The spectacular Seville Fair
On this wonderful cruise, Marco Polo sails south to Gibraltar, at the mouth of the Mediterranean, and to the historic ports of Portugal and Spain. Explore the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and call in Cadiz, where an optional shore excursion brings you the chance to visit Seville, one of Spain's greatest jewels and more sparkling than ever during the annual Feria festivities.
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.
Days Two and Three: At sea
Settle into life on board and make the most of Marco Polo's many amenities as you spend your first two days at sea.
Day Four: Lisbon, Portugal
The Portuguese capital Lisbon stands on the River Tagus, down which the great adventurers sailed during the Age of Exploration. Today's shore excursion will introduce you to a city where the maze of narrow, hilly streets of the Alfamar district have stood, seemingly unchanged, for centuries.
Day Five: At sea
Relax, today, as Marco Polo sails further south around the Iberian Peninsula.
Day Six: Gibraltar
Today Marco Polo arrives at the tiny British territory of Gibraltar, set beneath its famous Rock. Explore the very British Main Street, and take the cable-car to the summit of the Rock, not only for the tremendous views to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, but also to meet the famous Barbary Apes.
Day Seven: Casablanca, Morocco
This morning Columbus docks in Casablanca, renowned for its connections with the celebrated movie, but today a world away from Humphrey Bogart's sleepy town. Startlingly modern, but retaining a sense of the past in its ancient medina, the city offers wonderful beaches, some designer shopping and the fascination of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque. Today also offers up the chance to join an unforgettable shore excursion to Marrakech to explore the tiny stores, alleys and hidden courtyards of the souks, and its vast, bustling square, the Djemaa El Fna.
Days Eight and Nine: Cadiz and Seville
Ancient Cadiz, with its elegant squares, great Cathedral and wonderful Botanical Garden, is a fascinating city. Step ashore to explore or to join our optional excursions, which might include a trip to Seville, the Cradle of Flamenco and the site of the dazzling festivities of its annual Feria. Stroll through the historic streets to the cathedral and its soaring the famous bell tower, visit the wonderful Alcazar and see the city's impressive bullring.
Day 10: At sea
Enjoy another relaxed day on board Marco Polo.
Day 11: Leixoes, Portugal
Today's call in Leixoes offers you the chance to join an optional excursion to Oporto. Famed the world over for its port wine, "Porto" is perched on granite cliffs above the River Douro, which is crossed by several vertigo-inducing bridges. Explore the Ribeira district, and perhaps visit one of the wine lodges for which the city is so well known.
Day 12: At sea
Look back on the wonderful memories of your voyage on your final full day at sea.
Days 13: 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 14: 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.