A wonderful week-long cruise
Join Marco Polo as she sails across the Channel to a sequence of colourful destinations this Easter. See pretty St Peter Port, the delightful Irish city of Cork, and the French ports of Honfleur and Rouen - gateways to Monet's delightful gardens at Giverny.
Life on board Marco Polo
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart Bristol Avonmouth
Make your way to Avonmouth to embark before Marco Polo sets sail this afternoon.
Day Two: At sea
Spend today getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers as Marco Polo makes her leisurely way across the Channel.
Day Three: Rouen, France
Marco Polo navigates her way into the heart of Normandy, sailing under the dramatic spans of the Pont de Normandie, Pont de Tarcanville and Pont de Brotonne to Rouen.
Marco Polo will spend the night here, giving you the opportunity to step ashore to explore this beautifully restored medieval city. See the site of Joan of Arc's martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche, the famous one-handed clock and its stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day Four: Honfleur, France
Today Marco Polo will cruise back the Seine to Honfleur. Visit this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its harbour surrounded by gabled houses. Perhaps venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and garden at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.
Day Five: St Peter Port, Guernsey
Crowded around its busy harbour, St Peter Port is utterly charming. Fortified Castle Cornet is a must-see attraction, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Visit stunning Hauteville House, one time residence of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite interior design is preserved in the house.
Day Six: Easter Sunday at sea
Relax on board as Marco Polo spends the final full day of your cruise at sea.
Day Seven: Cobh for Cork
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.
Day Eight: Arrive in Bristol Avonmouth
Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark 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.
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.