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Fascinating Baltic Sea ports

A collection of rarely-visited Baltic ports are among the highlights of this fascinating, great-value cruise. Step ashore to explore, and enjoy all the pleasures of life aboard much-loved Marco Polo, on a voyage full of interesting sights and destinations.

Cruise from Harwich, to the Kiel Canal, where Marco Polo will spend the night in transit, making the 61-mile journey to the Baltic Sea. Call first at the well-preserved German city of Wismar, and then at the charming Danish town of Rønne, the largest on the island of Bornholm. Continue to Sweden, where you’ll visit the delightful medieval city of Visby, its 12th-century ramparts mostly intact, and UNESCO-protected Karlskrona, Sweden’s only Baroque city.

What does this price include?

  • 9 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Board Marco Polo in Harwich, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Marco Polo arrives in Brunsbüttel, today, to begin her first transit of the Kiel Canal.

  • Arrive: 1230hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Today's call in the German port of Wismar, brings an opportunity to discover this stunning, UNESCO-listed former Hanseatic city. See its beautifully restored Altstadt, its vast Markt square and its towering, red-brick Gothic cathedral. Wander through streets lined with beautiful gabled buildings and look out for the 'Swedish Heads' - colourful, moustachioed busts dotted around the city.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Today Marco Polo calls at the pretty port of Rønne, on the Danish island of Bornholm. This attractive town is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover its St Torv market and the charming mix of half-timbered and newer brick-built houses that surround it, or visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island’s history of grandfather-clock-making.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    A second Baltic island call is made on Swedish Gotland. The island's stunning, UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, is a medieval treasure chest of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches, encompassed by stout defensive walls. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Gotland boasts some fascinating archaeological finds as well as the unique rauk: eroded rock formations that dot the landscape.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Set on Sweden’s beautiful southern coast, in the midst of a myriad offshore islands and islets, the port-city of of Karlskrona is home to the country’s only naval base, and boasts a beautiful, UNESCO-listed, Baroque old town.

  • Today Marco Polo will head back through the Kiel Canal from Holtenau to Brunsbüttel.

  • Relax on board as Marco Polo spends the final full day of your cruise heading home.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Portsmouth has a long, proud maritime history. Visit the refurbished D-Day Museum to see the 82-metre long embroidery of images and events from Operation Overlord, or perhaps head to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior or the Mary Rose Museum.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Harwich, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful Baltic Islands 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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