'll also have opportunities to visit the historic cities of Cork and Lisbon, explore Gibraltar on New Year's Day, and perhaps visit Santiago de Compostela's vast, ornate cathedral on optional shore excursion from La Coruna.

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: 2145hrs

  • Arrive: 1400hrs

    Depart: 2100hrs

    Early this afternoon, Marco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow Cobh Harbour. 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.

  • Spend two days relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    The Portuguese capital Lisbon is your next port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

  • Enjoy a Christmas celebration unlike any other as you spend the day at sea in the company of your fellow passengers. You’ll be looked after by the Captain, Officers, crew and entertainment team, who will do everything they can to ensure that the day is one to remember.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Madeira is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, a lush, sub-tropical paradise that's home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. The verdant island capital, Funchal, is a relaxing and captivating place for a Boxing Day walk, and you really shouldn't miss the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride down through the streets from Monte to Livramento!

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    One of the world’s most beautiful islands, La Palma, waits to greet Marco Polo at lunchtime, today. Step ashore to explore a landscape dominated by an 8000-foot central mountain and where the main town, Santa Cruz, acts as a gateway to the rugged but beautiful countryside.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 2400hrs

    Spend a day exploring Tenerife as Marco Polo stops in Santa Cruz, principal port of this famous holiday island. Few places offer such a range of ecosystems and climates, from the warm seas off Playa Del Duque to the snowy slopes of mighty Mount Teide.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Today Marco Polo arrives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s principal port. Wander the palm-fringed squares and cobbled streets of Vegueta, the port's old town, immerse yourself in the bustle of modern Puerto de la Luz or take an excursion to explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves or the pristine sand dunes of Maspalomas.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    Your last Canaries call is Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy the warmth and - hopefully - sunshine of this famous holiday isle, relaxing on its black-sand beaches or perhaps heading to the Fire Mountains in Timanfaya National Park to ride a camel to the edge of a volcano!

  • Marco Polo spends New Year's Eve cruising back towards mainland Europe, and you'll have plenty of time to relax and pamper yourself before the evening's celebrations begin.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Spend the first day of 2021 in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain on Main Street, or take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Marco Polo's last stop is the historic Spanish port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to Santiago de Compostela.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 1100hrs


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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